Originally written on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 7/2/12

DALLAS - OCTOBER 14: Defenseman Ryan Suter #10 of the Nashville Predators at American Airlines Center on October 14, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
There was no Ryan Suter. There was no Rick Nash. There was no Zach Parise walking through that door. For anyone who was expecting the Ottawa Senators to make a splash through free agency or a trade, you probably went to bed last night disappointed that the organization didn’t improve itself exponentially over the course of one day. It’s the dreadfully naïve and unrealistic notion of the free agent market that some fans have. Rather than consider the external factors that go into any free agent’s decision or trade negotiations, fans clamour for that impact player (or two!) that makes Ottawa a better team today than they were yesterday. Irrespective of the organization’s budget, a short-list of teams that a player would waive a NTC for, or the payroll ramifications that would be created in the long-term (a point in time in which many of the team’s best young players will hopefully develop and require extensions and increases in salary), some individuals have a difficult time accepti...
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