Free Agency Update (part two)

-Yet more Sens’ news has come down the pipe.

-Like most people I’m confused by the Nick Foligno trade for Columbus blueliner Marc Methot.  I understand parting with Foligno and as an unsigned (but qualified) RFA there isn’t as much value to be gained in the return, but I’m not sure what to make of the return.  I have not seen Methot play much, but he’s a big defensive blueliner who doesn’t put up many points.  He has three years left on his deal (3.0).  Bryan Murray talks about Methot here.  Scott writes “he’s only really played on a bad teams, in this case Columbus – and like Lundin he’s played against hard competition the last few seasons. His past season was marred by injury, most noticeably by an “exploded thumb” impacted by a puck. There was also a plunge in his possession numbers which seems logically related to that injury, for Ottawa’s sake let’s hope so.”  And adds an interesting point, “While the Senators defensive depth-chart isn’t exactly great now, it is considerably improved from where it stood three hours ago. Also interesting to take note of the kinds of players moved out today, all skaters you wouldn’t exactly call disciplined. The Senators were among the most penalized teams in the league last year, is this an indication they’re taking remedies to correct that?”  Surely the other conclusion from this trade (confirmed by Murray) is that there are enough forward prospects in the organisation to replace Foligno and I think that’s without question even if it does not come to fruition this upcoming season.

-Murray also indicated in the press conference that the team has enough forwards and isn’t specifically looking to add any.

-The Shane Prince signing has been confirmed (no Capgeek numbers yet).

-Here’s Guillaume Latendresse talking about signing with the Sens.

Filip Kuba signed a two-year deal with the Florida Panthers.

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