Report: Senators Interested In Trevor Daley?

According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, Senators general manager Bryan Murray has expressed serious interest in acquiring defenseman Trevor Daley from Blackhawks.

Citing two anonymous league executives, Garrioch claims the Blackhawks are asking for a second round draft pick and either winger Matt Puempel or Shane Prince.

Ottawa has started the season 8-5-5, which isn’t sitting well with the Senators front office.

Puempel, 22, was the 24th overall selection in the 2011 NHL Draft by Ottawa. He has posted three goals and one assist in 22 career NHL games.

Prince, 23, was the 61st overall selection in the 2011 NHL Draft by Ottawa. He has four assists in 13 career NHL games.

Puempel and Prince will both become restricted free agents after this season.

Daley, 32, averaged better than 22 minutes per game last season in Dallas, but has been limited by the Blackhawks coaching staff this season (because he’s been bad). He has a $3.3M cap hit that runs through the 2016-17 season.

Chicago does not own a second round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft; the Hawks dealt that pick to Philadelphia for Kimmo Timonen last season.

16 thoughts on “Report: Senators Interested In Trevor Daley?

  • November 18, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Daley would fit in nicely with the Washington play. We have Gustafsson and Svedberg showing promise and 3.5 in cap relief is not too shabby. Rufus would have to find someone else to rag on. Take the draft pick..todays kids are pretty damn good.

  • November 18, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Where did Washington come from, MM? He mentioned Ottawa.

  • November 18, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Oops…thanks David Bonnema..saw Senators and equated Washington …watching too many talk shows lately with all the craziness going on in thw world…we have Senators, the political type as well up here, and I can assure you they are equally as inept as yours are……my bad….Ottawa is a bit strange for this guy but they have a lot of cap space. Now that I think about it, Daley along with Karlsson and Wideman could be a good fit. I would still go for the draft pick instead of a active player.

  • November 18, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Report said Hawks are asking for both.

  • November 19, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Hof: who is your daddy???

    1st you lost the bet – on how old I am…

    then you tell me to chill on the “trade Daley chatter”

    yep- I’m a butterfly on acid!!!

  • November 19, 2015 at 12:26 am

    I find it hard to believe Ottawa would give up a 2nd and a prospect for the opportunity to take on Daley and his $3.3M cap hit for the next 2 seasons.

    I’m good with that trade if Stan can pull it off – but then he must go out and shore up the d-corps because TvR, Gustafsson, Rozsival, Svedberg and Rundblad as your 4-8 is not going to win you a Cup.

  • November 19, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Let me make another comment on TvR – it would probably make it easier for him to play as well as he can if he were playing his natural right side. I like the 2-4 top pairing but with the shortage of LD’s on the Hawks – maybe it should be 2-7 with Hjalmarsson going back to his natural left side, maybe paired up with TvR on the right.

  • November 19, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Wall, last I checked a trade hasn’t been made. Second, I don’t really care who they trade, if anyone, more that you stuff a sock in it, which never happens.

    I heard someone asked you what time it was … you told them how to build a clock.

  • November 19, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Wayne, the report said the Hawks would want a second and Puempel OR Prince.

    “Two league executives told the Sun if the Senators are serious about Chicago Blackhawks’ blueliner Trevor Daley, who is available, the asking price is likely a second-round pick along with either winger Matt Puempel or Shane Prince.”

  • November 19, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Hof- point wasn’t “Trade Daley”… point was- “Should they trade Daley”

    And- Daley idea… was worth Tab writing about it… So I guess – Tab is also a butterfly on acid!!!

    Hof- Another good line… (the Clock)… lol, thanks for the laugh…

  • November 19, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Rumors- Daley is not happy being treated like “5th/6th” D guy in minutes and wants out… as much as Hawks might want same/more for a lot less money!!!

  • November 19, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Wall Tab’s article was a result of an Ottawa reporters story, but go ahead and think what you want. Why don’t you go chat with the other umpteen people who call you out? It’ll keep you busy for a while …

    As far as Daley being unhappy, two things. One, I as a fan don’t really care. Lots of players have some degree of unhappiness during the season regarding how they’re used. Two, he’s a competitor and a long time pro. Not surprising he’s a bit miffed with lower ice time than he’s used to. Brad Richards and Vermette didn’t seem particularly happy last season either, until things came together.

    Daley may indeed get traded … heck anybody might be traded … it’s immaterial to me as long as the team gets better short term and long term. I don’t deal in fantasy what-if trades or maybe’s.

    Here’s another one for you since you liked the last one:

    It was a late game last night Wall. You must be so tired today you can barely keep your mouth open.

  • November 19, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I think its safe to say almost all intelligent contributors knew that Daley was a huge risk and liability. Its a head scratcher why he was acquired to begin with. Send him packing as soon as possible.

  • November 19, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Hof, yes I must be really tired, cuz I laughed really hard at that.

    Hof, A butterfly on acid is never sleeps.

    Yes, captain obvious, Tab article was result of ottawa story… but yet you give me no credit for Questioning Daley’$ value to hawks and possible trade prior.

    Now I will surely loose sleep, I thought you were warming up to me!!!

    I am so hurt, bra! !!!! XTRA Caps for u

  • November 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I still think Daley will have a lot of use on the Hawks, this year. The guy can skate but he needs to get used to playing in this system. If that means less ice time, then so be it. Going from being a top 4 D-man to 5-6 D-man is tough to get used to, but he’s getting paid a lot of money to play where ever and when ever they ask him.

    He needs to get a better “stick”, make a better first pass out of the zone and stop turning the puck over in the neutral zone.

    Let’s see where he is at in a month, if he is still here.

  • November 20, 2015 at 12:09 am

    One thing is for sure Stan is extremely patient with some players. We don’t know what he and his inner circle feel. But we do know that Q only feels Daley is worthy of 11 minutes a night as a third pairing defenseman.

    The good news is the Hawks don’t have to move Daley right now. If they get a really good offer, sure, but Gusty and Sved are waiting in the wings with no real urgency to bring either back now that the Hawks have their top 6 set.

    I will say this, it would be nice to see the Hawks make a trade in which Stan doesn’t have to be forced to do it, like the Saad, Sharp, Versteeg, Leddy, Ladd, Buff, Frolik deals.

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