You would think a veteran center who has spent the past six seasons being a large part of a team's offense would be able to reach some kind of compromise on a new deal, but that doesn't sounds like it will be the case for Kyle Turris of the Ottawa Senators.
On Thursday TSN insider Bob McKenzie was a guest on TSN 1200 radio in Ottawa when he was asked about the ongoing contract negotiations between Turris and the Sens. McKenzie stated that he would be "very, very surprised" if the Sens and Turris managed to find common ground here, indicating that his time as a Senator may be coming to an end.
McKenzie believes that Turris is looking for a 7-8 year deal with the Senators, and he does not believe that Senators, or more specifically owner Eugene Melnyk, are prepared to do that.
While that alone may not indicate that Turris is about to be traded, when you add the fact that Senators general manager Pierre Dorion admitted that he was working the phones on those very same airwaves just earlier this week, it certainly creates a great deal of doubt about how long Turris has left before he's traded by the Sens.
Turris put up 27 goals and 28 assists for 55 points in 78 games last season, so there's little doubt that a number of teams would have interest should he be made available to them.