Senators tried to bluff for monster trade and now look ridiculous!

Senators tried to bluff for monster trade and now look ridiculous!

Wow, Steve Staois looks bad…

Chris Gosselin

On Monday, the Ottawa Senators sent defenseman Jakob Chychrun to the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenseman Nick Jensen and a 2026 third-round pick. The Sens and the blue liner went their separate ways after parts of two seasons.

When Ottawa first traded for Chychrun, the team gave up a 2023 first-round pick, a 2024 second-round pick and a 2026 second-rounder to acquire his services. With the small return received this time around for the defender, insider Frank

Seravalli revealed how every general manager, player and agent he has spoken with about the transaction has been completely stunned with how the transaction went down.

What’s even worse is that, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Staios allegedly tried to bluff everyone around the league last weekend at the NHL Draft in Vegas by telling his fellow general managers that he had received an offer of a first round pick in addition to a second round pick for Chychrun and that he asking for more in return for his services, which was obviously completely false.

Not one GM took the bait and days later, Staois had to content himself with the small return from Washington to move Chychrun and looked like a total idiot in front of his counterparts.

Let’s hope the rookie GM learns from this mistake.

Chychrun lands in DC after recording 14 goals, 27 assists and 41 points in 82 games with the Senators this past season. He also averaged 22:23 of ice time per game, recorded the second-most blocked shots on the Senators with 154, took a career-high 204 shots on net and had 16 power-play points.