The Ottawa Senators have been in the middle of the trade chatter for the past few weeks, and now the Canadian team could be on the verge of making a significant move to shake up their roster.
The Senators finally broke the slid on Wednesday, winning just their second game since Nov. 11 as the team remains second last in the Eastern Conference with 27 points through 30 games.
After NHL insider Darren Dreger mentioned Mike Hoffman, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Zack Smith and Cody Ceci could be moved, Allan Mitchell of The Athletic thinks another Canadian team would be a great fit for Hoffman.
Mitchell believes the 28-year-old, who is ranked second in scoring on the Sens with nine goals and 22 points, would be a great fit to fill the void for for a skilled shooter on Connor McDavid’s line.
Patrick Maroon, who is set to hit the free market next summer might be moved on his end and could be replaced by Hoffman. However, Mitchell is not sure if the Oilers and Senators would be a good trade fit, since Ottawa requires defense.
But if Hoffman becomes more than just available, you better believe the Oilers will come calling.