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Carolina Hurricanes and Ottawa Senators Swap Depth Forwards

A trade went down in the NHL as the Carolina Hurricanes acquired F Alex Galchenyuk and F Cedric Paquette from the Ottawa Senators for F Ryan Dzingel. This trade looks very even for both sides and fills both teams’ needs. 

The Senators have been horrible to start the season, having a record of 3-12-1 which by far is the worst in the league. If they want to improve, they have to shake up the team.

They acquired 28-year old Ryan Dzingel who is making $3.375 million for one more year. Dzingel is a familiar and exciting addition to the Senators roster as he was previously on the team two years ago. In his time in Ottawa, Dzingel would breakout with 44 points in 57 games before being traded. If Dzingel could find his groove back in Ottawa, it could help develop the young players on the Senators and may help them climb the standings.

The Senators parted ways with two newly added players to the roster in Alex Galchenyuk and Cedric Paquette. Paquette was acquired in a cap dump from the Tampa Bay Lightning and is a very useful fourth line penalty killer. While Galchenyuk was a former third overall pick who has quickly regressed in these last couple of years. This will be his 6th team in the last six seasons.

The Hurricanes on the other hand are looking very good to start the season, posting a 9-3-0 record. They are looking to add some needed depth to their team for their eventual playoff run. Paquette would serve as a useful fourth line center and would help raise their average penalty kill. Galchenyuk would be a bottom 6 winger or a taxi squad player they hope could turn it around in Carolina. Dzingel wasn’t a big part of the Hurricanes team so trading him and his salary added depth to their roster and cleared about $700,000 for the Hurricanes. 

Even though there isn’t a clear winner in this trade, sides of the deal could turn out pleasantly, but as of now, it is too soon to tell.

Projected Hurricanes Lines

McGinn-Aho-Teravainen

Niederreiter-Trocheck-Necas

Svechnikov-Staal-Foegele

Matinook-Paquette-Fast

 

Projected Senators Lines

Tkachuk-Tierney-Brown

Dzingel-White-Dadanov

Stutzle-Stepan-Batherson

Paul-Norris-Watson

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