The Sens have been shopping guys around to get under the cap requirement but nothing has come up. We discussed the idea of working out something creative so they can get under without losing to too much talent. Phaneuf is good Dman but they did not lose a lot of young talents on the team so this will allow them to continue to be competitive. Methot was going to be a waiver wonder for anyone willing to pick him up. They did have to take on 2 extra year with Helm but he can still play if they choose to play him. Gaborik will be buried in the AHL for the Sens. This scenario is the best we can come up at this time.
Depending on how Phaneuf performs.. Nucks will send the Sens a 2nd round pick in the future. If Phaneuf gets 50+pts again.