Latest On Alex DeBrincat

The trade market will only warm up over the next few weeks and the Ottawa Senators winger Alex DeBrincat is expected to be at the top of most commercial bait board lists. Reports late last week indicated that Ottawa may want to set up a move by next week’s draft, as the 25-year-old marksman is unwilling to sign a long-term contract extension with the Sens after being traded to Canada Capital traveled at the same time last year. Today we have a little more clarity on where DeBrincat could end up by the end of the month: The Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators, Florida Panthers, Vegas Golden Knights and the Detroit Red Wings are on his wish list of teams he would end up signing with a long-term extension, reports Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia.

Ottawa acquired DeBrincat from the Chicago Blackhawks just prior to the first round of last year’s draft, earning the seventh pick overall (used on). Kevin Korchinski), the 39th overall selection (used on Paul Ludwinski) and a third-round pick in 2024. How much of that value Ottawa can recoup in a secondary trade remains to be seen.

Garrioch mentioned last year Kevin Fiala Trading between the Minnesota Wild and the Los Angeles Kings is comparable, with the Kings sending out high-profile defensive candidates Brock Faber and the 19th overall pick in the 2022 draft in exchange for Fiala’s RFA rights (he then signed a long-term extension). Garrioch argues that Senators general manager Pierre Dorion should be able to get a better return since DeBrincat had two 40-goal goals at the time of the deal.

Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli didn’t seem to prove that today, though. proposes an offer from the Detroit Red Wings of the winger Philip Zadina (whose time to develop into a full-time NHL player is fast running out) and futures as DeBrincat’s likely return in value. It seems clear that Ottawa is unlikely to get a significant roster player in this deal — nor will they receive the value of the picks they originally gave up for DeBrincat.

However, if Ottawa can get a junior player closer to Faber’s caliber in exchange for DeBrincat, they should aim for a winger who could replace DeBrincat’s spot in the long run. The team continues Tyler Boucher 10th overall in 2021 doesn’t seem to be paying off and the team is quickly running out of forward prospects with the top 6 caps Shane Pinto And Ridly Greig Graduated to full-time NHL roles. That could be someone like Mavrik Bourque from Dallas, Fyodor Svechkov from Nashville, Mackie Samoskevich from Florida, or Brendan Brisson from Vegas.

It might be asking too much to expect a first-round pick along with Vegas’ Brisson, but the team is likely to pick with the final first-round pick after winning the Stanley Cup, so that doesn’t have quite as much value. Dallas and Florida don’t have their first-round picks in this year’s draft, while Detroit has ninth overall picks and Nashville has 15th and 24th overall picks.


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