Now with a long-term injury to Dany Heatley (Jeff) and a few smaller injuries, the Senators will have to rely on their goaltending a little bit more, which probably doesn't sit well with many Sens fans at the moment. The goaltending has been everything but reliable of late, with Martin Gerber (Chris) inconsistent and Ray Emery (Box 24) a constant soap opera of late. GM Bryan Murray seems to have a "wait and see" approach on the go at the moment, but you could argue that the status quo was what kept them one game away from winning the Cup. I don't know how much of an argument you could have, but I'm sure you could re-hash it a bit.
|Dany Heatley||Jason Spezza||Daniel Alfredsson|
|Dean McAmmond||Mike Fisher||Patrick Eaves|
|Randy Robitaille||Chris Kelly||Shean Donovan|
|Brian McGrattan||Antoine Vermette||Chris Neil|
|Wade Redden||Joe Corvo|
|Andrej Meszaros||Christoph Schubert|
|Chris Phillips||Andrei Volchenkov|
The current roster above has Heatley out indefinitely and once he's missed his tenth game, the salary number opens a tad and a little more room is given. The Senators have already missed enough man games from Anton Volchenkov (non-pool) and Patrick Eaves (non-pool), which also opens up the room a little more from their projected annual total of $49.2 million.
With that little bit of space, could the Sens sure up their goaltending? Who is really available? The Sens are not in the market for a high priced keeper and the one's in their price range are either not starters or unavailable because of potential. The Sens are also in the mix "allegedly" for guys like Mats Sundin (John P.), Rob Blake (Box 5) and Marian Hossa (Dale C.)... but who isn't?
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