Saturday, June 25, 2011

Senators Acquire Filatov

2010-2011 NHL StatisticsJuly 1st Status
To OttawaPositionAgeGPGAPYearsCap Hit
Nikita FilatovF21230771$2.2 million
To ColumbusPositionAgeGPGAPYearsCap Hit
2011 3rd Round Draft Pick

It appears that the patience with Nikita Filatov has finally come to an end in Columbus, as the Blue Jackets have traded away a prospect that was once touted as a glorious offensive machine. Sadly, the Jackets could not get him to work in their system, so he was dealt for a 3rd round pick in this weekend's draft.

I was definitely someone who was high on Filatov, especially when he was drafted and I think the Senators came away like bandits with this deal. Filatov should still have plenty of potential left in his small frame and the Senators play a much more wide open game than the Blue Jackets, so this deal should work just beautifully for Ottawa.  I would say, right now, that this is a stupendous move by the Senators, one that may save Bryan Murray's job for much longer.

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