|2010-2011 NHL Statistics||July 1st Status|
|To Ottawa||Position||Age||GP||G||A||P||Years||Cap Hit|
|Nikita Filatov||F||21||23||0||7||7||1||$2.2 million|
|To Columbus||Position||Age||GP||G||A||P||Years||Cap 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.