Saturday, February 23, 2019

Jackets Add Dzingel Too

2019 Season July 1, 2019
To Columbus Pos GP Goals Points Cap Years Cap
Ryan Dzingel F 57 22 44 $1.8m 0 UFA
2019 7th Round Draft Pick
To Ottawa Pos GP Goals Points Cap Years Cap
Anthony Duclair F 53 11 19 $650k 0 RFA
2020 2nd Round Draft Pick
2021 2nd Round Draft Pick

For the second time in as many days, the Senators traded away one of their big pieces to Columbus, this time sending Ryan Dzingel in a deal that sees Anthony Duclair finally end his troubled tenure with the Blue Jackets and go the other way.

The Jackets have liked what they have already picked up in Matt Duchene from Friday's deal, so adding Dzingel was another solid add that they wanted to put on their roster and his numbers certainly reflect the kind of contributions he's been able to give to the Senators in a down year.

In Duclair, the rugged winger didn't really get comfortable in the Columbus system and found himself in the press box on more than one occasion this season and that had really limited his ability to get some consistent scoring.  He is a cheap add right now, on a contract year, looking to impress for a new deal.

It's a bit of too little, too late for Eric's pool team, which is currently holding onto Dzingel, but at least the deal is now done.  If the waiting game went all the way through to Monday's deadline, he would have missed another game in there, so that's a plus.  Eric's team sits 19th in the overall standings, right in the thick of the action on Saturday night, 78 points out of the money.  This deal certainly won't help to the point of money, but in the mini-game sense, Eric's team is in the mix for the game-winners, tied for 4th with 29, so there's a hope for his money back yet.

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