Also before heading to Europe this weekend, the Sens cut five more players from their active roster, including forward Brad Isbister and defenseman Brendan Bell, both of whom, were thought to have in roads to the line-up to start the season. Quite obviously, they didn't use those in roads well and they will be left in North America while the team opens the season.
The Senators have now reported that they have 25 players left on the roster and it should look something like this:
|Jason Spezza||Filip Kuba||Martin Gerber|
|Daniel Alfredsson||Christoph Schubert||Alex Auld|
|Dany Heatley||Chris Phillips||Brian Elliot|
|Antoine Vermette||Anton Volchenkov|
|Mike Fisher||Jason Smith|
|Dean McAmmond||Luke Richardson|
|Chris Neil||Alexandre Picard|
|Jarkko Ruutu||Brian Lee|
Even with 25 players on the roster, the Sens leave with a solid team well under the cap at approximately $55.5 million. Of course, when they return from Europe, there should be a couple extra cuts made, likely to Brian Elliot and Jim McKenzie to keep the team at 23 players, so don't be looking at them for your pool team.
An interesting name to be looking at will be Jesse Winchester, who may start on the team's top line and provide a good sleeper pick to your pool team, especially if he can stay up with the big club all year. Playing with Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley is sure to give Winchester all sorts of points.