I know that Ottawa has much bigger needs than a couple of past-their-prime warriors, but down in Tampa, Gary Roberts and Mark Recchi only make 1.25 million each this season.
With Tampa sinking even faster than the Senators, could either one of these veterans be plied away for a bargain? Perhaps for a Christoph Schubert who would be able to rejoin his best friend Andrej Meszaros in the Sunshine State?
Recchi (who is having a great year and inspiring his teammates) can still skate and would look good on the second power-play unit. Roberts ... well, he's 42 and injured but he might still have one more playoff run in him.
I know, I know, it's crazy. Players like Nick Foligno and Jesse Winchester would probably get less time or even be sent to the minors.
But if Bryan Murray is going the character and experience route, he couldn't do better than these two. And they might just be available, given that Tampa seems eager to make move after move.
I'm just saying, that's all...