On TSN’s Insider Trading segment last night, Pierre LeBrun shared some good news for Senators fans hoping to see the team retain trade deadline acquisition Ales Hemsky.
According to LeBrun, Bryan Murray and the Sens brass have seen enough over the last few weeks to know they would like to keep Hemsky in the fold beyond this season. Part of the reason Ottawa targeted Hemsky over guys like Moulson and Vanek had to do with their chance at retaining him. Hemsky is familiar with the area and for the most part, seems to have enjoyed his time here in Ottawa.
Now that certainly doesn’t mean he’s a slam dunk to sign. Hemsky is coming off a contract that saw him earn $10 million over two seasons. I suspect he would be looking for a similar cap hit with a little longer term this time around. Hemsky has 8 points in his 10 games in an Ottawa uniform.
You can catch the Insider Trading segment here.