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Matt Garland
May 27, 2024  (8:26)
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The Ottawa Senators have been in a state of mediocrity for over half a decade now. There has been no playoff hockey in Ottawa since 2017, a drought that has been extended to seven seasons after another failed 2023-24 campaign.

Ottawa has gone through a numerous amount of change this season, starting off with the sale of the franchise just before the season got underway. The change continued through the season, with the firing of both General Manager Pierre Dorion, and Head Coach D.J. Smith.
Some more franchise alerting changes could be on the way to the roster. According to St. Louis Blues hockey writer Jeremy Rutherford, Senators captain Brady Tkachuk's name is out there in trade talks.
The Tkachuk link to St. Louis has been a prominent one in the space. Brady's brother Matthew was rumored to be on the Blues radar two summers ago before he was traded to the Florida Panthers. Brady and Matthew's dad Keith played nine seasons with the Blues.
The 24 year old, Brady Tkachuk led the Senators in scoring last season with 37 goals and 74 points in 81 games played. He has four years remaining on his deal, carrying a cap hit of $8,205,714. Tkachuk has no trade protection in his contract this season, meaning the Senators could move him to any team that provides the best return. However, if Ottawa waits until next season Tkachuk coul force the teams hand.
If Senators General Manager Steve Staios has truly made Tkachuk available then every other GM in the league should be calling. Tkachuk's power forward style is a rarity in today's NHL.
Brady has seen his brother Matthew go on two deep playoff runs with the Panthers and must be anguishing for a chance to get into some playoff games of his own.
Ottawa is in desperate need of change, with the current core makeup of the roster not capable of taking the next step. It could be a very interesting summer with franchise altering decisions to be made.
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Brady Tkachuk on the trade block according to insider

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