While he may be flying further under the radar than Matt Duchene or Mark Stone, Ryan Dzingel could be drumming up notable trade interest for the Senators.
Darren Dreger had a Thursday morning radio hit on Edmonton’s TSN 1260.
The Insider was asked if he thought the Senators would re-sign the forward, “or is that an asset that gets moved for sure.”
“I’m pretty sure he’s getting traded,” predicted Dreger. “There’s been a fair bit of speculation around him. And look, honestly it’s weird that this guy doesn’t attract more attention. He scored another goal last night in a win - a big win - for the Senators over the Colorado Avalanche. He finds a way to put the puck in the net, and he’s tracking on a real nice season. A decent skater, smart, so there’s good hockey IQ there.
“He might just kind of be drifting a little bit under the radar because of the big boys in Ottawa that could - could - be in play in Duchene and potentially Mark Stone, and there’s some rumblings about Cody Ceci, etc.
“I feel like Ryan Dzingel is going to be traded, and I think that Pierre Dorion is going to get a decent return. Any team, and I include the Oilers in this, who have interest in upgrading up front, have to be considering Ryan Dzingel.
“The issue, of course, is the same old issue, and that’s how much are you willing to pay for a rental player, and are you willing to get into that rental market at all.”
Dzingel is in the second season of a two-year, $3.6 million contract, which carries a cap hit of $1.8 million, and he can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
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