Just my .02
While rumors swirl in Ottawa about what moving Andrej Meszaros and (possibly others) might mean in terms of future additions to the Sens roster, let's not forget the trade that never was of this past summer: Nikolai Khabibulin to the Sens for something . . . like Chris Neil.
For the Hawks, it's a salary dump (needed to get under the cap) and loosens up a logjam at G among Cristobal Huet, Antti Niemi and Corey Crawford.
The Sens consider themselves, and are, a Cup contender. Yet they head into the season with Martin Gerber as their #1 and a considerable drop-off from there.
For all the talk about Glen Murray and Brendan Shanahan, excuse me, Ottawa needs a goalie much more than an aging power forward.
Khabibulin showed down the stretch last year he can still play at a an elite level.
This deal seems to make a lot of sense right now and just might happen in the next week or two. Hawk fans: don't expect a lot in return. Both teams are doing each other a favor with this move.