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Ottawa Senators try to settle DeBrincat file quickly
For several weeks now, there have been many rumours surrounding Alex DeBrincat and a possible new destination.

DeBrincat is still without a contract for next season, but he has received a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent.

DeBrincat has openly stated that he does not want to extend his contract with the Sens, and according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, Pierre Dorion would very much like to settle the matter.

The general manager has reportedly spent all day trying to trade the young star, and is also trying to obtain a quality goaltender.

Still, DeBrincat has an interesting value for teams, and clubs like the Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings could very well be interested.

Nashville would have young Russian goalkeeper Yaroslav Askarov to offer the Senators, while Detroit could part with Sebastian Cossa, another excellent netminding prospect.

However, the list of teams interested in DeBrincat’s services is longer than these two. There are also the New York Islanders, the Washington Capitals and the Dallas Stars.

It’s also worth mentioning that if the Senators fail to secure a return that makes sense, both sides will have to go to arbitration.

If the teams in the race for The Cat don’t have any interesting goalies to offer Ottawa, or if they don’t want to part with a quality goalie, Dorion will still want to acquire one during the off-season.

Ottawa’s GM could make a trade, or he could find an interesting option in the free-agent market.

In the end, only one team will obtain the negotiating rights to the talented little forward. We’ll have to wait until the off-season, as this derby is likely to be intense.

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