Not trusted by coaches in Phoenix, Kyle Turris has become a go-to centre in Ottawa.
Stephane DaCosta is hoping for a little more than a couple of cross-country flights and a nice dinner this time around.
It’ll be easy to find someone to plug into the right wing spot that Daniel Alfredsson occupied for the last 17 years.
In the moments afterwards, Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean was positively giddy. Montreal Canadiens counterpart Michel Therrien looked like he had been hit by a truck.
With No. 1 centre Jason Spezza sidelined, Kyle Turris faced a steep learning curve this season.
Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is saying all the right things with the club in the midst of an atrocious road trip, having lost five consecutive games and on the cusp of losing control of its once secure playoff spot.