If contract negotiations are unsuccessful in Ottawa, the Senators could have a preferred trading chip in Mark Stone.
Ottawa, which is rebuilding, is looking to sign a long-term contract with Stone. That has not been done yet, and if the Senators are unable to reach an agreement with him before the trade deadline, he will certainly be exchanged.
If Stone ended up being displaced, the Boston Bruins should be interested, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post.
Of course, a player from Stone's pedigree will not be without a pretender. According to Bruce Garrioch, the Winnipeg Jets should be interested in winger. Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger suggested that the Vegas Golden Knights and the Calgary Flames could also be suitable.
The 26 year old player is an unrestricted free agent after this season and is about to earn a pretty big salary, which means that he has a chance to become a single hire.
Stone has had 59 career years in 28-33-61. He is a very good fit for the Bruins because he is a right winger who could easily be in the top six of the Bruins.
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