One of the biggest targets heading into the NHL trade deadline is usually depth down the middle.
We've seen a couple of bottom six centers names thrown around like Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens and Matt Cullen of the Minnesota Wild, however Ottawa Senators top six center Derick Brassard is also on the block.
NHL insider Pierre LeBrun revealed the cost it would take for a team to land the Sens center.
According to LeBrun, the Sens are looking for a first round pick, a top prospect plus a third piece. Some consider that an extremely expensive price for a player who had just 39 points in 81 games last season for a Sens team that made the playoffs. He did step up in the playoffs though with 11 points in 19 games.
The Sens forward has both this year and next year left on his contract at a $5million cap hit per season and he currently has 30 points in 52 games this year including 14 goals matching his goal total from last year.
Do you think a team will be willing to give up those type of assets to land Brassard?
Senators talking to teams about Derick Brassard; price is believed to be a 1st RD pick, top prospect plus 3rd piece. Brassard has another year left on his deal next season at $5 M aav although it's $3.5 M in real cash
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 12, 2018