While Bob Gainey was en route to trying to extinguish a brush fire in Tampa, Bryan Murray was improving his team – by a lot.
The Senators traded Joe Corvo and Patrick Eaves to Carolina for Cory Stillman and Mike Commodore.
What a steal for Ottawa.
They sacrificed very little to land a goal-scorer and a hard-hitting defenceman.
Stillman, who waived his no-trade clause to join the Senators, is 34. He’s scored 21 goals this season and is making $1.75 million.
Commodore is 28, leads Carolina with 74 PiM and makes $1.3 million.
Corvo, 30, was making $2.75 million in Ottawa.
Eaves, 23, makes $942,000 and missed 24 games with a shoulder injury.