There are limits to what Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion is willing to do prior to the NHL trade deadline.
Speaking on TSN 1200 on Monday, Dorion acknowledged he's spoken to his counterpart in Colorado, and while he didn't refer to the likes of Gabriel Landeskog or Matt Duchene by name, it's clear the Senators won't meet the asking price being set by Avalanche GM Joe Sakic for either.
"Joe (Sakic) and I talked and, at this point in time, I can’t see us going in that direction. It wouldn’t make sense," Dorion said, according to Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia.
"We want to do something to try to improve the team and making deals is very difficult to do," Dorion continued. "But I can’t see us mortgaging everything in the future and some stuff in the present to get one or two or whatever players that are out there. I think we have to be realistic that we want to improve but to give up three, four, or five assets would be something that would be very difficult to do."
Dorion recently pulled off a deal with San Jose that saw Tommy Wingels find a new home in Ottawa, and a similar depth deal - whether up front or on the blue line - is probably more in line with what the Senators might do in advance of the March 1 trade deadline.