Brian Elliott Goes Home


As first reported by one of our readers, then Gerald Norton over at SenSay and then by every other writer that covers the Senators, the Senators have officially resigned Brian Elliott to a 2-year deal.

While many are speculating that this is a precursor to some imminent Dany Heatley deal, I’m not buying into that theory. Instead, I consider it a move of necessity. Regardless of whether or not Heatley is dealt, the team had to bring Elliott under contract before the season started. Simply thinking that this is the precursor to something bigger because of cap considerations is wishful thinking, especially since Ottawa doesn’t have to trim payroll until the fall.