Tuesday, July 17, 2007


7/17/2007 - The Boston Bruins traded Shean Donovan to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Peter Schaefer. The versatile winger from Yellow Grass brings speed and playmaking ability to the Bruins who were in the market for scoring help on the wing. Although he lacks size, he uses his speed in all three zones well and is an excellent penalty killer. More known for being a set up guy than a goal scorer, Schaefer does add depth to a Bruins roster that needed to fill a hole. He should fit in well with the Bruins on either the first or second line. In Donovan a Timmins, Ontario native, the Senators get a speedy checking line forward with good size, who works hard down low and plays tough in the corners. He doesn’t put up huge numbers, but does the little things that are important to any club’s success and usually stays out of the penalty box. More importantly though, shedding Schaefer’s $2.1 million contract works for the Senators. They desperately needed to clear some cap space to be able to give Ray Emery his deserved raise that he is expected to get through salary arbitration. Overall this deal works out great for both clubs and fans of each team should be pleased with the acquisitions.

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