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Dreger | Dorion works his phone very aggressively for Senators

Nov 10, 2017; Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden; Ottawa Senators celebrate following the win against the Colorado Avalanche at the Ericsson Globe Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports
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Pierre Dorion made a splash one month ago by acquiring Matt Duchene in a three-team trade, but the general manager’s Ottawa Senators have been sinking like a rock in the standings ever since.

With the Senators winning only one game in the past 10 tries since returning from Sweden with a pair of victories over the Colorado Avalanche, might Dorion be desperate to try another move to shake up his club?

“I wouldn’t say desperate, but is he going to sit back and just allow the Ottawa Senators to continue to fumble their way through the regular season? No, that’s not the style of Pierre Dorion,” indicated NHL Insider Darren Dreger during a Thursday afternoon radio hit on Ottawa’s TSN 1200. “But you’re right, he’s made his bold move. But he works his phone very aggressively, and I’m assuming that he’s doing something similar.

“What you have to wonder about though is how much more aggressive can he be. And if he’s calling teams, what is he willing to part with. Are we talking about a prospect like Colin White. Are we talking about a bigger piece from his blueline. I don’t know. That, again, is just the start of the speculation that swirls around a club that is mired in a real significant funk.

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“But as I said, there’s nothing specific out there as far as I know that’s connecting the Ottawa Senators to any trade speculation, but knowing Dorion and how he operates, how he works, like I do – as I said, he’s not going to sit back and let this thing continue to spiral downwards.”

The Senators are in action against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night, the fourth contest in a six-game road trip.

Source: TSN 1200

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