The holiday season is upon us, but most importantly for hockey fans, it means the NHL’s annual holiday roster freeze is here. On Dec. 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET, the NHL will officially “freeze” rosters until 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 28, marking an eight-day span.
During that span, no NHL team can trade or move a player in an agreement that requires waivers.
However, according to TSN insider Darren Dreger, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion is looking to stir things up on the trade front before the deadline.
Dorion had made it clear, even after the Matt Duchene blockbuster trade, that he was still looking to improve his club, who might be on the right track after winning 3-0 against the Montreal Canadiens at the NHL 100 Classic on Saturday night.
Mike Hoffman's name has been mentioned several times in recent trade chatter.
The GM might be looking to shake things up and give his team the best chance possible to remain a Cup contender this spring, as the team faces an uncertain future in Ottawa and with owner Eugene Melnyk.