What happened with Anthony Duclair, the Matt Murray deal and more – the Athletic


Many questions remain unanswered as to how and why the Senators and Anthony Duclair decided to go their separate ways (at least for now). GM Pierre Dorion said on Wednesday that the team offered Duclair – who chose to represent himself in the negotiations – a “substantial raise” on his expiring $ 1.65 million contract. In a prepared statement, Duclair said he had expressed his desire to stay in Ottawa and wanted to be an “important part” of the reconstruction.

Ultimately, the teams couldn’t come to an agreement, prompting the team to allow Duclair to enter the open market, where he said he “looked forward to the opportunity to speak. with other general managers of the league ”.

While many of the circumstances surrounding the split remain unclear (the size of the offer on the table, why Senators did not trade instead, etc.), we managed to pull together a few …


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