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Jan 16, 2024; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin (55) takes to the ice
Jan 16, 2024; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin (55) takes to the ice / Brett Holmes-USA TODAY Sports
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Jakob Chychrun could finally land with a legitimate contender in March

Last year, the Ottawa Senators believed Jakob Chychrun was one of a few missing pieces that would help them return to the postseason. However, the Senators are still struggling, so once again, Chychrun could find himself landing with a more legitimate contender come March 8th. 

Chychrun is showing his value regardless of whether the Senators are controlling the puck, with 30 points and nine goals in 57 games. He has also quarterbacked the Senators power play, spending 143.5 minutes on the man advantage this season, and is nearing a career-high of his team scoring at 5-on-4 when he’s on the ice with 16 goals, four of which came courtesy of him. 

Defensively, he’s once again getting in front of pucks, having put up 104 blocks on the year and logging over 22:30 of average total ice time. A team like the Detroit Red Wings, one of a few brewing contenders who could use more defense, should come calling. But don’t be surprised if someone like the Los Angeles Kings or the St. Louis Blues join in the sweepstakes. 

Regardless of where he goes, a player of Chychrun’s caliber will warrant more compensation for a struggling organization. Expect the Senators to take calls, and if a team matches what they want, Chychrun will be playing for a contender.