Fact is, GM Bryan Murray can't force another NHL club to make a deal that would best suit the Ottawa Senators. And that's why trade discussions appear to be stagnant in regards to replacing -- at least partially -- dynamic forward Jason Spezza and elite defenseman Erik Karlsson.
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