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The Daily: Actor Ponders Senators Purchase; Caps, Canadiens Talk Trade



Washington Capitals, stock

Multiple reports say Canadian-born actor Ryan Reynolds is interested in buying the Ottawa Senators if the team is put up for sale.

Reynolds and television actor Rob McElhenney currently own the Welsh soccer team Wrexham FC. Their ownership has become the centerpiece of a Hulu television series called “Welcome to Wrexham” about the team.

Reynolds has been in enough blockbuster movies to have enough capital and financial connections to be involved in buying an NHL team. Sportico lists the Senators franchise as being worth $635 million. Reynolds probably would need at least one deep pockets investor to become a serious bidder.

The Senators are an enticing product because of their collection of young talent. People Magazine originally reported Reynolds’ interest.

Trade Talk

The Washington Capitals are overrun by injuries and the Montreal Canadiens have forwards to move. Multiple reports have the two teams talking trade. Washington Hockey Now wrote about the trade talk.

The Athletic’s Pierre Lebrun also discussed the Montreal-Washington trade potential.

Red Wings’ Next Game

The 5-3-2 Detroit Red Wings will be home to play the New York Islanders at 1 p.m. Saturday. Before the game, the Red Wings will honor the 1997-98 Stanley Cup championship team

In Case You Missed It

Igor Larionov made the reunion for the 1996-97 Stanley Cup-winning Detroit Red Wings team. But Slava Kozlov, Sergei Fedorov and Slava Fetisov were unable to attend the celebration.

Goalie Ville Husso‘s high level of play is putting him a position to claim the job as the Red Wings No. 1 goaltender.

Robby Fabbri’s knee surgery rehabilitation work puts him on schedule to return to Detroit’s lineup after New Year’s Day.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Bruins defenseman Derek Forbort suffered a finger injury that will put him on the sidelines for four to six weeks. Boston Bruins. 

Florida: The Florida Panthers still cashing in on dividends from the two-year-old Vince Trocheck deal. Florida Panthers

Philadelphia: Flyers preparing to play former Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux for the first time on Saturday. Philadelphia Flyers. 

Pittsburgh: Hall of Fame columnist Dave Molinari writes about Jake Guentzel being a stand-up guy. Literally. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Vegas: The Golden Knights played their worst defensive game of the season, but still managed to earn their 10th win of the season. Golden Knights.