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This trade allows for major change on two clubs that need major change.
First of all, after the trading and/or losses of Redden, Chara and Meszaros, the Sens have been clamoring for a puck moving defenseman.
Roszival fits that bill. Maybe a change of scenery helps him refind his game.
Artem Anisimov and a 1st allow the Senators to kick start their rebuilding as well.
Antoine Vermette is an extremely fast and talented first round pick who never found his stride (think Zherdev).
He's a 1st or 2nd line winger, who might have enough speed to keep up with a guy like Gomez, or complement another like Dubinsky.
Chris Neil adds that snarl we've been missing since the dismissal of Avery. He's a great guy; will fight, hit, check, and do all the little things you need.
Filip Kuba is a monster of a man who just does all the small things on the blueline.... again... what we've missed all year back there.
Letting Roszival go allows others like Mara, Staal or Girardi to show what they have on the point, instead of the constant pass mentality of Roszival.