“…it hasn’t paid off for a lot of teams to give up assets for a run, We feel we have a deep team here, but it’s my job to see what we else we can do here”
David Pagnotta: Sakic to the media yesterday.
– Avs in market for goalie. “Ultimately, we’d like to see if we can add a depth goalie for protection.”
– Avs not against trading 1st RD pick, but “I’d rather not.” Prefers “hockey trade.”
– “We’re not here just looking short term.”
“He said, “Marc’s daughter goes to CU” and just left at that with a grin.”
— Mike Chambers (@MikeChambers) February 20, 2020
Does GM Joe Sakic enter the pricey sellers’ trade market? Do they just shift things around internally to see if they can hold on?
It will be a challenge to improve now, and keep an on the future with regards to the prospects/picks to give up, as well as their future salary cap.
Jared Clinton of The Hockey News: The Colorado Avalanche will have some tough decisions to make with regards to their injury situation. What could they add and how high a price would they go?
They should be thinking a top-six forward after the injuries to Rantanen and Kadri.
The Avs have a ton of flexibility with close to $28.7 million in projected deadline salary cap space. They won’t require sending a contract or two back in any deal if they don’t want to.
Trade chips the Avalanche have are A.J. Greer, Shane Bowers, Logan O’Connor and Calle Rosen. Going big would put Bowen Byram, Alex Newhook, and Martin Kaut in talks, though moving any of those three seems unlikely.