The Long Shots For Matt Duchene

I first discussed the front runners in the Matt Duchene sweepstakes and dissected potential trade scenarios. That blog can be viewed here: https://avalancheavenue.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/the-front-runners-for-matt-duchene/ I then took a look at the dark horses who may be under the radar that could potentially land Duchene. The dark horse teams in pursuit of Duchene and possible trade scenarios … Continue reading The Long Shots For Matt Duchene

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The Dark Horses For Matt Duchene

In my previous piece, I looked at the front runners for a potential Matt Duchene blockbuster trade and discussed possible trade scenarios. That blog can be seen here: https://avalancheavenue.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/the-front-runners-for-matt-duchene/ Now I will take a look at the dark horse candidates, the teams lurking in the shadows who could pry Duchene out of Denver. Again, I'll … Continue reading The Dark Horses For Matt Duchene

Depth Chart Before Free Agency / Contract Situations

The Expansion Draft has passed, the NHL Entry Level Draft has passed, but July 1's Free Agent Frenzy has not. The Avalanche's roster remains pretty much the same as it did when they finished the season with the worst record in the NHL since the turn of the century. Avalanche GM Joe Sakic has said … Continue reading Depth Chart Before Free Agency / Contract Situations

Avs Take Makar, 2017 Draft Class

Although the Colorado Avalanche ended up on the losing end of the Draft Lottery process, in the end they got the player they truly coveted. With the 4th overall pick in the 2017 Entry Level Draft, the Colorado Avalanche chose dynamic offensive defenseman Cale Makar. Makar, 18, played the last two seasons with the Brooks … Continue reading Avs Take Makar, 2017 Draft Class