Thread: Proposal: Florida - Colorado - L.A.
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02-15-2011, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by hedgeduck View Post
Since Colorado was third to last in the league in 2009 and drafted Duchene overall, unloaded several valuable veterans (see Smyth, Ryan) and their heart and soul captain retired. Just because they were the 8th seed last year doesn't mean they're rebuilding. We'll probably end up behind 12th in the west this year.
Smyth was a salary move. Sakic retiring is just timing. And 2009 was a bad year followed by a year where they made the playoffs again. Avs management hasn't shown an clear indications of a rebuild mentality. They would not have made trades for the likes of plugs such as Fleischmann or Hunwick otherwise.

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