How much disposable income do the Avs have?
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10-30-2003, 11:25 AM
Join Date: May 2003
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I was watching the FLames/Avs game a couple nights ago and something the announcers said stuck in my mind. How the Avs lack their foot soldiers. They lack the specialists on their 3rd line, which could be a contributing reason to their less than stellar start and why they aren't a favorite right now for the cup.
Then I was thinking, its not like there aren't any of these 3rd and 4th liners available (and for cheap now). Guys like Thomas, Corson, Graves and Oates would be perfect for a team like Colorado. They have the scoring up front, but they could add these heart and soul grinders to give them that extra dimension.
Just a thought. But how much extra money would they be willing to spend?
The problem isn't with the Avs lack of quality "foot soldiers" but more with recent rash of injuries.
The Avs currently have Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, and Peter Worrell out with injuries. Marek Svatos and Riku Hahl have been lost potentially for the season.
When Kariya and Selanne return, the Avs third line will consist of Andrei Nikolishin-Steve Konowalchuk-Dan Hinote, which compares favorably to some of the better 3rd line checking units in the league. Peter Worrell will slide in on the fourth line probably with players such as Cody McCormack, Brad Larsen, or Charlie Stephens. Their fourth line could use a decent centerman, but other than that, they don't have problems that a return to health wouldn't cure.
Let me guess who made the above statement about the Avs....it was probably none other than Pierre McGuire.
Pierre McGuire seems to think the Avs are the worst team in the league.
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