Thread: Speculation: Winnipeg trade?
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02-26-2012, 10:01 AM
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Drury_Sakic
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Originally Posted by CB Joe View Post
Looking over the Winnipeg roster I'm really baffled at what Colorado would target.

The obvious need is defence, but Bogosian, Byfuglien, and Enstrom would be too pricey. That leaves Hainsey, Oduya, Jones, and Stuart, but Stuart is signed for another 3 years so it's unlikely he's the target. Oduya and Jones would be the more obvious targets since they are UFA's at seasons end, but are they really much of an upgrade? Hainsey would be a nice addition to the Avs, he is signed for another year at 4.5m, but is only due 3m in salary. However I think Hainsey is performing well for the Jets and don't see why they would trade him.
It does not have to be an upgrade per say, it could be a depth move. The Avs D is probably set at


O'Brien-Johnson
Wilson-Elliott
O'Byrne-Hedja

when healthy. I just don't see the Avs investing in anyone else at this point that is a clear step up. What I do see is them looking for someone that is better and more steady than Barrie, Hunwick, or Gaunce (the 3 guys next in line) on the bench.

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