In-season Proposals, Rumors, Free Agents & Roster Moves (related topics here) XXX
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11-28-2012, 10:27 PM
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It hasn't been 5 years since Smyth, Hannan, Clark, Liles, Arnason, Wolski, Svatos, et al were on this team. It makes no sense to really try to project 5 years ahead. Of all our current D prospects, I imagine 2 might be on the team long term - one of elliot/barrie and possibly siemens. Rest will either fail to make it, or be traded.
The good news is that the Avs seem to know when to sell high (or at least sell) on a prospect/young player. We have seen some highly/somewhat regarded prospects and younger players moved very early into their careers for something of value. We have seen Cohen, Williams, Stewart, Galiardi, Wolski and others (Quincey even) moved for something of use/value. Other than say Stoa and Hensick, the Avs are quick to cut ties with most of the players they don't see in the long term plan and even then we don't know if there was a market for those two anyways. If Elliott, Gaunce and some of the other young guys are still around after this season then there is the chance the Avs view them as long term players for them.
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