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01-06-2013, 12:28 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Perhaps those Jerome Iginla 'rumors' will finally kick in and Iggy will join the avs for a few seasons to replace Hejduk as the vet with experience on the roster? Calgary may finally have to part ways with him unless they make some other deep cuts. Seems a logical fit for the Avs since he could perhaps be signed to a 2-3 year deal, thus freeing up cap space and/or making him tradable by the time the Avs young core starts to really reach for big money.
Beyond that, I suspect the Avs will attempt to shed at least one vet D man + O'Byrne (unless he has a major breakout year) and add a top 2-3 D man with some experience and reputation. There also may be a need to get another vet goalie to backup Varly depending on how Giggy plays and the young guys progress.
Another possibility is that the Avs head into this seasons trade deadline in the middle of the pack....take a risk and add a guy like Corey Perry if the Ducks decide to unload one of the big contracts...then try as hard to get a upgrade on D...and roll the dice on a Cup in the short season...the flip side to that is if they struggle, there is likely to be a huge desire/willingness to overpay at the deadline because there may be teams super willing to risk it big to win right now to draw fans back in and/or because they need to do it right now for cap/age/ufa reasons.
I think the Avs have just about as good of a shot as anyone due to the fact that this is largly a returning roster with chemistry, they are young, and several key cogs have been playing in Europe or other leagues and playing well....Varly and Duchene come to mind... and of course Lando, Stastny, and a few others. Most of the Avs AHL depth has also been getting some quality ice time and had a good chunk of time to grow.
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