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02-11-2013, 11:42 AM
Pierce Hawthorne
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Was watching some Mckinnon and Drouin highlights today and it got me thinking. I think those 2 would be much better if they were to stick together in the NHL Some how. They know what each other is gonna do so well and they find each other so easily, reminded me a lot of the Sedins.

If the Avs own pick ends up in the #1 or #2 spot, I think we should really try to trade whatever we can to move into the Top 3 with another pick to try and get both of those guys.

Trade Jones for a 1st at the deadline to a team like PIT or NYR, the pick likely ends up in the 25 range. I would then do Oreilly/Stastny + the 25th + one of Sgarbossa/Elliott/Barrie to get into the Top 3? I dunno if that would be enough, but an offense that looks like this next year would be unreal:

Landeskog - Duchene - McGinn
Drouin - Stastny/Oreilly - Mackinnon
Downie - Mitchell - Hejduk(?)
McCleod - Olver - Bordeleau

Defense would still be a weak point, but hopefully by next year Barrie or Elliott would be ready to play a bigger role. We would also have some cap flexibility to go out and sign a decent Top 4 puck mover for the time being.

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