Thread: Proposal: Colorado/Calgary/Pittsburgh
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02-24-2013, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by JoemAvs View Post
Ugh. The problem is that I dislike it valuewise first and foremost. If Sherman can not get more for ROR + Elliott+ Jones+ 2nd, he should be fired (not the same thing with Shero because Sherm should be fired anyways )
The second problem is that you somehow want to give up big value for Orpik right now who does nothing for the Avs down the line.
Why? Only to finish with the 12th pick and not the 10th pick for the next 2 years?
Orpik will not be a 1st pairing dman anymore when we contend in a few years. But you want to pay that top pairing price tag for him right now.
But why do you have that mentality? Why must it always be for the future? Can we not acquire a player who is going to help us right away? Does it HAVE to be for a player who is going to help us when we contend as well. If that's the case, the Avs are better off trading for a player like Michael Del Zotto, or Jake Gardiner, or Keith Yandle, but I doubt any of those GM's trades for O'Reilly straight up like that. Sather most likely won't even bother with O'Reilly, the Avs add if its Yandle, and Gardiner is beloved in T.O.

Also, as to your analogy of finishing with the 12th pick instead of the 10th; were we not in the playoff hunt all of last season? Up until the last 5 or 6 games when we fell apart down the stretch? Whose to say that this team can't realistically make the playoffs? If the trade hypothetically happened, a lineup of:

McLeod/Mitchell/Olver or Bordeleau


Of course this depends on whether or not Johnson and Wilson can come back sooner rather than later this season, but I like that lineup, I like what I've seen from Palushaj so far albeit a very limited sample size. I know Sacco would never approve of these lines but its what I would do if the trade happened

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