Thread: Proposal: blockbuster pens-col
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02-28-2013, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Farkas View Post
What's the argument about...?

The OP's proposal sucks noodles and robs the Avs of a competent defenseman, something they are on short supply of right now. The Avs won't trade him unless there's significant overpayment involved because, well, he was the center piece of a blockbuster trade not long ago. And the whole, "we need at least one guy trying to keep pucks out besides Varlamov" thing...the surrounding discussion thereafter seems fairly trivial...

Adding the injured Steve Downie to help our playoff push seems questionable at best.

If our staff liked ROB or SOB more than, say, Engelland, then you offer a little something for either of them. If they wanted a slightly bigger fish, maybe you inquire about Jan Hejda, but again, that might further infringe on the Avs ability to not let the opponent walk all over their zone...

Despres-Letang
Orpik-Martin
Hejda-Niskanen
Bortuzzo

That wouldn't be bad to go into the playoffs with if Despres can hang...I guess we'll never know if he has to sit and watch Engelland crap up the works all day...

Is Hejda available or aren't you guys to that point yet? (In terms of handing the D over to the youth fully)
I don't think the team would like to deal Hejda. He and Barrie have formed a good little pairing in EJ's absence and would make a good second pairing if we ever get that EJ partner on the top pairing. After EJ the drop off to Hejda, Barrie and Wilson is steep, but the drop from them to SOB, ROB and Zanon is even bigger.

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