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03-08-2013, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Foppa2118 View Post
He is not untouchable. It all depends on the package, or the D coming back. I think there's a chance you may end up getting surprised.
While anybody could be traded, it would have to be a significant package or deal to see him move. The Avs main MO is to trade from a position of strength or to acquire players that are being sold "low". The Avs have an abundance of marginal Ds and a lot of goalie prospects. To move Barrie would create a hole in the talented offensive Ds that they have. Barrie made Shattenkirk expendable. Elliott does not make Barrie expendable as they are different types of offensive Ds and are right handed. After them you have nothing like them. The potential of EJ, Barrie and Elliott down the right side is something to look forward to as a possibility. The left side is full from the NHL level to the minors with no top pairing D. Plenty of other movable assets that's not Barrie...especially prospect wise to a team like the BJs who are looking for youth.

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