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03-15-2013, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by CobraAcesS View Post
Who would you rather have? Yandle or Monahan/Nurse/Shinkaruk/Mantha ? Basically #5-10th over all picks... There is way way more offense in this draft than high end defensive help.
Okay, well, offensive help is a definite need on this team. At least on the wings. And maybe at center too if things fall apart with O'Reilly again. And the Avs have to be wary of their salary structure going forward. Adding a Keith Yandle--good as he is--will not help that endeavor.

Only way I'd want to part with our first rounder is if I knew we were getting a surefire Norris-caliber defender in return, which wouldn't happen, I know.

So no, the Avs have already traded out of the first round of too many drafts recently. They need to stay the course here. A defense built around EJ/Hejda/Barrie/Elliott/Siemens and whatever FA signing or trade we make in the next couple seasons could be good without giving up that valuable first rounder.

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