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03-18-2013, 10:56 AM
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The Hunt for EJ's Left Handed Man

We as the de facto front office of the HFB Avalanche have been discussing this for a while. The time has come to narrow it down and make our move so we can have a player in place to start next year. With the deadline approaching its time to prepare. I foresee this being a move that is made after the end of the season and the lottery however.

I am more Accountant than Scout, so all I could do was raid the rosters of every team and put a list of players together that fit around our core age group and look to fit the mold of what has already been discussed in other threads. Also all players are LH, did not evaluate RH for this list.

While the list is long, I'm sure there are some players who I've overlooked or over valued.

I see us currently having 2 primary Assets to trade, either of which may return some extra in a package or have to be added to in order to land the best fit:
-Paul Stastny
-2013 1st Round Pick

I truly believe this should be the #1 priority of the team this off-season

I've made a list, but its up to the Smarter Hockey guys in our organization to narrow it down. (cap# x yrs remaining starting 2013-2014), [age if outside of target range <28]

Top Tier: (likely unattainable or would carry a heavy cost)
C. Fowler(4x5), OEL(5.5x6), J. Johnson(4.357x5), R. McDonagh(RFA), Alzner(RFA), Hedman(4x4), Josi(RFA),

Second Tier: (Likely attainable at a reasonable cost, not necessarily elite)
Yandle(5.25x3), Edler (5x6), Kulikov(2.5x1,RFA), Staal, Hjalmarsson(3.5x1), Tyutin[30](4.5x5), Enstrom[28](5.75x5)

Third Tier: (Attainable with + coming back as well, Risk to never be a true #2)
Wiercioch(RFA), Nikitin(2.15x1), Sbisa(2.175x2), Emelin(2x1), Sekera(2.75x2), Leddy(RFA), Erixon (ELCx1), Goligoski(4.6x3), B. Smith(RFA), Kindl(RFA),

UFA: Smid, Hainsey (32),

Prospects Could start as 3rd pairing to get their legs before moving up to first replacing Wilson
(I am not able to say how close they are to NHL ready so this list may be off):
Beaulieu, Rielly, Gormley, Murray, Merrill, Moore, Oleksiak,


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