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04-30-2013, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BertCorbeau View Post

However, do they really need more offense? Yzerman might make a hard push to get Jones for their ailing defense core, but it'd probably take a lot for the Aves to budge at this point since its their need too
I think the Avs 100% won't be trading the pick, and will be drafting Jones. It's by far their biggest team need, and there's no way any team will offer them something good enough to pass up the opportunity to get Jones.

As for TB, I think they would trade a package including guys like Purcell/Connolly/Vasilevski to try and bring in a top pairing Dman way before they would move the 3rd overall pick (likely Drouin). They have the trade pieces to acquire a top pairing Dman if they want to without giving up Drouin, which I think makes sense.

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