Except that Colorado couldnt get 1st overall for Siemens and a 2013 1st. Might not fit the team needs but the value is there. Neither player had great seasons last year
That's my point. Neither trade is very close value wise. Siemens is very likely the Avs most untouchable and valuable prospect to the team because of his upside as a big, fast, LHD.
Now I like Gaunce a lot,more than some Avs fans, but he's definitely much more likely to be traded than Siemens.
That said, neither one is going to be moved for another winger that doesn't have first line sniping skills. With Downie, McGinn, Landeskog, Mueller, Jones and Olver the Avs have a lot of good, well rounded wingers, so they don't really need another one. Top line goal scorer like Eberle would be a completely different discussion, but a guy like Paajarvi isn't that exciting to an Avs team that fell just short of the playoffs this season and wants to make it in next season.
Don't want Pääjärvi. Didn't like him as a player when he played in Sweden and nothing of what I have seen from him in North America has changed that view. His offense is based on a few very inefficient moves. He does the exact same things now as he did when he was 16-17 years old.
I used to think of him as a rich mans Viktor Stålberg, but I'm starting to think that might be unfair to Stålberg.
I feel like most things I know in-depth about players in the NHL, I know from reading your posts.