Isn't Stastny's decline in production linked to the Stewart trade? Just looking at his stats, it seems like that is the reason. IMO, better linemates for Stastny means better production.
That's pretty close but,
Stastny put up 33 points in the last 41 regular season games he played.. That puts him at a .805 PPG%. Then in the Worlds he put up 9 points in 8 games.
I think we have a little more than straws to grasp at when it comes to wanting to wait to see what he does this season.
Like I said.. Deadline next year at the earliest unless it's an offer that forces a yes. That means quality not quantity.. We have enough good players that our only two needs are a #1/#2 defender and a top line winger.
Not exactly an easy asking price for Stastny at this point. So we wait..
Remember that Stewart was playing like **** after the injury when he was on Stastny's line. Stewart is not some sort of magical elixir. He would be if he played a true power forward game but he doesn't so it is what it is.
Uh, we know what Stewart playing like **** looks like, you guys don't.
stastny seems to need big wingers to be succesfull first stewart and now mcginn, the avs have kind of babied duchene giving him the best wingers up untill the first month of this year, i really want to see a full year of stastny jones and mcginn before trading him, i actually think a pairing of lando and stastny would be best for both of their productions
A left wing of some sort seeing as the Blues are short on Colorado's other big need - top pairing defenseman - save for Alex Pietrangelo.
David Perron makes sense, but I don't know how eager Avalanche management would be to trade away it's center depth for a player with concussion issues so recently after parting ways with Peter Mueller.