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Should we trade Stastny/ROR? Or keep BIG 3 together?

View Poll Results: What to do with center situation?
Keep BIG 3 together (Stastny, Duchene, O'Reilly), build team around those guys. 31 27.93%
Trade O'Reilly, Re-sign Stastny, try to get good pieces back for ROR in a trade. 8 7.21%
Trade Stastny next trade deadline or Draft for good defenseman or winger. 54 48.65%
Trade O'Reilly AND Stastny, start re-building again as Matt Duchene #1 center. 18 16.22%
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04-10-2013, 03:44 PM
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So if we trade Stastny, do we need another third line center or are you comfortable with Mitchell?

Duchene
O'Reilly
Mitchell
Malone/Olver

I cringe at the thought of one of the top two centers getting injured. We'd be up **** creek without a paddle. I guess we could hope one of Hishon/Sgarbossa being ready to play in the NHL.

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04-10-2013, 03:46 PM
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So if we trade Stastny, do we need another third line center or are you comfortable with Mitchell?

Duchene
O'Reilly
Mitchell
Malone/Olver

I cringe at the thought of one of the top two centers getting injured. We'd be up **** creek without a paddle. I guess we could hope one of Hishon/Sgarbossa being ready to play in the NHL.
Would probably want a better long term option, but wouldn't most teams be screwed without one of their top two centers?

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04-10-2013, 04:08 PM
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So if we trade Stastny, do we need another third line center or are you comfortable with Mitchell?

Duchene
O'Reilly
Mitchell
Malone/Olver

I cringe at the thought of one of the top two centers getting injured. We'd be up **** creek without a paddle. I guess we could hope one of Hishon/Sgarbossa being ready to play in the NHL.
Mitchell should be the fourth line center, Colorado still needs to upgrade with a gritty guy as the third line c, imo.

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04-10-2013, 04:09 PM
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Nucks
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Sharks
Hawks
Blues
Kings
Bruins
Sens
Caps (maybe, arguably)

This teams could handle it imo. They would be hurt but still make the playoffs.

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04-10-2013, 04:12 PM
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Mitchell should be the fourth line center, Colorado still needs to upgrade with a gritty guy as the third line c, imo.
Lots of teams need those. They are hard to come by. I don't see realistic trade option out there.

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04-10-2013, 04:44 PM
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If we can sign a guy like Boyd Gordon or trade for Dave Bolland, then I think we could move Stastny.

Otherwise, we need to keep the 3 strong C's and keep the 3 effective lines rather then just 2.

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04-10-2013, 04:48 PM
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Would probably want a better long term option, but wouldn't most teams be screwed without one of their top two centers?
Exactly. When we had Sakic and Forsberg, Forsberg was often out. Sucks, but it happens. YOu just have to live with it.

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04-10-2013, 04:53 PM
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Mitchell is terrible, he better not be our third line center.

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04-10-2013, 04:56 PM
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IMO Mitchell shouldn't be a real option on the 3rd line. He is a 4th liner that can pop in a few goals from time to time that can play in a higher role to fill in for injuries. If he had half of a hockey brain he could be a top 6 player with his hands and shot. He is extremely frustrating to watch with the puck... almost constantly makes a bad decision.

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Mitchell is terrible, he better not be our third line center.
Agreed. Don't get what the obsession with Boyd Gordon is either. Worse version of Jay McClement who really wasn't anything special.

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04-10-2013, 05:05 PM
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Agreed. Don't get what the obsession with Boyd Gordon is either. Worse version of Jay McClement who really wasn't anything special.
He'd be a great 4th line center with first PK duties, nothing else.

Mitchell sucks period. Good shot, nothing for brains.

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04-10-2013, 05:10 PM
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Mitchell is terrible, he better not be our third line center.
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Agreed.
And to think that just a month ago Mitchell was seen as the new McGinn.

Hopefully, it won't be too long before McGinn becomes the new Mitchell.

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04-10-2013, 05:11 PM
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I seriously think Hishon will be in the league next year. Throw him on center on the 3rd line give him some sheltered minutes. Use ROR as second line shutdown/scoring line and utilize Duchene on the first as a scoring line.

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04-10-2013, 05:22 PM
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I seriously think Hishon will be in the league next year. Throw him on center on the 3rd line give him some sheltered minutes. Use ROR as second line shutdown/scoring line and utilize Duchene on the first as a scoring line.
Would be great. Love the kid. But I just fear that his NHL career will not be a particularly long one. The Avs don't have much luck when it comes to injury prone players.
And I believe that he will be a winger for us anyways.


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04-10-2013, 05:24 PM
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We need a line of Olver - Sgarbossa - Hishon. A bunch of annoying midgets who piss the other team off.

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04-10-2013, 05:51 PM
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And to think that just a month ago Mitchell was seen as the new McGinn.

Hopefully, it won't be too long before McGinn becomes the new Mitchell.
Haven't been much of a fan of his the entire time. Wasn't as upset when he was scoring, but I was very vocal about how poor defensively he was when he got here.

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04-10-2013, 05:55 PM
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Agreed, Mitchell is bad and Gordon is also someone who should be a 4th line C.

We need a better option at 3C or else we're in for another bad season. Since it'd far from our only hole we wouldn't be able to compensate for it. Not to mention the inevitable injuries coming.

Honestly if we do get lucky enough to draft Jones, I'd try to sign a complimentary vet like Scuderi or Streit and if we did trade a center I would try to target a package that included a cheaper center, rather than focus on a dman. In the much more likely scenario where we don't get Jones I'm not sure what to do. I guess a Mackinnon or Barkov would make a center expendable.

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04-10-2013, 06:41 PM
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I say trade them both and go Duchene-MacKinnon up the middle. Or... trade whoever wants more money. Still draft MacKinnon.

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Let's not get ahead of ourselves.. Keep all three until we get rid of Sacco and fix our defensive core, play better next season, re-evaluate the situation at the trade deadline.

Stastny's contract allows better return unless his game reaches a new low, O'Reilly can finally be traded, Duchene is untouchable..

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I like O'Reilly in the #2 spot more than Stastny, and they are probably going to have to trade to get the kind of defenseman they need. Not to mention the uncertainty of how much he wants to stay after next season. That's why I'm not opposed to trading Staz, even before seeing what he would look like under a new coach.

O'Reilly is a better big game player IMO, and better defensively. Staz has never shown me much of that big game mentality, he's just mild mannered and goes about business as usual. Doesn't seem as driven. That's why O'Reilly's a better fit behind a #1 like Duchene to me.

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04-10-2013, 07:20 PM
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Heart - I think we should keep Staz and Duchene
Head - Keep Radar and Duchene.

I just dont really see RoR the same at all anymore..

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04-10-2013, 09:54 PM
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Where's the trade Duchene option?


Keep all 3 for sure IMO. Strong center depth is always a huge key for the top contending teams.

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04-10-2013, 09:58 PM
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Where's the trade Duchene option?


Keep all 3 for sure IMO. Strong center depth is always a huge key for the top contending teams.
Yeah, but when the rest of the team isn't good enough, strong center depth won't help much. It didn't get the team in the playoffs next year, and it won't this year. You can't pay that much money to 3 centers if they just aren't getting you anywhere, particularly when there are glaring needs at other positions.

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Depth, defense and goaltending wins chamionships. Keep him around. He'll have a lesser contract and does have the ability to bring a line together, put up some points and play a great 2 way game. The team is better for having him.

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Voted to trade Stastny and ROR both.

Would rather have prospects back. I think we're gonna blow up this team in 3-4 years anyways. And even if we don't, I'm not convinced we're going to spend to the cap to get to the next level.

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