11 aoû 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ChiHawk</b></div><div>Whoa, hang on....that's all over the map. Take a guy like Stastny and he's in cap dump territory or Dzingel. I mean I get what you're trying to say, but as always, there are far fewer available players available then potentially available; Tatar, Ehlers and Laine jump off the page here.
Hard to say what will happen in a partial season, might even end up getting cancelled, especially when revenues aren't there for the lesser teams. I think Saad is a perfect fit for the Avs and mainly because of his defensive play and PK play which is a need for the Avs and not so much pure offense.</div></div>
Yeah obviously available players are gonna range in value a lot, just trying to put into perspective the number of Fs available compared to the number of teams looking to add them. Not all of those guys will be moved, but not for a lack of trying to move them (I admit Tatar/Laine/Ehlers probably to a lesser extent than others, but you get the point).
I don't disagree that Saad would be a good add, I'm just saying there will likely be similar quality players available for a fraction of the price you're asking for Saad, or even for free (trade asset wise) via free agency
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ChiHawk</b></div><div>So the interesting thing about never trading a 1st, was the Avs were never in position for a very serious cup run until now. Until the last 2 seasons (this one included), it's been 10 years and more since the Avs were in the conversation for a cup. For a team with a bunch of young talent coming together that can make a run, the first round picks don't matter nearly as much as adding a big piece to compete. That's why you haven't seen Sakic trade a 1st.</div></div>
Thats definitely a fair point, but even in the last 3 seasons where the Avs made the playoffs Sakic has never traded more than a 3rd at the deadline. I think thats a testiment to how patient/stubborn he is when looking to add players for short term gain. I dont think Saad is the type of player that will get him to move a 1st for.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ChiHawk</b></div><div>You aren't getting any of these guys for just a 1st; maybe Palmieri. I would be shocked if Hall signs a 1 year but I'd suppose anything is possible. TBL is interesting with what they are going to do. The UFA market besides Taffoli, Hall and Hoffman is not rich and Hoffman is definitely not a player the Avs should want for their system. Taffoli could be a good fit.</div></div>
Hall, Dadonov, Toffoli, Hoffman, Saad, Tatar, Palmieri, Killorn, Palat, Johnson, Stepan, Stastny, Anderson, Laine/Ehlers, JVR, Dzingel, Johnsson, Kessel, Bozak, Hornqvist, Athanasiou, Smith, Namestnikov, Granlund, etc.
All Fs who could potentially be available this offseason. To be fair, not all of them would be good targets for COL, and the prices for them vary a lot, but the sheer number of them available is enough to flood the market. With a flat cap and many teams cutting salary it will definitely be a buyers market. Im confident there will be some available for cheap, and thats where Sakic should look first before looking to give up a 1st