Some commerce choices for the Colorado Avalanche
Peter Baugh of The Athletic: The Colorado Avalanche could possibly be wanting so as to add some ahead assist earlier than the deadline, and perhaps a depth defenseman.
The large-swing heart
Ryan O’Reilly – St. Louis Blues – $7.5 million cap hit – pending UFA – O’Reilly hopes to stay in St. Louis and should not get moved, however the Blues are sellers. The Avs have been hesitant to pay a excessive worth for leases over 30 years previous.
Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks – $10.5 million cap hit – pending UFA – Will Toews need to be traded? The Avs could must get one other crew concerned to retain wage. Patrick Kane would price extra and never be a positional match, however the Avs aren’t afraid to discover totally different concepts.
Sean Monahan – Montreal Canadiens – $6.375 million – pending UFA – He’s been out for nearly two months and can be an harm concern.
James van Riemsdyk – Philadelphia Flyers – $7 million – pending UFA – Not a middle however may add scoring to their top-six.
Max Domi – Chicago Blackhawks – $3 million – pending UFA – Might be a middle-six possibility.
Tyler Bertuzzi – Detroit Crimson Wings – $4.75 million – pending UFA – Accidents this season has restricted him to 17 video games – just one aim and 4 assists. 62 level in 68 video games final yr.
Luke Schenn – Vancouver Canucks – $850,000 – pending UFA – Acquisition price could also be to excessive for the right-handed defenseman on that contract.
Jack Johnson – Chicago Blackhawks – $950,000 – pending UFA – Wouldn’t price a lot and are conversant in him.
The St. Louis Blues have some forwards who could possibly be on the transfer
Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic: The St. Louis Blues hit the All-Star break/bye week on a five-game dropping skid, however that doesn’t imply Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko shall be traded by the point their season resumes on February eleventh.
O’Reilly could have his foot checked out by docs this week to see if he can begin skating quickly. Tarasenko has a no-trade clause and may take his time on the place he needs to go. Might the Blues get a greater return now or nearer to the deadline?
Blues possession most likely doesn’t need to pay Craig Burebe over $7 million over the subsequent two and half years to not coach.
O’Reilly stated there was some contract talks with the Blues, so him signing an extension can’t be dominated out. In the event that they commerce O’Reilly, they might get a participant, draft decide and prospect however at a lesser worth than what the Vancouver Canucks acquired for Bo Horvat.
Since Tarasenko is a winger and never a middle, their commerce worth tends to be decrease.