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Gustav Nyquist Could Be A Trade Option For The Colorado Avalanche

Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic writes about some possible trades leading up to the trade deadline...

A lot will depend on where Colorado is in the standings closer to the Feb. 25 deadline but rest assured the idea of adding some secondary scoring would be the prime objective if the Avs decide to pull the trigger. Teams that have heard from the Avs aren’t sure yet how committed Colorado might be to making that kind of move. But there’s been chatter.

This is what I think: The Avs aren’t going to spend high-end, future assets in exchange for a big-name rental player. My sense is GM Joe Sakic and his front office still have the bigger picture in mind as far as where this team is headed over the next few years. They’ve got more coming in the system. They’ve got the Senators first-round pick this June in addition to their own. They’re going to be a really good team....

Gustav Nyquist, 29, $4.75 million AAV, UFA July 1

He’s having a nice year for the struggling Red Wings. But he’s got a full no-trade clause. Also, it’s not out of the question he re-signs. His camp is slated to speak again with Wings management later this month.

more ($$$) names, more destinations...

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Nyquist for the Senators first round pick. DONE. LOL

Posted by evileye on 01/11/19 at 11:50 AM ET

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Max Bultman of The Atheltic,

Nyquist is in the middle of a standout season for Detroitwith 37 points in 45 games — his best campaign since he notched 48 in 57 in 2013-14. He’s been playing on the Red Wings’ top line with Dylan Larkin and has been one of the team’s bright spots on a night-to-night basisBut as the Red Wings move further along in their rebuildthe attention is increasingly turning to what the former fourth-round pick might draw in a trade — assumingof coursethat he does waive that no-trade clause in the end.

The answer to that question always depends on endless variables — how many teams are contendingWhich others are sellingWhich comparable players are made availableHow many assets do buying teams haveIt goes on and on.

Sowith that in mindwe looked into a handful of teams whose lineups could benefit from a Nyquist trade, and broke down how they might fit as a trade partner for Detroit

more ($$$) and the Avs are not mentioned….

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/11/19 at 12:12 PM ET

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