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Avalanche Should Move Paul Stastny

from Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post,

Hey, didn’t you used to be the Colorado Avalanche? If the forgotten team in Denver sports wants back in the conversation and back in the Stanley Cup playoffs, start here: Trade center Paul Stastny.

We look at the Avs now and yawn. This is not all Stastny’s fault….

What Colorado needs is a rock-solid goalie the Avs have been missing since Patrick Roy walked out that door eight long years ago.

So how does trading Stastny for Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick strike you?

Should the Kings, definitely in the market for a top-level forward, be reluctant to part with Quick, then maybe they would deal Jonathan Bernier, a former first-round draft choice who has shown great potential.

If Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman has not already been on the telephone with Kings management, then he should consider this the best free advice received all year.

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SK77's avatar

Or, uh, what if the Dive had not pissed off Craig Anderson and traded him away for diddly-squat?

Check out hockeydb and weep. Anderson’s numbers are just as good, if not better, than Quick/Bernier, and you’d even get to keep Stastny ... son of a former franchise hero.

Posted by SK77 on 06/22/11 at 01:28 PM ET

awould's avatar

Colorado sucks. They inherited a champion caliber team and were instant hockey snobs. Then the lockout happened and that GM they all loved turned out to be not so good at contracts and salary caps and they slowly diminished into obscurity.

Letting Anderson go was a big mistake. Letting Stastny go would be too.

Posted by awould on 06/22/11 at 01:50 PM ET

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Everyone beat me to it, they had a rock solid goalie in Anderson and inexplicably traded him.  Not that I’m complaining since I hate the Avalanche.

Posted by Devils In The Details on 06/22/11 at 02:19 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

This is silly, LA isn’t going to give up Quick or Bernier for Stastny.

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 06/22/11 at 05:28 PM ET

SYF's avatar

True, hockeychic, but the Kings need another scoring forward to complement Kopitar.  When he went down, they depended too much on their young defensemen to pick up the scoring slack.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 06/22/11 at 05:31 PM ET

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