Avalanche looking to re tool for the future???

The Denver Post provides some interesting insight into the end of the Avalanche season. It is speculated that the Avalanche may be looking to “fix for the future” instead of shopping for the now. Of note in this article is that it appears that the Av’s G.M. is wanting to talk contract extension with Joe Sakic and is possibly shopping Marek Svatos.

Possible solutions for the future center around UFA shopping season this summer. Some of the names mentioned include Chris Drury, Daniel Briere, Pavel Datsyuk or even Peter Forsberg.

Read the whole article here

http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche/ci_5256675


19 Responses to Avalanche looking to re tool for the future???

  1. DeathCab says:

    I like the idea of the Avs building for the future, instead of trying to make half-hearted attempts year after year, but shopping Marek Svatos????  From everything I've seen, this is a solid future / current top 6 forward, and this guy has plenty of years left to boot!  It just seems a little counter-productive to the whole rebuilding thing to dump a young talent like Svatos.

  2. bleedingblu says:

    I thought Svatos would be a part of the Avs future?

  3. Raaper says:

    Awesome article. I have watched Svatos and if he wants a new contract in Denver he better pick up his game of bye bye. Sign Drury and Datsyk and build them with Joe for the future. Play Jose down the whole stretch this year and let him show if he still has it or not. Give up on this year it is pretty mcuh done any way. GO AVS GO
    Love this team and organization but you got to do what you got to do so go and do it rebuild

  4. avalanchuk says:

    its looking like were not gonna make the playoffs so this is a good idea i would trade svatos but the problem isnt offense its defense….although i wouldnt mind getting drury back or briere or datsyuk i would rather sign scott hannan and/or depending on how much room we have left another d-man or one of those forwards…..right now trade svatos for a defensemen like boynton from phoenix who is not a ufa after the season

  5. FlyerzFan12 says:

    Does anyone know the Avs cap situation for next season?  Obviously depends on who gets dealt and what not, but what is it expected to be or is right now?

  6. brocarl99 says:

    So far, the Avs have 11 players under contract for next year and a total cap hit of 20.097 millions.

  7. wingerxxx says:

    Ok, if they are wanting to build for the future, why would they shop Marek Svatos?  Hejduk, I could understand.  Not Svatos. 

    But yes, it's obvious that they need to start rebuilding.  Sakic is a freak, he's still an elite NHL center.  But they desperately need more depth.  Bringing Forsberg or even Drury back would be a huge spark that is needed. 

  8. goleafsgo16 says:

    Leafs should get Svatos, he struggling this season so we should get him while his value isn't quite as much, because has boatload of potential.

    To Colorado:
    Ian White
    2nd round pick
    3rd round pick
    4th round pick

    To Toronto:
    Marek Svatos

  9. Raaper says:

    No Forsberg no no no no
    Drury yes yes yes yes yes
    Trade for Vincent from TB

  10. Raaper says:

    Get a life and get off any AVALANCHE post on this site moron

  11. Raaper says:

    I would go after a guy like Hanna like you say as well as a guy like Drury. Hit both needs defense and depth up front. I would also like to see them try get 1 of the big three out of TB

  12. SensShark says:

    Hahahahahahahahah….just what the leafs need to do give away more picks! You know I can actually see JFJ doing this……

  13. Raaper says:

    Hey maybe I was a bit harsh but I am sick and f&**ing tired of every post turning into the sick discussion about the F^&*ing Leafs blow it already life is more than the Leafs

  14. iginla012 says:

    then get lost

  15. leaferdude2 says:

    yeah really. get lost! i haven't seen you contribute to htr very much.and if you're new,i'd keep my mouth shut for a while. if you don't have anything intelligent to say,please go away.god some people piss me off.

  16. leaferdude2 says:

    yeah really. get lost! i haven't seen you contribute to htr very much.and if you're new,i'd keep my mouth shut for a while. if you don't have anything intelligent to say,please go away.god some people piss me off.

  17. leaferdude2 says:

    yeah really. get lost! i haven't seen you contribute to htr very much.and if you're new,i'd keep my mouth shut for a while. if you don't have anything intelligent to say,please go away.god some people piss me off.

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