Dater – The Avs could by buyers at the deadline

If the Avalanche is in the playoff hunt when the deadline presents itself (Feb. 27), then I think there’s an excellent chance the Avs will be buyers. They’ve got the cap room to do something like pick up a name guy, even if as only a rental.

But for the last couple years, the team has had a philosophy of rebuilding through the draft and important trades of young key position players. That’s their philosophy and they’re sticking to it. Now, if the team has a real shot at making the playoffs this year, I think you’ll see Colorado get active in trying to land a top rental or two.