Lacroix Found His Goalie!!

According to, the Colorado Avalanche received goaltender Tommy Salo from the Edmonton Oilers this morning. No word yet on who’s going the other way.In Salo, Colorado get an experienced goaltender that fills perfectly the backup goalie position for young starter David Aebischer.

The acquisition on Jussi Markkanen by the Oilers is one of the main reason that let GM Kevin Lowe deal away Salo to the Avs. Since the infamous goal against Belarus, Salo hasn’t been the same goaltender for Edmonton and many fans had doubts about him being able to handle the pressure. Depending on what Edmonton receives, this sound like a good move by Lowe.

As for the Avs thanks to Pierre Lacroix, deadline day is always so much fun for us the fans!

Information on Tom Gilbert:

Tom Gilbert is ranked #7 Best Prospect (according to Hockey’s Future) on the Avalanche prospect rankings.

Gilbert is a big, physical force on the blueline for the Steel. Not afraid to make a play. Has a nice offensive touch for a D-man.

2001-02 Chicago Steel USHL 57 13 15 28 62

(stats are GP, G-A-PTS, PIM)