Category Archives: Colorado Avalanche
Adrian Dater of the Denver Post writes … Ryan O’Reilly signs two-year contract with Avs. Are happy days here again?
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Rumours: O’Reilly, Colorado talks go ice cold
Hemsky is an Avs targeted player, I'm fairly certain. Almost like being a little bit pregnant
— Adrian Dater (@adater) June 30, 2014
Paul Stastny camp already getting a ton of phone calls from other teams… Will keep Avs in the mix of course… going to be interesting.
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) June 25, 2014
Adrian Dater of the The Denver Post writes … Avalanche going into time when it could pick up free agents
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COL shopping winger P.A. Parenteau. Two years left on his deal at $4M per year. #TSN
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 16, 2014
Adrian Dater of the Denver Post is reporting that Paul Stastny and the Avs are playing waiting game.
HTR believes that the longer this game drags out the more likely it is that Stastny hits free agency and then walks away for the Avs.
Paul Stastny patiently answered the same types of questions he has been hearing for days as the Wednesday 1 p.m. trading deadline approaches.
First, Stastny — whose $33 million, five-year contract is up after this season — emphasized he hadn’t spoken with his agent, Matt Keator, in the previous 24 hours and didn’t know anything new about where negotiations stood with the Avalanche.
A young team in the midst of its most successful season in years, the Avs are not about to trade away first-round draft picks or top prospects in their system with the kinds of trades the St. Louis Blues made Friday — when they acquired Ryan Miller and Steve Ott from Buffalo in exchange for a boatload of young talent.
Here’s where it gets tricky, though: While the Avs cannot justify importing expensive rentals, as they could in the days of Ray Bourque, Theo Fleury and Rob Blake, neither can they be stuck in the situation of having essentially their own rental player on the roster beyond Wednesday in the form of top players with expiring contracts.
Parenteau, 30, has been rumored to be on the trading block, with some reports saying the Montreal Canadiens might give up defenseman P.K. Subban for Parenteau and prospect(s) or draft picks. Subban, 24, is a 2014 Team Canada Olympian who is scheduled to become a restricted free agent and will command a salary in excess of $6 million next season and beyond. Roy and the Avs don’t comment on trade rumors but Roy said Parenteau will be back playing for the Avs “soon.”
The Canadiens have reportedly turned down a trade that would have sent Colorado Avalanche forward P.A. Parenteau to Montreal in exchange for winger Rene Bourque, according to Louis Jean of TVA Sports.
On to Ryan O’Reilly. The sense is teams would be pretty shocked if the Colorado Avalanche traded him during the season. Colorado’s got a good thing going and O’Reilly is head coach Patrick Roy’s kind of player and personality. He’s also one of the forwards – along with Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau and Paul Stastny – Roy’s usage indicates he trusts most in the defensive zone against the best competition.
Avalanche GM Joe Sakic has a big decision to make with centre Paul Statsny before the March 5 trade deadline
Avalanche GM Joe Sakic has a big decision to make with centre Paul Statsny before the March 5 trade deadline.