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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Avalanche Start Christmas Shopping Early?

Adrian Dater notes in a recent blog post that the Avalanche had scouts at a recent Penguins-Senators game. Cue the trade rumours! Actually, a Fleury-Theo trade rumour was brought up a while back by he who shall not be named so it's nothing terribly new.

This time, Dater is mentioning that Liles could be the bait since he's an upcoming UFA and the team has Cumiskey, a virtual Liles clone - minus the dashing good looks - showing signs of promise.

But how many offensive defensemen do the Penguins need? They've already got Whitney and Gonchar filling that role nicely at the moment. Sure, Gonchar is aging but he's not showing signs of slowing down his point production any time soon.

What the Penguins really need is some defensive help, both on the blueline and in goal. Does anyone really think the Avalanche have the players they need?


Draft Dodger said...

I don't think it's going to shock anyone if Liles gets traded.

but, I sure hope they get a good return for him this time. *cough* Tanguay trade *cough*

Shane Giroux said...

Yep, definitely wouldn't shock anyone to see Liles go. But going to the Pens would surprise me as they've got the top offensive guy (numbers wise) and another guy within the top 30.

I think teams like Boston, Carolina and Florida are teams that would be more interested in Liles from an offensive-D standpoint. Although their PP's aren't bad, their D stats are as bad as Colorado's.

Only Burki can salvage that Tanguay trade. And it's going to take a lot :)

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