Colorado Avalanche: Redrafting The 2007 NHL Draft

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Round 5

Apr 9, 2015; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin (6) skates against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

135th overall: 
Colorado Avalanche pick — LW Paul Carey
New pick — D Jake Muzzin (141st to PIT)

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Paul Carey looked like a really decent pick for a really long time. After going the NCAA route in the four years after the draft, Carey joined the Lake Erie Monsters looking like a legit professional hockey player. He climbed up the depth chart quickly, making his first 12 games for the Avalanche in 2014. Ten more games followed in 2014-15, but he only recorded one point and got traded to Boston, where he has only played for the Providence Bruins so far.

Jake Muzzin on the other hand, is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion with the LA Kings. Not that he was one of the key players and I am also not saying that the Avalanche would win two Cups if they had him. But he is the better player today and would for sure be a key defenseman for the Avalanche today.

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