Colorado Avalanche: Who’s Tradable Amongst the Group?

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This trade only happens if Alex Tanguay waives his modified no trade-clause, which basically means he can be traded to a list of teams of his choosing.

However, if Alex Tanguay wants to win another cup then he could certainly ask for it, and I’m sure Roy and Colorado Avalanche management would provide.

That’s why this is an interesting thing to discuss because let’s be honest, Alex Tanguay has not been good this season.

There have certainly been flashes of what he provided last year, but did any of us predict he would be a healthy scratch just after the midway point in the season?

He’s supposed to be a top-six forward, but he is providing nothing of the sort, and the Avs might be able to get something for him if he is willing to move, and especially if they include a prospect with the trade.

Here’s a list of potential contenders this season, listed in no particular order:

— Chicago Blackhawks

— St. Louis Blues

— Dallas Stars

— Washington Capitals

— Los Angeles Kings

— Tampa Bay Lightning

Of these teams, the Blues, Stars, and Hawks are out in my opinion because they’re in our division. That leaves the Lightning, Kings, and Capitals.

Due to the Kings orchestrating a couple trades to bring in veteran presence already this season, and how well Vinny Lecavalier has played in a Kings uniform, I’m rendering them out as well.

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That leaves two Eastern Conference teams, which won’t matter for competition unless we prove to be the contender that Tangs was looking for.

Of those two teams, I’m pinning Washington as the more likely due to their style of play. Tangs was much faster last season, and he was able to play on a good possession line with Ryan O’Reilly and MacKinnon.

He hasn’t had the pleasure of that this season, and his play has suffered because of it.

So, if he were to find himself on a third line in Washington I think it would work better for him, and they’re probably the most likely team to make the Cup Finals in the East this year.

The only problem is that I don’t see the capitals looking to change their lineup at all since it has worked so well for them this season.

So in then end, I’m ruling this trade out — but that doesn’t mean that it won’t still happen in another variety — because the Capitals would have to give up too much in the way of defense.

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