4 Colorado Avalanche Players Who Might be Traded

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Nov 17, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Colorado Avalanche goaltender Reto Berra (20) and defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) knock down Toronto Maple Leafs forward P.A. Parenteau (15) during the second period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Colorado Avalanche are likely to make a roster move during the NHL trade deadline. The deadline is February 29.

The Colorado Avalanche front offices are movers and shakers — especially when it comes to the NHL trade deadline. It’s almost as if they don’t want to be left out of the fun.

Two years ago, with GM Joe Sakic and head coach Patrick Roy still freshmen in their administrative roles for the Avalanche, Colorado traded a second round pick for goalie Reto Berra from the Calgary Flames.

Last year, the Avalanche were even busier. Colorado traded forward Max Talbot for forward Jordan Caron from the Boston Bruins. They also traded Michael Sgarbossa and a seventh round pick for  defenseman Mat Clark from the Anaheim Ducks. Colorado also sent Karl Stollery to San Jose for forward Freddie Hamilton.

Just a quick recap — Berra is still with Colorado, of course, though he’s currently in San Antonio for conditioning with the Rampage. Hamilton and Caron are long gone. The Avalanche waived Caron and traded Hamilton to Calgary for a seventh rounder. Clark is still with the Rampage.

Joe Sakic is definitely wheeling and dealing. During a press conference, he talked about some of the moves the Colorado Avalanche would be willing to make — specifically bolstering the blueline and adding some forward depth. He also remarked that the organization would not trade away prospects and high draft picks for “rental players.”

We’ve already looked at players the Colorado Avalanche would consider untouchable as well as both defensemen and forwards the team might be targeting:

5 Avs Players Untouchable for Trade

3 Defensemen the Avs Might Target

4 Forwards the Avs Might Target

Let’s look now at four players the Colorado Avalanche might be using as trade bait.

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