Colorado Avalanche Rumors: Analyzing Carolina Hurricanes as Trade Partners

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Jaccob Slavin

I gotta tell you guys, this kid seems to be developing into a real good defenseman, and he’s certainly blowing his expectations out of the water. What I mean is, he was drafted in the fourth round at 120th overall.

He’s in his second season with the Carolina Hurricanes, and he’s only 22 years old. He put up 20 points in 63 games last year, and this year he’s on pace for 31. He leads the team in ice time, he has a 53.1 Corsi-for percentage, and he takes the puck away like nobody’s business.

And the best thing about him is that he is from Colorado — born in Erie, Co, and a former player at Colorado College. You think he wouldn’t love being traded to play for the Colorado Avalanche?

Also, he’s a bit under the radar. So, you figure the Avs might be able to get more prospects/picks/whatever in a deal involving Slavin and either Gabe Landeskog or Matt Duchene.