Colorado Avalanche Rumors: Analyzing Carolina Hurricanes as Trade Partners

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NHL: Preseason-Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes
NHL: Preseason-Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes /


The ‘Canes have four defensemen currently playing on their roster who are under the age of twenty-five.

They also have a couple more in their system — Haydn Fleury and Roland McKeown — who project as top-four defensemen. Fleury — in particular — is going to be a real good defenseman, but McKeown has some upside.

The Hurricanes are currently stacked at the defensive position, and in definite need of help in their top six. Basically, they have plenty of defensemen to dangle at the Avalanche if the Avs decide they want to get interested.

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The Hurricanes are also in the Eastern Conference, so the Avs wouldn’t have to worry about playing and competing against them for a playoff spot.

In other words, the ‘Canes and Avs are perfectly suited to make some moves with each other. If both GMs haven’t already been conversing with one another I would be very surprised.

The Avs have made it clear that they are shopping players and looking for offers. But there is still time before the trade deadline. I imagine trade conversations will heat up between the Hurricanes and Avalanche as we get closer to the trade deadline.

What do ye faithful Avs fans think about the ‘Canes and Avs making a deal, and what defenseman should the Avs target?