Colorado Avalanche Rumors: Analyzing the Anaheim Ducks as Trade Partners

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The Colorado Avalanche continue to dominate the rumor mill, and the next team up for analysis happens to be the Anaheim Ducks.

Aside from the Carolina Hurricanes, the Anaheim Ducks present the best trade partners for the Colorado Avalanche to consider.

For another look at some Ducks’ prospects, check this piece out by my co-editor Nadia Archuleta.

The Ducks could use one more forward in their top six to make a Stanley Cup run, and the holes on the Avs’ blueline are no secret.

Furthermore, the Ducks are going to have a difficult time protecting all of their defensive assets in the expansion draft, so they might want to make a trade to get value for them.

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And boy oh boy do the Ducks have some enticing young talent coming up on their blueline. They simply cannot afford to hold onto every piece in the future, and even if they could, they don’t have enough room on their blueline.

They will eventually have to make a trade, and it seems like that trade could be coming sooner than later.

Today, the Ducks are up for trade partner analysis, so let’s take a look at the potential targets.