Colorado Avalanche Rumors: Analyzing the Anaheim Ducks as Trade Partners

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The rumor that I linked to on the first page speculates that the Colorado Avalanche, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Anaheim Ducks could all be involved in this deal. However, it is just a rumor.

Nonetheless, multiple team deals are made all the time, and they generally work in the favor of all the parties involved. Sometimes it’s not possible to get a deal done between two parties.

It’s also unclear who the Ducks want from the Avs. Over the summer, there was a rumor involving Gabe Landeskog and Hampus Lindholm, but that rumor is probably inconsequential now.

Matt Duchene seems to be the most desirable of the two main targets on the Avs, but Gabe Landeskog had a great game on Tuesday night, and could be rounding back into form.

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It’s also clear that Jarome Iginla wants a chance to play for the Cup this season, so he could be included as a consolation prize in any deal as well.

If the Avs and Ducks do plan on working together in a trade, then the Avs need to target one of the prospects listed above. My favorite is obviously Hampus Lindholm, but the Avs are not likely to acquire him. If they can’t, then I believe they need to target Shea Theodore.

Theodore has the offensive upside necessary to the direction of speed that the Avs are taking, but he is also an extremely responsible two-way defenseman.

The trade deadline is approaching folks, and change may be on the horizon. Keep checking back for more team analyses.