Colorado Avalanche Style 2017 NHL Draft Round 1 Mock, Complete With Trades

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Thanks for coming along on this ride with me folks. I know it was a long one, but I hope it was informative.

I think it’s a long shot for the Avs to pull off two trades in the first round, but I think the Matt Duchene trade will happen. Whether it happens with the Carolina Hurricanes or not is yet to be determined. However, that’s the trade they should target.

Hopefully they can pull it off without giving up Grigorenko, but I think Chris Bigras is a necessary inclusion. That trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning is definitely wishful thinking, but man would it be awesome to see them make that kind of trade for the future.

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The future is the name of the game right now for the Avalanche, and a first round draft like the one I just detailed will help them get their sooner.

Joe Sakic should probably not kid himself about the present right now. Furthermore, if he does pull of these moves, he can still look for a stop-gap at defense in free agency.

The entry draft is coming up, and it’s going to be exciting to watch what the Avalanche do on the draft floor.

What are your thoughts fans? Do you think this kind of first round drafting and trading makes sense for the Avalanche?