Colorado Avalanche: Who is Available to Buy at Deadline?

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 20: Members of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate after a win against the New York Rangers at the Pepsi Center on January 20, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Rangers 3-1. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 20: Members of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate after a win against the New York Rangers at the Pepsi Center on January 20, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Rangers 3-1. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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ST. PAUL, MN – JANUARY 22: The Ottawa Senators celebrate after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on January 22, 2018 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)
ST. PAUL, MN – JANUARY 22: The Ottawa Senators celebrate after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on January 22, 2018 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images) /

OTTAWA SENATORS:

I don’t know how many times in NHL history two teams have made a trade with each other in the same season, but I can’t imagine the number is high. The Senators do seem to be sellers (although given the conditions of the 1st round pick they gave they Avalanche, they may want to consider tanking VERY carefully), so here we go!

Low Price: Tom Pyatt – C/W

Quality bottom-six forward that can play either down the middle or on the wing. He’s got some speed which works with Bednar’s system. Pyatt does have another year past this one on his deal, but he’s still a low risk player. You know what to expect from Pyatt.

High Price: Mike Hoffman – LW

I know, I know, but hear me out. The price for Hoffman would certainly be high, and for good reason. He’s got one of the most underrated shots in the game. His one-timer from the right side is almost Ovechkin-like. He’s on an pretty decent deal for the Avalanche at a little over 5 million for another two years after this one.

The Senators may or may not be sellers this season, but they are up against the cap and have some big decisions to make with players like Mark Stone, Erik Karlsson, Matt Duchene (lol) and Cody Ceci. If Sakic is going to make a big splash, I personally hope he pushes hard for Hoffman.

Tell me you don’t want this shot on the Avs:

Or how about this one:

My goodness, what a beautiful sound!