Colorado Avalanche: 4 Players the Team Could Move at Deadline

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The Colorado Avalanche should be able to get some picks if they trade the following players at the NHL Trade Deadline on February 26.

The Colorado Avalanche are not in buyer mode, thank goodness. According to Avs insider Adrian Dater, GM Joe Sakic acknowledges the team is in a rebuild. He added the following:

"“We certainly won’t be giving up any prospects or picks for any rental players. I’m not looking to make any significant changes to the roster.”"

Of course, old Quoteless Joe stated the usual cliche of making a move it the trade makes sense. He did not, howoever, give out the old cliche of not making a move just to do so, probably because we all know he’ll do just that. Sakic likes to be at least a little active at the deadline. Here’s his history:

Now, last year we all wanted Sakic to trade off some players for picks and prospects. With as dismally as the team was playing, though, the star players barely looked like they were worth picks and prospects, much less the journeymen.

This year, even though the team is faltering a little in the home stretch, some players look good enough for a team to throw a later-rounder or a little-used prospect the Avs way.