Position: Left Wing
Blake Comeau is another player who would be useful down the stretch of a deep Cup run. Like Soderberg, Comeau doesn’t break easily. However, he’s got a grittier streak than Carl. Comeau likes to hit, but he doesn’t get out of position to do so.
Blake has also done well by getting some good penalty kill time. He starts a lot in the defensive zone — 67.7% of the time, yet he’s not a liability. His turnover ratio is 41:21, or +20. He’s also got a slightly more cap-friendly salary, $2.4 million. His contract ends at the end of this season.
What’s more, Comeau clearly has leadership potential. He was one of the players who brainstormed before the beginning of the season how the team could turn things around after last year’s debacle. In fact, he’s worn the A whenever either Nathan MacKinnon or Erik Johnson is out with an injury.
I think all of that could be an attractive player as a rental. I could see a team throwing a fourth or fifth rounder Colorado’s way for his services through the end of the year.