Matt Duchene (COL):
Landing him in Anaheim is not a farfetched idea, given the fact that the Ducks have the assets to pull this off.
According to a report from The Fourth Period, the Colorado Avalanche want a huge haul in return.
As the article specifies: an established young player, a top prospect, and a first round pick.
If it was a scoring forward you’re looking for like Anaheim is, that is an easy problem to fix.
Given that there are so many of those kinds of players.
Again, Anaheim has a premium of what many teams covet: young quality defenseman.
Which is very hard to come by. It takes longer for defenseman to develop into steady backstops.
I’m totally fine giving up two defenseman and a pick for Duchene. Especially when the prospects we have can’t come up to the NHL because there is no room.
Take Brandon Montour and Shea Theodore for example. Both are NHL ready but are still putting countless reps in the AHL.
You have a few weeks, Joe Sakic. Sleep on it and make your decision. There is no better suitor.