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#1 BleedRed&White25

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

Just saw this on TSN. Apparently Sakic said that they were going to pass on Jones.

 

"If we do pick first, we're leaning more toward one of those three forwards,"Sakic told the Denver Post.

 

From the way the media kept bringing up Popeye and talking up Seth, I thought that Jones going to Colorado was as much as a sure thing as Crosby going to Pit.

 

Discuss

 

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http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=425825

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=425894

 


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:10 PM

http://www.denverpos...rward-joe-sakic

 

"We feel those three forwards are just too good to pass up." Sakic said.

 

I think they take MacKinnon over Drouin and Barkov if this is indeed true.

 

EDIT: Woops. Someone already created a thread if mods want to delete this one.


Edited by dropkickshanahans, 20 June 2013 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:21 PM

I honestly just don't get it at all... unless they're trying to farm offers for the 1st overall pick. They must really think Barrie, Siemens and Elliott are going to pan out, because half of their defense corps screams "AHL" to me.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:24 PM

Sakic LIES! Never trust a former mid 90's avalanche player.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:37 PM

Good. Now all we need is every other team to pass on him until he falls down to us...

 

But he seriously needs to bulk up a little. 



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:48 PM

If i had 1st pick I'd tkae McKinnon. That's just my pick though.

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#7 BleedRed&White25

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:58 PM

Sakic LIES! Never trust a former mid 90's avalanche player.

 

Lol that was my first reaction! and then I was like "what is the point of making this up?"


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:43 PM

 
Lol that was my first reaction! and then I was like "what is the point of making this up?"


See what they could get for the first pick and weigh their options maybe..?

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:56 PM

The Avs have an awful defensive corps right now, and that EJ trade is up there with the Neal trade for worst in the post-lockout era.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:14 PM

I think they pick him.  I do believe this is out there for trade speculation.  Imagine you're a team looking to trade up to #2 or #3 for Mac or Drouin, and all of a sudden the Avalanche are talking about taking someone other than Jones there at #1.  What do you do? If you're completely sold on a particular player, do you hedge the farm?  

I think it's a bunch of smokescreen, but we'll see. Everyone had Luke Joeckel pegged #1 for the NFL Draft and suddenly things changed as the draft got closer.  You never know. 



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:35 PM

I call bulls*** on this one. Aves are posturing to suggest that teams in the 2-4 slots need to trade up to get their guy (most are looking for forwards). Aves dream scenario would be trade down to No.2 and take Jones there plus the assets they get in the trade.



Also the NHL loves to have curiosity surrounding the draft so I can see them just hyping up a pick that seemed a forgone conclusion. 


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:06 PM

My guess-trying to drive up the price for a trade. If the Aves still pick 1st and they don't take Jones, Sakic should be fired within 5 mins. he is the highest rated player and their D sucks. match made in heaven. Now if their BL was loaded, that would be different.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:23 PM

If he is being honest then it doesn't make sense to mention it... Florida wants Jones - if Col doesn't take him then Florida might get the guy they want staying put.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:49 PM

Well you can't go wrong with either of the three. Thinking about Landeskog paired with MacKinnon is scary.

Jones has to bulk up no question but seriously Colorado will get a great player.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:09 PM

Jones is going #1. End of story.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:14 PM

BPA is always the right approach when you're one of the worst teams in the league.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:39 PM

McKinnon and Drouin are the ones that seriously need to put on weight...



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:37 AM

Sakic is dumb for saying anything. If you know you won't take jones then trade the 1st overall pick for the second or 3rd overall pick and maybe get a second round pick in the deal too. Why do you need to show all your cards right now?

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:39 AM

I can't recall where I read it over the past few days, but he also went on to say, that with the buyouts for cap compliance, that he feels that they will be able to address their defensive needs through free agency. I'm not sure who he has in mind, that may be getting bought out, but I'm sure that an underperforming, overpaid, defenseman that needs a change of scenery will become available that he feels will work, somewhere. They do have quite a bit of cap room to make a nice offer. Of course, he could also be trying to up the ante on draft picks.





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