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#1 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:40 PM

"Maxime is a veteran forward who has won a Stanley Cup and has a lot of NHL experience," Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic said. "We look forward to him bringing that experience to our club."

 

 

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Am I the only one who doesn't get this move?



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:45 PM

Dear God.The Avs are playing the best hockey in years and decided to mess with a team chemistry.

 

Should have traded for Cleary.He brings exactly the same as Talbot :lol:


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:46 PM

Nope. I'm really confused by this, Downie had played great with Duchene and O'Reilly in leading the Avs to the start they've had. Then then go and trade him out of the blue for a 3rd line center?? Stinks of lockeroom problems to me, Downies had a history but I hadn't heard about it since he went to Colorado. Very weird deal, obviously Philly got the best hockey player here.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:47 PM

A exchange of dummies.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:51 PM

Yeah I don't get this move either...



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:01 PM

Avs are really deep at C and so they add another C? Doesnt make sense. And Downies a better hockey player.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:09 PM

Trying to distract from the Varley arrest?

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

I've gotta think there were some "issues" on both sides but neither side wants to lose that element they both bring. Otherwise, yeah, head-scratcher. Unless maybe the Avs wants a former Wings-killer (because, HA! We beat them! HAHAHA!) and Holmgren is just sort of an incompetent GM (shocking thought).


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:07 PM

I actually think this makes more sense from the Avs perspective. In the long term at least.

 

Downey is a pending UFA and the Avs have a number of key RFAs to resign at the end of the year.

 

Talbot is a good bottom 6 guy who can play center or wing and is on a reasonable salary for the next few years.

 

They obviously didn't have plans to resign Downey so they flipped him for a piece that can contribute now.

 

Like almost any trade concerning a pending UFA, team with UFA = short term bonus, team with non-UFA = long-term bonus.

 

Have to consider more than just the names.  Trades are made for financial reasons as much as they are for performance reasons


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:08 PM

Smells like a French thing to me.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:51 PM

A exchange of dummies.

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:46 PM

A exchange of dummies.

Yeah, but one dummy brings a lot more to the table than the other. Great trade for the Flyers.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:31 PM

Doesn't make much sense for Colorado. They've been playing so well lately. Why mess with team chemistry? The Flyers needed to shake things up and I think they got the best of this trade.
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:11 PM

This is a s***ty trade for Colorado for sure but sometimes I wish we would make a trade too so something would happen... big, daring moves isn't exactly something we've been spoiled with.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:19 PM

The automatic word censoring on this page is ridiculous by the way :P



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:39 PM

Terrible move for Colorado.  They have been playing great and Steve Downie has been a nice piece to that line up. 


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:50 PM

Flyers win this one big time. 


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:12 AM

Stupid trade for the Colorado Avalanche, why mess with the chemistry?

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:48 AM

Perhaps there's more to the Avalanche than meets the eye.

 

That said, the Avs' success has been less the work of the skaters than the goalies behind them.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:11 AM

Perhaps there's more to the Avalanche than meets the eye.

 

That said, the Avs' success has been less the work of the skaters than the goalies behind them.

No doubt, their GA is insane, especially for team that is lacking on the back end. 


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