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Avs trade Downie to Flyers for Talbot

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

Hmmm.. lacking on the back end you say.... Maybe they'll want Quincy back :ninja:

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Hmmm.. lacking on the back end you say.... Maybe they'll want Quincy back :ninja:

Quincey for duchene sounds good to me :)

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Quincey for duchene sounds good to me :)

Ohhh what I would give to see duchene in the winged wheel. He's one of my favorite players in the league :x

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Quincey for duchene sounds good to me :)

Nah, for a guy like Quincey, proven top 4 d-man a first round pick, or a prospect like MacKinnon would be more realistic ;)

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A exchange of dummies.

Sorry, I couldn't help but laugh that you forgot the "n" after the "A" at the beginning of your sentence when you refer to those two as dummies. Seriously, no offense. I just got a chuckle out of it. :lol:

That being said, I couldn't agree more.

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