Originally Posted by OrangeSe7en
I heard that the Flames offered the #6, #22, and #28 for the #1 and were turned down. Either the Avs really love their player at #1 or there's a huge trade that is going to happen.
Avs will not drop below #4. they've said that repeatedly and meant it.
if you stay in the top 4 you will draft one of MacKinnon,Drouin,Jones or Barkov.
they're the unquestioned top 4 players in the draft. Nichushkin is really good but 5th best.
no reason to drop down that fair. Buffalo offered all their firsts as well.
we want Florida to give us Gudbranson and #2 for the #1.
though personally i want whatever trade that forces us to take Seth Jones. which would probably be dropping down to #4 with Nashville. who wants to deal up for MacKinnon but they also love Barkov and know he will likely go #4 to them if MacKinnon goes #1.
Originally Posted by gyldenlove
So that leaves Tanguay, Oreilly, Landy, Parentau to wing the top 2 lines and Downie and possibly Hejduk if he comes back with Mckinnon?
doubt Tanguay is on the 2nd line over Downie. Downie is grittier and more physical.
i just don't see the Avs taking Hejduk back. he wants to play under Roy badly but he's basically done.