Recently there has been much talk surrounding these two young, very talented players and probably for good reason. Liles is coming off of a superb year in which he was scoring with the "big boys" of the defensive world but is off to a rather slow start this season, while Svatty obviously had a disappointing year in comparison to his rookie campaign, but has started to pick it up again this year.
The question is, if Giguere was willing to trade these two potential stars, who would we get back in return. Eklund recently blogged about NYR wanting to give up Prucha, Malik, Montoya and an "intriguing" prospect (Nigel Dawes anyone?). I don't know if that would really help the Avs this season.
Frankly, I'm surprised that there has been nothing mentioned about Andrew Raycroft and the Avs. For a goalie who had 37 wins last season for a pretty stinky Toronto defense (some would say, team), that's pretty darn good! Could he be better fundamentally? Definitely. Is he a #1? No doot aboot it! For a team as talented as the Avs to not make a move for a better goaltender this year would be ridiculous and as much as I would hate to part with two of my favorite Avs in Liles and Svatos-to get a true #1 goalie would be well worth it, whoever it turns out to be!