Ok, so we have been talking a lot in general on this site about a guy named Sundin. So lets assume the Avs have the ability to be involved in a trade that is necessary for the "lucky" team to clear the cap space necessary to sign. Lets look at several teams that have been rumored on this site to be in the Sundin sweeps, and then see how the Avs could benefit via trade, and still not give up much in assets. If any of you can think of any trades that make sense for the Avs involving teams rumored to be in on Sundin, add your thoughts. Add why you think the listed trades will or won't work.
1. Sundin to New York Rangers. NYR trade Scott Gomez to the Colorado Avalanche for Brett Clark, Tyler Arnason, and a second Round pick.
Pros: Great center, new depth to replace the loss of Sakic. Working with Wolski or Svatos all involved would see their point totals go up. If Sakic does not return this is a long term solution down the middle. This tandem down the center of Stastny and Gomez down the middle could easily be the best set up centers in the league. Scary passing good.
Cons: Huge Salary for a long term. Limit some players in the system on extensions. Would make more that the future of the organization, Paul Stastny. Would lose a top 3 shot blocker on the back end as well as one of the blue liners on the Avs that can move puck through the neutral zone. Also give up some of the leadership in the locker room.
2.???? You answer. Pick a team and a trade. Do your best to make sure the team will stay under the cap to best of your knowledge of the cap. List who would go where as well as the pros and cons. Who knows, one of us might get it right.