Big Trades Not Likely for Colorado Avalanche

March 1st, 2010 by James Crider Leave a reply »
With the NHL's trade deadline rapidly approaching, it's unlikely the Avalanche make any earth-shattering changes to their roster. The Avs roster is by no means perfect, but the holes are not gaping enough that a playoff berth is in danger because of them.

However, there are a handful of veterans Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman may try to pawn off.

First on the list is Marek Svatos . A 30-goal scorer once upon a time, the Avalanche held onto Svatos far too long and his value has since withered.

Only playing in 43 of Colorado's 61 games this season, Svatos has only recorded 10 points, and has been a healthy scratch on numerous occasions.

The only teams likely to have any interest would be teams with limited assets looking for an inexpensive scoring option, or another team looking to rid themselves of a has-been.

Pittsburgh, who's had trouble finding scoring wingers to play with captain Sidney Crosby, might take a chance on Svatos.

Next on the list is defenseman Ruslan Salei . In the final year of a contract he signed with Florida, Salei has missed all but three games this year due to back surgery.

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