‘Tis the Season for Colorado Avalanche Trade Rumors

December 24th, 2009 by James Crider Leave a reply »
It's the time of year everyone loves: trade rumor time.

Now that teams are showing whether they're contenders or pretenders, media outlets have begun reporting "rumors" of which players may or may not be traded away (which generally involves the latter sending all of their best players to the former).

If you missed last year's trade rumor frenzy, I'll recap: the Avs sent Hejduk to Pittsburgh for Ryan Whitney, Brett Clark was traded to Montreal (probably for Jaroslav Halak and a second round pick), Ryan Smyth was dealt to any Canadian team still in the playoff race, and Jordan Leopold was traded back to Calgary.

Well, one out of four ain't bad.

This year, Colorado finds itself in a different position. Leading its division 39 games into the season, and with only $28.3 million committed to next year's roster, a lot of big names are being linked to the Avalanche.

Colorado Is Interested in Jeff Carter and Scott Hartnell

This one was reported in Adrian Dater's blog. Dater talks about a rumored deal of Hartnell and Carter for O'Reilly, Wilson, and Liles.

Dater is adamant that this is nothing more tha ...

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