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Stastny's HOF dad rips Avs deal on radio

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08:36 AM ET 02.24 | Paul Stastny's dad, Hall of Famer Peter, took great exception to the deal his son's team made late last week. What did Peter Stastny think of the Avs' trade of Chris Stewart and Kevin Shattenkirk, along with a second-round pick, to the Blues for Erik Johnson, Jay McClement and a first-rounder? Well, not too much really. ... Via KMOX: "This young team was ready to challenge, almost, for a Stanley Cup this season. They were so good. All they needed was some more chemistry, and some synergies. Instead, they destroyed the team. I mean, that was a one-way deal. Mr. Armstrong will look like a genius. I don't know what they were thinking in the Colorado organization. I should not have said this, but I'm so, so mad [with] what they've done to this team."

The Denver Post

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February 24, 2011  08:47 AM ET

not sure I expected something like that from Peter Stastny ...

February 24, 2011  08:51 AM ET

Anderson has 2 wins and 1 GAA with an Ottawa team that is being parted out. He couldn't buy a win in Colorado lately. The Avs weren't ready to challange anything.

February 24, 2011  09:04 AM ET

"This young team was ready to challenge, almost, for a Stanley Cup this season. They were so good. All they needed was some more chemistry,


And for Paul to have a couple of brothers like his old man did...

February 24, 2011  09:34 AM ET

If you know you shouldn't say anything-DON'T SAY ANYTHING-even famous hockey parents can act like dumb hockey parents i guess

February 24, 2011  09:51 AM ET

Challenge for a Stanley Cup? Seriously?

February 24, 2011  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

If you know you shouldn't say anything - DON'T SAY ANYTHING - even famous hockey parents can act like dumb hockey parents I guess.

Well HC we all know what 'Peter' is a synonym for.

February 24, 2011  10:06 AM ET

"They were so good"

Am I missing something here. I mean they might have had some nice young talent (and still do) but ...so good....

February 24, 2011  10:33 AM ET

We've become a nation of side seat drivers. The people not involved and most distant from what's going on make the most noise as if they were experts. Maybe Peter oughta get a job in a front office for a team and then talk about trades and such.

February 24, 2011  10:37 AM ET

Every Av's fan in Denver said the same thing only in unprintable ways before he was quoted. Good luck selling tickets Kronke.

February 24, 2011  10:42 AM ET

Are they really screaming or just gasping for air. Crawford was the same air head when he coached.

February 24, 2011  10:44 AM ET

They shouldn't say chemistry and sports in the same breath. Pass the paper cups around.

February 24, 2011  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

We've become a nation of side seat drivers. The people not involved and most distant from what's going on make the most noise as if they were experts. Maybe Peter oughta get a job in a front office for a team and then talk about trades and such.

Perhaps him and Glen Healy can have a weekly forum with their thoughts on former and potential trades.
Sounds to me like a pissed off poppa thinking his son is getting screwed by the Avs.

February 24, 2011  11:03 AM ET

I agree with his assessment of the trade. He's quite a bit off on his assessment of the team.

February 24, 2011  11:42 AM ET

No one in their right minds here felt the Avs were serious Cup contenders this season. Level-headed fans were hoping just for some improvement on last year's turnaround. That being said, if Stastny the Elder feels he knows the talent, maybe he should apply for a GM job with the Avs. He'd couldn't help but do a better job than Kroenke's spawn.

February 24, 2011  12:04 PM ET

The Avs were sinking, fast, and something had to be done, but I can't say I saw this trade coming. To say the team has been gutted by this trade is a bit strong - and if Paul had been a bit more productive, it may have never been req'd either, but I digress. They are/were built on a littany of players on the cusp of being deemed injury prone - from Stastny himself to Hejduk to Stewart, to Duchene and beyond, this team is relatively fragile. Maybe the Avs saw an opportunity to not only strengthen his D (and Johnson can learn a bit under Foote in the time HE has left) for today and the future, but to also jettison a talented player who tends to be a regular fixture on the IR for a guy who's big and tough and hasn't been hurt on the ice.

And the only chemistry that woulda helped this team win the Stanley Cup this year would be some sort of biological warfare agent in the water of the players from about 24 other teams in the league.

February 24, 2011  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

not sure I expected something like that from Peter Stastny ...

Nothing quite like speaking one's mind, especially if your kid is playing for the team you're ripping!

Maybe dad's hoping they trade his son to a contender.

February 24, 2011  12:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

The Avs were sinking, fast, and something had to be done, but I can't say I saw this trade coming.

The Oilers just added some more lead to the Avs skates last night.

February 24, 2011  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Well HC we all know what 'Peter' is a synonym for.

Peter Johnson ?

February 24, 2011  12:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

We've become a nation of side seat drivers. The people not involved and most distant from what's going on make the most noise as if they were experts. Maybe Peter oughta get a job in a front office for a team and then talk about trades and such.

You obviously spend too much time watching so-called 'experts' on TV, my friend. ;) Matt Millen and Mike Milbury proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that having a job as a TV analyst in sports does not make you an expert when it comes to actually running a club.

 
February 24, 2011  01:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Peter Johnson ?

You are correct sir. And in the future "Sean" will be there too.

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