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Avs were ready to trade up to No. 1 anyway

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07:07 AM ET 05.02 | They don't have to worry about this, of course -- but just how badly did they want the No. 1 pick? There were already rumours they were going to try and trade up if they didn't get it. All signs point to Seth Jones, especially after a season in which Colorado defencemen combined for one goal every 12 games. ... What is the importance of taking a "hometown boy" in the draft? Jones discovered hockey in Toronto, where his father played with the NBA expansion Raptors (Popeye Jones is an awesome guy), but learned to play in Denver. Two NHL GMs gave similar answers: "You take the best player, no matter where he is from," one said. "That only becomes a factor when you're looking at two equal players."

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May 2, 2013  08:50 AM ET
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What the hell were they gonna trade? Hejduk?

Good question...not like Duchene or Landsekog were available!

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May 2, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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And they can't move O'Reilly. Do they really still view Stastny the way they did five years ago? Are they that clueless?

Well, he will be playing for team USA in a couple of days for former bench boss Joe Sacco...

His rookie season blew everyone in the organization's expectations sky high.

Unfortunately, he hasn't been able to follow it up consistently like his old man did playing for the Nordiques.

May 2, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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Well, he will be playing for team USA in a couple of days for former bench boss Joe Sacco...His rookie season blew everyone in the organization's expectations sky high.Unfortunately, he hasn't been able to follow it up consistently like his old man did playing for the Nordiques.

+1

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May 2, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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What the hell were they gonna trade? Hejduk?

the only thing I can think of would be to swap #1's and throw in next years #1

May 2, 2013  10:56 AM ET

Almost 11 am and this is the 8th comment. A half-Avs thread if I ever saw one.

May 2, 2013  11:14 AM ET
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Almost 11 am and this is the 8th comment. A half-Avs thread if I ever saw one.

so I suppose this is an Av-not?

May 2, 2013  11:27 AM ET

"Avs were ready to trade up to No. 1 anyway"

I'm sure all 29 teams would love to trade up to No. 1 too. Far easier said than done.

May 2, 2013  11:58 AM ET
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"Avs were ready to trade up to No. 1 anyway"I'm sure all 29 teams would love to trade up to No. 1 too. Far easier said than done.

Easier said when you have resources at your disposal to trade. I can't imagine who or what Avs management had in mind.

May 2, 2013  02:22 PM ET
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so I suppose this is an Av-not?

Nice Av-atar

May 2, 2013  02:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Nice Av-atar

aye...thank ya laddie

May 2, 2013  03:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

aye...thank ya laddie

Cute little bugger.

 
May 2, 2013  09:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Cute little bugger.

sure is.

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