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07:21 AM ET 06.24 | With the draft approaching and one significant trade taking place over the weekend, the silly season is underway. Some rumors today about Dion Phaneuf possibly being on the trade block. If the Avs got him, they'd almost certainly have to deal Paul Stastny to get him -- in large part just to make the math work on the salary cap. Phaneuf's cap hit is $6.5 million, just under Stastny's $6.6 million. Like Stastny, Phaneuf can be an unrestricted free agent after this season. Would I make that trade if I'm GM of the Avs? Sure I would. Especially if I knew I was getting [Nathan MacKinnon] in another seven days. Assuming the Avs don't take [Seth Jones], they'll need to add more on defense and Phaneuf would be a nice get for Stastny I think.

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June 24, 2013  07:33 AM ET

Using a small minnow for bait doesn't catch the big fish.

June 24, 2013  07:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Using a small minnow for bait doesn't catch the big fish.

De Bait Able

June 24, 2013  08:57 AM ET

Phaneuf would be a nice get for Stastny I think.




I think not...

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June 24, 2013  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Phaneuf would be a nice get for Stastny I think.I think not...

I wouldn't give up a minnow for Phaneuf!

June 24, 2013  09:19 AM ET

Phaneuf? Roy must have a new drill that requires a lot of pylons.

June 24, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Phaneuf? Roy must have a new drill that requires a lot of pylons.

He could even wear his old Flames jerseys...

June 24, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Can't believe Stastny is going to be a UFA after this upcoming year. That's the most shocking part for me.

June 24, 2013  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Phaneuf would be a nice get for Stastny I think.

I think not...

Said scribe might want to think twice about that.

June 24, 2013  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's overrated, overpaid player for overrated, overpaid player.Maybe it's worth a shot.

over equals

June 24, 2013  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Can't believe Stastny is going to be a UFA after this upcoming year. That's the most shocking part for me.

He'll never make that money again, with those stats.

 
June 24, 2013  12:49 PM ET

Trade Giguere, Downie and a second round pick for Phaneuf, then trade Statsny, Phaneuf and your/Florida's pick between Landeskog or Duschene, for Weiss and their first round pick, and then pick both Jones and McKinnon.

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