New trade between the Habs and Avalanche involving a veteran winger? Hughes' phone will probably start ringing soon

Published October 19, 2022 at 7:52 PM
BY JEFF DROUIN

Unfortunately, today we learned some very bad news for the Colorado Avalanche, as the team announced that their winger Gabriel Landeskog will be out for a very long time.

The 29 year old Swede has been under the knife for the past few hours to treat a knee injury.

This creates a big hole in the attack for them, and Kent Hughes happens to have a big surplus of forwards.

On top of that, the Avalanche management has reportedly indicated that they may be active in the next few hours in trying to find a short-term replacement. Let's remember that last season, the Montreal Canadiens traded Artturi Lehkonen to Colorado, and the two organizations seem to get along well.


Could this be a perfect opportunity for Kent Hughes to trade winger Mike Hoffman and get rid of his contract?

Many believe so.

Hoffman, 32, is making $4.5 million for two more years and he clearly no longer seems to be in the plans of Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton.

A great opportunity

The Tricolore's general manager rightly mentioned that he's going to be on the lookout for such opportunities, and let's bet he'll get at least one call from the Avalanche.

It remains to be seen if it will come to anything.

Aside from Hoffman, could the Avalanche pay a little more to acquire an Evgeny Dadonov, Joel Armia or Jonathan Drouin? To be followed closely, but it seems very possible to imagine a veteran CH winger leaving for Denver.

What would be your trade proposal?


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New trade between the Habs and Avalanche involving a veteran winger? Hughes' phone will probably start ringing soon

Which one do you think should go first?

Hoffman15450.7 %
Dadonov4013.2 %
Drouin8227 %
Armia289.2 %
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