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The Avalanche are so very close to getting back to being a legitimate playoff contender on a yearly basis, and there are some things the Avalanche could address through trades.
However, the Avalanche should not be tempted to make a big move the same way that they did a season ago.
In a recent piece, I explained why you shouldn't count on the Avalanche making any big moves at the deadline.
The biggest reason not to is that the Avalanche have their core for their future in place and should not be tempted even a little bit to do anything that would jeopardize that.
Even trading Paul Stastny, which never stops being suggested for the Avalanche, is something that would not benefit the Avalanche in the long run.
If Colorado does opt to make a big move, then it had better be something that keeps the core in tact, doesn't sacrifice too many prospects and allows the Avalanche to hold onto at least some draft picks.
Since doing all of those wouldn't likely be possible, making any type of big move could be considered a panic trade and could hurt the Avalanche in the long-run.