There is always a lot of speculation about trades when the draft and the offseason shows up.
That got me thinking, if the Avalanche were to go the trading route this particular summer, who might be the ideal with whom to trade?
First, let's identify the needs of the Avalanche.
The Avalanche really need size. As a team, they are very small and have a lot of players that have great speed, but lost a ton of battles in the corners and in the dirty spots in front of the net.
In specific, with the trade of Chris Stewart, the Avalanche are really in need of a power forward that can do the dirty work in front of the net, retrieve pucks in the corner, and out-muscle opponents all over the rink.
Even some type of veteran leader would be a great addition to the team, even though the Avalanche are committed to their "build from within" policy, because it would definitely help the young players develop.
It's always fun to toss ideas around about who would make your team better and that's really all that I'm doing, just tossing some ideas around.
So, for whom might the Avalanche be looking to deal?