Towards the end of last year, the Avalanche made some darn near unthinkable moves. Swapping 2 very good prospects for a player most regard as a minor bust, and a C-level prospect comes to mind. Also, the Avs shipped out Craig Anderson- who gave the Sharks fits last year in the playoffs and can be a world-beater at times (consistency is his problem) for Brian Eliott (talent is his problem). Then after the season ended, why not swap some high level draft picks for a younger, inconsistent goalie? SURE! Bring in Varlamov!
And you thought the Preds’ offseason was bad?
It’s not all doom and gloom in Denver, there were some good signings such as our pal Shane O’Brien. To dig deeper, head over to Mile High Hockey for their 2011 season preview of their beloved Avalanche.