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Source: Avalanche to have a new goalie by Monday

Mike Olivson   ·   20 février 2020
Speaking on Denver's 104.3 FM The Fan sports station, Adrian Dater, an Avalanche insider, had some interesting news and analysis with the trade deadline fast approaching.

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Dater has been following the Avs' pursuit of the Rangers forward Chris Kreider, but in the last few days he seems to have come to the conclusion that the Avs' lack of willingness to part with top prospects and high draft picks, not to mention NHL-level young players, will ultimately prevent them from landing Kreider. But after hearing Avs GM Joe Sakic talk about the need for a 'depth goalie', Dater declared that the Avs will have a new goalie by Monday.

With Philip Grubauer hurt and the Avs unsure how much time he will miss, Dater believes that Sakic is in the market for an affordable veteran in his walk year and would be unwilling to give up major pieces or mortgage the future, but acknowledges the possibility that someone like Nikita Zadorov or Matt Nieto could be moved. From his description, Robin Lehner of the Blackhawks might fit the bill, although NBCSN commentators Mike "Doc" Emrick and Eddie Olczyk brought up Henrik Lundqvist's name as a candidate, though he still has a year left on his contract and comes with a much bigger cap hit than Lehner.



As things progress, the injury-riddled Avs, now without Mikko Rantanen and Nazem Kadri, are looking to be buyers, but their caution and stinginess may prevent the team from making any major moves.

Source: Adrian Dater, 1043 FM The Fan
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