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No, Carey Price is not coming to the Avalanche



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The NHL trade deadline is a week away, so of course, there are going to be rumors, rumors, rumors.

Hey, I’m not judging here. I’ve put out my share of rumors, most of which died a sad, lonely death when it came to coming to fruition.

But there is one “hot” rumor out there that I must dispel.

Because Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin and top hockey operations exec Scott Mellanby are reportedly attending the Avalanche-Lightning game tonight, there have been no shortage of subsequent theories as to why they might be here. It probably didn’t hurt the rumor mill from churning extra-hard because of the Avalanche currently having its top goalie on the shelf with a lower-body injury.

On Twitter tonight, NHL Network analyst Mike Kelly got everybody excited with these tweets:

Hey man, I love a blockbuster as much as the next reporter. Covering the Avalanche for 25 years now? I have had my share, and they are always fun.

But this trade, this proposed/theorized trade involving Carey Price and some of the Avalanche’s best young prospects?

No, not happening. Not in a million years. You can take it to the bank that this trade will not happen. I’ll bet my entire life savings on it. OK, so that isn’t a whole lot, but I’ll still bet it. I’m not just saying this without doing a little checking up on it, either. There is not a chance in Hades that the Avalanche are going to acquire a goalie in his 30s with a $10.5 million cap hit for this and the following SIX YEARS, in exchange for really good young players. Not. Happening.

On to the next rumor…

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