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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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Rich
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AD – I completely agree with you there is no way Sakic takes on Price’s off the charts contract besides giving up a roster player, prospects and drafts picks.

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Enzo
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How about Lundqvist?

JD16
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Yeah the Avs might have the cap space but then they’ll be in cap hell next year with Landy Makar and… Guy doesn’t know the Avs.

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This mirage is o-vah!

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Sakic would never take that contract I think that’s obvious. But if they’d do a deal that would split the cap hit in half and have Habs retain 5M per. That would start to be pretty interesting. Habs would look for defenders though si what can we give them? At this point not too much. Maybe the Avs can’t sign Big Z to what they want for and decides to move him.

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Carey Price is a much better goalie than his numbers suggest. The Canadiens D is absolutely terrible. NHL players just voted him best goalie in the league for the third year running.

And there’s no way he’d go to Colorado without Montreal retaining at least 30 percent and maybe up to 50 depending on the return. Montreal would also take back Colorado’s 3m goalie in the deal as well.

Colorado would be crazy to simply dismiss this.

mathieu fleury
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mathieu fleury

If Montreal pays a part of Price’s salary, this could happen…

mathieu fleury
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mathieu fleury

Sakic won the cup with Roy who was in his 30’s…

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