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AVS TRADE: Patrik Nemeth reacquired from Detroit

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Remember Patrik Nemeth? He’s back, as a member of the Avs.

Nemeth, who played with the Avs from 2017-19, was acquired from the Detroit Red Wings just now for a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL draft.

Nemeth, 29, has played 39 games for the Red Wings this season, with a -1 rating and eight points. He’s a left-shot D-man, who can play a rugged game. He was a plus-32 in 142 games for the Avs in his time here.

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Does this mean the Avs are out in the David Savard sweepstakes? It would seem that way, but nothing is done ’til it’s done. Nemeth could  be a replacement for Bo Byram moving forward, as not only has Byram been out lately with a concussion, but now he’s in the Covid protocol.

We’ll have more on this as it develops, but for now let’s welcome back Broadway.

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JD16

I like it. Bringing in someone that’s familiar, that you know what you’re getting is a good move.

John Mauss

What is his contract situation and cap hit?

Paul Nagy

Yeah, but can he tend goal?

Rich

I like the trade Nemeth not only does he brings organizational familiarity – he also brings physicality which is much needed during the playoffs run.

idavsfan

welcome back Patrik – too bad you can’t play in net…

Matt Briggle

Per CapFriendly, we get Nemo for a 4th rd. pick and they retain 50% of the salary making it a $1.5 mil cap hit.

hockeyhead

Seems like a good move. He will be able to reduce the wear on 7, 8, 27 & 49 which will be good down the stretch. Should be a an upgrade over the 4 taxi squad boys.

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colorado_gary

“Broadway” nice! 😂😆🤣

colorado_gary

Like an Ian Cole-type D-Man for the playoffs, seasoned, more physical, and formerly an Av so there’s familiarity which helps. Good addition for a deep playoff run. He’s got to be juiced to be coming back!

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