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If Seth Jones wants to come to the Avs, they should try to get him

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When it comes to anything reported by Elliotte Friedman, take it to the bank. Elliotte said on “Hockey Night in Canada” Hot Stove last night that Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones would “love” to be traded to either Colorado or Dallas. Jones has already informed the Blue Jackets that he is not interested in signing a long-term extension with Columbus. He has one year left on his contract.

Jones played lots of youth hockey in Denver, along with Dallas. His father, Popeye, played for the Denver Nuggets and befriended Joe Sakic and other Avs players in his time with the Nugs. Jones was in the same draft class as Nathan MacKinnon, in 2013.

Seth Jones is one heck of a defenseman, and he’d look great in an Avs sweater. Of course, the question is: what would it cost?

I’d say it would cost something on the order of a Nazem Kadri/Tyson Jost/J.T. Compher, a first-round pick and a prospect like a Conor Timmins or a Justin Barron. Something like that. I wouldn’t give up a Bo Byram to get him, yet I’m sure that’s the kind of guy Columbus would ask for. And, maybe I could be talked into giving up Byram for Jones.

Bonus Voucher!

Seth Jones is a proven D-man. Byram is not. Not yet, anyway. The Avs still seem like they need more size on the back end. Jones would give that.

I would expect Joe Sakic to at least talk with Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen about this. If Seth Jones is on the open market, you owe it to yourself to at least kick the tires.

Especially, after another second-round playoff exit.

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idavsfan

put together a package that sends G the other way

James

Yes, this is the type of move that GM Joe has failed to make that would facilitate adjusting the roster in the 15-20% way that needs to be done in order to go from good regular season squad to true Cup contender.

Matt Briggle

The package would likely depend on if they pick him up as a one year rental or if they can have an extension in place with him before the trade. I am not one of the folks on the get rid of G at any cost band wagon, but If they can have that long term deal worked out for Jones then G just might have to be included in the deal to clear the cap space. There is also absolutely no way a rental type of deal can be done before the expansion draft as I really doubt they… Read more »

Kevin

Anyone that wants to get rid of G after one series is an idiot. Graves is a much worse defenseman and comes off as a liability much more often. He’s also the same size as Z and can’t hit, which is what the avs need. Game 5 of round 2 was entirely on Graves in OT. G is only 23, Graves is 3 years older. These people are idiots.

B Steinley

I mean acquiring Seth Jones isn’t a bad idea for any team but the Avs have a decent young blue line. They need to resign Grubauer, Landeskog and maybe replace Kadri. Trading a guy like Girard might make sense but you won’t get value for him after a terrible second round. Well not what he is actually worth.

Jake

Sam Girard is 23, one of the best young D men in the game, and is signed for 5 more years at 5M per year. That’s a brilliant contract, and Byram has shown exactly nothing to be any kind of excited about other than he was drafted 4th overall. Ship him in a second if we can get Jones to sign a discounted deal for at least 4 years.

ricoflashback

Sam Girard a brilliant contract? Apparently, you didn’t see the Vegas series. Pushed around, bullied, abused, used, and losed that series virtually by himself. Muscled off the puck in the corners. Girard couldn’t move your grandmother from the front of the net. No GM job for you.

idavsfan

You forgot afraid to take a hit to make a play – even the NBC commenters called him out for bailing away from the puck when he knew he was going to be hit.

Karl Keen

His defensive problems though can be masked on a team with larger players and if he was paired with a more physical defenseman. Those teams in need of a puck moving defenseman would love to have him under his contract. I think he will be very tradable and we substitute Byrum in to get back what we lost. He showed me enough this year to believe he can do that. I am not familiar with Columbus’ d-men to know if he would be an attractive option for them.

JP

i agree he’s a very good young d man but his size and ineffectiveness in physical games are huge limitations. But, his contract is an asset and one Columbus should value given the challenge they have hanging onto players. If it were me, I would offer up Girard and Graves just to clear their salaries and then another forward that Columbus would want. That’s the only way I think we could pay Jones a realistic amount for an extension while also being able to protect him from Seattle (if EJ waives his NMC) If EJ can come back that gives… Read more »

RaNTrabid

Sammy G is great I the regular season, a complete liability in the playoffs. Would rather have Jones, or even Graves for the playoffs

Tim

Delusional to think a top pair defensemen is worth that much on a 1 year expiring contract (rental).

[…] When it comes to anything reported by Elliotte Friedman, take it to the bank. Elliotte said on “Hockey Night in Canada” Hot Stove last night that Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones would “love” to be traded to either Colorado or Dallas. Jones has already informed the Blue Jackets that he is not interested in signing a long-term extension with Columbus. He has one year left on his contract. (Colorado Hockey Now) […]

ricoflashback

Joe Sakic has done great job in getting this roster where it is. Excellent draft choices and trades EXCEPT for major trades at the deadline and getting this team past the 2nd round. Seth Jones would be a fabulous acquisition for the Avs. Toiugh, big but also can score. But alas – – I don’t think Sakic can pull it off. If history is any guide, it won’t happen.

hockeyhacker5

I’m surprised that nobody has mentioned Jean-Luc Foudy. He had a nice 18-year-old season in the AHL and Columbus already has his older brother Liam. Add Girard to make the salaries work and this year’s #1 pick. It doesn’t matter that Jones has one year left, because he wants to be here, making him easier to sign next summer. That gives you Makar and Jones on the right, and Toews and Byram on the left. That’s a great top four no matter how you pair them. I like Sammy G, but he was shoved around by Vegas. Jones is 6’4″… Read more »

Yan

The people that talk to trade Samuel Girard aren’t Avs fans. The Avs fans know very well that any of the 31 other nhl teams would be ready to put the package only to have a chance to get him. Seth Jones is a overrated defender. His numbers (corsi, points, goals, etc.) clearly demonstrate in decline since 4 years. His contract at 5.4 millions is almost yet too high considering the performance. In 2 years, how much millions for his new contract? Makar, Grubauer, Mackinnon and other players will cost most expensive. The salary cap won’t move for the 2-3… Read more »

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