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Sunday Notes: Rumored Avs trade target Giroux wins All-Star MVP, Carey Price won’t be traded this season



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Good Sunday to all. It’s 45 degrees and not a cloud in the sky where I sit here in Thornton, Co,, on this, the sixth day of February in the Year of Our Lord, 2022. Let’s do some Sunday notes, starting off with stuff on potential Avs trade target Claude Giroux:

  • Giroux won the All-Star Game MVP yesterday, which means a whole lot of…nothing…in any scheme of things. Well, I guess it could be argued that it shows how motivated Giroux is to show to others he’s still a bona-fide player on the big stages. Here’s more, from Philly Hockey Now’s Sam Carchidi, on what the Flyers might be expecting back in a trade from the Avs or any other team for the 34-year-old forward, who can be UFA this summer (Philly Hockey Now)
  • If you couldn’t read all that because of a paywall or something, the bottom line is: the Flyers will want the usual troika of a goody bag for such a player. Meaning, a current player, a good prospect and a top draft pick. The Avs do NOT own a pick in the first round of the 2022 NHL draft (they gave it to Arizona in the Darcy Kuemper deal), so the Flyers might have to settle for a No. 1 beyond this year.
  • Joe Pavelski sure looked good on a line with Nazem Kadri yesterday, didn’t he?
  • Our Jimmy Murphy says Carey Price is off the trade block – at least for this season. Over the summer? Maybe that’ll be different (Montreal Hockey Now)
  • The Vancouver Canucks might have Conor Garland and a few others on the trade block. Before the break, scouts packed the Calgary Flames press box.
  • Vegas: Everyone is trying to figure out what Kelly McCrimmon will do in the next couple of weeks. He was to gut the depth from his roster, or the Vegas Golden Knights have to make a trade. Don’t forget: the Golden Knights have to shed salary to fit Jack Eichel on the roster when he’s ready to play again
  • Pete DeBoer had a good time in Vegas at the ASG. As well, one should (Vegas Hockey Now)
  • Avs resume practice Tuesday.
  • Good rip job here on Rocky Wirtz, as only Larry Brooks can do (NY Post)
  • The Colorado Eagles lost last night. Here’s a rundown on the game (
  • The Russians just suffered a big loss to their Olympic roster (Hockey News)
  • More on Eichel’s current status in his rehab (
  • The Detroit Red Wings promoted from within their hockey Ops department as Shawn Horcoff became assistant general manager. (Detroit Hockey Now)
  • The Philadelphia Flyers made two under-the-radar hockey Ops promotions on Friday, one involving an ex-Av. (Philly Hockey Now)

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