The Claude Giroux melodrama continues with a month remaining before the NHL trading deadline.
This is sometimes forgotten: There was a time in the not-so-long-again NHL past when the deadline was roughly three weeks before the end of the regular season.
That was ridiculously late.
The March 21 trading deadline is five and a half weeks before the April 29 end of the regular season.
The Avalanche will have 20 games remaining at the deadline.
That’s still too late.