Buy low, sell high. We’ve all heard that one. All things considered, the Avalanche got Sam Girard in a package that now would seem like a pretty great bargain. Matt Duchene brought in quite a haul, and it remains the masterstroke of Joe Sakic among his many very good acquisitions in his time as GM (that still feels weird saying he’s not the actual GM anymore).
Which is why I don’t think it makes sense to trade Sam Girard right now, nor do I think he will be traded – especially when it comes to clearing cap space to re-sign Nazem Kadri. I do not believe the Avalanche are actively shopping him and here’s why: