Report: Horvat Trade Talks Heating Up, Avalanche ‘Kicking the Tires’
Bo Horvat will be traded before the Mar. 3 trade deadline. And the Avalanche continue to sniff around.
According to a report from The Province, the Colorado Avalanche are one of the teams “kicking the tires” on Bo Horvat. They’ve been linked to Horvat all season long as they continue to look for an upgrade at second line center.
Whether they have the assets and cap space to pull off the deal is another story in itself. Having dealt two of their best defensive prospects season, they don’t exactly have a ton of capital to throw around. And would they want to send more assets away for a pending unrestricted free agent they might not be able to afford? There are a lot of questions they would have to ask themselves before making a big trade like this.
Either way, trade talks around Horvat and the Vancouver Canucks are heating up.
Lots of moving parts around the Canucks going into the weekend. It’s believed the Boudreau watch is about to come to a head. As for Horvat, there’s no question trade talks have elevated.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 20, 2023
On his 32 Thoughts podcast, Elliotte Friedman said trade talks have “intensified” this week.
When asked about the Colorado Avalanche being involved, he said “I haven’t heard them, but that doesn’t mean it. It makes sense.”
The 27 year old center continues to have the best season of his career. With 30 goals on the year, he’s just one off his career high, and is on pace to shatter his career best in points. He is shooting 22.9%, so you have to expect that number to come down a bit, as it’s 8.9% higher than his career average.
Stay tuned to CHN for more updates as they come.