Patrick Roy wants to return to the NHL, but it appears his abrupt exit from the Colorado Avalanche in 2016 is still on the minds of teams that are in need of a new head coach. There was a sign and trade move in the East, and the contract handed out is a good indication that Devon Toews is going to be a rich man soon.
And with the silly season about to get started, we took a look at the trade board for the Colorado Avalanche. No surprise, there’s a lot of centers on it.
All that and more in this Saturday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
In an interview with NHL.com, Patrick Roy spoke about his exit from the Avalanche nearly seven years ago. He admitted that exit is making it hard for him to get a job again, but he wants back.
The Avalanche need a second line center. There’s no question about it. And if they find one, it will probably have to be through trade. The offseason trade board can be found here.
The Damon Severson contract just shows it will be mighty expensive to get Devon Toews re-signed.
And good guy Samuel Girard has opened his home to families impacted by the fires in Quebec.
Coming soon to CHN+ subscribers, views from a Swedish Hockey League scout on the prospects in that area that might be available around pick 27. And there are quite a few.
NHL Trade Chatter
The Columbus Blue Jackets were rumored to be after Damon Severson if he hit the market, but they didn’t want to wait. On Friday, they pulled off a sign and trade with the Devils and locked up Severson for 8 years. Dmitri Orlov is going to be a rich man come July, as he’s now clearly the best defenseman set to hit the market.
DF updated their offseason trade board, and no surprise, Pierre-Luc Dubois shot to the top with the news from the last few days. It should be noted that Girard was once #3 on this list a month ago, but has dropped all the way down to 29…
National Hockey Now
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