Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by Gardner McKay, Sep 22, 2017.
A lot coming back? For Duchene?
All of you stay away
Just because an offer is "substantial" doesn't mean that it's the right offer. Without knowing the details of the allegedly substantial offer, it's hard to even speculate about how it fits for the Avs.
Also, the way McGuire worded it sounds like the team wants to be in on Duchene, and have made their offer, but there's really nothing in what he said that indicates the Avs are interested in the offer, or that the two teams are actively working towards a deal. If anything, it sounds like their substantial offer was rejected, and they're trying to figure out plan B, because they still want him.
While I'm sure Duchene has made it clear to Sakic that he'd like to be traded, he has never publicly asked for a trade like you just suggested.
I wasn't commenting on whether the offer was legitimately substantial. The important nugget there was that it was the second time the prospect of a three way deal was mentioned in the media. That's what the discussion has been in my last few posts here, 'has anybody heard anything else about a 3 way deal'.
I posted the audio links/transcriptions for others to be able to see what I was referring to. Make of it what you want.
Well honestly every team that is interested aside from maybe the Canes, Sens, Rangers and Jackets and maybe Nashville need a three team deal to make it happen.
The Islanders don't have a quality ,young NHL ready LHD they can trade for Duchene that Sakic would want. Neither do the Blues, Sharks, Canadiens, Flames.
And I think he was probably talking about one of these teams...
Maybe add the Bruins to the list but probably not.
So yeah. I don't think he was talking about Ottawa.
He said that this management team is basically prepared to do whatever it takes to get him because they believe Duchene would turn them into an instant contender.
If Ottawa were this management team he was talking about, that deal would have been done a longtime ago with Duchene centering your 1st line while Chabot would be getting his feet wet with the Avalanche in the NHL right now...
I mean they even sent Chabot down. So by trading him, they wouldn't even have to subtract from that instant contending roster they seem to believe they have on their hands..
And, to me, it sounds like McGuire is saying that someone from some team essentially said "we want Duchene, our offer couldn't get us Duchene, so we're going to have to maybe get another team involved to see if we can still make this work."
But, to answer your question, there hasn't been anything about a 3 way deal in the Denver media. Of course, I'm not sure the Denver media is aware the Avs are currently 3-1, and don't really expect them to have any useful information about the Avs.
No interest in Galchenyuk unless it's at a significant discount. We already have Yakupov and Andrighetto as our talented reclamation projects along with a bunch of prospects like Kerfoot, Compher, and Jost in the line-up.
I honestly don't think Duchene is going anywhere, the earliest I can see him being shipped off is the trade deadline.
Too much damage done, completely idiotic management. They essentially kicked Duchene while he was down, the guy is by all sources a pretty good human being, I'm sure the guy didn't want to come out demanding a trade while having the season he was having last year. I don't see them repairing this, the stronger the season goes for Duchene the more confidence he will have asking for a trade.
I'm inclined to not start another thread until there are some fresh rumors.