Rumor: Avs Proposals/Rumors/Free Agents 18-19 part XVI| Why No Trades!?

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  1. The Abusement Park

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    I don’t think he’s entirely to blame, but he definitely shares some of it. As the coach it’s his job to get the players fired up and prepared for the games and to change things if they aren’t working. And he hasn’t changed a damn thing for more than a period, and all that he did was change up the top line a little.

    In saying that, he doesn’t have much to work with when it comes to the bottom 9 so there’s only so much he can change.
     
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    Right off Sakic Ravine.

     
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    If we miss the playoffs and Sakic decides this summer is when he will make a couple of moves, it could make sense to bring in a new coach at that time.

    Nothing will happen during the season and even if it happens in the offseason, Q won’t be the solution. Need a higher tempo system.

    I am yet to believe Bednar is truly the problem, but missing the playoffs would justify tough decisions.
     
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    Are there any good coaches that will be out there aside from Q that would work for us?
     
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    I've been a Bednar fan since the beginning but like others I am starting to have doubts when I see him always starting the OT with the same players and his unwillingness to try Soda as the 2C until a better option is found. However I am willing to give him a pass for now until Sakic gives him a better 2nd line and Makar and Timmins show what they provide to the team.
     
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    I don't see any reason why Q wouldn't work for the Avs. I don't think he'd come back anyway.
     
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    Q is receiving 6M/year to sit at home. He'll stop receiving that money the second he's hired by another team. Other team will have to at least match that 6M for him to consider it (and he'd basically work for free). I doubt he'd accept less than 6M and basically pay to work.
     
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    Pierre McGuire's "blue print" comment is a false narrative. Every fan in the NHL knows this club has no depth (thanks, Rick Pracey). Al Arbour could be behind the bench and Colorado would be in the same situation, more or less.
     
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    Joe Sakic and Ron Francis have similar personalities and are similar GM's.
     
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    He's not done. He may never score 40 again, but this year aside he should still be perennial 30 goal scorer.
     
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    That is what they said about Bobby Ryan.
     
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    Coaches and goaltenders always get the blame first. Bednar's struggling to get this lineup with holes in it to be competitive on a consistent basis. Imagine trying to squeeze blood from the stone of the group a few years ago.
     
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    I don't think anybody's expecting Bednar to turn this season's team into the Tampa Bay Lightning. He doesn't seem to be able to fix or at least improve the things which should be in his area of control, though.
    However, as long as there isn't a better alternative Avs should keep him. He's still miles better than Roy or Sacco were.
     
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    My gripe with bednar during this slump is that he wont move Soda away from the third line. He's earned second line duty for sure, give him compher and kerfoot/Jost and maybe we'd have a scoring line to relieve some pressure off of the top line. I don't know why he's so attached to punishing soda by making him carry the plugs. He's willing to shake up the top line but that line won't get touched? Doesn't make any sense. He was supposed to be our ROR replacement. Well give him some decent wingers and see if he flourishes.
     
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    Do you guys think theres a chance we trade up from like 3-5in the draft Kaako? Maybe they are rebuilding and need a center and dont mind waiting an extra season or two.
     
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    No one does that now.
     
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    I don't blame Bednar for this mess. Anyone following the Avs knew before the season started we had no proper second line. We still don't have one and that's the biggest issue. You can't expect us to beat other teams, game after game with one line.

    This team needs scoring depth and quality upfront. Hopefully Stone joins us this off-season with Kakko. If that happens, we need to go for it..

    Johnson is another problem because his level has dropped but Makar should help with that. Goaltending is the next big question. I don't trust Varly anymore and we will need someone new..
     
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    The only thing that is truly frustrating this season is that Stastny would have solved this entire 2nd line problem. If BSN is to be believed he would have come back, he signed a reasonable deal, and injury aside is playing very well for Vegas.
     
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    I wanted them to bring Stastny back so bad.
     
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    There is always something with this team isn't it? As soon as they fix one problem, another problem occurs. Going back when the team needed a D and goalie, they fixed those problems but needed game breaking forward or two, and now that they got that, they're gonna need a D and goalie again as EJ is regressing, Varly is just always injured and Grubauer so far doesn't look like he can be a #1, not to mention the team needs forward depth badly.

    It's just a vicious cycle with this team. When will they put it all together no one knows
     
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