Colorado sent backup goalie Pasi Nurminen along with a 4th round pick in the upcomming draft to NYI. In return Colorado got goalie Brent Johnson and defensemen Joe Corvo and Nolan Yonkman. The management thinks Marc Denis has shown he can carry this team for years to come and Pasi Nurminen clearly wanted to get a real shot at a starter position somewhere else. Add that Philippe Sauve has been outstanding in the farm and should be ready to challenge new-commer Brent Johnson for the backup spot as early as next camp. Joe Corvo and Nolan Yonkman add to an already strong group of young defensemen, and will join fellow rookies Komisarek and Morrisonn in trying to earn a spot on the pro roster. To make room for the new-commers, there have been rumours that HÃ¤velid could be playing his last games as an Avalanche. HÃ¤velid is not the only player that could be in the market for a new home soon, as Scott Mellanby, Danny Markov and Bill Houlder are all on the block and Colorado is listening to offers for all 4 players. As usual, Colorado is looking to get young players or prospects, preferably forwards, in return for these players. All offers shoudl be sent by mail, pm or icq.