Ryan O'reilly and the Avs are at odds over contract negotiations right now. How great would it be if that was Nonis' way of making his mark on this team. I'm not sure what a trade proposal would look like but something built around Gardiner, kadri or Frattin with a pick in there
Picking up JVR makes it easier to deal Kessel. I don't know if the deal would be agreed apon. But Colorado is stacked up the middle and weak on the wings. We're the exact opposite. Two sides could really help eachother out.
How does JVR make it easier to trade Kessel, 20 goal scorer for a 37 goal scorer. Even if Kessel never improves on defence the guy is worth more than O'Reilly. Even if you argument is that JVR can hit 40, why not keep both when they are 25 and under.
Lupul, Kessel, JVR, and Kulemin are young and very talented why even... just wow
I know you guys hate the Kessel deal and may even hate Kessel himself but this guy has wayy more value than a guy like O'Reilly. Trading him for that would be a joke.
Just draft properly, and get what you can for pieces that are expendable: Kadri, Frattin, Colborne, and if it comes to it Gardiner. Keep the first this year and you will find a potential top-line centre. If the leafs are in the playoff hunt then trade it but hold it until then.