Draft Hits: The Avalanche stirred up the market and Hurricanes could move back

  • Craig Custance of ESPN: The Avalanche stirred up the market when Joe Sakic said they would be taking a forward with the first overall pick.

    “He’s trying to drum up a market,” Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said Wednesday. “It’s going to garnish a lot of attention … virtually everybody will be contacting Colorado about what their intention is.”

    The Avs are close to getting back into playoff contention. By trading the pick and moving down a little while picking up some other assets would help get them there quicker. By saying that they are taking a forward and not Seth Jones, it makes other teams go through them and not the Panthers at No. 2.

  • Chip Alexander: Alexander is hearing that if the Hurricanes target is not there at No. 5, they could trade down. They are unlikely to move up.

One Comment

  1. tiedummy

    June 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    carolina will settle for Darnell but if the russian nucky is still there they will take him and not deal down for nurse