The Colorado Avalanche was simply heartbroken when it lost in Game 7 at the hands of the Dallas Stars in the second round of the postseason. The star players on the roster really thought they could make it all the way.
General manager Joe Sakic does not want to let his team down and it is believed that he would be willing to pull off a bold move this offseason to ensure that his players hoist the Stanley Cup in 2021. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Avalanche will be going all in for next season, seeing that they will have to re-sign both captain Gabriel Landeskog and star rookie Cale Makar.
While last summer they went and tried to sign sniper Artemi Panarin, who ended up with the New York Rangers, they might pull a bold plan and offer players big money on one-year deals. Friedman believes the Avs could go after Taylor Hall, who is now an unrestricted free agent. He finished sixth in the NHL scoring race in 2017-18 when he posted 39-54-93 totals with the New Jersey Devils and won the Hart Trophy as the league MVP. Now with the Arizona Coyotes, where he won’t get to become a true Stanley Cup contender, Hall could be enticed to sign with the Avalanche to finally get his hands on the prestigious trophy.
Hall would be even more willing to do so if Sakic is indeed ready to offer big money. The Avalanche surely looks ready to make that plunge and we could see a lot of things happening in Denver before the team gets ready to kick butts next season.
Watch out : Sakic might be getting ready to get his check book out and fire big money at top players!