Colorado Avalanche UFA updates

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  • In his most recent mailbag series, the Denver Post’s Mike Chambers warns fans not to get too excited about the UFA free agent market and the fact that Colorado should have plenty of money to spend.
  • With two star players potentially available in winger Taylor Hall and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, many have felt that Colorado might add a star to push themselves to the top of the Central Division.
  • However, Chambers said the team is not interested in either player and is more interested in continuing to build its team from within.
  • The team is happy with its top-six and with Cale Makar and Erik Johnson on the right side, as well as the fact that prospect Conor Timmins is close to NHL ready, there isn’t any room for Pietrangelo either.

FAN:

I think Alex Pietrangelo is a better bet than Taylor Hall. Look at Hall’s numbers from this season and ask why Arizona is not offering seven or eight for him. Do you know what Joe Sakic’s thinking?

Mike Chambers:

I’m not sure what your question is about. Perhaps you’ve been reading other media types who have suggested the Avs are interested in pending unrestricted free agents Hall and Pietrangelo. But that won’t happen. Colorado isn’t interested in either. The Avs will continue to build from their prospects, not free agency. They love their top-six forwards and don’t have room for another right-shot defenseman, with Connor Timmins set to come up and join Cale Makar and Erik Johnson on the right side.

Sources & Credits: Mike Chambers, The Denver Post / Pro Hockey Rumors
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