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Forum: Armchair-GMAug. 21, 2020 at 8:01 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Mergus80</b></div><div>Which is why I say “Twist my arm.” If Sakic we’re dead set on Gaudreau and it had to be one or the other, I would move Byram over Newhook in this instance.
There are a few factors at play. The value of the pieces going back and forth, Gaudreau’s fit with Colorado, and the Avs’s window to win.

Gaudreau by himself may be worth one of those two prospects but the reality that the Avs probably can’t/won’t resign him skews the value in Calgary’s favor - just like you said.
I would argue that his fit within Colorado’s window to win could justify the trade. The next 2-3 season’s will the their best chance, while MacKinnon and Kadri are on their current deals. Winning is the top priority. If you win a Stanley Cup with Gaudreau and without Byram or Newhook, in my opinion the trade is worth it.
However, Gaudreau is not coming in as their best forward, and may not even be their 2nd or 3rd best forward. His production would likely drop just based on opportunity. As good as he as and as good as he could be for the Avalanche, I don’t think a top prospect is worth a 3rd or 4th best forward. They can find a lesser player who would perform at a similar level for less cost.
So overall, the fit with their roster and their window to win makes sense, but the value isn’t worth it for only 2 years if it costs a top prospect. I wouldn’t be opposed to a Timmins+Bowers type of return, but I think the Flames would have better offers from other teams, like <a href="/users/Tkachuckyyy" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Tkachuckyyy</a> said.</div></div>

Is there a possibility of sending Calgary Zadorov, this years 1st and a prospect like Bowers or Beaucage?
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