Found February 21, 2012 on
We have a trade to announce...
Bob McKenzie (the real one) is reporting on Twitter that the Avs have acquired Steve Downie from the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Downie is in the last year of his contract paying him $1.85 million after which he will be a restricted free agent. Downie is a 5'11 191 pound player with some grit and some finish around the net when paired with the right people.
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Avalanche forward Steve Downie arrived in Denver early Wednesday morning, skated with his new teammates at 10:30 a.m. and played right wing against the Kings.
Even 24 hours later it is hard to judge the trade of Kyle Quincey for Steve Downie.
It is great that the Avs got a gritty forward who can be annoying as crap and get under people's skin. Downie will not add a whole lot of scoring or even points, but he will add a lot intensity.
On the nights where the Avs just don't have any energy or intensity (like Sunday in Winnipeg...
Avalanche forward Steve Downie arrived in Denver early this morning, skated with his new teammates at 10:30 a.
Teams are becoming increasingly active with the NHL trade deadline less than a week away. It was the Lightning, Red Wings and Avalanche that made a splash on Tuesday. The Lightning traded winger Steve Downie to the Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Kyle Quincey. Tampa Bay then shipped Quincey to the Detroit Red Wings for their first-round pick and defenseman Sebastien Piche. The...
via Bob McKenzie tweet, TB has traded Steve Downie to Colorado.
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The Avalanche bolstered its forward corps and decreased the log jam on defense today by acquiring forward Steve Downie from the Tampa Bay Lightning for defenseman Kyle Quincey.
The Avalanche jettisoning of defenseman Kyle Quincey and adding of winger Steve Downie in the three-team trade Tuesday can be justified in the competitive sense. I get that. Colorado had a numbers issue on defense and needed more grit, or at least grit with some talent accompanying it, at forward.
But two additional things jumped out at me, and I couldn’t resist saying them from...
Mike ChambersNew Avs forward Steve Downie talks to Altitude's Marc Moser after this morning's skate.
Avs defensemen Shane O’Brien and Ryan Wilson had this to day about the trade that sent D-man Kyle Quincey to Tampa Bay, and then ultimately to Detroit, in exchange for grinding small forward Steve Downie:
O’Brien said: “He’s a great guy and played some big minutes...
The NHL Overtime crew breaks down Tuesday's deal, with Tampa Bay sending forward Steve Downie to Colorado in exchange for defenseman Kyle Quincey, then trading Quincey to Detroit in exchange for the Red Wings’ first-round pick in 2012 and defenseman Sebastien Piche. (NBC Sports)