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During the summer of 2009, the Colorado Avalanche acquired defenseman Kyle Quincey from the Los Angeles Kings along with defenseman Tom Preissing and a fifth round pick (forward, Luke "Sky" Walker) for forward Ryan Smyth. The trade was thought to be in large part, a salary dump to alleviate Smyth's hefty contract. Pressing only played four games with the Avs before being waived and Luke Walker is a still with the Avalanche organization as a forward for the Lake Erie Monsters. Smyth played two seasons in L.A. before being traded back to Edmonton, the city and team where his heart had always been.
In coming to Colorado, Quincey became only the second player behind Todd Gill to play for the Detroit Red Wings and then the Colorado Avalanche. Quincey was drafted by Detroit and played for them for parts of three seasons before being waived and subsequently claimed by L.A. Quincey was a member of Detroit's 2007-08 squad who won the Stanley Cup, but he did not play during the playoffs so he was not eligible to have his name inscribed on the Cup. The Wings also opted not to present him with a ring per team policy. He was however, included in team's Stanley Cup winning picture and did receive a day with the Cup.
In his first season with the Avs, Quincey proved to be a very valuable top-4 defenseman. He posted 29 points including a career-high six goals in 79 games. In his next season, he got off to a poor start, recording only one assist in 21 games before he was lost for the season with a shoulder injury.
This season, he has rebounded nicely with five goals and 23 points in 54 games and has arguably been one of Colorado's most consistent defensemen all season. Quincey's current contract of $3.25 million expires after this season at which point he will be a restricted free agent. If the Avs opt to not re-sign him with the plethora of defensemen currently on the active roster as well as in Lake Erie and in juniors, Quince will be an attractive pick-up for many teams.
At 6'2", 207lbs., Quincey has good size and plays a strong, physical game. He's not afraid to mix it up on occasion and is strong offensively as well as in his own end of the ice. Quincey has been on Colorado's power play since his arrival to the Avs.
Back in December, Quincey missed two games with a groin injury and was subsequently a healthy scratch the following four games as Coach Joe Sacco did not want to tinker with the Avs lineup as they were winning games. This did not sit well with Quincey and he expressed his displeasure in being a healthy scratch while being the Avs leading scorer amongst defensemen.
Now the fact that Quincey was disgruntled two months ago will not automatically lead to his departure out of town, but his expiring contract and an abundance of defensemen in the Avs' sytem may make him expendable. By himself, Quincey could garner a reasonable return or packaged with a guy like David Jones, the Avs could try to go bigger. Six days until the deadline...
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A few days ago, Kyle Quincey was traded from Colorado to Tampa Bay to Detroit. The trade left Tampa Bay with two first round picks in this coming draft. One of the picks likely being a top 10 pick, and the other being around the 25-30 range.
Tick Tock Kenny Holland has told us all he made a mistake when he waived Kyle Quincey. Three years later, because it’s the Winged Way, he’s brought him back to Hockeytown. That’s what Holland does, you know. He lets them go with a promise that if they behave and improve and drop him a BFF text now and again? A spot will open up and it’s home again, home again.
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The Red Wings got help from one former player to acquire another as they take aim at the Stanley Cup. The Wings added toughness to their blue line Tuesday by acquiring defenseman Kyle Quincey from Tampa Bay for Detroit's first-round pick in the June draft.
After getting dealt to Tampa Bay in exchange for Steve Downie, the Lightning have now moved Kyle Quincey to Detroit.
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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...
I think the Avalanche did.
In case you missed the news – and I did at first because, well it was a day off and I was actually taking a nap when it happened (hey, I need a little sleep now and then, get off my @!#) – the Avs dealt Kyle Quincey to Tampa Bay today for forward Steve Downie. TB then flipped Quincey to Detroit for a first-round pick.
First off, why I think...
Despite what George might write about me, I don’t blast away to intentionally rile the unwashed. If a little angst on their part is a byproduct? I have no problem with that. The whole idea behind A2Y has always been to write like we talk and speak what we think. Because it’s fun.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded right wing Steve Downie to the Colorado Avalanche for defenseman Kyle Quincey, a source confirmed to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.
I'm bitter. Howard played great and line 1c was incredible, but all the talk will be about Vancouver snapping the streak. Whatever.Full recap after the jump:
The icing call was terrible and it cost the Wings the game. Plain and simple. Still, if the whole team had played well, it wouldn't have mattered. Franzen seemed bored out there on the PP and the fact that he was...