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BEST OF MAXIM
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.
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.
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...
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)
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...