If Peter Mueller is out long-term, which is a possibility right now with his concussion symptoms, the Colorado Avalanche might have to make a trade. And one guy they could target is Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque, the Denver Post's Adrian Dater writes.
The HockeyFanLand Insight:
René Bourque would no doubt be a great addition to the Colorado Avalanche's top-six forwards. The 29-year-old has put together back-to-back, 27 goal seasons, as a member of the Calgary Flames.
However, is a trade really necessary at this time?
The Colorado Avalanche are one of the big surprises to begin the 2011-12 campaign, posting an impressive 6-2-0 record through eight contests, (6-0 on the road). Good enough to move last season’s 29th place team, into 4th overall for the time being this year.
With that in mind, the cost to obtain the services of a player like René Bourque would be quite steep -- As Dater suggests most likely one of Colorado's high-end defensive prospects: Stefan Elliott, Duncan Siemens or Tyson Barrie.
Is it really worth it to pay that kind of price? My answer is no.
At least not this early with things working this good!
Do you think the Colorado Avalanche are for real?