As noted by NHL.com's staff, new Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy let the bombshells fly during the press conference introducing him as the team's coach and VP of hockey operations, including an willingness to trade the #1 overall draft pick:
The Colorado Avalanche own the No. 1 pick in next month's NHL Draft after winning the lottery. According to new coach Patrick Roy, that doesn't mean they'll be the first team to make a selection at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on June 30.
Roy said he has told executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic that the Avalanche need to examine the possibility of dealing the top pick. Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones and Halifax Mooseheads forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin are expected to be the top three players drafted -- not necessarily in that order.
"All are premier players," Roy said at his introductory press conference Tuesday. "At the end of the day, it's going to be an organization decis...