Avalanche, Lightning Show Importance of Making Smart Trade

The Colorado Avalanche winning the Stanley Cup showed 

the worth of speed and expertise in an association emphatically shifting that way. 

With a smile, Landeskog answered: "Track down a Cale Makar some place." 

Season finisher MVP Cale Makar was a major piece 

of Colorado's title run from the blue line, 

yet more than whatever else the Avalanche showed the 

worth of speed and expertise in the NHL as hockey moves decisively 

to focus on those components for the sake of scoring.  

The Avalanche and the double cross reigning champ Tampa Bay Lightning, 

who fell two wins shy of a threepeat, likewise gave proof 

that it merits facing challenges at the exchange cutoff time for the right fits. 

Colorado exchanged its best two possibilities and two 

or three second-round picks to procure forward Artturi Lehkonen 

and defenseman Josh Manson, alongside exchanges for Andrew Cogliano 

and Nico Sturm that assisted the Avalanche with coming 

out on top for their most memorable title starting around 2001.