Colorado Avalanche's Worst Trade Of The Past Year

The Colorado Avalanche haven't made too many big moves over the past year as the biggest was acquiring Alexandar Georgiev. That occurred in the offseason and is far from the worst trade they have made. We don't have to go back too far to find the worst trade the Avalanche have made in the past year as it was their second to last trade before the deadline.

It's no secret that the Avalanche have been short a top-six center since Nazem Kadri left and they haven't been able to properly fill that role internally. A few of the players have been given opportunities to prove they can handle the role, but without a clear cut standout, Colorado was left with the possibility of adding what they needed at the trade deadline. This didn't come to pass and instead acquired depth centerman Lars Eller.

Though there is uncertainty regarding cap space as Gabriel Landeskog may or may not return before the postseason when the salary cap goes away, it somewhat handcuffed the Avalanche into making only minor moves. Eller was playing mostly on the third and fourth line in Washington and though he has the skill level to play as the third line center, this didn't address the biggest need of the team at the deadline.

Eller cost the Avalanche a second round pick and has just two goals and three points in 12 games since coming over. To start his tenure in Colorado, he hadn't scored a goal and recorded just two assists in his last 24 games. He went pointless in his first six games with the Avalanche and goalless in the first eight.

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