Avalanche Rumors: Samuel Girard Linked To Pacific Divison Team

Recent rumors, notably from NHL Trade Rumors have placed Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard at the center of speculation, with the Calgary Flames emerging as a potential suitor.

The Avalanche's pursuit of center Mikael Backlund during the offseason has fueled speculation about a trade involving Girard.

The primary driving force behind these rumors is the Avalanche's impending salary cap constraints, notably their need to re-sign defenseman Devon Toews next season, potentially making Girard expendable.

Last season, the 25-year-old Girard scored six goals and 37 total points across 76 games played, along with a -10 plus/minus rating.

Although no official trade has been confirmed, the proposed scenario involves the Flames sending Mikael Backlund, and likely some other assets, to the Avalanche in exchange for Samuel Girard and another player

This trade proposal has garnered significant attention among NHL fans and analysts, as it addresses both teams' needs.

The Flames would strengthen their defensive lineup with Girard's four-year contract stability, while the Avalanche would acquire a valuable center and a capable backup goaltender.

While trade rumors always generate excitement, it remains to be seen whether this particular deal will come to fruition or if other factors will come into play as the trade deadline approaches. Photo Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports