Avalanche: 3 Top Trade Candidates Heading Into 2024

Christmas is over, and now the new year is less than one week away. Thus, over these next few days, we here at NHL Trade Rumors will discuss the three top trade candidates from each team heading into 2024.

In this latest edition of the series, the Colorado Avalanche are the team of focus. 

Ryan Johansen: Ryan Johansen has not been a good fit for the Avalanche, so it is possible that they look to move him to free up cap space to improve their roster elsewhere. 

Oskar Olausson: The Avs are going to look to improve their roster at the deadline, and Oskar Olausson could be a notable prospect that they move because of it. The former first-round pick has the potential to become a solid middle-six forward at the NHL, so there should be interest in him.

Jonathan Drouin: Jonathan Drouin is another veteran forward who has struggled with the Avs this season. Because of this, he could be made available at the deadline.

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