Avalanche Rumors: 3 Goaltending Trade Targets for Colorado

The Colorado Avalanche are growing concerned they are overworking starting netminder Alexander Georgiev and GM Chris MacFarland has been active in trade conversations regarding some more depth for his crease. 

Here's three goalies to consider as prime trade targets for the Avs ahead of the March 8 trade deadline:

Marc-Andre Fleury, Minnesota Wild

Wild GM Bill Guerin admitted recently he has yet to ask Fleury for a list of teams he'd consider a trade to, but given the Wild are struggling to make their way into the playoff conversation in the west, those talks are coming. Fleury is a pending free agent who isn't necessarily playing amazing with his .897 Sv.%, however given his decorated resume, a contender will surely be picking him up before the deadline. The Avs make sense and look for Guerin to retain some of Fleury's $3.5 million cap hit in the process.

Jake Allen, Montreal Canadiens

While GM Kent Hughes recently admitted it's going to take quite the offer to move Allen, this isn't an impossible scenario. He's signed for next season at a reasonable $3.85 million AAV and with these two teams having a history of making deals together, there's potential Hughes and MacFarland pick the talks back up again. Allen's posted a .901 Sv.% in 15 appearances this season and holds a seven-team no-trade clause. 

Kaapo Kahkonen, San Jose Sharks

Don't expect to see the Avalanche pick up a starting netminder who is signed long term, given they feel Georgiev is more than capable, however expect them to consider pending free agents like Kahkonen, even though the numbers haven't been great. The Sharks are a brutal hockey team and have been historically bad this season so it's hard to lay all the blame on Kahkonen. He's posted a .899 Sv.% in 21 games and is surely someone the Sharks would love to flip for future considerations.

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