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Quincey: Plenty of bags packed in Colorado

Kyle Quincey

Sounds like Kyle Quincey might not be the last Avalanche player traded before Monday’s deadline.

“There’s a lot of guys whose bags are packed outside their door [in Colorado],” the newest member of the Red Wings told reporters ahead of tonight’s home game against the Canucks, as per ESPN’s Craig Custance.

But will the Avs actually end up sellers at the deadline? They’re only two points behind eighth-place Los Angeles in the Western Conference, and while they just traded away arguably their best defenseman, they did add an effective player in Steve Downie.

The Avs play tomorrow in Columbus and Saturday in Detroit. Perhaps their playoff chances will become clearer after that. Lose both games and GM Greg Sherman might start unloading assets.

Names like forwards David Jones and Daniel Winnik and defenseman Shane O’Brien – all pending unrestricted free agents – have been floated as trade candidates.