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Report: Coyotes trade Daniel Winnik to Colorado

Daniel Winnik

In this Dec. 23, 2008 photo, Phoenix Coyotes left winger Daniel Winnik warms up before facing the Colorado Avalanche in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Winnik was awarded a one-year contract following an arbitration hearing. Terms of the deal were not released Friday, July 24, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


While we sit around eagerly awaiting the possibility of trades involving Marc Savard or Tim Thomas, other teams continue to carry on with business as Adrian Dater of the Denver Post tweets to us.

Denver Post news: Avs acquire Dan Winik (sic) from Phoenix for 4th round pick next year

Spelling error aside, that’s Daniel Winnik whom the Avalanche acquired. Winnik was a fourth line player for the Coyotes last season racking up four goals and 15 assists in 74 games for Phoenix. He’ll be a depth player for the Avalanche likely also seeing time on the third or fourth lines and should be able to jump into coach Joe Sacco’s system easily.

I know this isn’t the trade you were hoping to hear about, but sometimes you have to be careful what you ask for because you might just get it. Consider this your lesson in making crazy wishes.