Avalanche earn B-plus for Ian Cole deal

Cole — who was part of the Penguins’ back-to-back Stanley Cups — is steady, if not flashy. He’s a left-handed shot, so he could be paired with Tyson Barrie or Erik Johnson if the Avalanche want to form a true top duo. Cole http://www.officialauthenticbuccaneerstores.com/womens_william_gholston_jersey has never cracked the 20-minute-a-night plateau in his career (the http://www.officialbuckstore.com/Malcolm_Brogdon_Jersey closest he came was the 2016-17 season in Pittsburgh, when he averaged 19:49 in 81 games) but could see an increased workload with his new team. Cole has a terrific personality as well, and could emerge as a leading voice in the locker room alongside Nathan MacKinnon and captain Gabriel Landeskog.
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Overachievers in 2017-18, the bar is set higher for the Avalanche next season. It’s going to be hard to match those expectations. A player like Cole helps them get there. Malcolm Brogdon Jersey The Avs had the cap space to sign a free agent or two, and didn’t get an audience with John Tavares. A midtier signing like this makes sense.

So it was back to unrestricted free agency, where they landed on Bozak. The 32-year-old former Toronto Maple Leafs center, barring another move from the Blues, likely slots on with Patrik Berglund on the team’s second line, potentially with newly reacquired David Perron. He’ll play in the power play, but wasn’t used much at all by Mike Babcock on the penalty kill in the past three seasons. If nothing else, Bozak provides some center depth until Robert Thomas, whom the Blues refused to include in any deal for O’Reilly, recovers fully from his ankle injury.

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Three years is good; $5 million annually is a little off-putting, but look a little deeper. Bozak ranked No. 56 among centers with 0.62 points per game from 2015-18. But that’s the same points-per-game average as Tyler Johnson — who also names $5 million annually — in the exact same sample of games (216). It’s more than Adam Henrique (0.58 points per game), who likely clears $5 million on his next deal. The difference, however, is that Johnson is 27, Henrique is 28 and Bozak … isn’t. But that’s why three years for him is fine.

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