How good would Jaccob Slavin look in an Avalanche uniform right now? Pretty good, right? A 22-year-old, 6-foot-2, 205-pound left-handed shot defenseman with outstanding decision-making abilities in his own end and a touch of offensive flair. Exactly the kind of player the Avs want and desperately need.
Plus, he's a Colorado kid. Born in Erie, a standout with the Colorado Thunderbirds youth program and a two-year standout at Colorado College. The Avs, understandably, were his favorite team growing up.