When Monday morning arrives, three weeks will be all that remains for NHL teams to make trades in the 2018-19 season. If a betting line existed two months ago that the Avalanche might be sellers for the deadline, it would probably have been something like +300.
We’re now probably at even money, or a little more in favor, that the Avs will, in fact, be sellers by the deadline. Erik Johnson isn’t about to make any bets on anything – and he remains in the camp that they won’t. But he’s hedging on his outlook.