The Blue Jackets have made clear that their first round pick (8th overall) in the draft is available. Columbus needs a puck moving defenseman. We have some to spare. Potential trade I'd like to see:
1. Ideal world: Liles and 11th pick in the draft for Voracek and 8th pick in the draft. Use 8th pick to draft Dougie Hamilton. But Liles has a no-trade clause and I doubt he'd be willing to go to Columbus. Avs also need his salary to get to the cap floor.
2. Realistic world: Hunwick or Holos and 11th pick for 8th pick. Use 8th pick to draft Hamilton.