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Sherman's Got Trading Problems

It obvious that the Avs have been extremely active in the trade market in the last year or so - from the Avs finally giving up on TJ Hensick, to the Avs recent trade of John-Michael Liles to Toronto for a bag of magic beans. I figured it would be interesting to compare this past year of trades to other years since the lockout.

The Avs have made 31 trades in total since the lockout ended. This is the history of how many trades occurred in number each year:

  • 2005-06: 3 trades
  • 2006-07: 4 trades
  • 2007-08: 4 trades
  • 2008-09: 4 trades
  • 2009-10: 4 trades
  • 2010-11: 11 trades
  • 2011-12: Currently 1 trade

The first thing that is interesting is how consistent the Avs were in making trades throughout the Lacroix, Giguere and early in the Sherman-era.

The fact that Sherman made 11 trades is cause for concern in some ways - as it is far above average. Although this is not a record for a season (the 17 trades by the Oren Koules and the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008-9 is probably a record), it raises an issue of whether Sherman is being too impatient with prospects (Cohen, Shattenkirk and Bournival spring to mind) or getting a poor return for the assets he has (such as the Liles and the Hunwick trades).

In light of this, I am curious as to if the MHH community thinks that Sherman's pro-activity in the trade market was a good move - especially in light of the impeding free-agency period.

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