The writer does not take into account Jay McClemment for whatever reason. Hell no on Mikael Samuelsson & Needing "Another" defenseman. Beyond that I agree with what they say we need. Unfortunately after Parise & Semin there really isn't any forwards to get excited about in this years free-agent class.
According to www.capgeek.com, the Avalanche have approximately $21.5M committed to the 2012-2013 salary cap for 8 players. Check out my potential 2012-2013 Avalanche roster on Cap Geek here.
Needs: Two top nine forwards
Parise, Semin, Trade, one top pair defenceman Suter, Carle, UFA, another defenceman.
What I said the Avalanche needed last year: Two-three top nine forwards, one top four defenceman, starting goaltender.
They added: Gabriel Landeskog, Joakim Lindstrom, Chuck Kobasew, Jan Hejda, Semyon Varlamov, Sean-Sebastien Giguere.
TRADE MARKET Paul Stastny, Matt Duchene, Peter Mueller, Ryan Wilson, prospects."