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The Blues had a hole at center ever since they traded Paul Stastny to the Winnipeg Jets last season. They weren’t in the John Tavares derby. GM Doug Armstrong said that the price tag for players like Ryan O’Reilly of the Buffalo Sabres Landon Collins Jersey were too high.
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Hes not the center that’ll move the needle for the Blues. He’s not even a suitable replacement for Stastny. But Bozak didn’t cost the Blues the assets that others would have, so that’s a win, in a way.
GM Joe Sakic has said this offseason that he expects the Avalanche will be even younger http://www.officialtitansfootballshop.com/titans+derrick+morgan+jersey next season. The GM made at least one exception in the signing of the 29-year-old Cole. With Patrik Nemeth and Nikita Zadorov both undergoing offseason surgeries, Cole is a player Colorado can bank on to start the http://www.officialauthenticgiantsprostore.com/Nike-Landon-Collins-Jersey.html season. His veteran leadership — and experience on winning teams — will help on a team that should incorporate plenty of prospects and youngsters (teenage defenseman Conor Timmins, for example, could make the team out of training camp, while Samuel Girard — acquired in the mega-Matt Duchene deal — continues to mature).
In a thin market for defensemen — after John Carlson re-signed with the Capitals, the leading defender on the market was Calvin de Haan — offering Cole three years was probably a necessity to fend off other suitors.