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Trade: Avalanche acquire Devan Dubnyk from Sharks

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If the Colorado Avalanche have had a flaw this season it is goaltending depth behind starter Philipp Grubauer.

 

They attempted to address that on Saturday by sending defenseman Greg Pateryn and a 2021 fifth-round draft pick to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for goalie Devan Dubnyk.

Dubnyk is in the final year of his contract and has split time this season with Martin Jones in San Jose.

 

At his peak, Dubnyk was one of the more productive goalies in the league and a very big part of some really good — and very underrated — Minnesota Wild teams. But he has struggled the past two years with a sub-.900 save percentage since the start of the 2019-20 season. With Grubauer occupying the top spot the Avalanche will only need Dubnyk to serve as a backup and ideally only start a handful of regular season games down the stretch.

 

Colorado’s expected backup goalie, Pavel Francouz, has been sidelined since the start of the season which forced the team to open with Hunter Miska as the backup.

 

Following a miserable start to the season for him the Avalanche acquired Jonas Johansson from the Buffalo Sabres in an effort to improve their depth. Johansson has been solid in his brief time with the Avalanche and even recorded his first NHL shutout on Friday.

 

But the Avalanche were clearly not comfortable with him as the top backup with the playoffs around the corner.

 

The Avalanche had previous acquired Pateryn this season from Minnesota in the trade that sent Ian Cole to the Wild.

 

With Dubnyk out of the mix in San Jose, it means the Sharks are putting their playoff hopes entirely in the hands of Martin Jones.

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I'm surprised. Dubnyk has been struggling quite a lot in recent years. Will he be the third goalie behind Johansson, or will they really try him as a backup for Grubauer?!?

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10 minutes ago, lynxrattle said:

I'm surprised. Dubnyk has been struggling quite a lot in recent years. Will he be the third goalie behind Johansson, or will they really try him as a backup for Grubauer?!?

It will absolutely be Dubnyk as the backup and they hope they can fix whatever the hell happened to him in  San Jose where he was borderline putrid. Last year when the goalies fell like flies they lost a game 7 to the Stars who went to the Cup Finals, with Dubnyk they no longer have to worry about a Hutchinson appearing at a critical moment. Between the depth in net with Dubnyk and former Av Nemeth coming back for the bottom pair, the Avs have tweaked the roster and may be done.

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Avalanche better hope that Grubauer is up to the playoff task.
If they REALLY have to turn to Dubnyk, then they are in more trouble than I thought.

I get they'd rather have Duby as an experienced goalie behind Grubauer, but Duby's slide wasn't a fluke.
He just no longer is the same goalie that helped carry the Wild in his prime.

I still have a hard time picturing the Avs as true Cup contenders WITH Grubauer backstopping them.
If it comes down to Dubes in net to help get them over, then they can certainly forget anything about Cups that aren't labeled Dixie Foam 

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45 minutes ago, Brewin Flames said:

Trade: Avalanche acquire Devan Dubnyk from Sharks

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If the Colorado Avalanche have had a flaw this season it is goaltending depth behind starter Philipp Grubauer.

 

They attempted to address that on Saturday by sending defenseman Greg Pateryn and a 2021 fifth-round draft pick to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for goalie Devan Dubnyk.

Dubnyk is in the final year of his contract and has split time this season with Martin Jones in San Jose.

 

At his peak, Dubnyk was one of the more productive goalies in the league and a very big part of some really good — and very underrated — Minnesota Wild teams. But he has struggled the past two years with a sub-.900 save percentage since the start of the 2019-20 season. With Grubauer occupying the top spot the Avalanche will only need Dubnyk to serve as a backup and ideally only start a handful of regular season games down the stretch.

 

Colorado’s expected backup goalie, Pavel Francouz, has been sidelined since the start of the season which forced the team to open with Hunter Miska as the backup.

 

Following a miserable start to the season for him the Avalanche acquired Jonas Johansson from the Buffalo Sabres in an effort to improve their depth. Johansson has been solid in his brief time with the Avalanche and even recorded his first NHL shutout on Friday.

 

But the Avalanche were clearly not comfortable with him as the top backup with the playoffs around the corner.

 

The Avalanche had previous acquired Pateryn this season from Minnesota in the trade that sent Ian Cole to the Wild.

 

With Dubnyk out of the mix in San Jose, it means the Sharks are putting their playoff hopes entirely in the hands of Martin Jones.

Playoff hopes? The sharks are not eliminated yet?

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15 minutes ago, yave1964 said:

It will absolutely be Dubnyk as the backup and they hope they can fix whatever the hell happened to him in  San Jose where he was borderline putrid. Last year when the goalies fell like flies they lost a game 7 to the Stars who went to the Cup Finals, with Dubnyk they no longer have to worry about a Hutchinson appearing at a critical moment. Between the depth in net with Dubnyk and former Av Nemeth coming back for the bottom pair, the Avs have tweaked the roster and may be done.

He was putrid before he got to San Jose. He just continued to be putrid

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