Colorado played the first two weeks of the NHL season like a team possessed, but winning just two of their last 10 games have shown flaws in the roster and if the Avalanche want to make a run at the playoffs, making a deal for more scoring and bigger size is necessary.
The latest rumor from Bleacher Report has the team looking at Jason Spezza from the Ottawa Senators. Spezza is just 28 years old, but he has eight seasons under his belt and could bring Colorado the leadership they team needs. With 552 points in 547 games played, he also will bring the Avalanche a much-needed scorer and a play-maker that can lead the young Avs to more wins.
Colorado has struggled at home this season and scoring has been especially difficult, but adding a big physical player like Spezza could change things around quickly and put Colorado right back in the playoff race in the Western Conference.
These two teams have made deals in the past and Colorado has plenty of young talent that could make this deal happen. If Colorado continues to struggle and Ottawa drops from the playoff race, these two teams could strike a deal before the NHL trade deadline.