Listen to “Trading For Josh Manson” on Spreaker.

The Avalanche got a head start ahead of the trade deadline in acquiring defenseman Josh Manson from the Anaheim Ducks. Aarif and J.J. share their initial thoughts of the deal, what Joe Sakic gave up and where Manson could fit in the lineup. The guys then chat about the salary cap implications of the deal and how Gabriel Landeskog’s probable LTIR placement could give them the freedom to acquire a couple more players. They discuss the potential of trading for Claude Giroux among others ahead of next Monday’s deadline to shore up the bottom six’s offensive production. The conversation then shifts towards Sunday’s 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames and Darcy Kuemper’s incredible performance. All that and more on this edition of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast.

Produced by Patrick Stedman.

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Aarif Deen
 is our Colorado Avalanche beat reporter. He covers Avs games live from Ball Arena and attends practices, media availabilities and other events pertaining to the Avs on the daily beat. He is also a co-host of Hockey Mountain High: Your go-to Avalanche Podcast. Deen joined Mile High Sports upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Before Mile High Sports, Deen worked for the Michigan Wolverines Athletics Department as the assistant sports information director.

Follow him on Twitter @runwriteAarif

Listen to “Trading For Josh Manson” on Spreaker.