No. 2 — Signing Blake Comeau
The one part of the O’Reilly trade no one is mentioning is the loss of Jamie McGinn. McGinn was a big part of the success two years ago netting 19 goals and three game winners. He missed essentially all of last year after back surgery and his presence was sorely missed. In comes Comeau, who brings the same grittiness and and scoring potential as McGinn. Comeau isn’t a top-six forward which means the Avalanche might finally get some offense from the 3rd and 4th lines.