Avs Acquire Elliott for Anderson... WHAT?!
Avs Acquired Elliott for Anderson
The Avs just traded goaltender Craig Anderson for Ottawa's Brian Elliott... WHAT?! Neither team is really going to make a run for a playoff spot yet they make this trade? This one baffles me. Last night there were rumors Andy would be heading for Toronto after the Giguere injury. But no one, and I mean no one saw this coming. I just don't get it. Both goalies are struggling, so the Avs traded one struggling goalie for another? I mean honestly I am starting to get sick of underachieving players the Avs acquire in hopes of a scenery change that might help them find their game.
I will have more on the trade as more details come, maybe what was going on in Anderson's personal life.
As for Andy, last season was amazing and a great ride as an Avalanche goaltender. I was at his amazing playoff performance against The Sharks and was one of the first people to start the first Andy chant. It was amazing to see him the game by himself and will forever be a memory to me. I wish the best for Anderson and hope that he can find his game again.
As for Elliott, I know he was a young good prospect at one point, and hasn't really panned out. Guess the Avs are hoping it was the fact he was playing with Ottawa. But the Avs aren't going to be much different. Big what for this trade overall.
what is everyone's opinion?