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Avs aquire Grubauer and Orpik

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  • Avs aquire Grubauer and Orpik

    The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals cleared some space to try to re-sign a handful of key free agents by trading veteran defenceman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in the NHL draft .

    Colorado GM Joe Sakic was willing to take Orpik in the trade to keep the acquisition cost down and plans to try to trade him or buy him out. He felt it was worth it for the Avalanche to get Grubauer.

  • #2
    Grubauer is a very promising goalie. He took over from Holtby at times and even started the playoffs. I’m a little surprised at seeing Washington trade him, but after Holtby’s playoffs and Washington needing to sign Carlson, I guess it was in the cards.


    • #3
      With Brooks Orpik on unconditional waivers, here is how a buyout will breakdown against the Avalanche for the next 2 seasons:

      See tweet from @CapFriendly:


      • #4
        JUST IN: The #Avalanche announced they have signed newly-acquired goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a three-year, $10 million contract