When Monday morning arrives, three weeks will be all that remains for NHL teams to make trades in the 2018-19 season. If a betting line existed two months ago that the Avalanche might be sellers for the deadline, it would probably have been something like +300.

We’re now probably at even money, or a little more in favor, that the Avs will, in fact, be sellers by the deadline. Erik Johnson isn’t about to make any bets on anything – and he remains in the camp that they won’t. But he’s hedging on his outlook.

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Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.