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Colorado Avalanche showing interest in Coyotes defender Niklas Hjalmarsson

When Erik Johnson got injured in the playoffs, it became very obvious that the Colorado Avalanche needed another veteran defender who could excel in a shut down role. With an aging Ian Cole not getting the job done when asked to expand his role, Joe Sakic’s team had a very clear hole in their depth chart. Now, it looks as though Sakic is trying to fill that hole through the trade market.

This week, rumors started to swirl that the Arizona Coyotes will be looking to sell off most of the veteran players in an attempt to get younger and cheaper.