The Avs and trading the No. 1 pick
June, 20, 2013
By Craig Custance | ESPN Insider
Leon T. Switzer/ Icon SMICould Patrick Roy and the Avalanche trade the No. 1 overall pick in 2013?It's 1999, and Rick Dudley is sitting in his Tampa Bay office, looking over the Lightning's depth of organizational talent on his first day on the job. The conclusion isn't promising.
He estimated that he had three players who could consistently play at a high level in the NHL.