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Mayorov arrives among fanfare, but has no place Written by Seymour Buttz - November 13th, 2010

The Coloradom Avalanche made one of the more curious moves of the year when they picked up forward Maksim Mayorov from the New York Islanders. Mayorov has a great skill set, but where does he fit in?

Mayorov arrived in Denver on Saturday with a lot more questions then answers. The team acquired Mayorov and a draft pick from the Islanders for minor league centre Trevor Smith and a couple of picks. The acquisition was met with lots of positive reviews, but also some curiosity as Mayorov right now is a man without a home.

Upon his arrival in Denver Mayorov was told to report to Abbotsford where the team will find a space for him. Abbotsford, who sport a 4-1 record so far are playing well and the team doesnt want to disrupt chemistry too much.

"It is dissapointing to be traded somewhere and not fit in right away" says Mayorov "But im sure they would not have traded for me unless they had a long term plan"

That plan became even more of an enigma when Gm Sentinel20 stated that "We felt this was an opportunity too good to pass up, however as of yet we really dont know where Mayorov fits in, but i wouldnt rule out a stint on the big club, but for now with cap concerns we dont feel thats an immediate option"

At any rate the Colorado Avalanche are happy to have him, and seem to be overall pretty happy with their club as they are making mostly perimiter moves. They had also picked up Matt SMaby from the Pittsburgh Penguns for a 7th rounder in 2013 then immediately flipped him to LA for Jonathan Matsumoto, thus making Smith expendable and made the Mayorov trade a possibility.

"Im always looking to make changes but they have to make sense, no point dealing if its not gonna make any sense". The team also made a minor move with TB dealing Stefan Meyer and prospect Nick D'Agostino for Trevor Gillies and Braden Birch, a deal which saved them 400k in slary thus allowing the Mayorov trade.

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