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3 teams that should trade for Duchene, Landeskog

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It's all coming down in Colorado; it's an avalanche you could say.

The Denver-based club is struggling to do anything on the ice that would resonate as positive. On the other hand, the Avs are giving themselves the best chances of nabbing the first overall pick in this year's draft with the worst record in the league, having won just one of their last 10 games.

All things considered, it would appear as though the organization's mindset should be in rebuild mode. Despite boasting some great young talent, the team is underperforming and needs help all over the ice.

Rumors have begun to bubble that the team could ship out the likes of Matt Duchene and/or Gabriel Landeskog in an attempt to acquire young defensemen and draft picks.

Related: Report: Avalanche could trade Duchene, Landeskog for young defensemen

With that in mind, here are three teams who should be calling up Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic:

Anaheim Ducks

Heading into the season, it appeared as though it would be a matter of time before the Anaheim Ducks would deal away Cam Fowler.

However, that's no longer the case as Fowler now sits tied for second in goals among defensemen while posting a respectable 22 points. Besides Fowler, the Ducks have a number of young defensemen who could be for the taking including Shea Theodore and Josh Manson.

With the Ducks in the thick of a playoff race, draft picks could also be had. The team is in the middle of the pack in terms of goal scoring and could use a boost in offense heading into the postseason.

Of course, the Ducks would likely need to shed a major contract in the deal with the team currently right up against the salary cap, according to Cap Friendly.

New York Islanders

For the sake of his job and any hopes the New York Islanders might have of making the playoffs, Garth Snow should be inquiring about Duchene or Landeskog.

The club currently sits with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference, a year after reaching the second round of the playoffs. This past year the Islanders watched as last season's second- and third-highest scorers - Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen - elected to go elsewhere.

Given that Andrew Ladd has also disappointed since signing as a free agent, the team could use more offensive help. As collateral, this past summer Travis Hamonic made headlines after reportedly requesting a trade.

Hamonic has since rescinded the request, but should talks between the two clubs take place, he could be a part of a package going back to Colorado.

Nashville Predators

Following their blockbuster trade to acquire P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens, it seemed as though the sky was the limit for the Nashville Predators.

Fast forward to the present and the team currently finds itself outside of the playoffs looking in.

The team has just three players who have managed double digits in goals, not including Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen who have eight and seven, respectively.

The team - and more importantly, these two - could use another offensively gifted player to help get them back on track.

It's no secret that the Predators have one of the strongest defensive cores in the entire league. They also have all their draft picks over the next few years and cap space to accommodate either Duchene or Landeskog.

All that considered, the Predators and Avalanche could feasibly be able to get a deal done.

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