Avalanche expected to dominate on defense

Barry Melrose sifts through his mailbag and answers users' questions.

Updated: October 4, 2002, 1:58 PM ET
By Barry Melrose | Special to ESPN.com

What do you think of the Chris Drury-Derek Morris trade? Do you think the Colorado Avalanche gave up too much from the forward position in order to marginally improve their defense? -- Lawrence Knutson, Denver

Melrose: Obviously, Lawrence you don't know much about Derek Morris. By acquiring Morris, Colorado didn't "marginally" improve their defense -- this kid is awesome. At only 24, he's a tough, physical leader. He's got a big shot and he can play the power play. Add Morris alongside ...

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