The Colorado Avalanche made several moves during the opening of free agency including signing Jarome Iginla, trading for Daniel Briere and losing scoring forward Paul Stastny.

General manager Joe Sakic told The Denver Post on Wednesday he was happy with the transactions the team made, although they did not get one of the top free agent defenseman the team needed most.

"I'm not disappointed it didn't happen. Yes, we did have good conversations, to be honest with you, with all of them," Sakic said. All of them being Brooks Orpik, Anton Stralman, and the bargain of them all, Christian Ehrhoff.

Sakic told Mike Chambers of The Denver Post both Orpik and Stralman wanted to stay on the East coast to be closer to their families.

With those players out from the beginning, Ehrhoff was the best and only option. That didn't happen, so the Avalanche adjusted.