Colorado Avalanche: Top 5 Training Camp Battles

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Feb 28, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Minnesota Wild center Kyle Brodziak (21) and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nate Guenin (5) fight in the third period at the Pepsi Center. The Wild defeated the Avalanche 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche will be holding their main training camp in mid-September. While some players have no need to worry about their spot in the lineup, there are others who will have to fight for it.

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It doesn’t seem like too hard of a task to predict who will be on the roster for the first game of the season. However, the lineup is a whole different story. Who will play on which line, which position, and who will be the healthy scratches?

There are more players on most positions than there’s room in the lineup. One example are Nathan MacKinnon, Carl Soderberg, Mikhail Grigorenko and John Mitchell. All four would love to get one of the three center positions behind Matt Duchene, while being as far up in the lineup as possible. Logically, that’s impossible.

So let’s take a look at some battles that will be interesting to watch next month.

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