Predicting Colorado Avalanche Players at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

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Team North American Young Stars

Dec 17, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) skates in warm-ups prior to the game against against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Avalanche 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Every individual will have to make their own decision on whether or not this whole tournament was a stupid idea. Regardless of the answer (the answer is YES!), the North American Young Stars team will sure be fun to watch. It will probably feature 2015 draft picks Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, as well as their star player — and Colorado’s star player — Nathan MacKinnon.

As the 2013 Calder Trophy winner and very promising player, MacKinnon shouldn’t be surprised when (not if) he makes the team. Other than that, the Colorado Avalanche don’t have any North Americans 23 or younger that seem good enough to make the team. If someone does, that player will surely be more than surprised.

Colorado Avalanche players who will make the roster: Nathan MacKinnon
Colorado Avalanche players on the roster bubble: —

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