Apr 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Members of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate the win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Blackhawks 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Even though Ryan O’Reilly is gone, there should be an increase in scoring compared to the 2014-15 campaign. The Colorado Avalanche has a lot of extremely talented players, at least five of which can compete for the team’s scoring title.
In the end, it should be Matt Duchene, however, to step up and carry this team into the playoffs, or at least as far as they can get. The same goes for captain Gabriel Landeskog. There shouldn’t be too much pressure put on Nathan MacKinnon just yet, but he has the potential to come back from his “sophomore slump” as early as next season.
All that scoring will not be enough, though. The defense really needs to hold up, in order to get wins out of the goals. Furthermore, the team’s core needs good performances from the supporting cast. If all that is given, there is no reason why we shouldn’t see playoff hockey in Colorado next year.
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