Colorado Avalanche: 5 Predictions for 2015-16

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Mar 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Duchene Will Be Colorado Avalanche Top Scorer

In 2014-15, the Colorado Avalanche’s top scorers were Jarome Iginla and Gabriel Landeskog, with 59 points each. I just predicted MacKinnon will get at least 60 next season. That would have been team-best this year, but not in 2015-16.

Matt Duchene will beat MacKinnon to the team-internal scoring title. An exact prediction? How about… 70 points?

Duchene is set to center the first line with Iginla and Tanguay again. If that doesn’t work out, chances are that he’ll be paired with someone new. Whoever that may be, Duchene will step up and lead this team to better times. Better times may not be the playoffs just yet, but it will be a first step in the right direction.

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