Apr 9, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) during the second period against the Winnipeg Jets at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Star Players Must Produce
Speaking of elite players, guys like Duchene, Landeskog, MacKinnon and co. really need to produce if the Avs want to be successful again. How do you even go (almost) scoreless in five straight games when you have high-end offensive talent like Colorado does? It almost seems impossible. But yet, the Avalanche managed to pull it off.
As we all know, none of that matters if they go ahead and kick butt Thursday night, but it’s a long way to go. It’s no secret that Duchene and MacKinnon have the potential to be two of the best centers in the entire NHL. Landeskog is one of the best power forwards and Iginla has proven his worth. All of these players will produce, they just have to do it quickly and as much as possible.
When you have Comeau on your top line, it’s even more important that the top-line center makes the players around him better. We’ve seen that Duchene can do it, and all we can do is believe that he can do it again. A 70-point season (or better) would be huge for the Avalanche, especially considering the fact that the team should be better defensively this year.
There’s only one thing left to be said now: good luck! Let’s get this season started!
What do you think needs to happen to make this season successful and what would be a “successful season” for you? Let us know in the comments!
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