Feb 7, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Colorado Avalanche forward Dennis Everberg (45) on the bench in the first period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Avalanche’s 2015-16 season is only two games old, but it’s never too early to speculate about potential call-ups and demotions. Especially because there are a few players currently on the NHL roster who might be better off playing in the AHL for now.
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Against the Minnesota Wild and the Dallas Stars, the third forward line didn’t really work the way it was supposed to, and neither did the third defensive pairing. Coach Patrick Roy tried to do something about it against Dallas, as he moved Mikko Rantanen to the Matt Duchene/Jarome Iginla line and switched Nate Guenin with Nikita Zadorov on defense. But is that enough?
We are only two games into the season, with a team that is filled with new faces. They will need time to develop chemistry and find a way to succeed together. However, while some NHL guys aren’t looking good yet, others have a chance to impress in San Antonio.
Here are six players who could be demoted to the AHL or called up to the NHL in the near future.
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