Colorado Avalanche: Worst Case Scenario for the Offseason

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Colorado Avalanche
Feb 9, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar (L) with assistant coach Nolan Pratt (R) in the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

The Colorado Avalanche have a very important offseason ahead of them. It could also be a disastrous one if they don’t make the right moves.

The Colorado Avalanche have been pretty silent so far this offseason, which isn’t too unusual. In fact, according to the Denver Post, the team won’t be identifying the players on the Expansion Draft protected list ahead of the June 17 deadline

The Colorado Avalanche are going to do something between now and training camp in September. At bare minimum, they’re going to make selections at the 2017 NHL Draft and lose a player in the Expansion Draft.

Maintaining the status quo would be bad. The team finished at 48 points last season for a reason — and that reason wasn’t a certain Quebecois Hall of Fame goalie who resigned in the middle of the last offseason. Actually, there were a lot of reasons the team finished dead-last by a 20-point margin.

Therefore, making some disastrous moves in the offseason could cripple the team even worse. A season of winning only 22 games is bad. Winning fewer than that is even worse — and this franchise has done that. Imagine if the team continued to regress because of moves made in this offseason.

Well, that’s what we’re going to do. Hopefully writing it out will make it not happen.