Colorado Avalanche: Plan for Getting Nathan MacKinnon a Stanley Cup

ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 15: Nathan MacKinnon
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Ovechkin has his T.J. Oshie, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom. Crosby has his Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel and Jake Guentzel.

Star players can’t do it all by themselves. MacKinnon needs his supporting cast.

Nate has support in Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen. However, the team needs more players who can provide scoring support for the team. Naturally, we all hope Tyson Jost will become one of those players. However, the Avs need to be able to roll out four decent lines on any given night, and they just don’t have that yet.

Colorado does have some offensive support from the blueline. Mainly that’s Tyson Barrie right now, but we’ve got Conor Timmins and Cale Makar incoming. And hopefully Sam Girard can find his offensive mojo.

GM Joe Sakic will have to continue to scour the draft and free agency for an adequate supporting cast for our superstar and his top line. They can’t do it alone.