2019-20 Record: 29-33-9, 13th in the West (1-1-1 against Colorado)
The Avalanche had trouble getting the best of the Ducks, only amounting to one regulation win. Pavel Francouz shut out the Ducks 1-0 on February 21, while Jakob Silfverberg and Hampus Lindholm topped the series in scoring.
The Ducks, meanwhile, finished near the bottom of the barrel in the Western Conference — the real one — picking defenseman Jamie Drysdale 6th overall. Still led by the same core, forwards Adam Henrique, Richard Rakell, Silfverberg, and a serviceable Ryan Getzlaf, and defenseman Cam Fowler, and team glue John Gibson, the fact that the team made no other big moves than bringing in Kevin Shattenkirk gives the idea the team will finish at the bottom of the West.
Still, the fact that the Avs were only able to figure the Ducks out for one game shows they need to be on their game for eight.