Wednesday, September 8, 2010

2010-11 Preview: Colorado Avalanche

2010-11 Prediction 9th Western Conference

The Avalanche finished the 2009-10 season in 8th place in the Western Conference with a 43-30-9 record and 95 points. The Avs are still in the midst of their rebuilding process and despite making a surprise trip to the Playoffs last season they will not make a return appearance this season. Look for Paul Stastny and Matt Duchene to lead the young Avs to a 9th place finish in the West. If Goalie Craig Anderson has another impressive season he could possibly push them into the Playoffs but it will be very difficult for him to have a repeat of his performance from last season. The defense is very rookie heavy and will need at least another season to grow and get stronger.

Player to Watch: F Ryan Stoa

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