Can the Avs Rise to the Bar they Set for Themselves last Season? posted by Avalanche Fan
The Colorado Avalanche surprised both critics and fans alike with its exceptional save percentage. They also had the second highest save percentage in the league with a 10.12.
The performance was however not good enough for some fans, who are waiting to see how they will perform in the new season. The Avalanche have a good performance after the return of Patrick Roy who carried the team to triumph.
The Avs have a weak defence which they need to work on. Even though their defence is more strategic and does not rely on attacking the puck carrier they still have room for improvement. Their defence recovered from a .093 percentage performance to their exceptional performance last season. If they slip back to this performance, then their chances of being in the playoffs will not be so good.
The team has young stars who can carry them through the season, despite having let some of the players that carried the last season go. Jarome Iginla, Daniel Briere joined the team and are expected to inject fresh talent to the team.
There are several prospects that are also expected in the team this season. 18 year old Nathan MacKinnon seems to be one of the most likely prospects to be signed up this season. Jonathan Drouin is another prospect who is still out and may have been the top choice if it were not for the thumb injury he is currently nursing. 6ft in Leon Draisaitl is a center who can carry the team as he is likely to get a lot of time on the ice this season.
The main challenge is for the team to keep up with its unexpected performance last season. This could prove to be a challenge, since they can’t play the same game. However, with the new prospects, they may impress again and meet or even exceed the previous seasons performance.Continue reading "Can the Avs Rise to the Bar they ..."