2019-20 NHL Previews – Colorado Avalanche

2018-19 Record: 38-30-14  90pts. – – 5th Place in Central (Wild Card)

Playoffs: Lost in Second Round to San Jose

 

2019-20 Jersey Guide:

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Key Additions: F – Joonas Donskoi, F – Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, D – Calle Rosen, F – Jayson Megna, F – Nazem Kadri, F – Andre Burakovsky, D – Kevin Connauton

 

Key Departures: F – Sven Andrighetto, D – Patrik Nemeth, D – Tyson Barrie, F – Alexander Kerfoot, G – Semyon Varlamov, F – Carl Soderberg

 

2019-20 Preview:

Despite making the playoffs for a second straight season, the Colorado Avalanche did some retooling to their lineup which saw them move on from goaltender Semyon Varlamov, forwards Carl Soderberg and Alexander Kerfoot, and defenseman Tyson Barrie and Patrik Nemeth, and acquire forwards Nazem Kadri, Andre Burakovsky, Joonas Donskoi, and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.

 

With the addition of Kadri, the Avalanche get a center that will be able to take some of the burden off of number one center Nathan MacKinnon, but he will also give them a bit more of an edge as he plays the agitator very well. Also with Burakovsky and Donskoi the Avalanche will look to them to add some offense to help spread out the scoring amongst the lineup.

 

The Avalanche, however, will need help defensively as both defenders Erik Johnson (shoulder surgery) and Ian Cole (hip surgeries) could very likely not be ready to play come the start of the season, with Cole slated for a return in December most likely, and will need not only the newly acquired Kevin Connauton and Calle Rosen to step up, but may also need to pick up one more defensemen to help boost them especially if Johnson is not ready to go come the start of the season.

 

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