Once again, the Colorado Avalanche found themselves in the playoffs. And once again, they took the second Wildcard spot in the Western Conference. And, once again, it came down to the wire. Finishing with a record of 38 wins, 30 losses, and 14 overtime losses, for a total of 90 points, they finished four points ahead of the Arizona Coyotes, clinching their second playoff berth in so many seasons. In our Season Reviews, we take a look back at the Avalanche’s season.
There are two players in Kappo Kakko and Jack Hughes, that seem to be the consensus top selections, but after them, its a lot more uncertain how the next tier shakes up. Alex Turcotte has been projected to go as high as third and as low as eleventh overall.
10 games on the slate for your Tuesday evening puck. Teams are still vying for playoff spots and division titles so the urgency to grab as many wins in only a handful of games is a driving force for many clubs. My targeted games are as follows: Colorado Avalanche hosting Edmonton, the surprisingly much better Detroit Red Wings at home to Pittsburgh, San Jose at Vancouver and Columbus versus the Bruins.
The Colorado Avalanche will have a big spot to fill in their lineup as it was announced Friday that Gabriel Landeskog, their captain, will be out for four to six weeks with an upper-body injury, which will essentially end his regular season.
10 games are on the docket for tonight in the NHL. My favorite games to target are as follows: Winnipeg at Tampa Bay (an implied total of seven in some place), the slumping Detroit Red Wings, losers of seven straight, at Colorado and Florida, losers of four straight, at Pittsburgh. Continue reading →
As we look towards the last leg of the regular season, the bottom four teams in the Central are within five points of each other and will no doubt be battling down to the very last couple of games, in an attempt to grab one of those highly coveted wildcard spots.