The Colorado Avalanche were one of the top stories last season. After having just 48 points in a miserable 2016-2017 season, the Avs bounced back with making the playoffs last spring. In the post-season, Colorado took it to heavy favorites Nashville Predators, but they fell short in Game 6 loss at the Pepsi Center in Denver when the Preds closed out the series with a resounding 4-0 victory.
As December has arrived, the NHL has crossed the quarter mark for the 2018 season. We’re gonna look at a couple of players that are potentially on the path to great things, an early surprise player, a team that hasn’t panned out, as well as some Calder favorites.