by Aaron Musick (@Avalanegist)
Coming off a year in which the team finished second to last in the league and drafted first overall, there usually isn’t much to be excited for but then again, it’s not like the Colorado Avalanche did nothing this past offseason. Out is Joe Sacco, general Greg Sherman has been turned into Milton from “Office Space” and, of course, they drafted Nathan MacKinnon first overall
In spite of their finish, the Avs fans have five things they can really look forward to this upcoming season.
First overall pick Nathan MacKinnon looks to make an impact on the Avs – Getty Images
He wasn’t drafted first overall just for his looks, MacKinnon heads into the season with the dubious title of first overall selection. Want to know just how tough that is, call Erik Johnson. MacKinnon is fast, really fast in fact and has great offensive instincts. Going from juniors to the NHL will be a tough transition and it will be fun to see how well he adjusts. When he...