Which of the Colorado Avalanche’s new forwards will be in the lineup against the St. Louis Blues?
The Colorado Avalanche are looking for a new spark in the top-six forward spot after drafting the likes of Evander Kane, Christian Dvorak, and Jakob Silfverberg in the first round.
Colorado is currently tied for first place in the Pacific Division with the San Jose Sharks, but it will need to win out to make the playoffs.
While the Avalanche have three games in hand on the Sharks, they need to do a better job against the Blues, who have a game in hand with them.
Colorado will have to find a way to keep the puck out of the hands of St. John’s defenseman Mattias Janmark and forward Adam Larsson, who are both projected to miss at least two games.
The Avalanche also have to contend with the Los Angeles Kings, who will likely be looking to start their season with a road trip.
The Sharks have been without their leading scorer in Adam Burish for the past two games due to a hip injury.
The Kings are coming off a home loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Colorado also has to contend against the Philadelphia Flyers and Anaheim Ducks, who could both be playing without their top two lines.
The Colorado Rapids are the only team in the Western Conference that has a point percentage of less than 70.0.
Colorado has a lot of questions heading into the weekend, and it could come down to a few things for the Avalanche to keep their game on track.
Who will start in goal?