the Avalanche have really started to build something special. they've already got a great young team. Starting 3-1-1 so far. their forward core, with Nathan Mackinnon (23 years old), Mikko Rantanen (21), Gabriel Landeskog (25), and Tyson Jost (20). Decent Dmen - Tyson Barrie, Erik Johnson, Nakita Zadorov, plus they've just added Samuel Girard. that's not bad. Plus an elite goalie in Varlamov. Plus Cale Makar as a great prospect on D. Plus 2 first round picks, one certain to be very high, thanks to the Senators. And 2 thirds as well. I think this is a team to keep an eye on, as well as that first round pick. They could have a very good year, and still end up adding an elite young player.