Navigating the Colorado Avalanche’s Continued Mastery

The Colorado Avalanche lead the Central Division, but it’s been a bumpy season. The Central Division isn’t very competitive, except for the Dallas Stars. Ryan Johansen has been a disaster as the No. 2 center, and Jonathan Drouin hasn’t lived up to expectations. On the bright side, Ross Colton and Miles Wood on the third line have been useful, and the top line continues to perform well. The defense misses Samuel Girard, who is taking time to deal with anxiety and depression. The goaltending has been subpar, with neither Alex Georgiev nor Ivan Prosvetov proving capable of leading the team. Overall, the Avalanche seem to be waiting for the front office to make a move before the trade deadline and are saving themselves for the spring. Despite recent losses, the team still has a strong combination of players and a potential to excel when it really matters. General Manager Joe Sakic will need to address the issues with the second line and the goaltending, but the team still has potential to do well in the playoffs.