AVALANCHE OVER BLUES

Chicago Sun-Times - - CENTER OF ATTENTION -

The Avalanche have all the pieces in place to be­come a dy­nasty.

Nathan MacK­in­non might be the best al­laround player in the NHL. Line­mates Gabriel Lan­deskog and Mikko Ran­ta­nen, now healthy, form the best first line in hockey. De­fense­man Cale Makar has a 50/50 chance to win the Calder Tro­phy. Goalies Philipp Grubauer and Pavel Fran­couz were one of the NHL’s best duos.

The Blues re­tain all the needed pieces for their ti­tle de­fense and the Stars have tow­er­ing Ben Bishop in goal, but it feels this might be the Avs’ break­through year.

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