No. 23: Colorado Avalanche
Season record: 9-9-0
Colorado is going to be absolutely average at everything, it seems, until new coach Jared Bednar can fully incorporate his different culture.
The Avs aren’t getting a whole lot of help from anyone on offense, as Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene and Erik Johnson are the only ones who have hit double-digit points. That reflects in the offense, with its aforementioned 39 goals in 18 games.
But the Avs’ goal differential is still just minus-10. Calvin Pickard has been really solid in minimal action, while Semyon Varlamov has been … eh. Not as terrible as he was under Patrick Roy, anyway. There’s just not much here to be excited about.