4. Colorado will lead the division.
Colorado will be back.
After losing to the Vegas Golden Knights in four straight games after leading the series 2-0, Colorado will be back.
This was just not the year for the Avalanche. Sure, it felt like it could have been. But next season is going to be even better for the entire group. Sometimes you need to lose before you can win, and a heartbreaking loss to the Golden Knights after winning their first six playoff games is apparently what this team was dealt with.
Even if they lose a few players due to the salary cap, the Colorado Avalanche are in a good position to succeed for years to come, plus now they get to play everyone in the league showing just how great they are against teams that are not just Vegas.
Vegas was a powerhouse team in itself and their series was basically the Stanley Cup Final right there, so if they can bounce back and play a similar way again, the Avalanche will be in a good position to take the Central.