First off, happy Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup parade day. Nice weather for it and everything. For those of you out of town who can’t go: Here’s a live streaming link from one of the local TV channels. For us old-timers, this is the third parade I’ve been in town for with this team. I remember the first one. I was sitting up in the Denver Post offices right across the street from Civic Center Park, watching the final celebration from there. I think I was on deadline with a bunch of stories to write for the big special section we put out a day later.
OK, so I’m going to do this quick and expand on it more as time goes along. But these are my early predictions of who stays and who goes from the current list of potential Avalanche unrestricted free agents: