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DATER: Mikko Rantanen At 2C Isn’t Bad, But Isn’t What’s Best For Avalanche (+)



Mikko Rantanen
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Count me among those who don’t believe putting Mikko Rantanen as the de facto replacement for Nazem Kadri, should he leave, is the right solution for the Colorado Avalanche.

Jared Bednar does not consult me on personnel decisions, so No. 96 may well start the season as the new second-line center. But I don’t think that’s what would be best for the team. Here’s why:

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