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

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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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Adrian Dater - Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies, Avs Insider with 104.3 The Fan. Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report alum, author of seven books.

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