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Avalanche Wrap-Up: Landeskog Out Next Season, Eyeing 2C Options



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The Colorado Avalanche off-season isn’t even two weeks old, and yet they already have news of someone missing all of next season. At least they know that now and can plan ahead, making it a little easier heading into their summer.

We also took a look at what options might be available for the Avalanche on the trade market when they go hunting for a second line center, as well as which of their own free agents they may look to bring back.

Here’s a look back at what you might have missed, as well as a look ahead at what’s coming at CHN this week.


The Avalanche have 8 unrestricted free agents this summer. It’s safe to assume most of them will not be back, so which ones will Colorado look to retain?

We took a look at the NHL Draft Lottery from a Colorado perspective. (SPOILERS: Perhaps the worst case scenario happened).


The bad news was just starting, as the Chicago Blackhawks won the NHL Draft Lottery.

Gabriel Landeskog had cartilage transplant surgery, and is expected to miss all of the 23-24 season.

Both Landeskog and GM Chris MacFarland met with the media to discuss the injury, as well as various other topics. (Yes, Valeri Nichushkin was brought up).


What second line centers are out there for the Avalanche to target in a trade? Did the chances of J.T. Compher coming back increase with Landeskog’s injury news? We took a look at those questions in another mailbag.

Alex Newhook‘s season in review. What role is the best fit for him next season?

It wasn’t much at all, but Elliotte Friedman gave a little nugget of information on Bowen Byram contract talks.


The 2022 playoff run was special from Landeskog. Here’s why.

Injuries and penalties were a big part of Josh Manson‘s season.


Denis Malgin scored at a 20 goal pace for the Avalanche. Is he a flash in the pan or should he be a mainstay?

A highlight reel for Nikolai Kovalenko.

Mikko Rantanen and Malgin played big roles in their teams winning over at the World Championships.


Artturi Lehkonen became a fan favorite real quick in Colorado and there’s a reason why.

A Look Ahead to Next Week

  • Season in Review series rolls on
  • Is Jonathan Drouin a fit in Colorado? Montreal Hockey Now tells us what went wrong for him there and why he could work in Colorado.
  • What trade assets do the Avalanche have?
  • Ranking Joe Sakic’s best moves as GM.
  • The return of film room’s, including Nikolai Kovalenko and Ryan Merkley.
  • What other content would people want to see at CHN?

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