By now, you’ve all heard what I think of some of the pickups the Colorado Avalanche made this summer.
Why not hear what someone else thinks about them?
I didn’t want to get in touch with just anyone, though. I wanted to get the opinion of someone who would know these players very well, and someone I really trust.
For a new perspective, I reached out to a scout (who, obviously, asked to remain anonymous) for an Eastern Conference team on what they think of the new Avalanche acquisitions. After all, they’re located out East and had plenty of live viewings of the likes of Ross Colton, Miles Wood, and Jonathan Drouin.
Because this scout spent most of their time out East, I didn’t ask about Ryan Johansen. Instead, I wanted to focus on the other three.
The answers I got were interesting, and also gave some insight into how the Avalanche organization is viewed from the outside.