The NHL offseason is in full swing and the Colorado Avalanche have been relatively busy. Colorado has made some decent moves, but there is still a lot that needs to be done before October 11 at the Pepsi Center.
General manager Greg Sherman has spent his last few weeks working on the NHL draft and negotiating to re-sign some of his players.
The biggest news coming out of Colorado this offseason has been Joe Sakic and his future induction into the Hall of Fame, and Gabriel Landeskog taking home the Calder Trophy. But there’s plenty more.
Colorado has signed Shane O’Brien, Ryan Wilson, Matt Duchene, Matt Hunwick, David Jones and Cody McLeod to new deals. They also drafted five prospects at the NHL draft, led by Mitchell Heard, who was selected No. 41 overall.
Sherman still has his hands full before the season starts and needs to get a lot accomplished.
Here are three realistic goals before the St. Louis Blues visit the Avs on opening night.