The value of a hockey player to his team depends on more than just his skill.
What kind of leader is he?
Does he play with intensity every shift?
Can you count on him in the clutch?
Intangibles like these are what make an average player good, and a good player great.
Other questions like: "What kind of upside does he have?" or "Is he on the last leg of his career?" can help define the role a certain guy will play on your team next season.
The 2011 opening-night roster of the Colorado Avalanche will look drastically different than the one that started last season.
Which players will lead the team?
Which players will be disappointments?
Let's take a look a the current Avalanche roster from top to bottom to see who the best players are.