The NHL regular season starts on Oct. 6, which is a little over a week from today. The Avalanche currently find themselves 1-3 in the preseason. Their one win was a very impressive 3-0 win over Dallas in which they outshot the Stars 31-16. The other two games have been contests the team would like to forget, including a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings.
Several players, including rookie defensemen Tyson Barrie and Stefan Elliott, left wing Gabriel Landeskog and newcomer Joakim Lindstrom, have put forth very solid preseason efforts and have a great chance to make the opening night roster.
Several others are still leaving a lot to be desired and really need to step up their game if they want to have a shot to take the ice against the Red Wings on Oct. 8.