The Avalanche recently announced the roster that will have major differences from the any ever.
Joe Sakic will not be listed, this is a sad realization for Avs fan's everywhere. Since years before the franchise departed Quebec, they have had the name Joe Sakic, with a C next to it. That honor, thankfully, has been handed to next in command, Adam Foote. He may be a little long in the tooth, but he is the only original Av left. This, in my opinion, is really just a stall tactic to see if Duchene, O'Rielly, or Stastny are ready for the "C" in a couple of years. Oh yeah, Duchene and O'Rielly are on the team... that's right, 2 teenagers are on the team. While I would expect that O'Rielly gets sent back to Juniors after his 10 game limit, Duchene is going to be here.
My biggest concern about this year is same concern since Patty left. Our goaltending sucks and I hope.
This is my guess at the line up
Line 1. LW Wolski C Stastny RW Hejduk
Line 2. LW Jones C Duchene RW Svatos
Line 3. LW McLeod C Hensick RW Stewart
Line 4. LW Galiardi C O'Reilly RW Tucker
D1. Foote Liles
D2. Clark Hannan
D3. Salei Preising
Goalie: Starter Anderson
Scratches: Quincey, Koci, Hendricks