The Colorado Avalanche has made the headlines recently. New coach and Avs’ legend Patrick Roy has made it known that they will be passing on Seth Jones with the first pick in the NHL Draft. The tremendous defenseman has been passed up by the Avalanche and is most likely going to be picked second by the Florida Panthers. Roy said that they are most likely going to pick Nathan MacKinnon.
Roy also said that they aren’t sure whether or not they are going to trade their pick or just draft MacKinnon. I think this is a dumb move by the organization because I think they could use a defenseman with Jones’ skill. There is no reason they need to add another forward with the first pick. If they feel that strongly though, it’s what they are going to do. I just think they have more use for a defenseman for a forward.
“We have received a lot of calls. [Avalanche executive] Joe [Sakic] has received some. I have received some,” Roy said. “It’s important for us to see, ‘What can we do to make our team better?’ We have to look at all options. We can’t just close our eyes and say, ‘Let’s just take a player.'”
With this information, it’s hard for me to believe the Avs are ready to rebuild with taking another forward. They are going Edmonton Oilers on us. With them picking MacKinnon, they are adding quite a bit of skill, but I don’t think it is going to the right place.
What do you think? I’m adding a poll at the end of this article to see what you guys think Colorado should do with their first pick.
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