Ramblings: Reviewing Colorado’s Season, Including Nichushkin, Newhook, Byram, And More – June 30

Michael Clifford


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After a few of first- and second-round exits with the current core, the Colorado Avalanche ran roughshod over the postseason, going 16-4 and lifting the franchise's first Stanley Cup in over 20 years. It was a dominant nine-month performance from the Avs, who finished second in the regular season in points percentage (behind Florida).

It is time to look ahead to the fantasy 2022-23 season and we're going to finish off our season's recaps today. In my Ramblings, I have been reviewing the season of each playoff team following elimination and Colorado will cap this off. We are going to look at the season's performance from some of their key players, the work the management team has to do in the offseason, what this team could look like for next season, and what it means in the fantasy game.

As usual, our data will largely come from Natural Stat Trick and our own Frozen Tools. There will be some player tracking data used from Corey Sznajder's Patreon (he hand-tracks games to break player contributions down further). Other sources will be credited as they're used.

Valeri Nichushkin, Nazem Kadri, and Andre Burakovsky

The biggest storyline for Colorado in the offseason is how to keep as many of their supporting cast as they can. Calling Kadri and Nic