Can there possibly be a silver lining to the 2008-2009 season for the Colorado Avalanche? That answer will come on April 14th. The Avalanche head into tonight’s game against Phoenix as losers of 7 straight games. Colorado has 64 points on the year. Only the NY Islanders have less.
On April 14th the NHL hosts it’s draft lottery and it looks like Colorado will have the second best chance of landing John Tavares, the highly publicized Canadian Center who’s been tearing up the OHL for the past 5 seasons. Second prize in the draft would be a slick Swedish defenseman named Victor Hedman. Hedman is 6’5 and is a force on both ends of the ice. He’s been skating with MODO in the SEL and was a standout at the World Junior Tournament this past winter. Hedman was the first Swede since 1998 to be voted a First Team All Star at the annual contest. He’s one heck of a consolation prize and the Avalanche would be extremely fortunate if he’s available when they draft.