Summer Skate: Colorado Avalanche
Last year, a lot of key parts peaked at once; is the future sustainable?
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Puck Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Colorado Avalanche
Everything went incredibly well for Joe Sacco in his first season as an NHL coach. Craig Anderson was brilliant in net -- and virtually everyone in this enviable collection of young talent exceeded expectations. Some players, like Matt Duchene, are clearly the real deal, while others may have set the bar a little too high last season. Which of these young stars has yet to reach his full potential, and whose performance was a trick of the light?
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2010 NHL OFFSEASON
The writers of Puck Prospectus break out their VUKOTA projection system to examine players trending up and sliding down on every NHL team. And in anticipation of training camp, E.J. Hradek dishes on an intriguing player that could have a big impact in 2010-11.