FanPost

What should the Colorado Avalanche do with the first overall pick?

As we all very well know the Avalanche have won the NHL draft lottery and hold the first overall pick. The big question is what should we do with that pick? For most of the season, many believed Seth Jones was a clear number one, but with Nathan MacKinnon’s excellent performance at the Memorial Cup, it leaves many Avalanche fans wondering whom should we pick. I believe that MacKinnon should be the player the Avalanche pick, as I personally believe he will become an all star in the league and is less of a risk to pick. Picking defensemen is risky, look at Erik Johnson, he was picked first overall. I am pretty sure the Blues would have much rather had Jordan Staal or Jonathan Toews (forget Toews playoff performance this season). Tampa Bay also picked Victor Hedman over Duchene, which also was a mistake. Although we already have some decent centre men, I believe that it is time to part ways with Paul Stastny. I believe he could help bring in a defenseman that would boost our weak defensemen. We need more than one defenseman to improve our defense and one 18 year old is not going to fix our defense woes. Although Seth Jones is the best defensemen in the draft, he is not going to make a huge difference in his first few seasons. If a developed defensemen was coming in then he could make an immediate impact, and you have to remember we do have Duncan Siemens coming soon along with some other young defensemen that are currently developing. Jones is a risk that I think would backfire. In the end, I think the Avalanche should take the best player available and that is Nathan MacKinnon.

MileHighHockey.com is a fan community, allowing members to post their own thoughts and opinions on the Colorado Avalanche and hockey in general. These views and thoughts may not be shared by the editors of MileHighHockey.com.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Mile High Hockey

You must be a member of Mile High Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Hockey. You should read them.

Join Mile High Hockey

You must be a member of Mile High Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker