Avs Roster Prediction Heading Into The Round Robin/Playoffs

For the first time in forever, (with the exception of Colin Wilson), the Avs will have a fully healthy lineup. With that being said, the Coach Bednar and Joe Sakic have an interesting problem on their hands concerning their forward depth.

Landeskog - MacKinnon - Rantanen

Namestnikov - Kadri - Burakovsky

Donskoi - Jost - Compher

Calvert - Bellemare - Nichushkin

While not every man will get to play, there's one guy who played in a lot of games this season that won't be in the 4-line combo. In my prediction I chose Matt Nieto as the odd man out.

No matter how you shuffle the lines up, there will be a man who played a big role this season watching from the press box. I want to see who YOU think will be the odd man out come August 2nd, hopefully not because of an injury in training camp. There will be a poll attached to this post.

Matt Nieto - 70 GP, 8 G, 13 A, 21 P, penalty killer, and creates scoring chances efficiently on the PK

Val Nichushkin - 65 GP, 13 G, 14 A, 27 P, penalty killer, and can play on any line

PE Bellemare - 69 GP, 9 G, 13 A, 22 P, penalty killer, and experienced veteran with playoff experience

Matt Calvert - 50 GP, 12 G, 13 A, 25 P, penalty killer, and gritty forechecker

Who do you think will be the odd man out? Let me know why you think a certain player might find himself as the 13th forward. I'd love to hear what other Avs fans think about this topic. 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