While much of the Colorado Avalanche’s talent pool remains the same as the previous couple of seasons, they did make several key acquisitions in June’s 2010 NHL Entry Draft. With management having successfully orchestrated such a talent-filled youth movement so quickly in the post-Joe Sakic era, opportunities with the parent club have been hard to come by for emerging prospects playing in Europe or at the junior, collegiate, and American Hockey League levels. That being said, they do have a handful of prospects who appear to be on the cusp of promising careers in the NHL.
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Note: Johan Alcen, Jens Hellgren, and Richard Demen-Willaume, who are listed in the piece, are no longer Avalanche prospects.