Avs Ranked 24th in HF Spring Edition

Hockey's Future has come out with their organization rankings for the Spring and the Avs find themselves ranked 24th out of 30 teams. The prospect site concludes:

Strengths: The Avalanche are heavy on promising defensive talent with Stefan Elliot, Tyson Barrie, and Cameron Gaunce all close to being full-time NHL players. In addition to having a young starter in the NHL in the form of Semyon Varlamov, there is a promising group of goaltending prospects led by Kent Patterson and Kieran Millan.

Weaknesses: There is a lack of high-end forwards, particularly on wing. Lack of overall forward depth is a major issue.  Center Joey Hishon is still recovering from a concussion and is no sure bet to start next season.

Top 5 Prospects: Sefan Elliot, D, 2. Duncan Siemens, D, 3. Cameron Gaunce, D, 4. Tyson Barrie, D, 5. Mark Olver, C.
Lost to Graduation: Gabriel Landeskog.
Lost to Trade: Michael Carman.
Added: Jake Newton, Michael Sgarbossa, Mike Connolly.

Full Story: Hockey's Future