Avs need to keep Stastny, O'Reilly
May, 1, 2014
By Craig Custance | ESPN Insider
AP Photo/Chris SchneiderPaul Stastny won't come cheap, but the Avalanche should re-sign him.It might not feel like it now, with the disappointment of losing to the Minnesota Wild still fresh, but this season exceeded even the most optimistic projections for the Colorado Avalanche. All things considered, Patrick Roy's NHL coaching debut was a resounding success.
The exciting thing for Avalanche fans is that they’re just scratching the surface of what this group can accomplish. They have the elite talent to compete with the best in the West; now it’s about filling in all the gaps and gaining experience.
Here’s a look at the areas of focus for Patrick Roy, Joe Sakic and Greg Sherman this summer: