Commentary

Summer Skate: Colorado Avalanche

Last year, a lot of key parts peaked at once; is the future sustainable?

Originally Published: September 14, 2010
By Robert Vollman & E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus/ESPN The Magazine

Using the VUKOTA projection system of Puck Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.

Summer Skate -- Colorado Avalanche

Everything went incredibly well for Joe Sacco in his first season as an NHL coach. Craig Anderson was brilliant in net -- and virtually everyone in this enviable collection of young talent exceeded expectations. Some players, like Matt Duchene, are clearly the real deal, while others may have set the bar a little too high last season. Which of these young stars has yet to reach his full potential, and whose performance was a trick of the light?