The Best players in the Avs forward core gave a valiant effort all season, at times dragging this team to victory. Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen led the way, Val Nichushkin and Artturi Lehkonen found their place, but when it came time for the playoffs the second lind had problems.


Nathan, also known as Rudo, hosts the DNVR Avalanche Podcast and the Avalanche Review on YouTube. From Rockies and baseball beginnings, he has followed the Avs since they moved to Colorado in 1995. He started independently covering hockey on sites like Reddit and Youtube in 2015 then joined the DNVR Avalanche Podcast in 2019 and hasn't looked back. Follow Rudo on Twitter - @Nathan__Rudolph