Game #4 Preview - Leafs vs Avalanche
The only thing standing in the way of the Toronto Maple Leafs and a repeat of their 4-0 start from last season are they high flying Colorado Avalanche. Many experts predicted the Av’s to be a lottery pick team this season, and they were considered a laughing stock over the summer for trading their first round pick to the Washington Capitals for goaltender Semyon Varlamov. These two things could turn out to be true, The Avalanche could end up being a bottom five team in the NHL and the Varlamov trade could become a haunting transaction. At the moment though, the trade looks great. Colorado is off to a 4-1 start having 15 goals in their first five games, and with Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog are one of the most entertaining teams to watch. Although the Avalanche have scored the second most goals in the league so far, the Leafs actually lead the NHL in goals per game with 3.67. How great is that reactionary fans? Take that Buffalo!