Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present our post 2021/22 revision of our top Colorado Avalanche.
As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National Hockey League.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Last year, Colorado won their third Stanley Cup and look to be the most complete Hockey team in years. Surprisingly, there were no new entries, but significant rises among some of the top current players, though none of them made the top five
As always, we present our top five:
1. Joe Sakic
5. Patrick Roy
You can find the entire list here.
Center, Nathan MacKinnon, moved up to spots to #6.
Team Captain, Gabriel Landeskog, climbed to #9 from #14.
Mikko Rantanen had a huge jump, going to #16 from #27.
Veteran Defenseman, Erik Johnson, stayed at #25, and would have moved up one had Rantanen not passed him.
Cale Makar, who made history by joining Bobby Orr as the only players to have won the Norris and Conn Smythe in the same year, rocketed up from 50 to #28, which again is incredible for only a three-year player.
We welcome your input and comments and as always, we thank you for your support.