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Hopes to Bring the Calder Back to Colorado
DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 27: Nathan MacKinnon #29, John Mitchell #7 and Maxime Talbot #25 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate a goal against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on January 27, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)

Hopes to Bring the Calder Back to Colorado

When the Colorado Avalanche won the lottery giving them the first overall draft pick, weathered fans found new excitement in the rebuilding team. When the Avs overlooked defenseman Seth Jones, many of the excited fans became skeptical of the intentions of the organization.

Seth Jones seemed like a no-brainer. The Avs biggest issue on the ice was the consistent lack of defense, despite individually talented players such as Erik Johnson. Also, Seth Jones had ties to Denver as his dad played for the Denver Nuggets. When the Avs brought Adam Foote back as a defensive consultant, it seemed like the team was getting serious about fixing defensive issues. Come draft day, that didn’t seem like it was the case.

The Nashville Predators eventually picked Seth

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