With the Colorado Avalanche, when you start making comparisons that involve Cale Makar, the other player is usually fellow rookie defenseman Quinn Hughes. As many pundits have pointed out, those are comparisons we’ll likely make throughout both players’ careers.
However, we’re also going to see another comparison come up again and again. Fans and writers alike are sure to compare Makar to his draft class — specifically to the three players who came before him. The comparison is especially poignant because the Avalanche were coming off their 48-point season, and yet they lost the draft lottery. They dropped to the fourth-overall selection.