After a brutal loss to the Arizona Coyotes in the final game of the 2021-22 season, the Nashville Predators sealed their upcoming opponent: the Colorado Avalanche. A powerhouse in the Western Conference and NHL in general, it’s hard to find anything truly wrong with the Avalanche’s lineup as a whole, especially in the forward core. So, how good are the forwards specifically, and what could their forward lines look like for game 1 and beyond?
Forward Lineup Preview
Valeri Nichushkin - Nathan MacKinnon - Mikko Rantanen
Gabriel Landeskog - Nazem Kadri - Artturi Lehkonen
Andre Burakovsky - Alex Newhook - JT Compher
Andrew Cogliano - Nico Sturm - Darren Helm
(Lines per DailyFaceoff as of May 2, 2022)
At a Glance
The first thing that meets the eye is the return of the team’s captain, Gabriel Landeskog, to the lineup.