Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon will be standing a little taller on cheap hockey jerseys from china the ice this season.
It was a long offseason of watching playoff hockey rather than competing. After making the postseason in Patrick Roy's first season, the Avalanche got off to a slow start last season and suffered injuries late, including the loss of MacKinnon to a broken foot.
They wound up last in the Central Division of the Western Conference.
''You can't play in fear, you've got to play in confidence and excitement,'' Matt Duchene said. ''That's probably going to be our focus. If we get off to a slow start, be able to reel it back in, not let it go as long as last year.
''We finished strong and want to pick up where we left off.''
That's why Beauchemin signed with Colorado after spending 8 1/2 of the last 10 seasons in Anaheim. He sees the potential, especially from players such as MacKinnon.
The 20-year-old Avalanche forward grew nearly an inch to 6-foot-1 and bulked up 15 pounds during the summer. He also worked out in Pittsburgh with Sidney Crosby.
Colorado expects big things from the speedy MacKinnon after a season in which they missed the playoffs.
''We're pretty hungry. I can feel it,'' cheap nhl jerseys said MacKinnon, who arrived at the cheap nhl jerseys online rink for physicals Thursday, a day ahead of training camp. ''There are good vibes around cheap nhl jerseys china the dressing cheap hockey jerseys online room.''
First, they have to get to know each other. This team was overhauled in the offseason, bringing in big-hitting defenseman Francois Beauchemin and forward Blake Comeau. They also acquired forward Carl Soderberg from Boston in exchange for a draft pick and defenseman Nikita Zadorov as part of the deal that sent Ryan O'Reilly to Buffalo.
''We have some new faces,'' captain Gabriel Landeskog said. ''But I speak for the whole group when I say training camp couldn't come cheap nhl jerseys for sale fast enough.''