Well according to the national media the Avs will have a top five pick in the draft next June. I don't think I've seen any one pick the Avs to finish higher then 12th in the west. Call me a homer, but I think this team finishes somewhere between 6-10 in the conference. The D may be mediocre and there is a question mark in net, but this team can still score.
Of all the blogs and sites I've read...Eklund's prediction has to be the best. He picked the Avs to finish last in the Western Conference