Spectators would not be sports fans without their expectations. Whether they are high, low or middling, expectations are plentiful on social media, the local bar or suburban house. With the 2020-21 NHL season starting, fans, writers and even the organizations themselves and setting the bar for how they believe groups and players must perform.

The Colorado Avalanche have extremely high expectations, for the very first time in a while. Because struggling as an NHL afterthought for over a decade, the Avs have actually constructed a lineup that could first compete for the playoffs and that now need to compete for the Stanley Cup. There has actually been determined appreciation around the hockey world for the method Joe Sakic has actually constructed his lineup and for the impressive season that lineup produced last year. It was alright that they lost early in the playoffs each of the last 3 years, as they were still surpassing or fulfilling expectations.

However that type of result is no longer sufficient, according to the team. They believe they have skill and depth at every position necessary to compete with the top clubs in the league. However for the Colorado Avalanche to fulfill their lofty expectations, each player on the group will have to strive to satisfy their private expectations.

From Nathan MacKinnon to Shane Bowers, those objectives to satisfy are different for everyone on the group. However any one player conference or exceeding what they are capable of could be what presses the Avalanche over the edge. So what should be expected of the Avs this year? Here’s what I believe they require to do to prosper:

The Colorado Avalanche can winning the Stanley Cup this season. However to reach that peak, and satisfy the expectations they and lots of others have actually offered them, it’ll take the complete roster’s dedication to reach the objectives they’re capable of.

For the very first time in a very long time, the pressure’s on. We’ll learn who’s all set to satisfy it head-on.