Earlier this week, Jesse ran an article on the state of the Avs' prospects and how they've started the season. Between Makar, Bowers, Kovalenko and others, it's certainly fun to think about how these players might grow and impact the future of the Avalanche.
But just how important are they? As the Avs transition from a rebuilding team to a contending one, will the role of development within the franchise change? How have the Avs done to this point, and what can we expect from them moving forward?