Say what you will about the Colorado Avalanche but one thing you have to admit is they’re loaded with talent up the middle.

They were already a strong team last season at the center position with Paul Stastny a revitalized Matt Duchene and a retained Ryan O’Reilly. This summer they added No. 1 overall pick in the draft Nathan MacKinnon and suddenly the Avs aren’t lacking for scoring ability anywhere at the pivot.

With four guys who could run the show at center coach Patrick Roy already said he was relieving the logjam by moving O’Reilly to left wing to relieve the pressure. It’s a good problem to have if you’re a first-time NHL coach but it shows how much the Avalanche have going for them.