Let’s nice waste any time with small talk and just get right to another bunch of disappointing Avalanche player grades from tonight’s game with Vancouver:

Alexander Kerfoot (D) – Played on a line with MacKinnon and Wilson, and had no shots on net in the first period. It makes sense on paper to put him with a shooter like MacKinnon, but he didn’t have the puck enough to make this line effective.

Nathan MacKinnon (B-) – I thought he skated his butt off and tried to get pucks on net and make plays, but nothing went in for him. He’s got one goal in seven games now.

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Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.