The Avalanche are refusing to relate Nathan MacKinnon's slow start with the dreaded sophomore jinx.
The Avalanche have shuffled their forward lines for Saturday night's contest against Montreal.
Nathan MacKinnon turned in his first multi-point effort of the season Thursday night with two assists in Colorado's 5-3 loss to Ottawa.
Nathan MacKinnon may enter the season as a right winger after coach Patrick Roy put Ryan O'Reilly back at center in Monday's practice.
Coach Patrick Roy intends to play Nathan MacKinnon between Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Tanguay this seaason.
Although he won the Calder Trophy, Nathan MacKinnon doesn't feel his rookie season was "as good a season as everybody's saying it was."
Nathan MacKinnon has added about 12 pounds of muscle over the summer.
Nathan MacKinnon has been receiving rave reviews at Andy O'Brien's summer camp in Vail.
Center Nathan MacKinnon was awarded the Calder Trophy Tuesday, given to the NHL's top rookie.
It looks as if Nathan MacKinnon will take home the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie next week in Las Vegas.
Nathan MacKinnon registered an assist in Canada's 3-2 shootout loss to France at the IIHF World Hockey Championships Friday.
Nathan MacKinnon has been added to Canada's World Championship roster.
Nathan MacKinnon finished Round 1 of the playoffs tied for the most points among all skaters even though Colorado didn't win their series against Minnesota.
Nathan MacKinnon says the Avalanche "have to play with a little more poise" on the road against Minnesota.