30 NHL Previews in 30 Days - Colorado Avalanche

Sorry – I threw out my back, and did not get anywhere near a computer yesterday.

The 7th team in the 30 team preview is Colorado.  Stepehen Crociata from MILE HIGH STICKING, is the writer for his team piece.

Here is an excerpt:

What Happened Last Year:

30-44-8 68 points

4th in Northwest

14th in West

Last season was the worst season in Avalanche franchise history, and that is not figuratively it is 100% literal. The Avalanche in 2010-11 posted the fewest total points in franchise history thanks in large part to a disgraceful second half of the season, which saw them  win rarely during the final four months of the season. The Avs had no business not being the worst team in hockey last year, but they are lucky enough to not only be in the same conference as Edmonton they are in the same division as well. Allowing them to avoid last place in the NW. Yet despite the fact I have completely ripped my team a new one I wouldn’t change a thing about last season. Why? Gabriel Landeskog.

Welcome to the Mile High city (Acquisitions):

  • Shane O’Brien
  • Chuck Kobasew
  • Semyon Varlamov
  • Jean Sebastian Giguere
  • Jan Hejda
  • Joakim Lindstrom
  • Gabriel Landeskog (draft)

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