Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche in Midst of Historic Turnaround After Terrible 2012-13

Posted 03/28/2014 - 11:52 by HockeyPolls

Cellar dwellers just a season ago, the Colorado Avalanche have experienced a drastic turnaround and are now on track for the NHL's fifth-best season-to-season improvement in points percentage since 1967-68, per The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman.

Colorado undertook a rebuilding project after the 2009-10 season, and the first two years went about how you'd expect.

Projected Roles for Each Colorado Avalanche Player Going to Sochi

With Tuesday’s announcement of the Canadian Olympic men’s ice hockey team, we now have an idea of all of the power players who will be on the ice in Sochi, Russia, this February.

5 Biggest Areas for Improvement in 2nd Half of 2013-14 Colorado Avalanche Season

Posted 01/03/2014 - 00:31 by HockeyPolls

Unless your favorite team is winning every game by a score of 5-0, there’s a good chance that they have some areas for improvement within their current squad. That’s certainly the case for these Colorado Avalanche, whose incredible start to the 2013-14 season and massive improvement over last season shouldn’t mask the fact that the team still has things to work on.

Colorado Avalanche Awards for the 1st Half of the 2013-14 Season

It’s been an impressive past few months for the Colorado Avalanche, who went from an NHL laughingstock to a playoff contender over the span of one short offseason. Preserving many of the players from that team and collecting a few key additions via free agency and the NHL draft, the Avs lost a single game in October and exited the month of November an impressive 19-6-0.

5 Colorado Avalanche Storylines That Won't Go Away During 2013-14 Season

In years past, a post talking about Colorado Avalanche storylines that wouldn’t go away would have likely included a vacuum in leadership, underachieving players and who to take with the first overall pick in the upcoming NHL draft.

This post contains exactly zero of those storylines. What it does contain, however, is an incredible amount of positivity.

2014 NHL Draft: 5 1st-Round Prospects Colorado Avalanche Should Have Its Eye on

Posted 12/16/2013 - 22:46 by HockeyPolls

It looks like the Colorado Avalanche might not—scratch that, there’s almost no way they will—repeat at the top of the NHL Draft next summer, as an impressive turnaround so far has them poised for a return to the playoffs.

That’s a great sign for an organization that finished last in the Western Conference and second-to-last in the NHL in 2012-13, hired a rookie coach and completely reshuffled its front office.

Is Patrick Roy's Fiery Coaching Debut Just What Colorado Needs?

Posted 10/03/2013 - 19:35 by HockeyPolls

When Patrick Roy arrived in Denver shortly before Christmas 1995, Colorado Avalanche fans knew they’d landed an elite goaltender who could validate their relocated team’s contender status. And when Joe Sakic lifted the Stanley Cup a few months later, Roy’s impact was confirmed.

What to Expect from Patrick Roy Coaching Experiment with Colorado Avalanche

Posted 09/13/2013 - 21:24 by HockeyPolls

The hockey buzz is back in Colorado, where the Colorado Avalanche are showing signs of becoming relevant again after three consecutive seasons without an appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the first hat trick of failure for the franchise since its arrival from Quebec in 1995.

NHL Draft 2013: Why Nathan MacKinnon Is Wrong Pick for Colorado

Posted 06/29/2013 - 06:00 by HockeyPolls

Barring something unexpected, the Colorado Avalanche are set to take Nathan MacKinnon with the first pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Both Joe Sakic, the executive vice president of hockey operations, and Patrick Roy, the head coach, have all but confirmed that MacKinnon will be the pick, as CBC reports:

2013 NHL Draft Order: Lottery Sets Up Ideal Potential Situation for Seth Jones

Posted 04/30/2013 - 06:00 by HockeyPolls

After an ideal NHL draft lottery, it's safe to say the movie script is already being written.

And by ideal, I mean for Seth Jones and the Colorado Avalanche, not the Florida Panthers.

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