Colorado Avalanche: Mild Expecations In 2010-2011

October 6th, 2010 by James Crider Leave a reply »
The sensations felt by fans of the Colorado Avalanche after the 2009-2010 season can be compared to that of seeing 2010's 'The Karate Kid' in theaters. The story had been done before, the cast primarily featured unknowns, and the overall expectations were of a fairly nauseating experience.

Instead, one left theaters with feelings of contentment, best manifested by the quote "hey, that wasn't so bad."

Shedding their tag as one of the league's worst teams only a season removed from fitting the description, the youthful Avalanche are looking to add a different tag to their image.

It won't be easy.

Colorado's offseason can only be described as lethargic; while other Northwest Division teams were bulking their rosters up for deep postseason runs or injecting great young talent into their lineup, Avalanche brass was content with a checking line forward as their lone acquisition.

As the St. Louis Blues learned a season ago, making the playoffs is sometimes too daunting a task for a roster full of players barely out of high school, even if it was done the year before. The Avalanche have only three players over the age of 30— ...

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