Colorado Avalanche: Preseason Proving the Avalanche Still Have Work to Do

October 1st, 2011 by Kevin Goff Leave a reply »
The Colorado Avalanche are in a defining year for their organizations.

After one of the worst seasons in the history of the franchise, the Avalanche went out and made a lot of changes to bolster their goal-tending and the size and ability of their defense.

Training camp left many of us very excited at the prospect of the year as the team looked strong, healthy, fast and much more defensively sound than a year before.

Preseason has been a bit of a trial for the Avalanche as they are now 1-4 with one more preseason game left.

True, preseason games mean absolutely nothing in the long run; and while there have been some very positive moments that show some reason for optimism, the preseason has definitely shown that the Avalanche are not quite over the hump yet.

So many new faces on the team is something that will create some issues for any team as you get used to your new teammates.

New starting goalie for the Avalanche, Semyon Varlamov, has a huge adjustment to make for a couple of reasons.

First, the Avalanche are the only team in the NHL without a full-time goalie coach, something that he desperately needs ...

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