Colorado Avalanche: The 2 Big Lessons the Avalanche Must Learn to Succeed

April 4th, 2011 by Kevin Goff Leave a reply »
The Avalanche are finally closing out what has been a historically terrible season for the franchise.  Not only have the Avalanche lost more man-games than any other team in the Western Conference (425 man-games as of yesterday), they are once again lining the bottom of the Western Conference.

Not only has it been frustrating for the players, it has also taken a large toll on the fan base.  The once intimidating Pepsi Center is now a silent building that rarely sees too much excitement from the players or the fans.

Nonetheless, there is hope for this team.  Many of the Colorado Avalanche contributors have written stories about the reasons for hope, or why the team will succeed more next season.  In the end, all this hope will go for naught if the Avalanche are unable to overcome their two biggest shortcomings the following season.



The players and the coaches all say the same thing.  "We're not using it as an excuse, and nobody is going to come feel sorry for us." 

Well, they're right about the fact that none of the other teams are going to go out of their way to mak ...

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