FanSided’s 30-day tour around the NHL hits Colorado today. Stephen Crotiata from Mile High Sticking examines how the Avs will attenpt to rebound from the worst season in franchise history. If you remember, Colorado was in second-place — just a few points behind Vancouver — at Christmas. But 2011 was brutal to the Avs, who finished just above Edmonton in the Western Conference. Crotiata has this to say:
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.
Read the rest of Crotiata’s piece at Mile High Sticking.