Anniversaries, long-term commitments and sad goodbyes are just some of the top five Colorado Avalanche stories from 2015.
Jarome Iginla

After 20 seasons in the NHL, Jarome Iginla is just one goal away from joining some historic company
Nathan MacKinnon wants a long-term extension

As the Avalanche search for scoring, head coach Patrick Roy is making changes to his top lines.
Avalanche can't start to panic now

After getting his first set of goalie gear at age 8, Patrick Roy went on to become the greatest goalie in NHL history

The extended holiday break is a gift from the league and a time to heal for the Colorado Avalanche, who played arguably the toughest opening three months of the NHL season.

Winning the third period has done much more than resurrect Colorado's confidence, it has the Avalanche on the verge of a playoff spot.

It's no secret that the Avs are better when Matt Duchene is scoring, but he's been especially good of late propelling the recent Avalanche success.

Coming off a three-game road sweep of division opponents, making Pepsi Center feel like a road game just might be the best thing for the Avalanche.

For the Avalanche, there is no place like the road. They will need to play with the same level of comfort at home in order to climb the standings.

The upcoming three game road trip will be important for Semyon Varlamov to regain the trust of his coach and team.