Colorado entered the lottery with an 18 percent chance of landing the top pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the highest among all 30 NHL teams.
There is no question that Denver is not a flyby city when it comes to the NFL; however, is Denver a flyby city when it comes to sports in general?
Duchene won 62.6 percent of his draws last season, beating known faceoff aficionado Antoine Vermette by 0.3 percent to take the title as tops in the NHL.
Not long ago, in a Twitterverse not far away, the Rockies started a contest looking for people to include a photo in posts with a chance to win a prize pack.
Players expressed many emotions when the NHL said no to the Olympics. Duchene expressed hope. Many Avalanche players have since echoed his sentiment.
USA Hockey named their initial roster for the games on Thursday. Out of a total of 15 players, Compher was one of eight forwards.
"I would like to [play next season]," Iginla said on Wednesday. "But at the same time, I've got to wait and see what the options are."
In an unexpected twist, the Avalanche will reportedly be protecting goaltender Semyon Varlamov in the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft, exposing Calvin Pickard.
Pioneers defenseman Will Butcher met with Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic on Tuesday, telling him he wasn't ready for a contract offer.
We’re going to have to get through this together. We all knew it was going to be here eventually, but the suddenness was a bit jarring.