Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen is ready to get back to a normal NHL schedule after international travel and a lot of rest.
Following a blockbuster trade, the question now is whether the NHL's second-youngest team will be able to remain competitive the rest of the season.
After trading Matt Duchene, the Avalanche need to strike gold in the draft in order to make the deal worthwhile.
Former voice of the Avs Norm Jones says maintaining home-ice advantage is crucial if Colorado is going to stay competitive.
Avalanche Talk looks at how life has been without Matt Duchene and what the future holds with newcomer Samuel Girard.
The Colorado Avalanche wrap up the Global series weekend with another loss to the Ottawa Senators, but leave Sweden with one point.
The Avalanche lost 4-3 in overtime to the Senators after a back-and-forth affair at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
With Matt Duchene out of the picture, several young centers are ready to emerge. Even though he's still adapting to the NHL game, Alex Kerfoot looks to fill that role for the Colorado Avalanche.
Matt Duchene was supposed to be the next great Avalanche forward. Instead, his time in Denver was full of bad teams and disappointment.
The Avalanche got a deal done for Matt Duchene and landed a haul of players and picks. The Nuggets could have made a move on Eric Bledsoe, but didn't.
After Matt Duchene's trade to Ottawa, Tyson Barrie may serve as mentor to Samuel Girard, the most likely player acquired to make an immediate impact for the Avalanche.
After being traded to the Ottawa Senators, Matt Duchene penned a goodbye note to the Avs organization, his teammates and fans.
When the final whistles blew on Sunday, Colorado teams were a paltry 3-10 on the weekend - with one moral victory to claim.