Avalanche GM Joe Sakic had one job after last season ended: Trade Matt Duchene. Somehow, Duchene is still on the Avs and Sakic won the summer.
In his short time with the Colorado Avalanche, newly-acquired goaltending coach Jussi Parkkila has been rubbing everyone the right way.
While goalie Semyon Varlamov didn't have the best 'Burgundy and White' scrimmage... but more than a few youngsters on Team White most certainly did.
Young and younger, the Avalanche's crop of defensemen will be the key to the franchise's long-term hopes.
Avalanche GM Joe Sakic's leverage in any potential Matt Duchene trade vanished on the first day of training camp.
Young stars were shining for the Avalanche at the Prospect Showcase, but wins proved elusive.
Milan Hedjuk, the longest-tenured player in Avalanche history, will have his jersey retired by the team next January.
The continued growth of three young draft products and the addition of a pair of free-agent forwards have things looking up for the Avalanche offense.
Everyone knows that Matt Duchene will be dealt -- so why hasn't it happened yet?
After losing Calvin Pickard to the Vegas Golden Knights, the Avalanche now have a veteran goalie duo capable of shaking things up.