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Following the same win-loss pattern of late, the Colorado Avalanche bounced back from a road loss in Los Angeles to dismantle the Coyotes in Arizona, 6-2.
A year ago at this time, Mayor Michael Hancock wasn't asking aides to start planning the Stanley Cup parade, but the Avalanche at least was competitive and seemed capable of at least being in the hunt for a playoff spot most of the season -- and perhaps even sneak in.
Perhaps it was the loss of both Blake Comeau and Matt Duchene at the same moment mid-game, or maybe the Islanders simply out-hustled the Avs.
"That's going to be fun for the Swedish fans," Gabe Landeskog said. He smiled and added, "I hope the majority decides to cheer on the good guys from Colorado. We'll see."
Canada entered the 2017 IIHF World Championship as the favorites to win gold. Through two games, they are showing why.
Players expressed many emotions when the NHL said no to the Olympics. Duchene expressed hope. Many Avalanche players have since echoed his sentiment.
It's all about money with the NHL brass. The Olympics are about goodwill, unity and fairplay. The two sides were bound to clash.
The Avalanche will head to a land far, far away for a pair of games next season. For captain Gabriel Landeskog however, they will still be home games.