Glass Half-Full For Avalanche

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(James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy has been searching for consistency from his underachieving team all season long. He coddled, screamed and encouraged his young team to get it going. It has been frustrating for him this season. Read More

Future Might As Well Be Present For Pickard

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(Ron Chenoy-USA Today Sports)

There’s this idea a player should not lose his job to his teammate that plays the same position because he was injured. Maybe in Utopia. This pro sports business is a cutthroat one. It’s unrealistic to think he will get a chance to get his job back when he is activated from the injured list.

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Applying Playoff Lessons Will Be Key For Avs

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(Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports)

Everything went right for the Avalanche last year. They dominated the regular season with ease. They never went through slumps. They never had confidence issues. Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov was having a Vezina Trophy type season. Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy had the Midas touch in his first year as a rookie coach. Read More