Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/22/06 at 10:32 AM ET
The Avalanche no longer are mortal locks for the playoffs as in years past. The Western Conference just has too many good teams and the Avs have some question marks now that elite players from their past have moved on. That being said, Colorado still has enough weapons to make some noise this season, especially if Theodore gets his act together. With a couple breaks injury-wise, the Avalanche have the makings of two good lines, a decent checking unit and a deep defense that will be a strongpoint for the season. A postseason berth is likely for the Avalanche, but it's not the sure thing it was in the past. Where they'll finish Division: Third Conference: Eighthread on
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