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The Central Hockey League is getting a bit of a shakeup this coming season as some familiar faces won’t be around to battle it out next year.
The International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Championship tournament started yesterday and, with nine rostered Colorado Avalanche players skating for five different national teams, there is plenty to keep track of.
Despite the losses, the struggles, the bashing from the media, even the Road to Thirty, the Colorado Avalanche has yet to give up on the season. In fact, those donning burgundy and blue have strung together two solid performances in a row, starting against the Vancouver Canucks and carrying over to their Saturday matinee with the Nashville Predators.
Just how bad are things around the Colorado Avalanche right now? Bad enough that the only hope that fans have left this season is that their favorite team has a chance to get the number one pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Every big injury around the NHL is scrutinized by those involved in the sport. From the top brass to the Owners, General Managers, Player Agents, and players – even all the way down to the fans – injuries like those to Erik Karlsson and Marc Staal are sure to generate conversation. The question from everyone’s lips: how do you prevent this from happening again?
Tonight’s Colorado Avalanche game came down to the very last tenth of a second, proving true the age-old mantra of playing until you hear the whistle – or in this case, buzzer.
Having played two of their best games – yet come away with losses – in the last week, the Colorado Avalanche finally exploded Friday night in Denver as the home team destroyed the undefeated-in-regulation Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 in front of a packed house at Pepsi Center.
For the Colorado Avalanche, facing the red-hot Chicago Blackhawks on the road was about more than just putting an end to the ongoing, miraculous point streak. It was about righting the ship away from home.