Colorado Avalanche: Rebuilding Done Right

Posted: 6th October 2009 by James Crider in NHL
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The Colorado Avalanche are doing what they should have been doing a season ago: rebuilding from the ground up. In years past, management has been guilty of signing bubble players (Tucker, Arnason, etc.) in an attempt to keep the team in playoff contention. Finally, they've gotten things right. The Avalanche offseason can only be graded as an A-plus effort. At the draft, management addressed the needs for both a scoring and checking center by drafting Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly (respectively). Then, they added to their already solid defensive depth by drafting stand out Stefan Elliot, and followed that pick up with a couple of late round fliers on goalies Kieran Millan and Brandon Maxwell. As impressive as the draft was, the decisions made on July 1st were more impressive. It's very ea ...

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