A little more than two years ago, the Colorado Avalanche were among the worst teams in the NHL. Then the Avs made back-to-back playoff appearances, and this year, with a talented young lineup, they might well be Stanley Cup contenders. Here’s your guide to one of the league’s most exciting teams—both on and off the ice.
For the first time in nine years, the Venezuelan-born slugger won’t be patrolling the Coors Field grass on opening day. Before we say goodbye, let’s appreciate one of the greatest Rockies players ever one last time.