2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars

The second round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs is looming and that means the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars will face off Saturday for Game One of their series. The Stars won’t even get a practice day before facing the Avalanche, who’re on a mandated day off to Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. They justContinue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars”

2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes will meet in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs and there are clear expectations here. The Coyotes are the conspicuous underdogs, at least when it comes to overall talent and hockey blogging buzz. Colorado burned them in goal-scoring in the regular season, with a fourth-overall 236 to Arizona’s 21st-overall 195.Continue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche will take to 2019-2020 fresh and full of confidence from their impressive 2018-2019 run, which saw them douse the Calgary Flames in five games in the first round of the playoffs. Sure, the Avalanche ran into the San Jose Sharks in the second round and lost in seven. But it was aContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Colorado Avalanche”

What Went Wrong: Toronto Maple Leafs

Expectations were high for the Toronto Maple Leafs going into the 2018-2019 season, what with the arrival of John Tavares from the New York Islanders in July of 2018 and the preceding saga to sign William Nylander taking up an awful lot of press. The 23-year-old didn’t sign a contract until the last minute onContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Toronto Maple Leafs”

What Went Wrong: Colorado Avalanche

It’s hard to argue the Colorado Avalanche were overly formidable in the regular season, landing with a 38-30-14 record good for fifth in the Central Division and squeaking into the last playoff spot three points behind the Dallas Stars. But in the post-season, the Avalanche came alive and pulled off some surprises. First they dispatchedContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Colorado Avalanche”