GM: Joe Sakic
Coach: Jared Bednar
Captain: Gabriel Landeskog
Alternate Captains: Erik Johnson, Nathan MacKinnon
Well, Avs Nation, we’re almost to the halfway mark of the season, and that takes us to the close of the decade. And what a memorable decade it was!
We made a lot of moves in the offseason. We lost longtime goalie Semyon Varlamov to free agency. We gained Joonas Donskoi and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the same. We traded for Andre Burakovsky and, of course, Nazem Kadri. All have had an impact on the team already.
Right now the Colorado Avalanche are gunning for first in the whole Western Conference. They’re not just expected to slink into the playoffs last minute — they’re expected to make a deep run.
They’re widely accounted as one of the most dangerous teams in the NHL.
I don’t want to say the exact glory days are back. You never replicate magic. But we have our own magic now. We have the magic of having watched so many players who were integral to the team’s success get drafted by the team and grow up on Pepsi Center ice.
We’ve gotten to see the team enter a successful rebuild and now reap the rewards.
And we get to see some truly electrifying hockey every night.
So, don’t be afraid to weight in, Colorado Avalanche fans. What memorable moments would you have included in this list? And aren’t we all excited for the upcoming decade?