With the NHL ready for a 56-game season, the Colorado Avalanche are one of eight teams in the generally-named West Division, full of familiar faces and division foes.
In ten days, the Colorado Avalanche are back. 56 games will comprise the 2020-21 season, a unique and intense several months — indoors and outdoors — unlike anything seen in the NHL.
2020-21 also means the Avs are stuck in their division, playing each team 8 times. Similar to the bubbles of the 2020 NHL Playoffs, the Avs will be well acquainted with their division-mates by the time the season is over. Their division, the West (as opposed to the North, which features west teams) is a grab bag of former division-mates, and familiar faces.
You’re going to be seeing them every game. Let’s get used to them.