Congratulations to the Avalanche for standing up to some stiff competition from around the league and forcing your way to the top (bottom) as the leagues worst organization.
It started, in my opinion with the deal of Ryan O'Reilly to the Sabres. Now don't get me wrong, from everything I have read O'Reilly is probably a pain in the ass for an organization but he can flat out play, the Sabres hoisted a couple of prospects whom the 'Lanche drooled over, Grigorenko and Zadorov both of whom ar
Let's face it...Quebec built that franchise, and their draft history since that time has been pretty lame. Sure they got McKinnon/Landeskog/Duchene when they were picking top 3, but picking top 3 doesn't take a genius to get quality.
Maybe it's time to go back to Quebec.
This franchise, over the last 5 or 6 years, is a CLASSIC example "aberration".
What I mean is, since 2010, the team has won one division title.
While that in itself isn't horrible (lots of teams haven't even won that in the same span), what's really jarring is, aside from that one season, the Avs didn't qualify for the playoffs....and it was never even close!
And I recall quite vividly the year the 'Lanche won the division, how much praise people were heaping on the