No Offense, No Defense, No Chance. It’s the Story of the 2013 Colorado Avalanche.
Team Name: Colorado Avalanche
Record: 16-25-7, Fifth in Northwest, No Playoffs
Player of the Season: PA Parenteau put up 18 goals and 25 assists with 13 power-play points (6G,7A) and yet had a -11 rating last season.
Breakout of the Season: John Mitchell The fifth-season forward took a step forward and recaptured a little of the luster he had in his first season in the league (12-17–29 with Toronto in 08-09). This was the first season since then when he posted double-digit goals and assists (10-10–20) and was a +5 on a team where the negatives were heavy.
Disappointment of the Season: Goaltending. Seymon Varlamov was blah between the pipes to say the least. His 11-21-3 mark didn’t get the job done and it led to a 3.02 goals against average and a save percentage of only 90.3 percent. There were three shutouts but it doesn’t offset the fact that an average night was three or four goals against.
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