Found October 11, 2011 on
Colorado is not among the NHL’s elite, or even rubbing calloused heels and chafed elbows with its broad middle class, which is why the Avalanche picked second overall in the June draft and walked out of St. Paul with a sweet prospect in left winger Gabriel Landeskog. It’s a franchise that has struggled of late, missing the playoffs three of the last five years, leaving it with the promising likes of Landeskog, Matt Duchene, and Ryan O’Reilly.
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