Crazy for thinking this Colorado Avalanche plan might work

The Avalanche have been locked out of NHL success for years, but for the first time in a while it appears they may have found the keys.

It’s not yet polished. Even with a young team and exciting prospects, there are moments of panic on the ice for the Avalanche. For example, a smooth pass sails out of the zone and there’s a scramble for the team to regain composure. It’s not the lack of talent that keeps fans on edge now — it’s a lack of experience.

While it seems counterintuitive, this problem is incredibly refreshing. Almost everything about the way the Avalanche are now running this team is refreshing.

You see, the Avalanche fell into a trap. This trap was not the defensive scheme that bores hockey fans to death. It was a calculated assault on their way of doing business in which the whole league conspired against them.

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Originally posted on Mile High Sports

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