Welcome back for the second installment of grading the 2011-2012 Colorado Avalanche.
In the first installment, we took a look at the forwards that took the ice for the Avalanche during this course of this past season.
For our second installment, we'll look at the much improved defense of the Colorado Avalanche and their performance during an improved season.
At the end of the previous season, the Avalanche had given up more goals than anybody in the NHL and were below 80 percent on the penalty kill with goalies that couldn't save a beach ball half the time as well.
After much revamping, the Avalanche blue line saw some immediate improvement.