In just under two months, the Colorado Avalanche will be playing in their first preseason game, gearing up for the 2012-13 regular season.
The Avalanche brass has been working tirelessly this offseason on bringing players from last season’s roster back to Denver as well as a few key free agents. Colorado’s major signings and re-signings include Matt Duchene, Erik Johnson and P.A. Parenteau, who will look to lead the Avs to the postseason for the first time since 2010.
Colorado finished last season with 88 points and will need at least that many to make the playoffs this upcoming season.
There are many important games for the Avs next season, but here are five of the biggest.
*Colorado's full 2012-13 schedule can be viewed here.*