The Most Disappointing Colorado Avalanche so Far in 2013-14

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The Most Disappointing Colorado Avalanche so Far in 2013-14
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How hard is it to find disappointing players on a team tied for the second-most wins in the National Hockey League with such perennial contenders as the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks?

The answer is “incredibly.”

Even as the Colorado Avalanche have fallen back to earth over the past month, dropping to fifth in the Western Conference despite leading the league in regulation and overtime wins with 18, it’s difficult to express frustration with too many players on the roster.

After all, this is a team that has seen the playoffs once in the past five years, and under the leadership of franchise legend and first-year head coach Patrick Roy, is suddenly a viable playoff squad.

The goaltending duo of Semyon Varlamov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere is superlative and the team doesn’t have a single player with a minus rating through 25 games.

Every player seems to believe in what Roy is selling, and perhaps this team is destined for something special when all of its players are healthy.

With that in mind, “disappointment” is a stretch for some of these guys. Perhaps they’re not actually all that disappointing, but the circumstances around them are.

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