The year 2013 was, perhaps more literally than for most of their NHL brethren, a tale of two seasons for the Colorado Avalanche. The 2012-13 squad that took the ice at the Pepsi Center was a laughingstock; the 2013-14 team is a playoff contender with strong goaltending and a fiery leader in Patrick Roy.
As such, you’ll be hard-pressed to find moments on this list that have anything to do with 2012-13. Perhaps the team’s only great moment was selecting Nathan MacKinnon first overall in the 2013 NHL draft, and even for him, what he’s done on the ice for Colorado has been far more significant.
As the year 2013 draws to a close, we take a look back at some of the biggest highlight plays for Colorado’s top players.