At the start if the year GM Mark Rogers drafted what he thought was a pretty good Avalanche team. Starting the season the team was under performing and battling for the 8th seed in the West. Often on the outside looking in. Something wasn’t clicking…..
Flash Back 30 Games ago. Colorado made a blockbuster trade with St.Louis bringing in:
MARTIN ST. LOUIS LW & ANDREI MARKOV – D
Since the Trade the Avs have went an impressive (19-4-6-1) picking up 45 of a possible 60 points over 30 games. They have sky rocketed to the Top of the Western Conference defeating many of the best in the East along the way!
St.Louis has been teamed up with Mike Fisher & Jeff Carter on the Avs 2nd line. Putting up 19 points (7goals & 12 Assists) with a +8 Rating….. with St. Louis Carter has been on a tear!! Flirting with the Player of the Month awards.
Markov since the move has been on the top pairing D-line with David Savard. Putting up an impressive 16 points in 30 games. (2 Goals & 14 Assists) with a +5 rating taking away a lot of pressure off #1 Defencemen Ryan Suter
With the trade deadline coming up this month…..Many teams will be looking to change up the fortunes of their team much like the Avalanche have done! Should be an interesting month!