Pierre Lacroix must have a guardian angel.
The Colorado Avalanche general manager continued to trade away his good young talent year after year in order to make a big move that would push his team over the top. And while those moves often worked, they left the Avalanche with a bare cupboard and a top-heavy budget this fall.
And with Patrick Roy deciding to step into retirement, there was a real chance for a reality check in Colorado. The role players were gone, the defense was dwindling ...
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