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Colorado Avalanche season preview

Updated: October 3, 2005, 12:12 PM ET
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THE BOTTOM LINE

By Jim Kelley, Special to ESPN.com

The Avalanche used to be great, but now they're just another team. In a lot of ways, it's about time.

Offense: OK, Peter (The Great) Forsberg is gone, but the Avs still have Joe Sakic, and he often plays better when Forsberg isn't in the lineup anyway. After that, there are some good, young players coming into their own as leaders in Milan Hejduk and Alex Tanguay, but when the aging Pierre Turgeon is your No. 2 center, well, Forsberg ...

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