"The Colorado Avalanche stared at the schedule early this season and saw Stanley Cup finalists Chicago and Philadelphia followed by perennial powerhouse Detroit. Gulp. Fear not, the young Avs said, they'll take two out of three and announce to the world they're not going away after stunning the NHL last season. That's the big picture. Hidden within that glossy snap shot are a few interesting storylines that have played out here over the past few days with the Avs..."