Boy, that home stand was pretty darn respectable. What's also respectable is the new PK status (23rd in the league and climbing), Varlamov's improved stats (.905 sv%, 2.84 GAA), and the new standings (3 points out of 8th in the Western Conference). We've seen the defense contribute on both ends of the ice, Ryan O'Reilly bust out as a serious offensive threat, and the team realizing hockey games have three 20-minute periods. Oh, and a three-game winning streak? Yeah, I'll take it.
While this is all certainly a reason to smile, it makes you wonder if it's a sign the Avalanche have turned the corner on this season, showing us - and them - the team we really have, or if it's just a good stretch of games that don't really mean much in the grand scheme of things.
Have the Avalanche turned the season around?
Yes, in the last few games, the team found whatever it was missing. (66 votes)
No, this was just a fun, short-lived bubble. (64 votes)
(Obligatory cop-out option) (67 votes)
197 total votes