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What follows is a statistical analysis to determine which team sucks more - the 2008-2009 Colorado Avalanche or the 2010-2011 Colorado Avalanche:

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche won 32 games

The 2010-2011 Avalanche have won 26 games, with 14 to go

Verdict: Draw

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche got just 15 games out of Joe Sakic in his final year

The 2010-2011 Avalanche got just 2 games out of Peter Forsberg in his final year

Verdict: 2008-2009, because of the snowblower

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche ranked 30th on offense

The 2010-2011 Avalanche rank 30th on defense

Verdict: Draw

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche were led in +/- by Ben Guite (+2)

The 2010-2011 Avalanche are led in +/- by Greg Mauldin (+5)

Verdict: 2008-2009

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche had a goalie tandem of Peter Budaj and Andrew Raycroft

The 2010-2011 Avalanche have a goalie tandem of Peter Budaj and Brian Elliott

Verdict: Draw

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche had Tyler Arnason

The 2010-2011 Avalanche don't have Tyler Arnason

Verdict: 2008-2009

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche had Cody McLeod as their #3 goal scorer (15)

The 2010-2011 Avalanche have one left winger with goals in the double digits (Kevin Porter, with 12)

Verdict: 2010-2011

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche were tanking for Tavares Hedman Duchene

The 2010-2011 Avalanche are [scratches head]

Verdict: 2010-2011

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche had the league's 26th ranked power play

The 2010-2011 Avalanche have the league's worst penalty kill

Verdict: 2010-2011

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche averaged 15,429 in road attendance.

The 2010-2011 Avalanche are averaging 14,882 in home attendance

Verdict: 2010-2011

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche were coached by Tony Granato

The 2010-2011 Avalanche are coached by Joe Sacco

Verdict: 2008-2009

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche had Lappy

The 2010-2011 Avalanche do not have Lappy

Verdict: 2010-2011

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche had a reasonable cap number

The 2010-2011 Avalanche are at the cap floor. Barely.

Verdict: 2010-2011

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche had Darcy Tucker

The 2010-2011 Avalanche do not have Darcy Tucker

Verdict: 2008-2009

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche buried European import Per Ledin in the minors

The 2010-2011 Avalanche have been slow to bring along European import Jonas Holos

Verdict: 2008-2009

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche used 37 different players

The 2010-2011 Avalanche have used 37 different players

Verdict: Draw

 

The 2008-2009 Avalanche wore uniprons

The 2010-2011 Avalanche wear uniprons and the occasional blueberry third jersey

Verdict: 2010-2011

 

The results are close, but we do have a winner. By virtue of a 7-6 decision, with 3 draws, the team that sucks more is the 2010-2011 Colorado Avalanche. The winners get a home version of the game. To, you know, practice with and stuff.