SoS, MacK & Landy Play Tic Tac Toe (1)
Chemistry was a huge part of the Avalanche's success last season. The forwards especially found a way to do some Sedin-like mind-melding tricks to come up with numerous gorgeous plays. In this play, we see the best of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Paul Stastny with a play that makes it look ridiculously easy to score in the NHL.
Roy Rocks the Partition (3)
As soon as it was announced that Patrick Roy was going to the be the new head coach for the Colorado Avalanche, stories spread in anticipation of the antics he might bring. Questions loomed about how'd tackle bluelines in practices and how long it would take him to challenge the opposing coach to a bout at center ice. That it happened in the first game was no surprise. Leading up to this moment was a cheap shot on rookie Nathan MacKinnon, and interviews since suggested that Roy had planned this kind of response to the first slight that came his way. Bruce Boudreau and the Ducks generously obliged on opening night, giving Roy the chance to show his team—and the home crowd—that he was 100% behind them.