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Game 62 Preview: Avalanche @ Senators

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With the trade deadline come and gone, the Avalanche (17-41-3) kick off their final 21 games in Ottawa (33-22-6).

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If you were hoping for the Avalanche to do something big yesterday, you were disappointed. If you were hoping for the Avalanche to unload all their UFAs for draft picks, you were disappointed. Even if you were the only one in Avalanche land that wanted the Avs to do nothing as the deadline went through, you were disappointed. That has been the trend for the Colorado Avalanche this year and Joe Sakic wasn't about to bring Avalanche fans any optimism now.

The Avs made two trades Wednesday and as of now, the return is Sven Andrighetto and a roster spot. For a team in last place to procure zero draft picks in the upcoming draft is unacceptable, but that is the reality of this Avalanche organization. Maybe there's hope on the horizon for this team, but as of now, they have a room full of guys who thought they'd be putting on a different uniform Thursday night.

LINES

Landeskog-MacKinnon-Bourque

Rantanen-Duchene-Andrighetto

Comeau-Compher-Nieto

Colborne-Mitchell-Grigorenko

Beauchemin-Johnson

Tyutin-Barrie

Barberio-Goloubef

Pickard

Smith

NOTES

- With Iginla's departure, a roster spot is open for JT Compher to make his NHL debut.

- Andrighetto has 11 goals in 83 career games.

- In the spirit of what may be a slight beginning to a youth movement in Colorado, here is a solid entry for the Avs' new goal song next year...

GAME INFO

Game time: 5:30pm MT

TV: ALT