Okay, here it is. For the first time since the Avalanche have been in Colorado, we did not make the playoffs. I am writing this a month after we lost the final playoff spot to the Calgary Flames. It took me a whole month to actually calm down and realize that everything is going to be okay.

Joe Sakic, everyone thought was going to “be considered” over the hill. Not a chance. Way to go Super Joe. He was there everytime we needed him. In that last stretch I didn’t think any could stop Sakic, Stastny or Hedjuk. The unstoppable force. With the play of Peter Budaj and our younger stars stepping up, I can only be positive for next season. It cannot come soon enough.