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Avalanche finally looking like their old selves

Unfortunately, it took a coaching change for the Avalanche to start living up to expectations.

Updated: January 7, 2003, 1:33 PM ET
By Barry Melrose | Special to ESPN.com

After two weeks of their best hockey of the year, are the Colorado Avalanche back and playing how everyone thought they would at the beginning of the year? -- Zach Dills, Tempe, Ariz.

Melrose: Despite Joe Sakic's return to the lineup, the Avs suffered a bit of a hiccup in their loss to the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. They wanted to give Patrick Roy the night off and David Aebischer wasn't great in goal. But yes, the Avs are now playing the way they're supposed to play. They're ...

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