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Smyth, Hannan will bolster Avalanche roster

After missing the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons, the Avalanche have been busy restocking their team this offseason, writes Terry Frei.

Updated: July 3, 2007, 4:42 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

ESPN.com's Barry Melrose might get a phone call soon from the Colorado Avalanche marketing department.

In the wake of the Avalanche's Canada Day signings of Ryan Smyth and Scott Hannan, a "Mullet Night" at a regular-season game is inevitable.

Who better to officiate than Melrose -- or, if he's unavailable, the Hanson Brothers, with or without their toys?

After missing the playoffs for the first time in their 11-season stay in Denver, but following a 15-2-2 stretch ...

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