2008-09 Team Preview: Colorado Avalanche
Updated: October 3, 2008, 9:48 PM ETESPN.com
AP Photo/Tony GutierrezAvs forward Ryan Smyth missed 27 games last season due to various injuries.
OUR EXPERT'S TAKE By Pierre LeBrunThere are teams who become preseason darlings by prognosticators (think Chicago, Edmonton this season), and there are other clubs who get the popular vote as the sinking ship.
And, in the West, the negative predictions for the Colorado Avalanche are widespread.
It has to do with losing starting ...
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