The ability to bounce back from setbacks will define the Avalanche

Collectively, the Colorado Avalanche have one of the deepest rosters in the NHL. 

Gabriel Landeskog, Cale Makar, Mikko Rananen and Nathan MacKinnon lead the talent rich roster.

The Avalanche squandered an opportunity last season when they lost to the Golden Knights in the second round of the playoffs,

 Denver sports fans have seen multiple championships and championship appearances that followed embarrassing losses.

If the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup, it will continue a tradition of Colorado’s best teams learning from their losses.

The following season, the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup. They would win another in 2000-01.

As the Nordiques, the Avalanche had to learn that they won’t walk through anyone in the playoffs and to not take any opponent lightly.

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