The Colorado Avalanche slayed a red-hot Chicago Blackhawks team last night. On paper, that's nothing more than two points in the win column for us and a cracked goose egg for them. But could this spell the beginning of an epic rivalry?
There is no reason why it can't.
Chicago is obviously a level or twelve above the Avs, so an immediate competitive feud is out of question. But anybody who's seen an Avs-Hawks game in the past knows what's in store. They have a penchant for being high-paced, high-scoring and, most importantly, score-tight affairs - not too dissimilar from the Pittsburgh-Philly showdowns that frequent the Atlantic Division.
With a conference realignment practically set in stone, the teams will meet each other more times each year and will have more to fight for. More jump. More goals. More everything.
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Mile High Hockey | Mar 9