Analyzing the Avs' road woes 

April, 26, 2013
Adrian Dater of the Denver Post isn't waiting for the Colorado Avalanche to conclude their dismal season before issuing his postmortem.

The Avs, who visit the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday before hosting the Minnesota Wild in Saturday's season finale, currently sit at the bottom of the 15-team Western Conference, in part because of once-proud club's terrible 3-14-4 road record. Much of that has to do with their league-worst penalty killing away from home. Losing Jay McClement to the Toronto Maple Leafs last summer certainly didn't help, writes Dater: