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Colorado can become elite by following Detroit's model: puck movers on D
Plugging Holes -- Colorado Avalanche
The Hole: A puck mover on defense
Colorado had a great 2009-10 season, but it might have been a little lucky because it was outshot by four attempts per game. The Avalanche were second-to-last in the NHL in shots per game, and only one defenseman contributed more than 100 (Kyle Quincey). This year's Avs definitely need to sign a blueliner who can find the back of the net.
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