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2007–08 Colorado Avalanche · NHL
Division 2nd Northwest
Conference 6th Western
2007–08 record 44–31–7
Home record 27–12–2
Road record 17–19–5
Goals for 231
Goals against 219
General Manager Francois Giguere
Coach Joel Quenneville
Captain Joe Sakic
Alternate captains Andrew Brunette
Ian Laperriere
Arena Pepsi Center
Average attendance 16,843 (93.5%)
Team leaders
Goals Milan Hejduk (29)
Assists Paul Stastny (47)
Points Paul Stastny (71)
Penalties in minutes Ian Laperriere (140)
Wins Jose Theodore (28)
Goals against average Jose Theodore (2.44)

The 2007–08 Colorado Avalanche season began on October 3, 2007, and ended on May 3, 2008. It was the franchise's 35th season, 28th in the National Hockey League, and 12th as the Colorado Avalanche.

Regular seasonEdit

AvalancheWarmup

The Avalanche warming up before a game against the Calgary Flames.

Divisional standingsEdit

Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
13 Minnesota Wild 82 44 28 10 223 218 98
26 Colorado Avalanche 82 44 31 7 231 219 95
37 Calgary Flames 82 42 30 10 229 227 94
49 Edmonton Oilers 82 41 35 6 235 251 88
511 Vancouver Canucks 82 39 33 10 213 215 88

Conference standingsEdit

Western Conference
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
p-Detroit Red Wings * 82 54 21 7 257 184 115
y-San Jose Sharks * 82 49 23 10 222 193 108
y-Minnesota Wild * 82 44 28 10 223 218 98
Anaheim Ducks 82 47 27 8 205 191 102
Dallas Stars 82 45 30 7 242 207 97
Colorado Avalanche 82 44 31 7 231 219 95
Calgary Flames 82 42 30 10 229 227 94
Nashville Predators 82 41 32 9 230 229 91
Edmonton Oilers 82 41 35 6 235 251 88
Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 34 8 239 235 88
Vancouver Canucks 82 39 33 10 213 215 88
Phoenix Coyotes 82 38 37 7 214 231 83
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 36 12 193 218 80
St. Louis Blues 82 33 36 13 205 237 79
Los Angeles Kings 82 32 43 7 231 266 71
bold - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, p - clinched Presidents' Trophy and best record in conference, * - division leader

Game logEdit

2007–08 Game log

PlayoffsEdit

The Avalanche clinched the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs after missing the playoffs last season for the first time since relocating to Denver in 1995.

2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes
As of April 6 [1]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Paul Stastny 66 24 47 71 24
Andrew Brunette 82 19 40 59 14
Milan Hejduk 77 29 25 54 36
Wojtek Wolski 77 18 30 48 14
Joe Sakic 44 13 27 40 20
Ryan Smyth 55 14 23 37 50
Marek Svatos 62 26 11 37 32
John-Michael Liles 81 6 26 32 26
Tyler Arnason 70 10 21 31 16
Ruslan Salei 82 6 24 30 98
Jaroslav Hlinka 63 8 20 28 16

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L OT GA SO SV% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO SV% GAA
Peter Budaj 35 1912 16 10 4 82 0 .903 2.57
Jose Theodore 53 3028 28 21 3 123 3 .910 2.44
Tyler Weiman 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

Records and milestonesEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

  • On October 7, Joe Sakic scored twice to move past Phil Esposito into 8th place all-time in scoring.
  • On October 26, Joel Quenneville won his 400th game as a head coach, to move him into 7th place on the all-time list. Joe Sakic also picked up his 1,600th career point by providing the primary assist to Ryan Smyth's OT winner against the Flames, and Andrew Brunette picked up his 500th career point with a secondary assist to Joe Sakic's goal that put the Avs up 1–0 in the first period.
  • With a 4–2 win over the Edmonton Oilers at the Pepsi Center on November 28, the Avalanche won their 500th regular season game since their move from Quebec in 1995.
  • With a 9–5 win over St. Louis on December 9, the Avalanche reached 1,000 wins in their franchise history.
  • In a game against the Edmonton Oilers on March 22, Joe Sakic assisted on a Tyler Arnason goal for his 1,000th career assist, becoming just the 11th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 assists.

TransactionsEdit

The Avalanche were involved in the following transactions during the season:

TradesEdit

November 8, 2007
To Colorado Avalanche
Jason Bacashihua
To St. Louis Blues
7th round pick in 2008 Entry Draft
January 22, 2008
To Colorado Avalanche
Darcy Campbell
Philippe Dupuis
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Mark Rycroft
February 26, 2008
To Colorado Avalanche
Ruslan Salei
To Florida Panthers
Karlis Skrastins
3rd round pick in 2008
February 26, 2008
To Colorado Avalanche
Adam Foote
To Columbus Blue Jackets
conditional 1st round pick in 2008 or 2009

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team Contract terms
Scott Hannan San Jose Sharks 4 years, $18 million
Ryan Smyth New York Islanders 5 years, $31.25 million
Matt Hussey Detroit Red Wings 1 year, $475,000
Wyatt Smith Minnesota Wild 1 year, $500,000
Peter Forsberg Nashville Predators 1 year, $1.1 million
Player New team
Brett McLean Florida Panthers
Ken Klee Atlanta Thrashers
Patrice Brisebois Montreal Canadiens

Draft picksEdit

Colorado had nine picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio. The Avalanche picked 14th overall.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 14 Kevin Shattenkirk Defenseman Flag of the United States United States US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
2 45 Colby Cohen Defenseman Flag of the United States United States Lincoln Stars (USHL)
2 49 Trevor Cann Goalie Flag of Canada.svg Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
2 55 T. J. Galiardi Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Dartmouth College (ECAC)
4 105 Brad Malone Center/Left Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
4 113 Kent Patterson Goalie Flag of the United States United States Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
5 135 Paul Carey Center Flag of the United States United States
6 155 Jens Hellgren Defenseman Flag of Sweden Sweden Frölunda Jr. (SEL)
7 195 Johan Alcen Wing Flag of Sweden Sweden Brynäs IF (SEL)

Farm teamsEdit

Lake Erie MonstersEdit

The Avalanche had a new American Hockey League affiliate in the Lake Erie Monsters, based in Cleveland, Ohio. The team is a revival of the Utah Grizzlies franchise that had been dormant since 2005.

Johnstown ChiefsEdit

The Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL were the Avalanche's second-tier affiliate.

RosterEdit

Colorado Avalanche
Goaltenders


Injured reserve Injuryicon

  • Currently vacant

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit



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