When Andrew Cogliano was acquired at the trade deadline by Joe Sakic and the Colorado Avalanche, some noticed that I seemed a little too gung-ho in my praising of the deal with San Jose. Why get all excited over this old guy, some wondered?
I think Avalanche fans on this site know why now. Andrew Cogliano for a very key guy in the Avalanche Stanley Cup championship. And, today, he was rewarded with a new one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Avalanche.
Cogliano, 35, said his life has been immeasurably better since coming to the Avalanche, and that he’s humbled that the team wanted him back.