The Avalanche are the only team in their division not based in the Central Time Zone; the team is situated in the Mountain Time Zone. The franchise joined the NHL in 1979 as a result of the NHL–WHA merger.
Following the 1994–95 season, they were sold to the COMSAT Entertainment Group and relocated to Denver.
"He's more mature and he's gotten stronger with his body.; born 20 July 1973) is a Swedish retired professional ice hockey player and the current assistant general manager of Modo Hockey.Known for his on-ice vision and physical play, Forsberg is considered one of the greatest players of his generation.In the club's first season in Denver, the Avalanche won the Pacific Division and went on to sweep the Florida Panthers in the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals, becoming the first NHL team to win the Stanley Cup in the season following a relocation.Among teams in the major North American professional sports leagues, only the National Football League (NFL)'s Washington Redskins have also accomplished the feat.