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Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, right, of Russia, makes a glove save of a redirected shot off the stick of Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin, front left, of Sweden, as Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda, back left, of the Czech Republic, covers in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, right, of Russia, makes a glove save of a redirected shot off the stick of Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin, front left, of Sweden, as Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda, back left, of the Czech Republic, covers in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
(David Zalubowski/AP Photo)

Avalanche are a team in turmoil after ignoring all the warning signs

When the betting lines came out in early September, a week before NHL training camps opened, the oddsmakers weren’t exactly high on the Colorado Avalanche.

A 112-point team last season, they had dipped to an over/under of 98.5 in the eyes of the bookies.

But when the public got a look at the line, they went with the under, hard and fast. So hard, in fact, that it started dropping within hours, first to 96.5 then 95.5.