For the first time since 2014, the Avalanche is headed to the NHL playoffs, and Colorado coach Jared Bednar has every reason to smile, despite the pain in his heart. Doctors found a heart condition in Martin Kaut in May, but the Colorado Avalanche still picked him in the first-round of the NHL draft. Occurred on December 19, 2017 / Baqueira Beret / Val d'Aran, Catalonia, Spain "The avalanche happened in the heart of the Pyrenees while we were filming for . The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). As the Colorado Avalanche skate into the heart of their preseason matchups, some stories are moving to the forefront. Training camp laid the foundation for watching the player usage, but there are some key issues to be addressed before the regular season starts. The first piece in the .