Throughout Wednesday the eight teams participating in the return of the World Cup of Hockey in 2016 each announced preliminary rosters of 16 players. Semyon Varlamov (RUS) and Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog (SWE) will return to their respective national teams after recently representing their countries at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The Avalanche will also have players represented on the…

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Cole is Vancouver born but a Colorado native at heart, spending 21 years in the Denver and Boulder area. This CU Boulder graduate started covering the Avalanche with Mile High Hockey in 2011 and after four years took over briefly as the site's managing editor. After a year trapped in Chicago Blackhawk's territory Cole is back in Boulder writing on the Avalanche and their prospects.