Watch: This Avalanche attempted breakout is hilariously awful


If you needed any evidence proving the Colorado Avalanche are the NHL's worst team, well, here it is.

In a sequence best described as a Shakespearean comedy of errors, the Avalanche struggled mightily to simply advance out of their own defensive zone against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

First, the breakout was foiled by a Ryan O'Reilly forecheck, then another by Sabres forward Justin Bailey, and then Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie hilariously mishandled a pass.

Colorado required nearly 30 seconds to get the puck to center ice, and when they finally managed to enter the Sabres' zone, they immediately went offside.

The draft lottery can't come soon enough in Denver.