DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche won't stray from their strategy by taking a shortcut in free agency.The plan is to build a contender from within the organization, an approach that Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman steadfastly believes in and backs.No quick fixes.The Avalanche were rather quiet on the opening day Andre Ellington Jersey of free agency Thursday, electing to allow veterans Darcy Tucker, Brett Clark, Ruslan Salei, Stephane Yelle and Marek Svatos to become unrestricted free agents.The stage is being set for the youngsters. Chandler Jones Jersey "I remain focused on that plan," Sherman said of the youth movement. "You see what we have put together here with a young group of enthusiastic, energetic, exciting players we have on our own club. I feel very strongly about the group of players we have."The Avalanche Drew Stanton Jersey hit the jackpot in the 2009 draft by taking Matt Duchene with the third overall pick and Ryan O'Reilly early in the second round. The talented duo helped the Avalanche surge back into the playoffs in 2009-10 after finishing last in the Western Conference the year before.While that succe s may have been unexpected Adrian Wilson Jersey around the league, the Avalanche fully envisioned the resurgence. This is an organization with lofty standards, having won the Stanley Cup titles in 1996 and 2001.And this was just the first step in restoring respectability."We felt very confident in the group of players that were a sembled," Sherman said.