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Don’t do it, Joe Sakic. Resist the temptation. Don’t trade Gabe Landeskog. A few weeks ago, I probably wouldn’t have said that. Trade ’em all, was my essential attitude regarding the current Colorado Avalanche roster. This underachieving, overpaid group could all hit the bricks as far as I was concerned. That still applies to many players. But not Landeskog....

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8oq-7N0wGE GAME RUNDOWN Everything started out Tuesday night just like it always does with the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs fell behind early, displayed the energy of a corpse, committed some ghastly turnovers and trudged into the dressing room with heads down amid scattered boos from the even more scattered crowd at the Pepsi Center. And then? And then, the Avs...

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How good would Jaccob Slavin look in an Avalanche uniform right now? Pretty good, right? A 22-year-old, 6-foot-2, 205-pound left-handed shot defenseman with outstanding decision-making abilities in his own end and a touch of offensive flair. Exactly the kind of player the Avs want and desperately need. Plus, he’s a Colorado kid. Born in Erie, a standout with the Colorado...

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Everybody forgets this about Patrick Roy’s final season with the Avalanche as coach: The team was among the top eight in the Western Conference with 11 games to go. The Avs were a playoff team under Roy to that point, before Matt Duchene got hurt, Semyon Varlamov finally proved mortal and Roy lost patience with them and several other key...

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It wasn’t quite the equivalent of the time Geraldo Rivera went on live TV on a heavily promoted show to reveal what was inside Al Capone’s vault – a whole lot of dust, it turned out – but to Colorado Avalanche fans hoping for big revelations Wednesday, it might have been close. The woeful, last-place Avalanche – most of whose...

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It could still happen. That’s always the bottom line in hockey. Anything can still happen. But I just talked to a very high-level source close to Matt Duchene who told BSNDenver.com a trade involving him is highly unlikely, in his opinion. Looks like we all have to wait for the NHL draft or later for a Duchene deal. We all...

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Been chatting some with the agent for Jarome Iginla, the legendary Don Meehan. While Meehan doesn’t know what will happen yet, he’s “hoping” Avs GM Joe Sakic will be able to move him by the 1 p.m. (MST) trade deadline. Let me translate more of that: An Iginla trade still could be in the works. I believe Meehan is working...

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Well, if I knew that for sure, I’d be at a betting window in Vegas right now, now wouldn’t I? A.J. Haefele and I talked about this on the latest BSNAvalanche Podcast, and as of Tuesday afternoon, I don’t think my opinion has changed much. That is, it seems like the odds of Jarome Iginla being traded by Wednesday’s deadline are...

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