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Jesse’s Observations All-Star Weekend rosters are set: We are just two weekends away from the NHL All-Star festivities that will be taking place in Sunrise, Florida. https://twitter.com/NHL/status/1616451802391617542?s=20&t=hLv2qNoQo9RcECaMqtP57Q Back in 2015 there NHL, after several different attempts to spice up the All-Star game, rolled out the 3-on-3 “tournament style” format that will be used again this year. The four teams were…...

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Jesse’s Observations: Denver isn’t worried Meghan and I were concerned about you Avalanche fans. It was looking like the entire fanbase needed to be talked off the ledge in light of the teams recent struggles. So we decided to take to the streets before Saturday’s game with the Ottawa Senators, https://twitter.com/DNVR_Avalanche/status/1614444138337894405?s=20&t=T6ej77-_3AgJiShLGQfMXw I thought I would start off my weekly observations…

Ok, we’re not going to do any of the fluff to start this piece off. The Colorado Avalanche were coming into their game against the Edmonton Oilers losers of five straight, and maybe the worst loss of this current skid came just two nights ago when the Avs blew a 2-0 lead to the struggling Vancouver Canucks. Colorado needed to…

Bo Byram/Injuries – I know, I know, everybody is sick of hearing about injuries. Especially since it feels like we really haven’t gotten many updates over the last number of weeks. This week, however, it feels like there has been some actual progress made by some of the guys who are on the shelf, and Jared Bednar expanded on Byram’s…

Happy New Year! Here we are, New Year’s Eve, starting down the calendar officially flipping over to 2023. Seriously almost unbelievable.  It was a week for the Colorado Avalanche that saw them end up on the wrong side of multiple disappointing outcomes in very winnable games. They needed a bounce back. They needed, at bare minimum, a mental boost and…

Happy Sunday and welcome to a revamped version of the (article formerly known as) The Weekly 5-on-5. We have changed up the format a little bit to bring you something that we hope will bring you more in-depth coverage, while also providing more perspectives than before. Diehards will get access to this piece every Sunday morning, and each week it…...

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There’s always a fun vibe in the air when you’re at Ball Arena for a Colorado Avalanche game the night before a major holiday.  I can’t really describe it, but it’s kind of like the energy that everyone had for a “last day of school” assembly.  Add in the fact that the Avs were coming into their matchup with the…...

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After the Colorado Avalanche absolutely stole one from the Carolina Hurricanes last Thursday, we, mentioned on the podcast that all the Avs needed to do right now was go .500 on the road. Given all of the injuries to key players, the best and easiest way for the Avs to keep their head above water is to continue to stay…

1. Rough start for a couple of former Avs It has been a tough last couple of off-seasons for Avalanche fans who grow closely attached to some of the team’s players. Some real fan favorites have gone out the door over the last two summers. Obviously winning a Stanley Cup takes almost all of the sting out of losing those…

The early part of the schedule for the Colorado Avalanche has featured multiple emotional reunions with members of last year’s Stanley Cup Championship team, and we got one more tonight before the team heads out on the road for more than three weeks. Andre Burakovsky made his first return trip to Ball Arena after signing with the Seattle Kraken in…...

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Despite a 2-1 record after the first three games, and the advantage of playing on home ice, Jared Bednar and the Colorado Avalanche were looking for a shake-up in the bottom six as they welcomed in the Winnipeg Jets for the second game of the season within the confines of Ball Arena. Three players were called up, (Martin Kaut, Anton…...

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How are we back here already? I’ve always hated the phrase “feels like it was just yesterday”, so I’m not going to say that, but it was almost surreal being back inside Ball Arena so soon for a Colorado Avalanche game that actually mattered. Yes, the game technically did matter in terms of it being Regular Season game #1, but…...

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