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The Colorado Eagles advanced to Round 3 in the Calder Cup Playoffs with their win over the Ontario Reign on Sunday night. The Eagles neatly wrapped things up with Henderson in the 1st Round, but Round 2 asked just a bit more of them in a best-of-5 with Ontario getting the home-ice advantage in the final 3 games of the…...

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Sean Behrens in the NCAA Tournament at Budweiser Events Center (Jillian Murphy, 2022)

We caught up with Colorado Avalanche prospect Sean Behrens at the beginning of the season. He was an incoming freshman at the University of Denver with only 10 regular-season games under his belt, and the Pioneers had just swept Western Michigan at home. We learned about the program, his role on the top powerplay unit (at which 7 of his…...

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The Colorado Eagles finished 3rd in the Pacific Division and played the 6th place Henderson Silver Knights in a best-of-3 series to kick off the Calder Cup Playoffs this last week.  Game 1: It was an exciting weeknight affair. Because the Eagles were the higher seed, they secured home ice and challenged Henderson for Game 1 on Wednesday at the…...

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The stage was set following an unforgettable 7-2 win at home in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena on Tuesday. Though a goal wasn’t scored two minutes into this contest like last time, it wouldn’t take Nathan MacKinnon much time at all to get the Avs on the board 5:25 into the first period. He led…...

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Starting this last summer, Oskar Olausson’s life has been a whirlwind of one event after the other. In July Olausson, joined by a draft class made up of Owen Power, Matty Beniers, and Luke Hughes, was selected 28th overall and is one of three Swedish first-round draft picks throughout Avalanche history. One is Jonas Johansson, and the other? Gabriel Landeskog.…...

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With news of Juuse Saros’ injury ahead of tonight’s game, there was real concern for a Nashville team that otherwise stacks up well against this Colorado Avalanche team. The match-ups for these two teams throughout this season have been anything but bland. In December, an already COVID-interrupted season was further disrupted by an uptick in cases throughout the league. Justin…...

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“We control our own destinies.” That’s what defenseman Dennis Gilbert said a couple of weeks ago just before the Colorado Eagles would complete their final stretch ahead of the postseason. The gritty blueliner is in his second season with the Colorado Eagles and has carved out an important role as a depth player. Gilbert isn’t exactly new to Avalanche viewership.…...

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The Colorado Avalanche entered tonight’s contest on an eight-game winning streak after falling to the Minnesota Wild in that tough-to-swallow overtime loss in March. Though Carolina has been a streakier 4-5-1 over the last 10 games, the match-up was billed to be a case of Goliath vs. Goliath. With the Avalanche at first in the league coupled alongside a division…...

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Rumors buzzed throughout the National Hockey League in the weeks leading up to the trade deadline. Scouts began to fill the press box of the Budweiser Events Center, raising suspicion of possible moves to come involving AHL prospects. Club members of Chicago, Vancouver, Montreal, Arizona, and more were all posted in the Eagles press box and assistant to the Philadelphia…...

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The Colorado Eagles have nearly completed their regular season. At 51 games played of 68, there are several things to examine in their final quarter before an expected playoff push. After back-to-back Kelly Cup championships in the ECHL, the Eagles were promoted to the AHL for the 2018-19 season and have made the playoffs ever since with a first and…...

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A hot Calgary team came to Colorado for the first time this season on the heels of a tough OT loss at home to Montreal – a loss which effectively broke their 11-game home-win streak. That’s a feeling the Avalanche can relate to after having their 18 game home-win streak broken by none other than the Arizona Coyotes in early…...

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It’s like I’ve been saying this whole time, the Avs only win this game if Andre Burakovsky and  J.T. Compher score. I didn’t say that, but it’s beginning to feel like a part of their second-half of the season identity: however it may look, find ways to win. Despite coming in on the second leg of a back-to-back, there was…...

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For twenty-one-year-old Finnish-born goaltender Justus Annunen,  it’s been a year of firsts. Even though he missed the first two periods, he was able to watch the final period as Team Finland won their first-ever Olympic gold medal with a 2-1 victory over the Russian Olympic Committee in Beijing.  He played a game that night and had a matinee game the…...

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Colorado Avalanche prospect Jean-Luc Foudy has many tools in his tool kit. The projection for his development has required faith and imagination, but not without cause. This 10th overall pick in the 2018 OHL Draft led all rookies in assists in his first junior season and would still have eligibility to remain in the OHL today without a worldwide pandemic…...

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On November 5th, 2017, Matt Duchene was pulled mid-game in what would become a three-way trade wherein the Avalanche acquired Shane Bowers’ rights. Other notable acquisitions in this trade included: Bo Byram, Sam Girard, and Justus Annunen. Colorado continues to cash in on the dividends of this moment four years later in prospects whose value is still to be determined.…...

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Over the last three years, milestone moments in Justin Barron’s career have deviated from the traditional path alongside the changing landscape in a world trying to navigate a global pandemic. The 2019-2020 QMJHL season was suspended and ultimately canceled before its finish. The next season was understandably also impacted by COVID-19, and the Memorial Cup was canceled for the second…...

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For Colorado Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz, a return to the ice has been turbulent. During a preseason game earlier this year against the Vegas Golden Knights, Francouz left the game in the second period with an ankle injury that has kept him sidelined until now. “I made it back during the summer,” Francouz said. “I was skating.  I was getting…...

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Avalanche viewership is relatively familiar with Sampo Ranta after 10 games with Colorado to start this season. He came to Denver fresh out of college after an impressive NCAA career with the Minnesota Gophers. In his third and final college season, he finished second in the league as a leading goal scorer just behind Cole Caufield – earning a place…...

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The Colorado Eagles finally returned home last weekend to Budweiser Events Center following a four-game road trip. The Eagles snagged their first win against the Henderson Silver Knights on Saturday after being swept by them earlier this season. The Knights were a bit depleted with many of their players called up to their NHL affiliate. To pivot around this, Henderson…...

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Defenseman Sean Behrens is in his first year at the University of Denver after he was selected 61st overall in the 2nd round of the 2021 NHL draft by the Colorado Avalanche. With the opportunity to watch the Pioneers’ series against WMU this last weekend, I was able to see his game up close in a high-scoring, undisciplined match-up. To…...

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