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LOVELAND, CO – High-scoring affairs have become a common occurrence across numerous sports in the state of Colorado. At elevation, scoring is easier. Doubles become home runs (see: Coors Field since 1995) and punting scenarios translate to record-breaking field goals (see: Matt Prater, 2013). But ice hockey? Thanks to the surging Colorado Eagles, you may need to add one more…

SAN DIEGO, CA – Over the past 48 hours, General Manager Jeff Bridich has met with a small contingency of media several times to discuss the goals of the 2019 Winter Meetings and 2020 on-field expectations for the Colorado Rockies. The biggest priority is securing a catcher to pair with the ever-improving Tony Wolters, who continues to make strides offensively…...

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When the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in the World Series in seven games, it marked the first time in MLB, NBA or NHL history that the road team won every game of a championship series.  Regardless of the odds for such an occurrence – there was a 0.47% chance (or 1-in-200) – it seemed just as unlikely the…...

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WINDSOR, CO. – When the Texas-born, Calgary-raised Logan O’Connor signed an entry-level contract with the Colorado Avalanche in 2018, few knew at the time bypassing his senior season at the University of Denver would result in playing with the city’s big club by the end of the year. While it was only a five-game spell in the NHL, O’Connor went…...

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DENVER – On Saturday night, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) held it’s 22nd annual banquet and at the center of the festivities was a small reunion of the Colorado Rockies’ team that went to the 2007 World Series. Close to 200 packed the Super Suites at Coors Field to hear keynote speaker…...

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On Wednesday, the Colorado Rockies announced a series of moves to create room on the 40-man roster and free up some money on the 2020 payroll. Three players were placed on waivers and subsequently claimed: LHP Tyler Anderson (San Francisco Giants), LHP Sam Howard (Pittsburgh Pirates) and INF Pat Valaika (Baltimore Orioles). RHP Chad Bettis cleared outright waivers and elected…...

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DENVER – Following a second-straight playoff appearance in 2018, Colorado lost a quartet of players to free agency at the combined cost of $54.75MM: Adam Ottavino (three-years, $27MM), DJ LeMahieu (two-years, $24MM), Carlos González (one-year, $2MM) and Gerardo Parra (one-year, $1.75 MM). This offseason, only two players will be free agents: C Drew Butera and 1B Yonder Alonso. Originally acquired…...

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In a game eerily reminiscent of one last March, the San Jose Barracuda came into the Budweiser Events Center the night after a loss to emerge victorious in a lopsided affair to snap a Colorado Eagles’ winning streak. Last season, it was an embarrassing 9-0 loss at the hands of the Sharks’ top affiliate that erased nine consecutive wins; on…...

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During the 2018-19 offseason, it seemed the only addition the Colorado Rockies made was Daniel Murphy at the cost of $24MM.  A more thorough examination suggests financial investments in the organization through new technology such as devices created by Rapsodo, in addition to a slew of renovations to Coors Field were set in motion when the team and the Metropolitan…...

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While it may be premature to think about the next Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki or Jon Gray plying his trade at some university, junior college or high school next spring, Vice President and Head of Scouting Bill Schmidt is hard at work with his staff getting eyes on the future Rockies players. “We’ve still got nine months to go,”…...

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In this original DNVR series, we take a look at some of the best Avalanche photography of the last week as well as the top picture in the game of hockey. Picture of the Week...

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When Colorado was officially eliminated from the playoffs on September 12, it seemed as if this October would bring no joy to most Rockies enthusiasts in search of the next Tony Wolters’ game-winning hit. Despite the happiness to most in the fan base Wednesday evening after the Washington Nationals completed an unlikely come-from-behind win in extra-innings to end the…...

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In this original DNVR series, we take a look at some of the best Avalanche photography of the last week as well as the top picture in the game of hockey. Picture of the Week...

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LOVELAND, CO. – Conveniently nestled adjacent to Interstate 25, in an arena named after a popular canned beverage, is a notable hockey organization with banners raised to the rafters in acknowledgment of seasonal greatness. Opening night for the 2019-20 season was electric as thousands of fans, donning jerseys emblazoned with Colorado’s vibrant logo on the front and players’ names on…...

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DENVER – On Tuesday afternoon, approximately 48 hours after the conclusion of game 162, the top brass of the Colorado Rockies – owner Dick Monfort, General Manager Jeff Bridich, and manager Bud Black – spoke with media about what went down with the 2019 season. Questions came in from the local press about many of the concerns that turned consecutive…...

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DNVR Rockies reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics in-and-around the game of baseball. Creasman vs Lyons… who you got? Managing the blame of disappointment Topic #1: Is the manager most often the blame when a team fails to meet expectations? Lyons – The firing of Andy Green in San Diego on September…...

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