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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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Jack Johnson – (C-) He was fine. Nothing egregious, but didn’t really contribute much. Eric Johnson – (D) HIs decision-making has been questionable, at best recently, and honestly it was more of the same tonight. He’s just not great with the puck on his stick anymore. Devon Toews – (B+) Don’t know how many times you can say it, Toews…...

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As sports betting seemingly creeps into every aspect of our lives, you learn a few things along the way. This year, I’ve learned that typical NHL over/under lines sit at 5.5 or, if it’s a particularly explosive matchup, all the way up to 6.5 but rarely get higher than that. So when the Colorado Avalanche beat the Ottawa Senators in…...

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Nicolas Aube-Kubel – B- He took another penalty but it was completely made-up nonsense. He also scored a goal, the seventh to make it 7-0, so it’s not like I’m giving him tons of credit for that. A fine performance after a mess of a first game. Something to build from. Andre Burakovsky – A+ I’ve always been harder on…...

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Over the past couple of days, the new city and new arena have been the stars of the show. Pretty much every media scrum started with a question about what coaches and players thought of playing somewhere they never had before. It’s been a really cool thing to experience. But once the sun went down, and the Colorado Avalanche arrived…...

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Boy oh boy. What a day. I tell ya, I have never once enjoyed getting out of bed for a 5 AM alarm. Then you add in the fact that it came just a few hours after we wrapped up a late-night DNVR Avalanche Postgame Show… pain. See, I’m always in a tough spot. When I travel, I try my…...

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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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Nicolas Aube-Kubel – F Is this too harsh for the new guy’s first game? Definitely, but welcome to a team that has expectations and standards. He was a total non-factor in the role in which he started and his biggest problem, taking penalties, showed up as he took the first Avs penalty of the game in which the Canucks used…...

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A determined victory against a desperate team? Another win where the Avs just scrape by an inferior opponent? One more nail in the coffin of the Travis Green era in Vancouver? Another blown Avalanche lead? A third-period comeback victory? It seems to me that whatever angle you want to view the Colorado Avalanche’s 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in,…...

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With most prospects hitting the ten-game mark of the season trajectories for the year are starting to become clear and many of them are of the very positive variety. Despite having just one first-round pick in their unsigned ranks the Avs prospect pool remains strong. Prospect of the Week: Sean Behrens – D (Denver) round 2, pick 61, 2021 Games…...

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The story continues to be about injuries for the Colorado Avalanche. In their first practice after knocking off the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Saturday, Nathan MacKinnon was expectedly absent, while JT Compher and Bowen Byram each added themselves to the seemingly never-ending list of Avs injuries in the early part of this season. And it doesn’t seem like either…...

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Andre Burakovsky – B I’ll never harp on Burakovsky when he’s shooting the puck, and that’s what he was doing in this one, leading the team with five shot attempts at even strength. He got a goal late after San Jose picked one up, but might change to Rantanen since it looks like it might have hit him. J.T. Compher…...

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Winning changes some things, doesn’t it? Earlier in the week, Nathan MacKinnon was lost for three weeks (ish) and the Avs were coming off back-to-back losses to the Columbus Blue Jackets. They were hurting physically and emotionally and in danger of watching things spiral out of control on them. Then the Avs blew out the Vancouver Canucks in a 7-1…...

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The Avalanche once again turned to the waiver wire to add to the fringes of their roster today as they claimed forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers. Aube-Kubel, 25, is a depth forward in the final year of a two-year contract he signed after a promising rookie season with the Flyers that counts $1.025M against the salary…...

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