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SUNRISE, FLA. – A plastic rat was thrown on the ice late in the game here at BB&T Arena. That used to signify good things for the Florida Panthers. Old-school hockey fans probably remember when thousands of the little critters used to fill the ice at Panthers games after goals (look it up, kids, as to the significance of it). On…...

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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…...

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The Colorado Avalanche hosted an amazing Stadium Series, win a shootout game, and jostle with trades in this week's TGBU.

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Is Mikhail Grigorenko the answer to Colorado's offensive woes?

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Sometimes it’s tough to run the BSN Mailbag. Given the start the Avalanche are off to, you can imagine some of the questions we’re receiving. There are a few that are sarcastic, a couple that are downright mean, but mostly there just seems to be a sense of simmering frustration bubbling in the fanbase. And can anyone blame them?…...

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As we approach the NHL Draft and Free Agency, it seemed a good time to turn back the clock and take a look at the moves that have been made by the current hierarchy of Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic, whose job titles betray the conflicting responsibilities they share. While Sakic is the Executive Vice President, General Manager, andAlternate…...

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One of the things that makes hockey such an interesting sport is how the unpredictable elements, such as ice and the oddly-shaped puck, combine with the natural speed and flow of the sport. Most of the time the teams with the most talent win out because they’re able to overcome the random elements of the game and convert limited opportunities…...

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Sports are filled with hyperbole. Everywhere you look, you’re seeing the “GREATEST TEAM OF ALL-TIME” or a rough equivalent. You’re never not in the presence of greatness when you’re witnessing sports unfold on a live stage. When I say that this Colorado Avalanche team might be the most resilient team since the glory days of Sakic, Roy, and Forsberg I’m…...

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With the Avalanche season all but over entering tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, there was a sense coming into this game that a letdown was inevitable. Facing the 28th place team in a 30-team league two nights after being all but eliminated from the playoff race, the start of the game was the kind of deflating effort that you…...

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The only way to describe the Colorado Avalanche as their season winds down is resilient. Facing the uphill battle of being 8 points out of the playoffs with 12 games to play, the Avs went into the Honda Center tonight to face the well-rested, league-leading Anaheim Ducks on the second night of a back-to-backthe playoff race. Despite a very slow…...

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The Colorado Avalanche made a swap of minor league prospects before today’s NHL trade deadline. The #Avs have acquired Freddie Hamilton from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Karl Stollery. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) March 2, 2015 Stollery played in seven games in two seasons for the Avalanche, but spent most of his time on the blue line in…...

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