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The Avs announced at the crack of dawn today (I’m a late riser, sue me) that Andre Burakovsky had agreed to terms on a new two-year contract. The contract will carry an AAV of $4.9M and is the first significant move of the offseason for the Avs. In the breakdown of the contract, Burakovsky gets $4.4M in salary this year…...

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After falling short last year in seven grueling games to the San Jose Sharks, Colorado’s front office knew it had the high-end talent to make trips to the second round a regular occurrence. It also knew it lacked the kind of depth needed to get beyond that point. Insert an aggressive offseason plan that saw Colorado add talent up front…...

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When I went on the podcast this week and said I wasn’t worried about any of the teams out west being able to beat Colorado, I figured I was just getting the hype train prepped for what will surely be a fun playoff experience regardless of the outcome. What I wasn’t expecting was the hype train to be just as,…...

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When the Avs traded for Andre Burakovsky in June of 2019, they were taking a bit of a gamble. The talented youngster was making good money coming off a season where he fell out of favor in Washington, and the Avs did give up some good value to get him, sending second and third round picks to acquire the then 24 year old winger.

Turns out, they knew what they were doing.

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Stylistic contrasts almost always make for entertaining hockey viewing because the team that successfully imposes it’s will on the other usually gets the outcome it’s looking for. Back in January, that was true when the New York Islanders shutout the Avalanche 1-0 in what was a showcase not only for the NHL’s replay system but also Semyon Varlamov’s revenge on…...

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Andre Burakovsky has reached a career-high in points with 31 games left in the season. The potential the Avs saw in him has been fulfilled completely to this point. On This roll of The Tape, we take a look at all of the skills Burakovsky brings to the table. The Tape – brought to you by Denver Rubber Company You’ll…...

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I’ve always been a big believer in how you respond to adversity says the most about you. Bad things happen to all of us but how you handle yourself when things are on fire, that’s really what brings out the character. The Avs weren’t anywhere close to “things are on fire” mode yet, but after a frustrating 6-3 loss to…...

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Style. Systems. Regular season success versus postseason success. Nothing brings these discussions to the forefront of Avalanche hockey quite like matchups against the St. Louis Blues. After the Avs lost both games in St. Louis earlier this year, making it six losses in a row against the Blues, the writing on the wall appeared clear: the Avs were not built…...

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“A Stanley Cup preview.” There are a handful of teams that run into each other every year and the game gets billed as a potential preview of the Stanley Cup Finals. We all have a crystal ball and it’s never not hazy for us. Double negatives aside, this was nothing but positive for the Avalanche. Coming in with two wins…...

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