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While the world slowly continues to shut down, the Avalanche has been getting a headstart on their summer business. Colorado Eagles leading scorer T.J. Tynan led the way with a new one-year deal last week and the organization followed it up by rewarding Jacob MacDonald with a two-year contract a day later. The two-year pact is a two-way contract set…...

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Well, who saw this one coming? Picked up in a deadline day swap back in 2018, Ryan Graves was looked at purely as a depth defenseman who would hopefully regain some of that promise he had after putting up 30 points in the AHL as a 21-year-old. He didn’t exactly light the world on fire in Colorado, as he put…...

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With the NHL season currently on pause, we decided to look back at the 70 games that actually got played and remember the things that have already happened. This roundtable features the primary three faces of the DNVR Avalanche in AJ Haefele, Evan Rawal, and Nathan Rudolph. Best moment AJ: Colorado’s “other” win against Nashville , a 3-2 road win,…...

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When the Avs signed Valeri Nichushkin on August 19 in the dead of the summer, it was met with a lot of skepticism (myself included). Why did the Avs, as deep as they had been in years, decide to take a chance on a struggling player? Why would they block younger players already in the organization? Why was this reclamation…...

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Welcome to the weekly Avs mailbag, where we answer whatever Avs questions you have on your mind. If you have any questions for the mailbag, leave them for Evan Rawal on twitter or respond in the comments. https://twitter.com/Avalangelist/status/1239339192762511360?s=20 I doubt it comes down to something like this, but if it did, I am pretty sure the Avs organization would not hesitate…...

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How can you not be romantic about sports? Sports have given the world so many good underdog stories of the years that it’s become impossible not to get the warm and fuzzies when you see another one. What the Colorado Avalanche did tonight won’t go down in those same annals of motivational history but it doesn’t lessen that we nonetheless…...

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Mark Barberio – C Barbs once again did not play much, but had a good chance in the first and broke up an icing late in the game. He even dropped back to defense to kill a penalty in the third. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B Bellemare playing in overtime is not something I ever anticipated seeing, but he even picked…...

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Mark Barberio – D Barberio played forward again in this one, and I’m not sure why. The Avs scratched two forwards to do it. He barely played, at five minutes, and that’s with MacKinnon missing the final half of the game. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B Bellemare grinded it out in this one. His goal was flukey as can be, but…...

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There was a game tonight, yes. The Avalanche had a chance to tie the St. Louis Blues for first in the Central Division for the second time this road trip but once again came up short. This loss was completely unlike the one against Vancouver over the weekend as that was a high-scoring affair with lots of scoring chances. This…...

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Mark Barberio – C Outside of two odd-man rushes allowed in the second period, the third pair was completely invisible, and extremely low event. Barberio was very quiet in this game, which isn’t the worst thing in the world. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B+ I really felt Bellemare had a strong game in this one, except for maybe the last minute…...

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The San Jose Sharks suck this year. After how last year ended for the Avalanche, I’m sure there’s some real schadenfreude going on with regards to how the Sharks have fallen apart and won’t even have their own draft pick to benefit from this lost season of theirs. But up close and back in the Shark Tank for the first…...

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Mark Barberio – C- I really didn’t mind Barberio for most of this game. I thought he played quite well, for the most part, but did think there was a big dip in his game in the third period. He and Donskoi got mixed up big time on the dagger goal by Vancouver, as there was no communication. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare…...

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Avs games in Vancouver the last couple years have been nothing short of wild rides. Tyson Barrie had a five-point night, Nathan MacKinnon injured his shoulder in a playoff chase, Philipp Grubauer struggled badly in a 7-6 barnburner that was also the first-ever DNVR (then BSN) Avalanche Watch Party, and the one game there this year saw Vancouver come back…...

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The Captain is back. Well…maybe. “I still haven’t had a two-goal game all year,” Landeskog deadpanned to me after morning skate on Wednesday. While that may be true, the post-All-Star break Landeskog has started to look more and more like the captain Avs fans have come to know and love since he entered the NHL in 2011. Before the All-Star…...

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Mark Barberio – D+ Barbs and MacK both attacked the same guy on the Ducks’ second goal. I’m not sure Barbs did anything wrong, as that looked like his guy, but some miscommunication there. The third pair was ugly in this one. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – D I really don’t know why Bellemare fought. He’s not a fighter, and it clearly…...

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You don’t get a seven-game winning streak without having some good fortune on your side. After games in which they were arguably outplayed but got enough breaks to find their way to wins against Carolina and Nashville over the weekend, it was finally time to pay the good luck piper. Colorado outshot and outplayed the Anaheim Ducks for the majority…...

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Welcome to the weekly Avs mailbag, where we answer whatever Avs questions you have on your mind. If you have any questions for the mailbag, leave them for Evan Rawal on twitter or respond in the comments.

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