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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. Afternoon games are just weird. This year’s Avalanche team has largely bucked convention and just won games anyway regardless of the history of a challenging situation they’ve found themselves in. Today’s 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres is much of the same, though it certainly didn’t as easily as…...

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Full disclosure: this game was a little bit of a disappointment for me. The Colorado Avalanche came into this game against the lowly Buffalo Sabres with a chance to extend their winning streak to 10 straight games, and an opportunity to push their home winning streak to an absurd 18 consecutive wins. While they did eventually do all of that,…...

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After a day of back and forth in which it appeared the Avs were acquiring Jonas Johansson from the Buffalo Sabres, only to be denied by the team and then nothing happened the rest of the day, the Avalanche woke up this morning and finalized a deal with the Sabres. Johansson is headed to Colorado while the Avs are giving…...

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The Kontinental Hockey League is not the laughingstock it used to be to the NHL. While there is little question that the top professional league in Russia is an overall inferior product to the NHL, that hasn’t stopped some top Russian players recently from bolting the NHL for their homeland. There is a chance Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov could…...

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WHERE/WHEN February 14, 2016 Game 59 First Niagara Center Buffalo, New York RUNDOWN The Colorado Avalanche haven’t played a good hockey game in weeks. This isn’t an opinion, just a fact. Despite winning at both Detroit and Ottawa a few days ago, they still won almost entirely because of their goaltending. When they took the ice against the Buffalo…...

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(Click Here for Full Size Image) After the lockout, everything changed. Some shifts happened almost instantly, while others slowly phased in as teams adjusted to the new rules.  Gone were the days of free spending and buying contenders; front office strategy now needed to involve far more than simply planning massive trades.  Certain organizations adapted quickly (or at least stumbled…...

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