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It was a good news kind of morning at Ball Arena. The Colorado Avalanche began their day by announcing the return of fans to the arena. 4,050 fans will be allowed back to watch Avalanche and Nuggets games beginning April 2. That particular number represents approximately 22% of the max capacity of Ball Arena and the announcement resulted in the…...

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Following a brief morning skate at Ball Arena, Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar announced that star forward Nathan MacKinnon was ready to go tonight against the visiting Anaheim Ducks. Having MacKinnon in the lineup is a stroke of good fortune for the club after he was the recipient of a headshot by San Jose rookie Joachim Blichfeld halfway through the…...

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The Avs take on the Vegas Golden Knights in game two of their four-game set tonight. The news of the morning skate was the availability of Cale Makar, who missed Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Vegas. Head coach Jared Bednar said Makar was a game-time decision and if he doesn’t play, the lineup will be the same as Sunday. If Makar…...

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The Avs were without five regular skaters, including Nathan MacKinnon, in their third straight game against the Minnesota Wild. Missing arguably the best player in the world means having to find a new way to win games. With a gritty 2-1 win on Tuesday night, the Avs ensure they will get the best of the four-game series against Minnesota regardless…...

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For the second straight game, it was a high-profile Av getting the proverbial monkey off his back to lead the Avs to victory. Two nights ago, it was Brandon Saad leading the Avs to victory as he enjoyed a two-goal effort. Tonight, his linemate Nazem Kadri enjoyed a three-point third period as relentless Avalanche pressure finally broke through on a…...

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“That’s what I want to do.” It was nothing short of a disastrous start for Brandon Saad in Colorado, scoring just one goal in his first six games and repeatedly being on the ice when the opposing team found the back of the net. Following a two-goal performance in Colorado’s 7-3 beatdown of the San Jose Sharks, Saad was upbeat…...

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In terms of effort, this was the kind of game we expected to see a lot more of from the Colorado Avalanche this season. In terms of execution, this was the kind of game we expected would happen going against a goaltender of John Gibson’s ilk this season. The Avalanche outshot the Anaheim Ducks 33-15, allowing just a single shot…...

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When the Colorado Avalanche released their training camp roster on Saturday, there were very few surprises. No PTOs, no deals signed we hadn’t heard about, no shenanigans of any sort. Yet, at the very top sporting the new number four was Bowen Byram. Given he’s arguably the best defenseman in the world not currently in the NHL, it wasn’t a…...

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The year that no one wanted is finally over. While the majority of 2020 is better left in the rearview, it wasn’t all bad on the ice. On this edition of The Tape, we look back at some of the best plays made by the Avs last season. 1. Depth dominance. We start with a little reminder that even a fourth-line…...

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