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Good morning everyone and welcome to another week of Avalanche Mailbag. Over the last couple weeks I’ve received a handful of questions that all dealt with players being waiver exempt and/or entry-level contracts, so I decided to wrap those questions all together this week and give a rundown of why things are the way they are. The waiver process…...

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Rampage Rewind: Week 8—Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2015 After a rough stint of heartbreaking losses during a game-heavy week, the Rampage took advantage of the slower pace this week and strung together back-to-back road wins to gain some ground on the Pacific Division leaders. The Week in Review Games The Rampage kicked off the weekend with a statement win against the Chicago…...

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After practice today, Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy announced that Semyon Varlamov is out with a groin injury suffered this morning. He will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis. As a result, San Antonio Rampage goaltender Calvin Pickard has been recalled and will join the Avalanche on the current road trip. Pickard has been stellar in the AHL this…...

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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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Week 4: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 2015 The San Antonio Rampage sit comfortably in first within the Pacific Division and the Western Conference this week after a sweep of the former division leaders, the Ontario Reign. The Week in Review Games The Rampage had a full week with two games against the Ontario Reign and a mid-week tilt…...

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This week, we talked with San Antonio Rampage goaltender Calvin Pickard. Among many other interesting tidbits, he gave us some great insight on his relationship with Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy and how helpful it has been working with goalie coaches Francois Allaire (Avalanche) and Jean-Ian Filiatrault (Rampage). Pickard also touched on why the Rampage has been so wildly successful…...

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Week 2 – Oct. 16-22, 2015 The San Antonio Rampage continued its road trip into Griffins territory. Unlike last week in which the team struggled to hold on to the lead and put the game away, the Rampage exhibited a killer instinct and controlled their fate throughout the weekend. The Week in Review Games San Antonio swept the…...

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Since the retirement of Patrick Roy in 2003, the goaltender position has often been filled by players with a great many questions. From David Aebischer and Jose Theodore to the painful Peter Budaj/Andrew Raycroft tandem and through the drama of Craig Anderson’s short tenure to the now bright future and stability Semyon Varlamov has brought, goaltending has been in…...

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