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One of those hockey sayings you hear all the time is that you can’t win a game in the first period but you can certainly lose one. Tonight was the obvious night to apply that to as the Dallas Stars came out smelling blood with their 2-1 series lead and not wanting a repeat of Game 3 where they had…...

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On a day where the sports world largely pressed pause on itself beginning with the Milwaukee Bucks deciding not to play their postseason game and focus on issues back in Wisconsin, the NHL and its players largely decided to play on. “I don’t think I’d call those distractions,” Cale Makar said after the game when asked about his approach to…...

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I don’t even know what to say. Colorado had complete control of Game 2. They were leading 2-0 and controlling play. They were in a rhythm and playing well. There was intensity, effort, everything you wanted after a team played a bad Game 1. One extremely weak slashing call on Sam Girard, followed seconds later by Corey Perry freely slashing…...

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In sports, as in life, when things are going well, it’s easy to imagine all the ways in which that can turn and all your good vibes and fortune disappear. The fear is not knowing at which angle the universe will attack you. Enter the Avalanche, a team that entered Game 1 of their series against the Dallas Stars having…...

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There are lots of ways I could start this postgame piece off. Puns, alliteration, dramatic flair, making fun of Texas (a Colorado favorite). Instead, let’s just be real about what we saw on the ice Wednesday in Edmonton. That was an ass-kicking. The Avs took the last vestiges of shine off the Dallas Stars on Wednesday evening in a 4-0…...

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It’s hard to say in a season where the Colorado Avalanche finished with 92 points in just 70 games (a 107-point pace across an 82-game season) and led the NHL with 24 road wins that they left many demons behind. Enter the Dallas Stars, however, and you have the only real pockmark on Colorado’s year. The Stars finished 4-0-0 against…...

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If the season ever gets back underway, it’s likely they move straight into the postseason. Assuming they use the standings from the end of the year and try to play all four rounds, that would slate Colorado against the Dallas Stars, a team they went 0-2-2 against during the regular season. This is a natural segue into today’s topic: If…...

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As we start to shift our coverage here more towards the inevitable NHL draft, the focus naturally shifts to the future. Colorado and St. Louis were setting up for an intriguing sprint to the Central Division title that appears will be cut short by the ongoing pandemic. This brings us to today’s topic: Considering salary cap situations, prospect pools, and…...

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