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The Colorado Avalanche are going to the Stanley Cup Final.  When I first started covering the team during the 2016-2017 season, I never ever would have thought I’d be typing those words just five years later.  This group… the resilience they’ve shown all playoffs, the adversity they’ve had to overcome all season, and their will to win has gotten to…...

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Alright, before we get started on the game itself, I’ve gotta give some love to the folks here at Rogers Place. This building is amazing. State of the art top to bottom, and absolutely beautiful in every sense of the word. Literally everything you’d want in a hockey rink, I couldn’t be more impressed. Really the whole city of Edmonton,…...

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Ahhh, yes. The backup goaltender storyline, we meet again. Backup goalies and quarterbacks are often joked about as the most popular players in town because while the number one guy is in the spotlight, there’s always that section of people clamoring for the next guy in line. The grass is always greener, you know? Well in a conference finals with…...

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Whew. That game was… well it was something.  Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals kicked off Tuesday night in Denver and it was one to remember. The Colorado Avalanche held on to claim a 8-6 win over the Edmonton Oilers in a fast-paced, wide-open thriller of a hockey game.  There’s so much to get into in this one that…...

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Where in the world do you even start trying to break down the Western Conference Finals between the Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers? The star power between Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar alone is absurd. Consider that had NHL players gone to the Olympics this past February, three of those four players easily could’ve been on…...

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Depth is really important in the NHL, but I would venture a guess that on at least seven out of every 10 games that an NHL team plays, the results will follow how a team’s best players do. In tonight’s 6-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, we saw Colorado’s best players fail to really show up and impact the game…...

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Nicolas Aube-Kubel – D I don’t really have much on NAK tonight. It was a quiet night but when you spend the entire game in your own zone defending, it’s tough to make too much of a mark, I suppose. Andre Burakovsky – C I really liked Burakovsky last night but tonight was really all the bad stuff in his…...

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You already know the platitudes I’m going to throw at you after tonight’s gutsy 2-1 win in the shootout by the Avalanche over the Edmonton Oilers. On the second night of a back-to-back in which they flew in from Winnipeg following their overtime tilt last night to play a rested team in their own barn who needs the points in…...

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Whew, what a day. After months of speculation and armchair-GMing, the NHL’s trade deadline came and went at 1 pm MT Monday afternoon, and it was one of the more active deadline days in recent memory. The Colorado Avalanche added two more players before the league-mandated cut-off, Artturi Lehkonen and Andrew Cogliano, and managed to not send out any more…...

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In this original DNVR series, we take a look at some of the best Avalanche photography of the last week as well as the top picture in the game of hockey. Picture of the Week...

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The Avalanche will have a different look at forward tonight as they welcome in the Edmonton Oilers.

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