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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C- Quite literally nothing happened with Bellemare on the ice tonight. He took the penalty late in the game, which quite frankly was hard to tell if he really did anything too egregious, but for a fourth-line center, I’ll take a quiet game. Bowen Byram – B Honestly, I thought there were some rough moments for Byram…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – A- The Avs were up so much in the third that Belly was running the powerplay. That should tell you about all you need to know about this. Great game for him defensively and on the PK. Andre Burakovsky – A I mean, at this point, he should be shooting the puck, like, all the time. Goalies…...

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Welcome to the weekly Avs mailbag, where we answer whatever Avs questions you have on your mind. If you have any questions for the mailbag, leave them for Evan Rawal on twitter or respond in the comments. https://twitter.com/jowressnig/status/1229515377513816064?s=20 I was not so sure that the injuries were going to change his direction all that much…until last night. The Mikko Rantanen injury…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – B+ Bellemare already has his career-high in points with 35 games left in the year. Just let that sink in for a second. Great play by him at the defensive blue line to deflect the puck away for Calvert. He had a strong game and even though it wasn’t at even strength, it was nice to…...

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Welcome to the weekly Avs mailbag, where we answer whatever Avs questions you have on your mind. If you have any questions for the mailbag, leave them for Evan Rawal on twitter or respond in the comments. https://twitter.com/tigervixxxen/status/1206344921210220545?s=20 I got a lot of questions around this situation, so I need to touch on it. When it comes to goaltenders, I don’t…...

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October 21.

That was the last time the Avs were able to roll out their full collection of forwards in a lineup. That was nearly two months ago.

On Wednesday night, it looks like they'll finally get that opportunity again.

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Mark Barberio – B I really liked Barbs tonight. He kept it simple and didn’t try to do anything outside of what he’s capable of. I nice read on the Cole goal to make that pass, and I thought he stepped up his game after Makar went down with some nice zone entry denials. Pierre Edouard Bellemare – B+ “Rock…...

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Welcome to the weekly Avs mailbag, where we answer whatever Avs questions you have on your mind. If you have any questions for the mailbag, leave them for Evan Rawal on twitter or respond in the comments.

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – C- Bellemare was brought in to win face-offs, and he’s been getting better of late, but he lost a face-off pretty cleanly halfway through the third period that ended up being the biggest face-off of the game, as the Wild scored the game-winning goal just seconds later. He went 36% overall on the evening on the…...

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Before we begin, a quick question for the class. In the last 20 years, how many full-time NHL goaltenders have the Colorado Avalanche drafted and developed on their own?

Anyone? Bueller?

The correct answer would be...one. That goalie was Peter Budaj, drafted in the second round, all the way back in 2001. While Budaj was never able to establish himself as a full-time starting goaltender, he did carve out a very long career as a dependable backup for several teams in the NHL. Between 1998 and 2015, the Avs drafted 16 goaltenders, with Budaj being the one big success story.

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For the first time in a few weeks, Avs fans finally got a little bit of good news on the injury front on Saturday.

Philipp Grubauer, Mikko Rantanen, and Nikita Zadorov all hit the ice for the first time since their injuries, which is a step in the right direction.

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When you only play half the game, it's hard to come out on top. That was the message from coach Jared Bednar after the Avs lost their fourth out of the last five, falling to the Dallas Stars by a score of 2-1.

How did each player perform? Let's find out...

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Erik Johnson – A A quiet, strong game from the Avs leader on the blueline. He led the Avs in ice time, but because the game was so out of hand, the Avs were able to limit his ice to under 22 minutes, which is huge with another game tomorrow night. Cale Makar – A The Avs wanted Makar to…...

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Erik Johnson – C Another up and down game for EJ. He, like most of the defense, had a really tough first period and calmed down after that. He ended the night with five shot attempts at even strength, which is pretty strong. Had an inexplicable icing late in the game that could have cost the team but didn’t. He’s…...

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Four goals in 9:25. That was all it took for the Avs to set the tone on Monday afternoon in their matchup with the Washington Capitals. Erik Johnson, Nikita Zadorov, Nazem Kadri, and Mikko Rantanen scored within the first half of the first period, and from there, the Avs did just enough to hold on and come out of the…...

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It wasn’t their prettiest game of the season, but the Avs got it done against a very good Boston Bruins team, winning 4-2 behind a tremendous performance from their goaltender Philipp Grubauer. The Avs are now off to a perfect 3-0 start and look to finish off the homestand on Saturday night with another win against the Arizona Coyotes. How…...

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Led by four goals from their Finnish-born players, the Colorado Avalanche started their season on the right foot by taking down the Calgary Flames at home by a score of 5-3. How did each player perform? Let’s find out… Erik Johnson – C+:  The veteran of the Avs blueline led the team in time on ice with 23:14, a good…...

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Breaking their goose egg this preseason, the Colorado Avalanche were able to get on the board, coming out ahead of the Minnesota Wild by a score of 3-2 in a shootout. How did each player perform? Let’s find out… Dan Renouf – B-: I’m not sure Renouf has much of a shot at making the team, but he’s making an impression…...

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