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When the Avalanche extended free agent forward Jack Skille a professional tryout (PTO) contract, it was done so with very little fan fare. Drafted seventh overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Skille was expected to be one of the forwards to lead the Blackhawks to the heights they’ve recently achieved. Instead, his career never took flight the way…...

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After a week of informal practices and yesterday’s testing, the veteran players reported to training camp this morning and hit the ice for the first time.  The day consisted of three on-ice sessions, each utilizing both rinks and focused primarily on zone entries, odd-man rushes, and concluded with half-rink 3-on-3 followed by a bag skate. As usual, we’ll break…...

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After the Avalanche front office finished with free agency on July 1st, it looked like the biggest obstacle for young Avalanche hopefuls was the return of injured players to the roster.  The return of Patrick Bordeleau and Jesse Winchester from season-long injuries gave the Avalanche 12 waiver eligible forwards on NHL contracts (not including roster lock Nathan MacKinnon).  Meanwhile, the…...

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