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The Vegas Knights announced that Robin Lehner will miss all next season. What will that mean for the Knights and the rest of the Western Conference? Also, the fellas answer your burning questions about the Avalanche, themselves, and everything else you ask them. Join AJ, Jesse, and Meghan as they discuss all things hockey on today’s show.

It’s been two weeks since the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup. There have already been significant changes to the group that doesn’t seem interested in stopping the celebration anytime soon. There has been some big news sprinkled in with some smaller bits of news so let’s catch up on everything that’s happened in the last couple of weeks. First,...

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“Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.” – Lou Holtz It actually took John Elway a few Super Bowl trips to get the combination right, to be fair. It took Mr. Bronco until his fourth (and fifth) tries to win the damned thing, but when he did, he did it in rather grand style. You’ve heard of helicopter parents, but helicopter quarterbacks? After John completed his degree in 360, he pointed himself towards the first of three Super Bowl rings he’d be a part of bringing to Denver. Even when he wasn’t throwing the ball, he found a…

Watching Gabe Landeskog this week has been a fun ride. From throwing out the first pitch at a Colorado Rockies game to working the register at a local Raising Canes, Landeskog is the radiant face of joy. By the time you read this, he’s probably already had plenty to say during the Avalanche parade. From where I’m sitting, this feels...

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Despite traveling around the country with his own late-night gig as a professional athlete, Kyle Freeland plans to be rather active when it comes to Stanley Cup Final. “I’m still kind of debating on maybe taking a quick trip to Tampa for Game 3 on our off day when we’re in Miami,” the Colorado Rockies Opening Day starter said. “We’ll see if we can do it.” The hometown hero who was able to take in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals when the Rockies-Marlins game was rained out at Coors Field has ambitions even more far ranging that just witnessing one game in person. “Hopefully, (the parade) lines up to where we’re here and we can go out and…

MISSION 16W It was a saying that Ray Bourque hung up in the Colorado Avalanche locker room to refer to that season’s championship plans. It meant that only one thing should matter to the Avs, as it did to Bourque. Getting to the postseason, and putting themselves in the best position possible to get 16 wins in the postseason. In...

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Over the past couple of days, the new city and new arena have been the stars of the show. Pretty much every media scrum started with a question about what coaches and players thought of playing somewhere they never had before. It’s been a really cool thing to experience. But once the sun went down, and the Colorado Avalanche arrived...

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“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money, and I’ll tell you what they are.” – James W. Frick Mr. Frick knew a lot about how people spent their money. After serving honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he enrolled at Notre Dame as a 23-year old freshman. To make ends...

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“At the end of the day, it’s a business.” Every year, we hear this phrase over and over when teams and players go through the occasionally painful process of negotiating a contract. Players have an extremely limited window to capitalize on their athletic abilities and teams have a salary cap under which to operate. It really is a business, after all. When it comes to the Colorado Avalanche and their ongoing and sometimes ugly negotiation with pending free agent Gabe Landeskog, it’s so much more than that. Drafted second overall in 2011 and named (at the time) the youngest captain in league history, Landeskog was part of Colorado’s first true attempt at a rebuild. While Matt Duchene was the flash,…

It was the f—ing Penguin that was screwing with me. No, not the Penguins. Not the Pittsburgh Penguins. Not them. Not a rogue Denver Zoo runaway from the Aviary. No. THE Penguin. Batman’s second-worst arch enemy. That son of a bird had been f—ing with my eight-year old self all summer long. Pepsi had put out a set of collector’s cups with most all of the great DC characters, and I had spent the summer drowning in cups of the far-less-superior cola just to try and collect them. I’d managed to get 13 of the 14 without too many duplicates, but the fahrfugnuggen Penguin was constantly eluding me. I didn’t even like the Penguin, but my who-knew-he-was-OCD self was pretty…

“Give me one man from among ten thousand if he is the best.” – Heraclitus I well remember where I was at the night that Halley’s Comet passed by earth in 1986, as I was just starting to fall in love with astronomy and astrophysics at the deepest dumb-it-down for me level. The rarity of the Halley’s event combined with...

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It was a relatively quiet Monday morning. The Avalanche scheduled two pressers, one with newly-acquired Brandon Saad, the other with Joe Sakic, to talk about the only external move the Avs had made to improve their team. There were internal contracts, of course, as Andre Burakovsky and Valeri Nichushkin got new contracts. As we’d come to learn, Ryan Graves had...

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Let’s start with the obvious here. When the NHL announced their GM of the Year candidates and Joe Sakic wasn’t on it but Jim Nill was, the credibility of the award went out the window. Sakic’s offseason consisted of taking chances on a myriad of guys to improve Colorado’s depth. Every move Sakic made worked out, including pulling Val Nichushkin...

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Allie Monroy is joined by an All-Star panel of DNVR beat reporters to discuss a variety of sports topics in the Mile High City. With Drew Creasman, Andre Simone, Nathan Rudolph and Brendan Vogt, the squad builds each team’s Mt.Rushmore, discuss who would be on the overall Denver Sports Mt.Rushmore, and answer a few more questions! DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE ON ONE OF THE APPS! iTunes link – Google link – Pocket Casts link – Spotify link

The NHL has thrown around a handful of proposals to return to the ice recently and we’ll definitely tackle those in time when they narrow them down to something a little more specific that doesn’t drastically change days later. For now, one of our subscribers requested a roundtable topic and I’m happy to oblige. If anyone else has a particular...

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Allie Monroy is joined by an All-Star panel of DNVR beat reporters to discuss a variety of sports topics in the Mile High City. With Ryan Koenigsberg, Eric Wedum (D-Line Co), AJ Haefele and Drew Creasman, the squad discusses the NFL Draft, who they think is the GOAT in all sports and in Denver sports. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE ON ONE OF THE APPS! iTunes link – Google link – Pocket Casts link – Spotify link

Imagine hearing this last season: The Colorado Avalanche have too much depth. The idea that the Avalanche lacked scoring potential beyond its top line was beaten to death, beaten in the afterlife, and then beaten some more. Colorado was often called a ‘one-line team.’ It seems that Joe Sakic felt personally attacked by this narrative because, since the conclusion of...

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