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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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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…

“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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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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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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July 1, 2019. A day that forever changed the trajectory of the Avalanche and Maple Leafs alike. Tyson Barrie and Alex Kerfoot were shipped to Toronto in exchange for Nazem Kadri and Calle Rosén. Both Joe Sakic and Kyle Dubas surrendered cornerstone assets in exchange for much-needed role players. On Saturday night, we saw the results of that trade come…...

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Do the Avalanche finally have depth scoring? After a season in which a three-headed monster featuring Gabe Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, and Mikko Rantanen ate the majority of Colorado’s minutes, the Avalanche believe they may finally have consistent production beyond the top line. As the undisputed second-line center, Nazem Kadri will drive offense alongside Colorado’s budding young forwards. The Avs are…...

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Editor’s Note: Above is an audio story, designed to give BSN Denver subscribers the option to listen to this story if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The waves of speculation came crashing down as the…...

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So, OK then. Just when everybody was pricing weekend flights to Las Vegas, the Golden Knights blow a three-goal lead with half a period to play, then tie it in the final minute, then lose in OT to the San Jose Sharks. That might have been the most amazing comeback I’ve ever seen. Or, the biggest choke I’ve ever seen.…...

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Joe Sakic did an impromptu press conference tonight, with the few select people who bother to cover the Avalanche on a regular basis. As I wrote three days ago, the main takeaway from the presser was the fact that the Avs’ GM absolutely will not entertain any offers for any of the team’s top existing young prospects – or for…...

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