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The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the last week of Colorado Avalanche hockey.

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An oral history of the 2000 Ray Bourque trade to Colorado

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Joe Sakic talks about the Avalanche's trade deadline plans

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Will the Avalanche be buyers or sellers at the NHL trade deadline?

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Tyson Barrie knows his name will be in trade rumors as the NHL trade deadline approaches

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Milan Hejduk's top five moments with the Avalanche

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Milan Hejduk will get his No. 23 jersey retired to the rafters by the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly trying to trade 28-year-old defenseman Ian Cole. The Colorado Avalanche just sent two young D-men – Chris Bigras and Andrei Mironov – down to San Antonio, giving them only six healthy defensemen going into Wednesday’s game with Winnipeg. Coincidence? Maybe. But based on my own reporting, I can say that the Avs have some interest…...

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Let’s open up the mailbag here, for some Avs talk. What a week eh? Waiting for the Matt Duchene trade turned into the hockey version of “Waiting for Godot”, but it finally happened Sunday night. I know there are lots of questions surrounding the deal and what the results will be down the road, so let’s get started: https://twitter.com/poleary19/status/928075522533404672 Hello…...

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Running on about three hours sleep here, so not gonna get too fancy on the keyboard. For some stupid reason, I decided to rent a car to get around New York (and Philly) over the weekend, including the very stupid decision to drive into New York City yesterday while the New York City Marathon was still going on. I swear,…...

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – If ever there was a story that seemed destined to finish “And they lived happily ever after”, it was the union of Matt Duchene and the Colorado Avalanche. As a boy growing up in remote Halliburton, Ontario, Duchene papered the walls of his room with posters of Avalanche heroes such as Joe Sakic, Patrick Roy and Peter Forsberg.…...

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BOSTON – He’s played hard. He’s played well. He has begun to look a guy enjoying his job and his life again, with a Colorado Avalanche logo on his chest. Do you believe in miracles? OK, settle down Al Michaels. Things are still pretty awkward around Matt Duchene. After a seemingly happy conversation about the game he’d just played Monday,…...

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The first period wasn’t even over and Semyon Varlamov was already thinking bad thoughts. A lousy, stinking intra-squad game on Sept. 17, the annual Burgundy-White scrimmage, had the Colorado Avalanche goalie feeling bluer than blue after the first few shots he faced. The game wasn’t even nine minutes old and Varlamov had already given up goals to White forwards J.T.…...

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What will constitute success to Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic in 2017-18? Enough with the one-liners already as to what that might be. After a franchise-low 48-point season in 2016-17, Sakic had a wide-ranging conversation with BSN Denver where he talked about what it was like to live through that season – and what his plan is to make…...

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Matt Duchene broke his silence today at Colorado Avalanche headquarters, sort of. Briefly speaking to reporters and team media after Avs practice Monday, Duchene essentially gave non-answers to questions about what he sees for his future with the team. “I’m taking things one day at a time,” Duchene told BSN Denver, when asked his thoughts on possibly being with the…...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t7rSTW3AZo Sixteen seconds. Sixteen very awkward seconds. That’s all the time Matt Duchene had for the media assembled on hand Thursday morning, on the day the Avalanche’s veterans were due to report for training camp. If any Avs fans that were hoping for a bunch of smiles and a “It’s great to be back, I never wanted to leave in the…...

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Matt Duchene, BSN Denver can state with certainty, is in Denver. On the day the Avalanche’s veterans are to report for training camp, this fact highly suggests he will report to the team. At press time, it still remains to be seen whether Duchene actually reports to the Pepsi Center along with the rest of Avalanche veterans and other camp…...

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After announcing Milan Hejduk’s #23 jersey will be raised to the rafters this upcoming season, Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic talked with the media about the upcoming season, Matt Duchene, and Nikita Zadorov. https://youtu.be/US5uYvs1Gsw...

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SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Got some time to kill at the airport gate before my flight back to Denver, so I thought I’d kill some of it with some observations from the Avs’ just-concluded rookie showcase tourney here in Silicon Valley. I’m glad I came, as it’s been a while since I’ve really been able to focus in on some…...

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SAN JOSE, CALIF. – There won’t be any getting Alex Kerfoot off his game mentally with a “How do you like them apples?” crack about the Harvard grad, a la Matt Damon to that pony-tailed D-bag in that bar scene from “Goodwill Hunting.” No doubt, though, plenty of opponents will try. American “college boys” still face a barrage of trash…...

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