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I was getting ready to write this piece for the week, and was sitting there wracking my brain thinking “hmmm… what should the ‘theme’ be this week?”. Then I realized, the reason I love this piece so much is that… there is no theme! We’re just here to talk about what is going on with the Colorado Avalanche and around…...

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For twenty-one-year-old Finnish-born goaltender Justus Annunen,  it’s been a year of firsts. Even though he missed the first two periods, he was able to watch the final period as Team Finland won their first-ever Olympic gold medal with a 2-1 victory over the Russian Olympic Committee in Beijing.  He played a game that night and had a matinee game the…...

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The winter break is officially over and hopefully with the last wave of COVID hopefully in the rearview for the most part, developmental leagues are getting back up and running again. AHL: Another solid win streak has finally pushed the Eagles up into the top half of the division. As is always the case for AHL team the roster remains…...

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Woo boy, ok. That game left me feeling like I need a cigarette, and I don’t smoke. But, as the old saying goes, any time you can start your organization’s fourth goalie and still win, you’ll take it. No? Is that not a saying? Well, it is now, because I said it. The Colorado Avalanche won 7-5 on a night…...

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Jack Johnson – (D) – This pairing was the only one I had a real consistent issue with. The Johnsons seem out of sync. When you look at their underlying’s tonight, they were *terrible* but when you watch them, one of them seems to be consistently out of position and it has cost the team. They’ve gotta be better. Erik…...

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With the news of prospect Justus Annunen signing his entry-level contract yesterday, we’re naturally using that as the jumping-off point for today’s roundtable topic seeing as how he is one of the prospects coming off strong seasons that really boosted his profile. Today’s topic: Given the strength of his play in Finland last year and at WJCs, is Justus Annunen…...

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The Avalanche signed another of their top prospects on Thursday afternoon when they announced goaltender Justus Annunen had signed his entry-level contract. The standard three-year pact gets the 20-year-old Annunen under contract through the 2023 season. Annunen is coming off a season in which he was the top goaltender for the top Finnish league’s best team, Karpat, and finished the…...

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While the NHL goes to sleep for the Christmas break, halfway around the world a group of the world’s most talented under-20 men’s hockey players are gathered to fight for international bragging rights. The World Junior Championships are set to begin this week in the Czech Republic and the Avs are set to send four players to the competition. While…...

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December is here and that means WJC selection camps are starting up around the world. The Avs are certain to have a handful of prospects at the tournament this year and it’s shaping up to be an exciting and important look at them on the national stage. Prospect of the Week: Conor Timmins – D (Colorado Eagles) round 2, pick…...

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The Colorado Avalanche continued adding to their growing list of Finnish players with the drafting of Justus Annunen

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