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“Mini-Val”. That’s what Avs coach Jared Bednar was told he was getting when the Avs went out and acquired Artturi Lehkonen. Turns out, that proved to be about as good a comparison as you could make. Lehkonen proved to be a perfect fit on any line coach Bednar put him on. He spent time with Nathan MacKinnon, he spent time…...

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We knew that the Round 2 matchup between the Colorado Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues was going to be an interesting one. We knew we would see back and forth games, physical play, and constantly shifting momentum.  As the series shift to St. Louis for Game 3, we got all of those things and then some. While there were…...

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The thing we love about playoff hockey is the drama, and Game 3 between the Colorado Avalanche and the Nashville Predators had no shortage of it.  Now, we’re going to get into the details of the game, but we have to start with what ended up being the biggest story of the night, and that’s Darcy Kuemper.  With just about…...

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The Colorado Avalanche normally start their morning skate practice at 10:30 AM on game days. This morning though, as the media filed into the main seating bowl at Ball Arena, the team was noticeably absent from the ice until almost 10:45.  Once media availability rolled around, head coach Jared Bednar reviled that the team was late getting on the ice…...

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We talked last week on the DNVR Avalanche Podcast about the remaining schedule of games, and how there were really only 2-3 games left that we felt would be really entertaining must-see games. Tonight, the Colorado Avalanche hosted the Washington Capitals, and even though the Avalanche have the West wrapped up, and the Capitals have secured their spot in the…...

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Whoo boy, this game did not get off to the same start as last night.  Thursday night in Denver featured what I believe was the first “screw it” game of the home stretch we’ve seen the Avs play in. What I mean by that is, you had two teams with almost nothing on the line, just somewhat of going through…...

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There’s never a dull week in the NHL. Trevor Zegras continues to do dope things, the playoffs are taking shape, it looks like Bowen Byram is on the road back, and we’ve got a pair of fifty goal-scorers. Let’s get caught up from last week in the NHL. Trevor Zegras This kid is something else. What I love about the…...

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Alright, for starters… I apologize that this is coming out later than normal, but I wanted to wait until the trade deadline had passed so that I wasn’t posting information that became immediately out-of-date. It was a really interesting week, with a ton of moving parts, so let’s get straight to it. 1. Evgenii Dadonov This situation is wild, and…...

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The NHL’s Trade Deadline is officially behind us, and it was the most active deadline day that I can remember in recent years. It was a buyer’s market, with more teams in willing to sell than we normally see. The Eastern conference playoff picture has been most set since January, and the math has really begun to shake out who…...

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