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“They just look unstoppable.” That’s what a member of the traveling Anaheim media said to me, in reference to the Colorado Avalanche, about halfway through the second period of what eventually became a 5-2 drubbing of the Anaheim Ducks. And he was right. The Avalanche looked like they were just a flat-out better hockey team than the early-season surprise Anaheim…...

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It’s not often that a team can insert five healthy players into the lineup from one game to the next, but the Avs may be doing just that on Saturday against Vegas. After a short practice to test out the digs outdoors at Lake Tahoe ahead of the game on Saturday, Avs coach Jared Bednar announced that all of the…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – A- The Avs were up so much in the third that Belly was running the powerplay. That should tell you about all you need to know about this. Great game for him defensively and on the PK. Andre Burakovsky – A I mean, at this point, he should be shooting the puck, like, all the time. Goalies…...

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Well, who saw this one coming? Picked up in a deadline day swap back in 2018, Ryan Graves was looked at purely as a depth defenseman who would hopefully regain some of that promise he had after putting up 30 points in the AHL as a 21-year-old. He didn’t exactly light the world on fire in Colorado, as he put…...

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Welcome to the weekly Avs mailbag, where we answer whatever Avs questions you have on your mind. If you have any questions for the mailbag, leave them for Evan Rawal on twitter or respond in the comments.

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Welcome to the weekly Avs mailbag, where we answer whatever Avs questions you have on your mind. If you have any questions for the mailbag, leave them for Evan Rawal on twitter or respond in the comments. https://twitter.com/tigervixxxen/status/1206344921210220545?s=20 I got a lot of questions around this situation, so I need to touch on it. When it comes to goaltenders, I don’t…...

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October 21.

That was the last time the Avs were able to roll out their full collection of forwards in a lineup. That was nearly two months ago.

On Wednesday night, it looks like they'll finally get that opportunity again.

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Mark Barberio – B I really liked Barbs tonight. He kept it simple and didn’t try to do anything outside of what he’s capable of. I nice read on the Cole goal to make that pass, and I thought he stepped up his game after Makar went down with some nice zone entry denials. Pierre Edouard Bellemare – B+ “Rock…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – B+ Bellemare and his line looked really good now that he’s got his long lost brother Matt Calvert back. They pinned the Leafs down low several times and got the Avs momentum whenever they really needed it. The scoring has normalized for Bellemare, but the solid play overall is still there. Matt Calvert – B+ Did…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – C+ Bellemare was fairly invisible for the most part, I just had two memories of him in this one, one good and one bad. The bad was the penalty 200 feet from his own net. Those are tough ones to swallow. The good was a beautiful shot block on Patrick Kane alone in the slot after…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – B+ The Avs were a little disjointed in the first period, but Bellemare seemed to be in on half of their scoring chances, including one off a nice feed from Nichushkin. His scoring has kind of gone back to the guy he’s always been in his career, and that’s fine. He crushed it in the face-off…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – C- Bellemare was brought in to win face-offs, and he’s been getting better of late, but he lost a face-off pretty cleanly halfway through the third period that ended up being the biggest face-off of the game, as the Wild scored the game-winning goal just seconds later. He went 36% overall on the evening on the…...

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Pierre Edouard Bellemare – C+ The French veteran was clearly not 100%, as you could tell his energy levels were a bit low in this one, but his line, decimated and all, ended up posting strong possession numbers. The only issue with Belly tonight was getting smoked in the face-off circle, something he’s been getting better and better at this…...

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Erik Johnson – C I liked EJ jumping into the play in this one, as his pinches were better timed overall. His defensive game I thought was a little off the mark. One thing I don’t understand, and it could be the coaches choice here, but EJ taking a near three minute shift when the Canucks had their net empty.…...

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For the first time in a few weeks, Avs fans finally got a little bit of good news on the injury front on Saturday.

Philipp Grubauer, Mikko Rantanen, and Nikita Zadorov all hit the ice for the first time since their injuries, which is a step in the right direction.

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Erik Johnson – B I feel like we’re at the point where if you don’t notice EJ out there, he’s doing his job, and he did that for over 23 minutes tonight. A quietly solid game from him. His guy ended up scoring on the first goal of the night, but that was a very flukey bounce to begin with.…...

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Erik Johnson – A EJ showed tonight he’s still got some offensive goods if he chooses to use them. He gave Watson the old shimmy before going around him and having Donskoi deflect his shot into the net. The first two assists of the season for EJ in this one. Cale Makar – A+ Someone had to set the tone…...

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Erik Johnson – A A quiet, strong game from the Avs leader on the blueline. He led the Avs in ice time, but because the game was so out of hand, the Avs were able to limit his ice to under 22 minutes, which is huge with another game tomorrow night. Cale Makar – A The Avs wanted Makar to…...

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