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When the NHL announced it had reached an agreement with the players on a plan for the upcoming season, one of the most intriguing details to emerge from the talks was the creation of a “taxi squad.” After watching MLB successfully use this concept to help make up for the lack of minor league play, the NHL has decided to…...

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The playoffs are coming with the NHL’s official announcement yesterday. While that will focus primarily on the format and the details of the draft, it should also include something about what teams are going to look like upon their return. We’ve touched on this a little bit already but I want to get into the idea of teams carrying a…...

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In what was a season full of fun Avalanche stories, the halting of the NHL season stole what might have been a memorable playoff run and overshadowed an important story that emerged during the second rash of ridiculous injuries for the Avalanche. That story was Martin Kaut. When the charismatic 19-year-old was called up, it was meaningful for several reasons.…...

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After eight games, Martin Kaut has been sent back to the AHL. While that is less time than many thought he deserved it still gives us 80:22 of NHL tape to run back and see what he brings to the top level of hockey. Spoilers, he looks NHL-ready. 1. Confidence. From game one Kaut never shied away from making a play.…...

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I always laugh when guys like me (media types, I mean) categorize a rash of injuries as a possible “blessing in disguise.” Like a team somehow gets better or has an improved situation because a grip of injuries ripped through their team and forced them to play short-handed. For the second time this season, however, the Avalanche are dealing with…...

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It's difficult for a young player to come up in a stretch run and earn the trust of an NHL head coach.

How is Martin Kaut making it look so easy, then?

The 20 year old Czech native has only been up with the Avs for a week, but he's already earning ice time due to his hard work and intelligence on the ice.

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Stylistic contrasts almost always make for entertaining hockey viewing because the team that successfully imposes it’s will on the other usually gets the outcome it’s looking for. Back in January, that was true when the New York Islanders shutout the Avalanche 1-0 in what was a showcase not only for the NHL’s replay system but also Semyon Varlamov’s revenge on…...

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The majority of leagues both junior and pro end long before the NHL does. That means this time of year is when the best carry their teams to the promised land and the Avs have more than a few prospects doing just that. Pro Standouts: Martin Kaut – RW (Colorado Avalanche) round 1, pick 16, 2018 Games Played Goals Assists…...

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