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Anytime a rebuild starts to produce results, looking back and trying to figure out what decisions most directly led to the turnaround is something other organizations frequently do when facing the reality of their painful rebuilds. When looking back at the Chicago model, it was clear drafting Hall of Fame players was at the top of their list. When it…...

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The NHL has thrown around a handful of proposals to return to the ice recently and we’ll definitely tackle those in time when they narrow them down to something a little more specific that doesn’t drastically change days later. For now, one of our subscribers requested a roundtable topic and I’m happy to oblige. If anyone else has a particular…...

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Entering tonight’s game against the Nashville Predators, the Avalanche had absolutely nothing going for them. Injuries to 25% of their forward corps and, as of today, their starting goaltender, had found a home in Colorado’s dressing room. They had lost five straight games, essentially giving back the gains they made with their league-leading hot start. And they were playing a…...

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I was browsing the internet the other day when I stumbled across a picture from the set of the third installment of the Bill & Ted movie franchise. Seeing them walk away from their time-traveling phone booth had me waxing nostalgic about when I moved back to Colorado in 2009 and was watching the first two movies a lot.…...

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Matt Duchene and the Ottawa Senators played an eerily familiar game tonight against the Colorado Avalanche.

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The Colorado Avalanche turned it on late in a 6-3 runaway victory over the Ottawa Senators.

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In this edition of the BSN Avalanche Weekly Breakdown, presented by Bender’s Bar and Grill, Allie Monroy and Adrian Dater break down the Colorado Avalanche’s upcoming matchups against the Senators and the Wild. They also discuss the return of Matt Duchene and what is to be expected as well as some positives thing to take away from Wednesday’s loss to…...

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Matt Duchene of Ottawa Senators talks about his return to Denver to face Colorado Avalanche

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Erik Johson, after years of misery with Colorado Avalanche, is finally tasting lasting success

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He became the youngest captain in NHL history, way back in 2012, at the age of 19 years, 286 days – 11 days younger than the previous title holder, Sidney Crosby. He succeeded Milan Hejduk, and said at the time, “I was a little bit shocked at first. I didn’t expect this at all, especially this early in my career.”…...

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I used to have to write these “thoughts on the Avs at the quarter-pole, the halfway mark, the three-quarters pole and final season wrap-up” stories all the time in my former life as a mainstream media person. And, they were almost always manufactured bullcrap, necessitated by the tyranny of some artificial deadline, with only so much space allowed. I have…...

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When the Colorado Avalanche traded Matt Duchene last week (doesn’t that seem like a long time ago already?), the pieces acquired in return all had “don’t count on them right away, this is all about the future” stamped on them by many pundits. Well, the future is now for two of those pieces already. Defenseman Samuel Girard has already played…...

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(BSN Denver’s Jesse Montano obtained quotes and other material for the following story from the game in Sweden) STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The opportunity was there for the Colorado Avalanche’s best players to prove this was their team now, that the trade of Matt Duchene was the best thing for them as a team. The opportunity was right there against Duchene’s…...

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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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The Colorado Avalanche continue to power through their wild roller coaster start to the season. Not only did they win two of three games this past week, the Avalanche finally wrangled a trade for forward Matt Duchene. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly breaks down the highlights – and lowlights – from the rollicking past week. THE GOOD 1.…...

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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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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Here is video of Matt Duchene walking out of Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn just a few minutes ago, talking about being traded by the Avalanche tonight to Ottawa in a three-way deal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijb7DwRX1Iw...

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PHILADELPHIA – Forget the flowery prose. Sometimes you just gotta say, “What a game” and leave it at that. For those who like their hockey as if the ice is a see-saw, with momentum flowing back and forth with every proverbial push off the ground, Saturday’s Colorado Avalanche game here against the Philadelphia Flyers was for you. The Avs got the…...

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PHILADELPHIA – Hello from the Wells Fargo Center, where the Avalanche will play the Philadelphia Flyers at 5 p.m. Mountain time. There are some lineup alterations for the Avs, who will try for their third straight win: Nikita Zadorov will return, after being a healthy scratch the last three games. He was paired with Anton Lindholm at the morning skate. Patrik…...

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