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SUNRISE, FLA. – The Colorado Avalanche snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday night at the BB&T Center (formerly known as National Car Rental Center, Office Depot Center and BankAtlantic Center) with a 7-3 drubbing of the Florida Panthers. The Avs played 11 forwards, seven defensemen and one goalie. How did they fare? Let’s take a look… Gabe Landeskog (B) – He played…...

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The Colorado Avalanche played three very different games last week; coming from behind to beat the Dallas Stars, losing in an early Halloween horror show matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights and then a dominant win over the Chicago Blackhawks. There’s plenty of Avalanche action to cover in this week’s Good, Bad and Ugly, along with a little Trick or…...

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The Colorado Avalanche bent but did not break in the third period, and a Matt Nieto hat trick capped off a 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Sven Andrighetto (D) – The top line struggled against the Stars big line, and mistakes cost them. Andrighetto turned it over to Benn prior to Benn’s…...

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Following three straight losses, the Colorado Avalanche were facing one of those games early in the season that helps develop a team’s identity. Last year’s squad approached losing streaks with complacency, allowing three-game skids to turn into five-plus game slides. Determined not to do that, the Avalanche came into tonight’s contest against the visiting Dallas Stars and spit some fire…...

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Turns out Tyson Jost didn’t escape that scary collision into the boards unscathed after all. The Avalanche forward will not play Friday night against the Anaheim Ducks with a hyperextended left knee, along with a bone bruise. He won’t play Saturday night in Dallas, either. The better news, though: Jost should be back on the practice ice Monday, and could…...

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NEWARK, N.J. – It’s such a simple concept; when a puck comes on your stick and you’re a man short as a team, get it out of your zone. Whack it, hack it, slap it, thwap it – do whatever it damn well takes to get it out of your zone. So why, after two games, do members of the…...

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NEW YORK – That’s why people haven’t given up on Nail Yakupov just yet. That’s why Matt Duchene wasn’t just given away on the trading block. And, THAT’S WHY the Avalanche protected Semyon Varlamov in the NHL Expansion draft, not Calvin Pickard, folks. On a day when the Vegas Golden Knights put Pickard on waivers, Varlamov made Colorado Avalanche general…...

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Avoiding an arbitration hearing that was pending, the Colorado Avalanche and forward Matt Nieto agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract Tuesday morning. Nieto’s signing means the Avs have only two remaining unsigned restricted free agents: Defenseman Nikita Zadorov and forward Rocco Grimaldi. Nieto, a left wing, never signed his qualifying offer of $771,000, and became the only Avs player…...

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The Avalanche managed to fight their way to playing some quality hockey, yet still haven't gotten the results they are looking to achieve.

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The Colorado Avalanche made a trade, rumors swirled, and the team made some quality effort on the ice. Lots of interesting bits to consider- and some opinions - concerning the past week with the Avalanche.

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The Colorado Avalanche finally win at home after two road losses and acquire a guy who could be a catalyst. The information - and some opinion - from the past week with the team.

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The Colorado Avalanche used their position atop the NHL's waiver system to claim forward Matt Nieto from the San Jose Sharks.

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