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“I would walk 500 miles And I would walk 500 more Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles To fall down at your door” – The Proclaimers 500 is… A lot. 500 is almost always a lot. Walking 500 miles? You’d be hurting. Probably limping. Eating 500 hot dogs? You’d probably burst. Breaking that five dollar bill…...

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The year that no one wanted is finally over. While the majority of 2020 is better left in the rearview, it wasn’t all bad on the ice. On this edition of The Tape, we look back at some of the best plays made by the Avs last season. 1. Depth dominance. We start with a little reminder that even a fourth-line…...

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Okay. It’s going to be like that. For the second time in three years, Nathan MacKinnon lost a very close vote to finish second place in the Hart Trophy voting. 20 voters put MacKinnon in fourth or fifth place and two voters left him out of the top five entirely. After losing to Taylor Hall predominantly behind the argument of…...

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With no crowd on hand to constantly urge players to shoot every time they touch the puck, the Avalanche seemed to use their final round-robin game against Vegas to practice their passing. Or, overpassing, as the case might have been. “Yeah,” Nathan MacKinnon said after being asked during his postgame presser if the Avs should have shot the puck more.…...

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If I wandered around the Denver metro area knocking on front doors and asking if people were familiar with Nathan MacKinnon, chances are I’d get a decent amount of “yes” responses but still enough “no” answers to make me feel inadequate at my job. If I surveyed the casual hockey landscape, however, I wouldn’t find anybody who isn’t familiar with…...

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362 minutes. That’s all the Three-Headed Monster played together at five on five this season, less than 11% of the Avs total time. The reason for that obviously boils down to injuries for the most part but heading into the playoffs that should be far less of an issue. While the Avs may not go with that line all the…...

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With it looking like hockey creeping its way back to a return, the playoffs become the focus. Along with that comes playoff performances, which define legacies and secure places in the Hall of Fame. All of that in mind, let’s get to today’s topic: Which player is more important if Colorado is going to make a legitimate Stanley Cup run:…...

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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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It’s been a wild ride following Nathan MacKinnon’s career but at times it feels like he’s almost been taken for granted because ‘the next big thing’ is always around the corner. When MacKinnon finally broke out from underachieving and frustrating 50-point player into the superstar who pushes (but doesn’t quite get…yet) 100 points in a season, he was joined by…...

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How can you not be romantic about sports? Sports have given the world so many good underdog stories of the years that it’s become impossible not to get the warm and fuzzies when you see another one. What the Colorado Avalanche did tonight won’t go down in those same annals of motivational history but it doesn’t lessen that we nonetheless…...

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