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The early part of the schedule for the Colorado Avalanche has featured multiple emotional reunions with members of last year’s Stanley Cup Championship team, and we got one more tonight before the team heads out on the road for more than three weeks. Andre Burakovsky made his first return trip to Ball Arena after signing with the Seattle Kraken in…...

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Despite a 2-1 record after the first three games, and the advantage of playing on home ice, Jared Bednar and the Colorado Avalanche were looking for a shake-up in the bottom six as they welcomed in the Winnipeg Jets for the second game of the season within the confines of Ball Arena. Three players were called up, (Martin Kaut, Anton…...

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How are we back here already? I’ve always hated the phrase “feels like it was just yesterday”, so I’m not going to say that, but it was almost surreal being back inside Ball Arena so soon for a Colorado Avalanche game that actually mattered. Yes, the game technically did matter in terms of it being Regular Season game #1, but…...

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The Stanley Cup was in the building tonight, and the crowd wanted to see it. Unfortunately for the fans, and more so the Colorado Avalanche, the greatest trophy in sports never emerged from its case.  It was a really hard-fought game from the first puck drop. The Tampa Bay Lightning were fighting for their lives, and the Colorado Avalanche were…...

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This morning, Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar addressed the media for what felt like the 20th time since his team last saw game action. Bednar wasn’t his usual chatty self, there were actually several times he gave one-word or one-line answers. I asked him what he was looking for out of Sam Girard, given the way his postseason performance…...

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They say that the fourth and final win you need to close out a Stanley Cup Playoff series is the hardest one to get, and the Colorado Avalanche got a good reminder of that as they were looking to put the Nashville Predators in the rearview mirror and move on to Round 2. It was a tentative crowd inside Bridgestone…...

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The Colorado Avalanche normally start their morning skate practice at 10:30 AM on game days. This morning though, as the media filed into the main seating bowl at Ball Arena, the team was noticeably absent from the ice until almost 10:45.  Once media availability rolled around, head coach Jared Bednar reviled that the team was late getting on the ice…...

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We talked last week on the DNVR Avalanche Podcast about the remaining schedule of games, and how there were really only 2-3 games left that we felt would be really entertaining must-see games. Tonight, the Colorado Avalanche hosted the Washington Capitals, and even though the Avalanche have the West wrapped up, and the Capitals have secured their spot in the…...

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This game had such an interesting feel to it starting at morning skate.  On one hand, you had the Colorado Avalanche, who were rested, and sitting comfortably atop the Central Division. Their main focus the rest of the way is fine tuning the details of their game as the postseason approaches.  On the other, the Los Angeles Kings. Playing for…...

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There’s never a dull week in the NHL. Trevor Zegras continues to do dope things, the playoffs are taking shape, it looks like Bowen Byram is on the road back, and we’ve got a pair of fifty goal-scorers. Let’s get caught up from last week in the NHL. Trevor Zegras This kid is something else. What I love about the…...

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After over four months away from the game due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you had to know the players were eager to get into a game situation after a few days of practice. On Thursday, Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar and his staff gave all the players that opportunity, separating the 30 players between two teams and letting them go…...

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When the Avs signed Valeri Nichushkin on August 19 in the dead of the summer, it was met with a lot of skepticism (myself included). Why did the Avs, as deep as they had been in years, decide to take a chance on a struggling player? Why would they block younger players already in the organization? Why was this reclamation…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B Most games, Bellemare is going to be really quiet out there, and tonight was one of them, but he made a great feed to Nieto for the game-winning goal. A good night in the face-off circle and good minutes on a penalty kill that did their job tonight. Andre Burakovsky – B- That line felt a…...

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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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