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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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All the way back in Round 1, I was talking with a fellow media member and they mentioned how much they love dramatic Game 4s. It’s almost always a team looking to go up 3-1, playing a team desperately trying to even the series. That was exactly what we had tonight. The Colorado Avalanche had successfully defended home ice in…...

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Here we go, the Stanley Cup Final. Down to the last two teams remaining, and we have what is, in my opinion, the best Final matchup you could’ve hoped for at the start of the season. A team looking to win their third Championship in a row, and a team who has been knocking on the door of greatness trying…...

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The Colorado Avalanche are going to the Stanley Cup Final.  When I first started covering the team during the 2016-2017 season, I never ever would have thought I’d be typing those words just five years later.  This group… the resilience they’ve shown all playoffs, the adversity they’ve had to overcome all season, and their will to win has gotten to…...

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Alright, before we get started on the game itself, I’ve gotta give some love to the folks here at Rogers Place. This building is amazing. State of the art top to bottom, and absolutely beautiful in every sense of the word. Literally everything you’d want in a hockey rink, I couldn’t be more impressed. Really the whole city of Edmonton,…...

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What a wild first two rounds of the NHL Playoffs. So far, we’ve had half the series (6) go to a Game 7, the President’s Trophy winner lose 4 straight games to be eliminated for the 4th straight year, Andrei Vasilevskiy continues to be unbeatable in elimination games, and that doesn’t even touch on the storylines coming out of the…...

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We are officially into Round 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and it has been such a fun postseason so far. For the Conference Finals, we’ve got two early-season favorites and two teams that have proved all the doubters wrong (including myself). Two great matchups featuring four extremely talented teams. 1. Tampa Bay Lightning (Round 2 Series Win: 4-0) 1st…...

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Whew. That game was… well it was something.  Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals kicked off Tuesday night in Denver and it was one to remember. The Colorado Avalanche held on to claim a 8-6 win over the Edmonton Oilers in a fast-paced, wide-open thriller of a hockey game.  There’s so much to get into in this one that…...

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At morning skate today, every member of the media that I talked to said roughly the same thing, “I can’t believe we’re back here.” Halfway through Game 5, everybody was making plans for what they would do with their days off in between series, and obviously you know what happened next. So there we were, sitting inside the Enterprise Center…...

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The only positive way I can even think to spin this one for the Colorado Avalanche is that everyone knew this series would be a tough battle, everyone knew the Avalanche were going to have to fight through some adversity to get to where they want to go, and now they have a chance to go out and prove that…...

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You know, there was so much drama and so many story lines ahead Game 4 between the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues, that you almost forgot that the two teams would eventually have to play the game instead of everyone just talking about it.  I probably don’t need to fill you in on the noise surrounding this game, it’s…...

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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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What a Round 1. That was one of the more chaotic opening rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs that I can remember. The individual games weren’t always super close, but the overall series were fantastic. Plenty of interesting storylines, and some great matchups set up in Round 2, here’s where I see every team that’s still standing. 1. Tampa Bay…...

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Right after Nathan MacKinnon scored the empty-net goal that would ice the Colorado Avalanche’s first-round sweep of the Nashville Predators, I sat inside Bridgestone Arena and forced myself to stop for just a second and appreciate what I was witnessing.  It wasn’t about the sweep, and it honestly wasn’t even about the result of the series. It was about how…...

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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 thing we love about playoff hockey is the drama, and Game 3 between the Colorado Avalanche and the Nashville Predators had no shortage of it.  Now, we’re going to get into the details of the game, but we have to start with what ended up being the biggest story of the night, and that’s Darcy Kuemper.  With just about…...

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The regular season has mercifully come to an end and while the picks in this column limped to finish line, much like the Avs, I’d like to believe it was for the same reason – We are both just ready for the playoffs to begin. Did we win as much as we wanted? No. Were our straight wagers hot garbage…...

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It’s like the first day of school. Actually no… it’s like Christmas morning. You’ve talked about it, looked forward to it, imagined what it would be like, ad now it’s here. The NHL Playoffs. We’ve talked so much about the lead up to the end of the regular season, and how teams were mailing it in just trying to get…...

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Well, folks, we made it. The regular season is officially behind us, and what a regular season it was for the Colorado Avalanche. Now, we are staring down the emotional rollercoaster that is the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  For the first time since the 2018-2019 season, the Colorado Avalanche completed an 82-game schedule, and boy oh boy did it feel like…...

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Less than a week to go in the NHL season, and that just means the storylines around the league are getting more and more interesting. A wild game on Sunday night, another great player calls it a career, and the Avs stumble down the stretch causing some to be concerned. Ryan Getzlaf hangs ‘em up Ryan Getzlaf officially called it…...

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