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With most prospects hitting the ten-game mark of the season trajectories for the year are starting to become clear and many of them are of the very positive variety. Despite having just one first-round pick in their unsigned ranks the Avs prospect pool remains strong. Prospect of the Week: Sampo Ranta – LW Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM +/-…...

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Avalanche viewership is relatively familiar with Sampo Ranta after 10 games with Colorado to start this season. He came to Denver fresh out of college after an impressive NCAA career with the Minnesota Gophers. In his third and final college season, he finished second in the league as a leading goal scorer just behind Cole Caufield – earning a place…...

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Ok, we’ve had our week of doom and gloom. A week where everybody feels down on what this Colorado Avalanche group is truly capable of. And if you go based on Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen’s comments, the players don’t feel particularly great about how they’re playing either. So how do you fix it? How do you get out of the…...

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It’s been very few surprises for the Colorado Avalanche with their college prospects so far as the two highest-profile players have been signed this week. First, Alex Newhook inked a deal with the Avs earlier in the week and just before game time tonight Sampo Ranta agreed to terms with the Avs on his three-year entry-level contract. Ranta just completed…...

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For many of the Avs prospects finding ice time has continued to be a struggle throughout this pandemic plagued season. With even the best of leagues playing an on-again, off-again schedule many prospects have found themselves venturing into unusual territory just to keep themselves sharp. While a few players have had a close to normal year, many may be chalking…...

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While the NHL goes to sleep for the Christmas break, halfway around the world a group of the world’s most talented under-20 men’s hockey players are gathered to fight for international bragging rights. The World Junior Championships are set to begin this week in the Czech Republic and the Avs are set to send four players to the competition. While…...

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December is here and that means WJC selection camps are starting up around the world. The Avs are certain to have a handful of prospects at the tournament this year and it’s shaping up to be an exciting and important look at them on the national stage. Prospect of the Week: Conor Timmins – D (Colorado Eagles) round 2, pick…...

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Statistics Scout Quotes Ranta is the type of player who will drive pro coaches crazy. There is clearly a ton of offensive skill here. However, he will need to work on his compete level to excel at the next level. Ranta must work to be more willing to battle in the dirty areas of the ice going forward. This includes...

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