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Now that. That was a playoff series worth remembering. While it has been eye-rollingly stupid to watch Colorado’s detractors the last few years pretend like getting out of the first round is some given (“But they only beat the x-ranked team! How hard is that?” they asked while ignoring the Avs were the only team in the NHL to accomplish...

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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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I want to start this off by being honest that I may not be the right voice or the right perspective for this piece. I’m a straight white guy who has lived in predominantly white areas all my life and the extent of the discrimination I’ve faced is that Colorado natives occasionally frown upon my admission that I grew up in Texas. I’m just saying that I’ve been very fortunate and privileged in my life not to be exposed to the kind of ugliness we’ve seen on display this past week as Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri found himself in the middle of yet another controversial play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Kadri’s history is well-known. His suspension issues in…

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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Hockey, like most facets of life I suppose, is built on some time-worn cliches that get us through things like game recaps. They become cliches, however, because at the core is almost always some level of truth found in there. One of hockey’s great truths is that you’re never in trouble in a playoff series until you lose a home...

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Given his team is 5-0 in the postseason for the second straight season, there’s a sneaky amount of pressure on Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar right now. It’s not the kind of pressure that results in a coach losing his job (if that was ever even a possibility, it ended with the tidy sweep of the Predators), but with...

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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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Let’s start this Round 2 preview between the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues by establishing something that I think is important: This is not last year and the regular-season meetings between these two teams do not matter. There might be plenty of optimism about the Avs-Blues matchup in Colorado, but last year’s sweep of the Blues in Round 1...

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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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