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The journey is over. The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup last night with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The win gave the Avalanche a 4-2 series victory over the two-time defending champion Lightning and ended their big for the NHL’s first “three-peat” since the 1980s New York Islanders won four in a row. It wasn’t...

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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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Hockey is a game of inches, and I thought Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final exemplified that.  The series shifted to the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, with the Colorado Avalanche looking to take a stranglehold on the series after winning the first two games of the Final.  It was an eventful start to the game, and the...

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It’s funny the way life develops around you sometimes. My entire life, I’ve been a natural writer. Words came easy, numbers were always a bit of a nightmare. I only learned as an adult I had dyscalculia (basically dyslexia but with numbers) and that’s probably why I struggled to learn basic math functions. Somewhere along the way, though, I got really interested in the numbers hockey provided. I got pretty into the analytics movement of baseball during the now-famous “Moneyball” era and then translated that into my hockey fandom. Trying to make sense of the chaos of hockey in numbers just fascinated me and if you’re a longtime reader of my work, you already know that it’s become a major…

You know those annoying people that like to bring up the weather during casual conversation? Well, I’m one of them. I obsessively check the day’s forecast throughout the day and want to know what I’m facing anytime I decide to leave the house. So imagine my amusement when I checked the forecast before leaving my house and seeing that the...

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Every game of this series hinged on only a few at-bats and yet the Rockies came away on the wrong side each time in the sweep at the hands of the Guardians. Will we see a switch at the catcher spot with the rise of Brian Serven? Which fan favorite will no longer be with Colorado? Weird, Wild and Wonderful uncovers the quirkiest moments from Coors Field over the last three days thanks to the watchful eye of Brendan Vogt. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Meghan Angley from DNVR Avalanche details how the Colorado Avalanche assembled a roster that has come together to reach the Stanley Cup Final. What can the Rockies learn from this? And is hockey most like baseball when it comes to developing homegrown players? Plus, Meghan and Suzie team up to look at the astrology charts of the Rockies to figure out what can be learned about their personalities. Will Patrick actually learn what it means for Mercury to be in retrograde? Kyle Freeland is hopeful for the return of the Stanley Cup: “Avs in 6” by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Despite traveling around the country with his own late-night gig as a professional athlete, Kyle Freeland plans to be rather active when it comes to Stanley Cup Final. “I’m still kind of debating on maybe taking a quick trip to Tampa for Game 3 on our off day when we’re in Miami,” the Colorado Rockies Opening Day starter said. “We’ll see if we can do it.” The hometown hero who was able to take in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals when the Rockies-Marlins game was rained out at Coors Field has ambitions even more far ranging that just witnessing one game in person. “Hopefully, (the parade) lines up to where we’re here and we can go out and…

The Avalanche finally have their opponent for the Stanley Cup Final. The two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning won their 11th consecutive playoff series in dispatching the overmatched New York Rangers in six games. This gives the NHL a highly-anticipated matchup between the Avalanche and Lightning, two teams with striking parallels in their journey to this moment. You have the...

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This entire season has been about waiting. Following a 56-game sprint of a season that saw the Avalanche dominate a bad division and emotionally crumble in a playoff series against Vegas, trusting this Avalanche team again was going to be difficult. So we waited. We kept waiting for the thing that was going to derail the Colorado Avalanche. Despite dealing...

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