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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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The first one is done, and what a game it was.  The Colorado Avalanche and the Tampa Bay Lightning opened the Stanley Cup Final tonight and Game 1 lived up to the hype. This has been billed as one of the best Cup Final matchups the NHL has seen in a long, long time. Tonight was a fantastic game from…...

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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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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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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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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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