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It was another busy week in the NHL, and for he Colorado Avalanche specifically. Let;s get right into it. 1. Heritage Classic I know a lot of folks have really started to write off the outdoor games, as they have lost their sense of unique-ness as we eclipsed 35 total games played with no roof, but I still think they…...

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Jack Johnson – (D-) – This bottom pairing was seriously problematic tonight, which is really tough to imagine given that these are both guys that were legitimate top-four defensemen and Olympians somewhat recently. They got absolutely caved in tonight. Bowen Byram – (D) – Probably his worst game of the year, if not the worst game of his very young…...

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Let’s talk some caveats here as we get into Colorado’s 8-3 shelling at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was kind of a weird situation and it produced a weird game so let’s be real about the circumstances. Everything was proceeding as normal and then randomly Justus Annunen, who practiced in Loveland with the Eagles this morning, was…...

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With the Avalanche back in town following a peculiar road trip out east that saw them lose all three games in overtime, the focus today was not on what they lost on the trip but rather what they gained. The players and head coach Jared Bednar stressed the importance of buying into the positivity of the situation right now. Despite…...

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Should the Colorado Avalanche get involved in the William Nylander situation?

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Player Grades from the Colorado Avalanche's 4-2 road victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Jared Cowen is no fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. “I wish teams would have more of an interest in taking better care of their players instead of whatever their goal or mindset was there,” Cowen, at Colorado Avalanche training camp on a professional tryout, said Friday. Cowen was acquired by the Maple Leafs in February of 2016, but never…...

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One of the things I mentioned in yesterday’s story about revelations, reported by “Hockey Night in Canada” ace Elliotte Friedman, about Kyle Dubas possibly becoming the next GM of the Avalanche was how many unknowns there still were. Well, 24 hours later, based on Friedman’s follow-up reporting (and a little of my own), it appears Dubas-to-the-Avs isn’t going to…...

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In answering the headline to this column: If it walks like a duck… On Tuesday night, a person I consider not only a friend but for my money the best news reporter in the hockey business, Elliotte Friedman, dropped a pretty big news item between periods on “Hockey Night in Canada.” Specifically, that the Colorado Avalanche had asked for,…...

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The Colorado Avalanche are in last place in the NHL. They know it, they hate it, and they don’t know their way out of it. Their 6-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in front of an increasingly hostile home crowd featured all the hallmarks of this failing Avalanche team – poor goaltending, defensive breakdowns, and a complete lack…...

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The Colorado Avalanche lost their eighth straight home game Thursday night as the Toronto Maple Leafs blew them out 6-0.

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The Colorado Avalanche beat the Toronto Maple Leafs behind a 51-save performance by Semyon Varlamov.

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The Colorado Avalanche got a jump on the NHL trade deadline as they acquired Shawn Matthias from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Colin Smith and a fourth round pick.

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Colorado Avalanche have five-game winning streak snapped by Toronto Maple Leafs in 7-4 meltdown.

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