Colorado Avalanche

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The Ryan O’Reilly trade is a deal that is looked at through many different lenses. Some people see it is yet another misstep of an organization that has lost all of its senses. Others see it as a necessary move that brought back an impressive haul of future prospects for the situation in which the
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The Colorado Avalanche are surprisingly in a bind. Once Nikita Zadorov re-signs with the Avalanche, which seems likely, the team will only have four NHL defenders under contract. Competition for those last two spots will be fierce. Colorado doesn’t have the strongest defensive squad in the league, but they do have many prospects who will
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The Colorado Avalanche’s recent history is one of poor decision making and missed opportunities. As we saw in Part 1 of the Odyssey of Idiocy, the mistakes started early in Colorado’s first rebuild. And as Part 2 showed us, those mistakes led to the second. The 2013 lockout shortened season kicked off with Avs fans
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In case you missed the news, the Colorado Avalanche were historically bad last year. So bad that the last team to be as bad was an expansion franchise. You can lay the blame for the Avs bad season on any number of things going wrong. An injury depleted defense that wasn’t top-notch even before the
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Matt Duchene has been at the center of trade rumors for the past two seasons. The reasons for trading him have been covered so many times that the discussion has become tiresome. Yet, as August approaches, “Mighty Matt” is still a member of the Colorado Avalanche and this might not change before training camp begins. This
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It has already been eight years since Matt Duchene’s name was called at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Duchene was visibly relieved when the Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t select him second overall, leaving the door open for his childhood favorite team, the Colorado Avalanche, to draft him third overall. Drafting Duchene signaled a new era
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The Colorado Avalanche are just now restocking prospects into their organization. Recent drafts have been above average for the team. The fairly new Director of Amateur Scouting Alan Hepple has done an admirable job since taking the reigns. Hepple and his team of scouts are responsible for finding these players, and ultimately, that hidden gem. Having
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The offseason has been relatively quiet for the Colorado Avalanche. The team has only made a couple of moves and still refuses to budge in the great Matt Duchene stare-down. Outside of Duchene, the biggest moves expected from the team revolve around their own restricted free agents, specifically Nikita Zadorov. Which Way to Go With Zadorov
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After their dismal 48-point season and the fact that Matt Duchene seems likely to be traded during the offseason, it’s clear that the Colorado Avalanche are entering another rebuild. Therefore, the team should avoid making any big splashes when free agency opens up this Saturday, July 1. With holes at forward, defense, and now goaltending since
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The Colorado Avalanche emerged from the expansion draft with one less goaltender when the Las Vegas Golden Knights selected Calvin Pickard. He was thrust into the spotlight this year when Semyon Varlamov went down for the season with injuries that required surgery on his hip and groin. Pickard played 50 games for the Avalanche this
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As you all may or may not know, there’s a pretty significant change coming to NHL Hockey. The new expansion team, The Las Vegas Golden Knights, will begin their inaugural season in 2017. This means every team will have to submit player protected lists to Vegas by Saturday, June 17. Some organizations are more vulnerable than others,
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Another veteran defenceman will be hitting the free agent market sooner than expected as the Colorado Avalanche bought out the final year of Francois Beauchemin’s contract. The Avalanche will buy out the remaining year of Francois Beauchemin’s contract. https://t.co/ZNU8l1ZzTe — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) June 15, 2017 At 37, Beauchemin was heading into the final year
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As we approach the 2017 NHL Draft, everybody is looking into their crystal balls trying to predict what will happen. Before diving neck-deep into mock drafts, it is important to take a look at the current pool of prospects. So let’s take a look at the Colorado Avalanche pipeline. Forwards The Avalanche have drafted well
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Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman’s appeared yesterday on Edmonton’s 630 CHED where he discussed with Bob Stauffer a few possible trade destinations for Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene. Among them were the Montreal Canadiens, Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators. Montreal Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) When Friedman was asked about the potential of
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Even if the Colorado Avalanche had the most top-tier players in the league, it still wouldn’t turn them into a winning franchise. Just look at the Edmonton Oilers in 2015-16 for instance. Even when they had 12 first-round picks on their roster, they still couldn’t stop themselves from ranking second-to-last overall. Those who have the
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Even if it’s not official yet, Andrei Mironov already announced to have dissolved his KHL contract to sign an entry-level deal with the Colorado Avalanche. The NHL franchise drafted him in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL Draft. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian website sovsport.ru, Mironov talked about his new
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The world of professional sports is tough. To even the playing ground between first place and last place teams, the draft is often ordered from the lowest-seeded teams to the highest-seeded teams picking in a reverse order of the standings. With draft lotteries, though, the game is changed. In recent years, the team that has finished
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The Colorado Avalanche can finally wave goodbye to their horrendous, dreadful and ultimately heart-breaking campaign of 2016-17. In fact, I just got sick on my keyboard solely from thinking of it. From the Patrick Roy saga, key player injuries, intense trade rumors, to the complete collapse in consistency, the Avalanche had a season to forget. Farewell to
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With the NHL trade deadline behind us, Colorado Avalanche fans and (certain)players alike can breathe a collective sigh of relief — for now. They’ve had an atrocious year in almost every category, so there were obviously going to be some trade rumors that come along with this type of season. The Avalanche weren’t nearly as active as