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How good would Jaccob Slavin look in an Avalanche uniform right now? Pretty good, right? A 22-year-old, 6-foot-2, 205-pound left-handed shot defenseman with outstanding decision-making abilities in his own end and a touch of offensive flair. Exactly the kind of player the Avs want and desperately need. Plus, he’s a Colorado kid. Born in Erie, a standout with the Colorado...

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Former Colorado Avalanche forward Paul Stastny is surprised to see the state of the Avalanche today.

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Everybody forgets this about Patrick Roy’s final season with the Avalanche as coach: The team was among the top eight in the Western Conference with 11 games to go. The Avs were a playoff team under Roy to that point, before Matt Duchene got hurt, Semyon Varlamov finally proved mortal and Roy lost patience with them and several other…...

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It wasn’t quite the equivalent of the time Geraldo Rivera went on live TV on a heavily promoted show to reveal what was inside Al Capone’s vault – a whole lot of dust, it turned out – but to Colorado Avalanche fans hoping for big revelations Wednesday, it might have been close. The woeful, last-place Avalanche – most of…...

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It could still happen. That’s always the bottom line in hockey. Anything can still happen. But I just talked to a very high-level source close to Matt Duchene who told BSNDenver.com a trade involving him is highly unlikely, in his opinion. Looks like we all have to wait for the NHL draft or later for a Duchene deal. We all…...

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Jarome Iginla found a new home after all: Los Angeles. The 39-year-old right wing has been traded by the Avalanche to the L.A. Kings, where he will play for a former coach of his, Darryl Sutter, and try to help the Kings make the playoffs. The Avs received a conditional draft choice. More details on that soon. The Kings…...

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Been chatting some with the agent for Jarome Iginla, the legendary Don Meehan. While Meehan doesn’t know what will happen yet, he’s “hoping” Avs GM Joe Sakic will be able to move him by the 1 p.m. (MST) trade deadline. Let me translate more of that: An Iginla trade still could be in the works. I believe Meehan is…...

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Player grades for the Colorado Avalanche's 4-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers

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Well, if I knew that for sure, I’d be at a betting window in Vegas right now, now wouldn’t I? A.J. Haefele and I talked about this on the latest BSNAvalanche Podcast, and as of Tuesday afternoon, I don’t think my opinion has changed much. That is, it seems like the odds of Jarome Iginla being traded by Wednesday’s deadline…...

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It's been a long journey for Matt Duchene and the Colorado Avalanche. With the NHL trade deadline looming, is that journey nearing its end?

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