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March 25, 2009. Avalanche owner Stan Kroenke watched as his team lost 7-2 to the Anaheim Ducks at home, officially eliminating them from playoff contention. It was only the Avs’ second elimination since their move to Denver, but the reality of the situation was beginning to set in. The club ranked dead last in goals scored, fifth worst in goals…...

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In sports, sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. And sometimes you lose a lot. Such has been the case for the Colorado Avalanche of late. The team is entering the final days before the trade deadline while clinging to the final wild card spot by the tips of their fingers. Their 25-24-11 record, good for 61 points in 60 games, edged…...

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What kind of secondary scoring is necessary for the Colorado Avalanche to make the playoffs again?

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The Colorado Avalanche added two new faces during free agency today. Here's what their underlying numbers mean for the team.

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The Colorado Avalanche had an impressive first-half of the season. What do the numbers tell us about what's to come in the second half?

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A little over four years ago, a recently hired Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, Joe Sakic, took to the draft stage to make the Colorado Avalanche’s only first overall selection since moving to Denver. It was a big moment for the franchise – after floundering for four years under the tutelage of Greg Sherman, this pick represented a fresh…...

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In case you missed the Introduction/Basic Advanced Stats Guide, check it out here.   Once you have an understanding of the principles and typical stats that might come up in every day hockey watching/reading, the next step is to dig in and do some analysis for yourself. Don’t worry!  There are some great resources out there like Natural Stats Trick, Puck…

Introduction If you’ve been around hockey the past few years, you’ve probably heard about advanced statistics.  Unfortunately, wading through the “our math matters!” and “watch the game, nerds!” debate to actually figure out what the stats are hasn’t always been the easiest process. Even if you manage to find the research, it’s often difficult to parse how that number soup…

If you missed Part 1’s introduction and basic stats or Part 2 covering some of the common terms found on stats sites, they’re available here and here.  There’s no doubt that statistical research has made great strides in the past decade.  Even though the movement started with adding up a few shot-based stats to try to predict goals, it’s…

Yakupov's journey to Colorado has been a bumpy ride. What can the Avs expect from him on- and off- the ice?

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Despite narratives, not trading a core member of the Colorado Avalanche makes the most sense.

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The Colorado Avalanche did their best job yet at beating themselves in a 6-3 loss to the Calgary Flames.

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Are the Avs top six players the root of the team's problems?

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Predicting the future comes from understanding the past. With that in mind, what sort of Colorado Avalanche team is Jared Bednar inheriting?

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After 18 years and 15 meetings, tonight marked the final Frozen Fury between the Avalanche and the Kings.  The T-Mobile Arena will have its own NHL team by this time next year, so while this might not be the Avs last preseason game in Vegas, it’s likely the last against Los Angeles. The first period was marked with a good pace…...

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Our Top 25 Avalanche Under 25 concludes with the 2013 1st Overall Pick, forward Nathan MacKinnon.

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We continue our top 25 Avalanche under 25 series with two-way center JT Compher, a former NCAA standout who could challenge for a roster spot this year.

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If Patrick Roy had gotten his way this summer, it could have been catastrophic for the Colorado Avalanche, both short and long-term.

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