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The World Cup of Hockey has been a polarizing affair from the moment it was announced. Despite plenty of legitimate criticisms of the tournament, on the ground level it's not so bad.

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Casey takes a look at young Russian defenseman Andrei Mironov for the Top 25 Avalanche Under 25 series. There's a lot to like about the hard-hitting defender, but will he come to North America?

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In our weekly Avalanche Mailbag feature, Casey answers reader questions. This week, she tackles the Avs' new defensive pairings, who the team should pick if they had to choose between Shawn Matthias and Mikkel Boedker, and what pieces the team is missing to make a deep Cup run.

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Casey answers this week's reader questions: will Mikhail Grigorenko play in Australia? Can the Avalanche afford to keep Mikkel Boedker? These and more!

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Good morning everyone and welcome to another week of Avalanche Mailbag. Over the last couple weeks I’ve received a handful of questions that all dealt with players being waiver exempt and/or entry-level contracts, so I decided to wrap those questions all together this week and give a rundown of why things are the way they are. The waiver process…...

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In this week's mailbag of reader questions, Casey answers questions about the Avalanche's defense--what do the stats say, who could play on their off-hand, who should stay and who should go?

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Casey answers readers' questions in the weekly Avalanche Mailbag. This week, fans want to know: should they boo Ryan O'Reilly when he returns to Denver with the Buffalo Sabres?

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This week, Casey takes a look at a potential contract for Tyson Barrie as well as answering questions about Brandon Gormley, Nate Guenin, John Mitchell, and more!

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In today's Avalanche Mailbag, Casey answers questions about Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin as well as the NHL playoff format and if the Avs will make it there. Plus... some bonuses.

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Casey returns to the BSN Mailbag and answers questions about Patrick Roy, John Tortorella, Steven Stamkos, and Goofy.

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It’s time for another edition of the Avalanche Mailbag! We got some charmingly-phrased questions about the team’s recent pair of games against the Minnesota Wild, but I regret to inform you all that we need to keep things PG-13 rated. Everyone’s got an opinion about the budding rivalry between the Wild and the Avalanche, and as such I discuss it…...

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It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for another edition of Avalanche Mailbag! We got an intriguing trio of questions this week, hand-picked and curated by yours truly. First off, we’ll examine the possibility of Mike Richards and Steven Stamkos ever gracing the Avalanche roster with their presence, then we’ll dig into the concept of leadership a bit. As…...

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Well well well, I said at the start of the Avalanche’s newly-finished road trip that there might be some big changes if they didn’t manage to string some wins together. So of course, they end the trip with a narrowly positive record of 4-3. Whether that’s enough to stave off any roster shakeups is anybody’s guess. One of the…...

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WHERE/WHEN November 10th, 2015 – Game 15 Wells Fargo Center/Philadelphia, PA HIGHLIGHTS GAME RUNDOWN The game got off to the flukiest of all possible starts when Jarome Iginla flung a soft shot at Michal Neuvirth that happened to squeeze in between the goaltender’s skate and the post. This happened within the first minute of play and set the tone of…...

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Sometimes it’s tough to run the BSN Mailbag. Given the start the Avalanche are off to, you can imagine some of the questions we’re receiving. There are a few that are sarcastic, a couple that are downright mean, but mostly there just seems to be a sense of simmering frustration bubbling in the fanbase. And can anyone blame them?…...

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Tuesday means it’s time for another round of Avalanche Mailbag! At least one question was definitely still feeling the Halloween spirit this week, which was a much-appreciated touch of levity during a stretch of time when it’s been pretty tough to be an Avalanche fan. Questions can be directed to us via Twitter (@BSNAvalanche, hashtag #BSNMailbag) or email (BSNAvalanche@gmail.com) if…...

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Welcome readers to our latest weekly instalment of Avs Mailbag! Casey here taking your questions, and as usual we had some great ones. If you’ve got burning questions for the BSN Avs staff, you can tweet at @BSNAvalanche with #AvsMailbag or email questions to BSNAvalanche@gmail.com. Our compete level is super and we promise to answer with a high level…...

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It’s time for round two of the Avalanche Mailbag! You gals and guys didn’t pull any punches with your questions this week, boy howdy. But that’s okay, we had a great time with them! Keep ’em coming–tweet us with #AvsMailbag or email questions to BSNAvalanche@gmail.com and we’ll answer as many as we can! Are the Avs’ poor “enhanced” stats…...

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Okay, sports fans and fellow media folks, we need to have a talk. About happiness. And expressing happiness. “But Casey,” you say. “You’re an Avalanche fan, how could you possibly know what happiness is?” In all seriousness though, isn’t happiness the reason why we watch sport as entertainment? While the lows can be gut-clenchingly low, the highs are like…...

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The annual Frozen Fury game at Las Vegas’ MGM grand is the highlight of the Avalanche’s preseason. The event has grown more or less steadily every year since its inception and at least Frozen Fury XVII was if nothing else entertaining for the fans visiting from the Golden State. The Avs played minus Captain Gabriel Landeskog (minor shoulder niggle)…...

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