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With college hockey moving into its own March Madness stage upon the announcement of the NCAA tournament bracket Sunday night, it’s the time of year where players from teams whose season is completed begin making decisions on their future. One of those players is Boston University forward Shane Bowers, who was a first round selection by the Ottawa Senators in…...

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Andrew Agozzino (C+) –I mean no offense to him when I say this but I just don’t seem to ever notice Agozzino doing anything. He barely plays and essentially nothing happens during his shifts so it could absolutely be worse. It could be better, too, of course, but it could be worse. The stat sheet said he had three shots…...

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When Colorado went through that mid-season slump, the entire point of it became to turn it around before it got too late in the year. Neither goaltender had stepped up and really played like a starting goaltender after essentially skipping December and January. Then it was as if the switch that had flipped off following Colorado’s win over Florida in…...

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Philipp Grubauer sat at his locker stall, sweat pouring out every pore of his body. “You guys should talk to someone else for a few minutes” Grubauer told a couple of reporters standing by the stall, implying that he needed a bit more of a breather before he started to talk. Finally, after a period in which at one point…...

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Andrew Agozzino (C-) – I can’t say I honestly noticed Agozzino much in his limited ice time. He was negative in shot share so I’m giving him the slight minus since I have nothing else to really work from here. Sven Andrighetto (A-) – Andrighetto got beat up in shot share and that matters but he also scored the game-winning goal and…...

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It’s a good thing the Avalanche are likely done playing in Dallas for the season. Last time they were there, Ben Bishop collided with Gabe Landeskog and ended Landeskog’s regular season. Last night, Mikko Rantanen took a hard hit along the benches and left the ice and did not return to the game. Following the game, head coach Jared Bednar…...

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In the latest installment of the Avalanche Weekly Breakdown, presented by Piper Electric, Adrian Dater and Allie Monroy discuss the reasons for the team’s resurgence into the playoff hunt. Also, the latest on Mikko Rantanen’s condition, and what the Avs need to do to take care of their opponent the next two games, the Chicago Blackhawks. https://youtu.be/nSY-tTrQ8QY

Sven Andrighetto (C) – I didn’t notice Andrighetto at all tonight. Just not an impact either way. Tyson Barrie (A+) – Another game-winning goal. Four goals in three games. They needed a little extra offensive punch. He’s stepped up and even added eight blocked shots tonight. What a monster performance. Gabriel Bourque (C+) – He was just fine. Some good defensive work…...

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Taps were played, the last shovel of dirt was heaved at the coffin and the Colorado Avalanche of 2018-19 was given a proper burial, about a week ago. The Avs were declared dead after a home loss to Anaheim last week, with all attention now on the April 9 NHL draft lottery. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Proclamations of…...

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Despite Philipp Grubauer being the hottest goalie in the NHL at the moment (a .980 saves percentage and 0.99 goals-against average in the last five starts), and despite him having a three-year contract and presumably the inside track at being the No. 1 goalie of the Avalanche for the future, there is a strong chance Semyon Varlamov could return to…...

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This has been a long, weird year for the Colorado Avalanche. It feels like another lifetime ago but we’ve watched this club put out a top line that at one point had three players on pace for 100-point seasons. We saw a power play so prolific at the start of the season, Lauren Gardner caught Mikko Rantanen off-guard during a…...

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It sure sucked to see the Minnesota Wild’s playoff chances thrown a major wrench in the gears tonight by the Colorado Avalanche, didn’t it? If the Avs miss the playoffs, but also cause the Wild to miss them based off this 3-1 win tonight in their barn? That won’t suck, will it? The grades: Mikko Rantanen (B+) – No points,…...

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The comparisons to last year were inevitable. The Avalanche are sitting on the outside of the playoffs looking in but knowing they successfully climbed the last-season playoff push mountain last year, they’re confident they can do it again. When Tyson Jost heard the question, he just smiled. Talking about last year’s success has that effect on a lot of the…...

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