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When a team gets a league-mandated week break from playing, you expect there to be plenty of news when they return to the ice. That was certainly the case today for the Colorado Avalanche. As no new players were added to the Covid protocol list for the team today, they were cleared to return to practice in the afternoon. This…...

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For the second time this season, the Colorado Avalanche has been forced to pause their season as they try to handle a COVID outbreak on the team. Joonas Donskoi became the third member of the Avs to test positive in the last eight days. The league decided to have the Avs continue to play despite positive tests from Bowen Byram…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – B The fourth line set the tone early as the Blues did come out pretty hot, and Bellemare cooled them off just a little bit with his laser beam of a shot. The PK was a little scattershot overall but Bellemare was solid and got the team going when they needed it. Andre Burakovsky – C The…...

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Every regular season is a story with dramatic twists and turns. It’s never a straight line. For the Avalanche, this season has largely been the story of Philipp Grubauer, whose steady presence and excellence in net has helped shaped them into one of the NHL’s very best teams. Grubauer’s play has elevated him into the Vezina Trophy conversation for the…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – D Fourth line rode the struggle bus tonight, with Bellemare carrying the worst shot share on the team. Both of those shot attempts were at least his, but not much offense coming there. Got beat up in the face-off circle. Andre Burakovsky – C One of the only guys in the secondary that had some good chances,…...

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Tonight’s game featured: A scrum in front of the Colorado net that resulted in an on-ice call of no goal, which was reviewed for several minutes and determined that it was a good goal for Arizona despite no camera angles showing the puck ever crossing the net That goal was immediately challenged by Colorado for goaltender interference, which was granted…...

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The trade deadline has come and gone once again and that means it’s time to try to overreact to the moves the Avalanche did and did not make. Instead of a regular grades format, I invited Rudo and Evan Rawal to hop in and provide their thoughts and grades on what the Avs did this past week. No need for…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C The fourth line isn’t really doing a whole lot right now, with pretty limited minutes 5 on 5. Bellemare is still contributing on the PK, although he got stuck out there on a pretty long shift in the third with the Avs pinned in their end. Andre Burakovsky – B+ Burakovsky all alone in the slot…...

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After two lethargic games in a row, the Avalanche rediscovered the mojo that led them on a month-long tear as they easily dispatched the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 in the final game of their season series. Colorado finishes their eight-game set against the woeful Ducks with a strong 6-1-1 record with their only two losses coming in the John Gibson Game…...

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This piece was written by guest contributor Dayton Buchanan When General Manager Joe Sakic and the Colorado Avalanche acquired Devon Toews and Brandon Saad this off-season two things were confirmed:  The Avalanche were ready to go all in. Their self-perception matched the public perception, they were legitimate cup contenders, and after years of careful cap-management and asset accumulation, it was…...

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On Friday, the Avs acquired an old friend in Patrik Nemeth to help down the stretch. On Saturday, they acquired an old enemy. Not completely satisfied with his depth at the goaltender position, Joe Sakic went out and acquired 34-year-old Devan Dubnyk from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Greg Pateryn and a 2021 5th round draft pick. Dubnyk,…...

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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – C Completely weird stat…Bellemare did not take a single face-off. Not very often you see that, but looks like Compher took over that role for this game. A pretty nothing game from Bellemare, with nothing much on the stat sheet. Andre Burakovsky – F A really rough game with the puck, especially in the first period with…...

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Jonas Johansson has had a hell of a month. He goes from being part of the sewer that is the Buffalo Sabres organization (complete with a beat writer dragging him on social media) to being an emergency backup on the NHL’s best team. That was one thing, but then Johansson failed to stop the first shot he saw in his…...

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Fresh off Evan Rawal suggesting the Avs should trade for Patrik Nemeth on today’s podcast, the Avalanche apparently agreed as they announced a trade of a 2022 fourth-round pick to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Nemeth. Nemeth, now 29, signed with the Red Wings two years ago after a nice run on Colorado’s blue line and is now…...

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“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ~ Carl Jung I still remember it as clearly as day. I was goofing around with a few of my dearest friends, and I looked across the room. She… stunning, beautiful she was sitting in a chair, chatting with…...

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