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As this season winds down, the Colorado Avalanche are all about searching for the positives as they begin looking to next season. Head Coach Patrick Roy keeps finding reasons to pump the optimism into the Pepsi Center despite another season in which the Avs will fail to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. On a night like this, playing against one…...

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Sports are filled with hyperbole. Everywhere you look, you’re seeing the “GREATEST TEAM OF ALL-TIME” or a rough equivalent. You’re never not in the presence of greatness when you’re witnessing sports unfold on a live stage. When I say that this Colorado Avalanche team might be the most resilient team since the glory days of Sakic, Roy, and Forsberg I’m…...

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With the Avalanche season all but over entering tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, there was a sense coming into this game that a letdown was inevitable. Facing the 28th place team in a 30-team league two nights after being all but eliminated from the playoff race, the start of the game was the kind of deflating effort that you…...

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The Colorado Avalanche have announced they’ve signed defenseman Mason Geertsen to a three-year, entry-level contract. Geertsen, 19, is coming off a breakout season in juniors for the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League, where he notched 38 points (13g/25a) in 69 games. The towering 6’4″ defenseman played in all situations for a Giants team that struggled all season, ultimately…...

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There are a lot of ways to arrive at the final result in a hockey game. Every night during the opening moments of a broadcast, the production crew puts up fancy graphics and stats to illustrate the ways each team is set to succeed or fail and call them the Keys to the Game. To figure out how to the…...

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The only way to describe the Colorado Avalanche as their season winds down is resilient. Facing the uphill battle of being 8 points out of the playoffs with 12 games to play, the Avs went into the Honda Center tonight to face the well-rested, league-leading Anaheim Ducks on the second night of a back-to-backthe playoff race. Despite a very slow…...

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Colorado’s desperate run towards the playoffs got a needed boost Thursday night as the Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 in Glendale, Arizona. While the teams they are currently chasing did not provide much help, the Avs stayed focused and took care of the business they could control by beating one of the NHL’s worst teams in the first game…...

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Last week during a post-practice media session, Colorado Avalanche Head Coach Patrick Roy raised many eyebrows when he was asked about the play of Tyson Barrie and responded with a speech about how the contributions of rugged defenseman Brad Stuart have played a key role in team's recent surge of success. "This is a guy that we don't talk about...

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The Colorado Avalanche made a swap of minor league prospects before today’s NHL trade deadline. The #Avs have acquired Freddie Hamilton from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Karl Stollery. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) March 2, 2015 Stollery played in seven games in two seasons for the Avalanche, but spent most of his time on the blue line in…...

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Altitude’s Kyle Keefe joined me on Tuesday’s show to discuss the Avalanche and the situation that they find themselves in. How far out are they? What do they need to do to get back in? Kyle answers all of that and much more. Here is your audio!...

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A FEW THINGS TALKED ABOUT ON MONDAY’S SHOW:  Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally sign to fight each other. How much combine did you watch over the weekend? Golovkin most dominant athlete in sports. Avalanche win – Nathan MacKinnon hat trick – Only five points out now Guest Steve Kim We build the Broncos via weaknesses Jameis Winston the bust/great/weak/strong/stupid/smart football…...

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SOME CONTENT ON TUESDAY’S SHOW  Wes Welker has no plans of retiring Kubiak/Elway on blocking Nuggets trade scenarios Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration ruling Colorado Avalanche win again. Only six points back now Play Either / Or Fun getting drunk with Charles What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done while drunk? Kevin Durant blasts media Dickie V drops an…...

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Some of things discussed on Thursdays show Do the Broncos need to address defensive tackle because Sylvester Williams is a bust? How many current Broncos players are busts? Does Peyton Manning need to take less money for the Broncos to win? Avalanche still fighting If you had to be trapped in a sitcom for one month, which one would…...

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Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy announced today that the team will be without Defenseman Erik Johnson for 3-8 weeks. Colorado acquired the blue liner via trade from the St Louis Blues in 2010. The former 1st overall pick of the 2006 NHL Draft hadn’t lived up to his high expectations but was selected to his first NHL All Star game…...

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