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The Colorado Avalanche have announced they’ve traded forward Freddie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a conditional 2016 seventh-round draft choice. The conditions on the draft choice have yet to be announced. Hamilton was acquired at the trade deadline last season from the San Jose Sharks and saw action in 17 games, registering 1 goal on 11…...

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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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The offseason is hard for fans of any sport, so it’s no surprise when people attack the preseason like predators taking down their prey. Games are analyzed, and predictions are made about what can be expected from each team in the regular season. Hockey, of course, is no different, and as we bring the 2015 preseason to a close, we…...

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With the calendar finally turning from September to October the Avalanche flew to Anaheim to embark on the final week of the 2015-2016 preseason but came up short in a 3-0 loss to the Ducks.  The Ducks dominated the game early then held on with a strong defensive effort as the punchless Avs were shutout for a third time this…...

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The Colorado Avalanche made their latest round of roster reductions today, sending seven players to their next destinations. Andrew Aggozino, Chris Bigras, Joey Hishon, Andreas Martinsen, Maxim Noreau, and Calvin Pickard were all re-assigned to San Antonio of the American Hockey League (AHL). Conner Bleackley was sent to his junior team, the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey…...

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After an exciting 5-4 overtime victory for the Avalanche in their first preseason game over the Anaheim Ducks, the offense has dried up. Tonight, the Avalanche were defeated 2-0 by the Calgary Flames, giving the Flames their second shutout of the Avs in the past week. Colorado has managed a single goal in their past three preseason contests, all losses,…...

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The Avalanche have been the most successful shootout team in the NHL since its inception. Will they be equally dangerous in the 3-on-3 overtime? Austin: The Avalanche are 63-35 since the NHL adopted the shootout, so they are going to have to be lights out in 3-on-3 hockey if they want to match that 64% all-time win…...

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The Colorado Avalanche finished up their home slate of preseason games as the Los Angeles Kings came calling to the Pepsi Center Sunday night and walked out with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Avalanche. A game mostly dominated throughout by the Kings, the Avalanche would have been happy to steal the point had this been the regular season…...

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During his first two seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, Patrick Roy has grown fond of several hard-nosed hockey players who have utilized workmanlike hockey to earn NHL roster spots. They are the type of guys that were the backbone of the NHL in years past. Players with grit. Players who pay the price. Players who lack the high end…...

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The thin air in the Mile High city is making writers forget how to do their job correctly. Or it’s that we are too high up and sports scribes can’t get a good gauge on what’s going on in the sports world in Denver. Either way, the lazy, half-baked hatchet jobs being done on your Denver sports teams become…...

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Following the excitement of the return of hockey to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night, tonight’s contest between the visiting Calgary Flames and host Colorado Avalanche had the typical feel of a preseason game. Very slow, very few legitimate scoring chances, and a casual intensity was the name of the game as the Flames came into Denver and walked…...

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There is reason to celebrate hockey in Denver, because the Colorado Avalanche are embarking on their 20th season since relocating to the Mile High City. Oh how time flies. As part of the pomp and circumstance, fans currently have the opportunity to vote on the top-20 Colorado Avalanche players of the past 20 years. With multiple Hall of Famers, a…...

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The NHL announced that some preseason games would finish with a 3-on-3 overtime to acclimate players and coaches to the new overtime format. This was one of those games, and coincidentally, regulation finished with the score at 4-4. If this overtime period is any indication, the new OT format will be dazzling for fans and dangerous for heart rates. Highlights:…...

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The Colorado Avalanche have reportedly signed star defenseman Erik Johnson to a contract extension of $42 million over 7 years, giving him an Annual Average Value of $6M. The contract makes Johnson tied for the 11th highest-paid defenseman in the NHL. Johnson was Colorado’s top defenseman last season and was on his way to a potential career-high season when…...

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The Colorado Avalanche held their first morning skate today in preparation for their pre-season opener versus the Anaheim Ducks tonight at the Pepsi Center. The session was filled with a mixture of veterans and youngsters and the team focused on a handful of areas that were weaknesses last season. The longest focus was on special teams work, where Tyson…...

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The Colorado Avalanche made the first of many cuts this afternoon as they released 20 players from their main roster today. None of the cuts come as a surprise and more will come this weekend as the Avs’ minor league affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, sets to open their own training camp. The cuts, sorted by where the players…...

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Pictures from the event [slideshow_deploy id=’22209′] Interview with Joe Sakic Interview with Kris Draper Interview with Gabriel Landeskog...

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This morning’s press conference featured a quick history of hockey in Colorado, paying homage to the original Colorado Rockies franchise and of course to the storied Avalanche-Red Wings rivalry.  As the Avalanche celebrate their 20th Anniversary season they continue to pay homage the history of hockey in Colorado with a new third jersey that emulates the original Rockies franchise and…...

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The Avalanche took to the ice today for their annual Burgundy and White game at Magness Arena at the University of Denver.  44 Avalanche players took the ice for the friendly exhibition, and team white walked away with a 3-1 victory on the backs of goals from Alex Tanguay, rookie Mikko Rantanen and PTO Jack Skille.  Joey Hishon scored…...

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