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WINDSOR, CO. – When the Texas-born, Calgary-raised Logan O’Connor signed an entry-level contract with the Colorado Avalanche in 2018, few knew at the time bypassing his senior season at the University of Denver would result in playing with the city’s big club by the end of the year. While it was only a five-game spell in the NHL, O’Connor went…...

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Erik Johnson – B- I actually felt like EJ was one of the better Avs tonight. I liked his defense and I saw him at least trying to press some offense when he saw opportunities. His best rush of the night ended in him being tripped and it not being called. That feels like a decent snapshot of the night.…...

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DALLAS – A crash was always coming. But after a 7-0-1 start, the Avalanche will wake up on November 6 and find themselves at 8-5-2 following their fifth straight loss, a 4-1 decision at the Dallas Stars. “A stretch like this sucks either way,” Erik Johnson said. “I don’t care what our record was to start the year. It’s no…...

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Hello new friend. My name is Drew and I am, as of about two weeks ago, a hockey fan now. Some of you have probably been following along on Twitter or listened to this episode of the DNVR Avalanche Podcast, but for those who haven’t, I cover the Colorado Rockies baseball team here and our nation’s past time will…...

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Erik Johnson – C I thought EJ was moving a lot better tonight, especially in the offensive zone. Nothing really came of it but it was nice to see. He did take a penalty in the second period after some nice stick handling work but I’m not sure if it was EJ who tripped the guy or the ref. Cale…...

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We can officially call this a slump.

One night after head coach Jared Bednar ripped into his team publicly, the Colorado Avalanche came out with a whimper, giving up 17 shots in the first period alone and left the period down by two on their way to a 3-0 shutout loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

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“If we want to win games, we’ve got to start strong. Right now we’re not doing that.” That was the first thing Cale Makar said to me following Colorado’s 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars. It wasn’t that the Avs didn’t show up this time, like in their other two regulation losses against Anaheim and St. Louis where they never…...

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When you only play half the game, it's hard to come out on top. That was the message from coach Jared Bednar after the Avs lost their fourth out of the last five, falling to the Dallas Stars by a score of 2-1.

How did each player perform? Let's find out...

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Vladislav Kamenev waited patiently. The 23-year-old Russian has consistently been one of the first guys on the ice before practice, and always one of the last off. Whether it’s working with Shawn Allard on little things to improve his game, or helping Jussi Parkkila with his goalie drills, he’s done everything and more to be prepared for when the Avs…...

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There are a few games every year where you just give away the game. In their 12th game of the season, the Avs finally had one of those nights. They pulled a point but in the locker room after their 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers, it was the one that got away they couldn’t stop thinking about. “Yeah,…...

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Erik Johnson – C+ EJ is becoming a difficult guy to grade, but you almost have to accept that there isn’t going to be a ton of offense from him at this point in his career. At one point in the second period, the puck got to EJ in the offensive zone after a good bit of possession, and it…...

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Nick Henry

As winter weather arrives in Colorado Avalanche prospects continue to progress in their development. Some are already seeing large gains while others struggle to find their feet in new environments. The next few months are key periods of growth as they look to find consistency. Prospect of the Week: Nick Henry – RW (Colorado Eagles) round 4, pick 94, 2017…...

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An 82-game regular season is never easy to navigate. A week after Mikko Rantanen pretzel’d himself into a lower-body injury that appears to be trending more towards short-term, the Avalanche rocked the hockey world this morning when they announced Gabe Landeskog was going to be out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. The Avs last played on Saturday night and…...

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In a game eerily reminiscent of one last March, the San Jose Barracuda came into the Budweiser Events Center the night after a loss to emerge victorious in a lopsided affair to snap a Colorado Eagles’ winning streak. Last season, it was an embarrassing 9-0 loss at the hands of the Sharks’ top affiliate that erased nine consecutive wins; on…...

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Erik Johnson – D Sometimes guys have tough nights in the box score when they really didn’t do a lot to earn it. This is best represented by plus/minus and the way people try to use it to interpret how good or bad a player was during that game. Tonight, Johnson earned the negative two by playing key roles in…...

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When Lazlo Holmes went showed up and said “Let’s do that hockey”, one team in the Pepsi Center actually seemed to listen to him. And it wasn’t the Colorado Avalanche. Following a 6-1 destruction of the Vegas Golden Knights, the Avs returned home to the Pepsi Center for their first home game in two weeks and got beat up in…...

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Erik Johnson – A A quiet, strong game from the Avs leader on the blueline. He led the Avs in ice time, but because the game was so out of hand, the Avs were able to limit his ice to under 22 minutes, which is huge with another game tomorrow night. Cale Makar – A The Avs wanted Makar to…...

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You know sometimes you go into matchmaking with a group of friends and you get into a game where the opposing team is a bunch of randos who have never played together before? That was kind of the video game equivalent of the Avalanche annihilating Vegas today. The 6-1 Avalanche win comes on Nevada Day, a holiday nobody outside of…...

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