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Everything about Brandon Saigeon’s time in the Avalanche organization has been peculiar. Even the drafting of Saigeon was outside of Colorado’s usual bag of tricks. They haven’t been shy about drafting older players (eight, including Saigeon, in the last five years) but Saigeon was the only one who was in his second time through and in the CHL. Because…...

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The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed forward J.T. Compher to a four-year deal. The contract is for $14 million total, bringing the AAV to $3.5 million. It is the second four-year deal handed out by Joe Sakic this summer (Joonas Donskoi the other). Compher, 24, appeared in 66 games last season with the Avalanche, scoring 32 points (16g, 16a). Compher did…...

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The RFA signings continue coming for the Avalanche as Andre Burakovsky has accepted his qualifying offer and signed a one-year deal worth $3.25 million. It’s a hefty price tag given he’s coming off back to back 25-point seasons but Colorado knew what it was getting into when they traded two draft choices for him just days after the Washington Capitals…...

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It’s hard to build a Stanley Cup contender. It might be even harder to build a 48-point team. In the summer of 2016, with a front office later revealed to be in turmoil, that’s just what Joe Sakic & Co. managed to do. It’s odd looking back on it because at the time Colorado’s approach to free agency and…...

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I was browsing the internet the other day when I stumbled across a picture from the set of the third installment of the Bill & Ted movie franchise. Seeing them walk away from their time-traveling phone booth had me waxing nostalgic about when I moved back to Colorado in 2009 and was watching the first two movies a lot.…...

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It’s been a wild four years in Colorado Avalanche history. From the final year of the Patrick Roy era to another unknown in Jared Bednar, who coached the Avalanche to a 60-loss season in his first season as coach, you couldn’t have asked for two more different personalities. The last two years, however, the Avalanche finally seemed to latch…...

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Ryan Graves has re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche  for one year at $735,000. It’s a two-way contract that will pay him $350,000 if he’s in the AHL, making him one of the highest paid players in that league. The deal avoided salary arbitration, which Graves had filed for last week. Graves, 24, appeared in 26 games this season with the…...

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With the bulk of their external additions completed, the Avalanche looked inward and signed one of their own on Friday afternoon with Nikita Zadorov being re-signed for one year. The deal is worth $3.2 million. Zadorov, 24, appeared in 70 games for the Avalanche last season. He scored 14 points (7g, 7a) in what was another wildly inconsistent season…...

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Editor’s Note: Above is an audio story, designed to give BSN Denver subscribers the option to listen to this story if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! Well, that was definitely something. When Joe Sakic held his postseason press conference…...

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Editor’s Note: Above is an audio story, designed to give BSN Denver subscribers the option to listen to this story if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! What should have been a franchise-changing draft class in 2009 for the Colorado…...

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This is an audio story, meaning that BSN Denver subscribers can listen to it if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! Following the signing of Joonas Donskoi earlier in the day, the Avalanche added two more players to their roster with the signing…...

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This is an audio story, meaning that BSN Denver subscribers can listen to it if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! Joe Sakic is at it again. For the seventh time in his time as general manager and third in…...

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The Colorado Avalanche selected right-handed defenseman Drew Helleson with the 47th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Helleson, 18, played the last two seasons with the United States Development Program. He is committed to Boston College this fall, where he will play with

The Colorado Avalanche selected center Alex Newhook with the 16th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Newhook, 18, played the last two seasons with the BCHL’s Victoria Grizzlies. He won league MVP this year. Newhook is committed to Boston College, where he will enroll this fall.

This hypothetical is sounding more like a reality every minute with rumors flying regarding his destination. Tyson Barrie is coming off his best National Hockey League season in which he notched 14 goals and 45 assists, combining for a career-high 59 points. He was the seventh-highest point-producing defenseman in the league, he set the franchise record for most all-time goals…...

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Let’s begin here with some honest truth: Tyson Jost did this to himself. Coming off a frustrating rookie season that began with injuries and finished with more questions raised than answered, Jost had an opportunity this past year to quiet the critics and solidify himself as a top-six forward for the Avalanche. That didn’t happen as he more or less…...

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