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When the Avalanche took Bowen Byram fourth overall at last month’s entry draft, it cemented Colorado’s future defense as one filled with stars. When Joe Sakic met the media shortly after, he was not shy about the organization’s intention to give Byram a long look in training camp this year. With injuries to Erik Johnson and Ian Cole, it would…...

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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! At the opening bell of free agency, the Avalanche signed forward Joonas Donskoi to a four-year, $15.6 million contract. The AAV on…...

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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 first day of Avalanche development camp is in the books and boy have things changed. First off, the Avalanche put nameplates on the back of the jerseys for the first time ever so the days of squinting at the back of player helmets and trying to decipher who everyone was are clearly over. The other noticeable difference in this…...

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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! When the Avalanche released their development camp roster yesterday, there were several things…...

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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! It’s moving day in Colorado. On the same day the Avalanche are set…

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