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The Colorado Avalanche headed west to take on the Vegas Golden Knights in an afternoon tilt on “Nevada Day”. The Golden Knights did all the celebrating in a 7-0 blowout. How did each of the players score? Let’s find out… Sven Andrighetto (D) – Andrighetto didn’t have a terrible game and his involvement in another controversial offside call was a source…...

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LAS VEGAS – There’s something unique about the silence of a locker room of players who are just minutes removed from getting embarrassed 7-0. It’s not the peaceful silence of the winter’s first snowstorm or the hopeful silence of a star-gazing dreamer pondering their future. It’s more of an angry silence, occasionally penetrated by sounds of velcro being ripped off…...

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Coming off a hard-fought victory at home, the Colorado Avalanche enjoyed a more laid back practice than normal as only two-thirds of the roster participated in today’s session. With another practice tomorrow before the team leaves for Las Vegas for Friday afternoon’s showdown with the Golden Knights, the Avs took it easy today with light on-ice work. For Colorado’s top…...

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Following three straight losses, the Colorado Avalanche were facing one of those games early in the season that helps develop a team’s identity. Last year’s squad approached losing streaks with complacency, allowing three-game skids to turn into five-plus game slides. Determined not to do that, the Avalanche came into tonight’s contest against the visiting Dallas Stars and spit some fire…...

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Arms outstretched while giving the home crowd bad news, you could forgive NHL referee Graham Skiliter if those arms were looking for a hug after a controversy-marred night at the Pepsi Center. In that moment, Skiliter was informing the announced crowd of 13,890 the Colorado Avalanche had not tied the game as the play in question was offsides. That call, which comes…...

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The Colorado Avalanche returned home from their two-game road trip and had a short practice Wednesday morning as they prepare to take on the St. Louis Blues in their third home game of the season tomorrow night. One of the notable changes to the lineup was Sven Andrighetto had been replaced by Tyson Jost on the team’s theoretical top line…...

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The Colorado Avalanche failed to continue their winning ways as they slogged through a sloppy performance in Dallas in a 3-1 loss to the Stars. How did each player grade out? Let’s take a look… Sven Andrighetto (B-) – Andrighetto followed up his two-assist performance last night with a quiet game tonight. Didn’t get beat up at even strength and was…...

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HIGHLIGHTS GAME RUNDOWN After winning three consecutive games, something they failed to do all of the 2016-17 season, the Colorado Avalanche finally ran into a roadblock on their path to redemption as they fell on the road to the Dallas Stars, 3-1. Dallas controlled the pace of play throughout the first two periods while building a 2-0 lead before eventually…...

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When you’re a face of a franchise coming off its most embarrassing season in recent memory and the captain of a fractured locker room, there isn’t anywhere to hide and nobody to step in front of the blame train constantly bearing down on you. For Gabriel Landeskog, this season’s hot start has been a refreshing change of pace. In a…...

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It was hard to believe Nail Yakupov had just come off the ice after being named the first star of the game following his two-point performance drove the Colorado Avalanche to a 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in their home opener. Before speaking, he took a long swig from the protein concoction the training staff provides all players after…...

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The Colorado Avalanche will have a new AHL affiliate starting in 2018, the team announced Tuesday. After months of speculation, the Colorado Eagles made the formal announcement they will be moving from the ECHL – where they are coming off a Kelly Cup Championship – to become the Avalanche’s primary minor league affiliate in the American Hockey League. “The Eagles…...

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The NHL regular season kicked off last night but the majority of the league gets going tonight, including the Colorado Avalanche opening on the road at the New York Rangers. The Avalanche are looking to rebound off a 48-point season that saw the team suffer a mind-boggling 60 losses last year. The page can’t turn fast enough for the organization…...

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In the 5-1 destruction of the Minnesota Wild tonight, the Colorado Avalanche were battling not just the invaders from the north but also themselves as the fight to make the opening night roster intensifies entering the final week of the preseason. One of the most tightly contested battles is on the blue line where youngster Chris Bigras is attempting to…...

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Going from the ride of a lifetime to the Stanley Cup Finals with the NHL’s darling of the postseason in the Nashville Predators, to traded to a Colorado Avalanche team coming off an embarrassing 48-point season, in just a matter of three weeks, was a shock to the nervous system of forward Colin Wilson. But once his final destination was…...

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Sitting next to countryman Semyon Varlamov, joking and laughing in their Russian tongue, newcomer Nail Yakupov doesn’t look like a man on his third team in three years and on what might be the last gasp of his NHL career. The playful demeanor from the Colorado Avalanche forward has eroded the trademark stoicism of his netminder teammate and brought some…...

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The Colorado Avalanche released its training camp roster Thursday, as the players met with the media for the first time in the 2017-18 season. As seen below, the roster includes center Matt Duchene, who was expected to be traded over the summer but still remains with the team. Duchene chose not to answer questions from the media and instead issued…...

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After announcing Milan Hejduk’s #23 jersey will be raised to the rafters this upcoming season, Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic talked with the media about the upcoming season, Matt Duchene, and Nikita Zadorov. https://youtu.be/US5uYvs1Gsw...

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The Colorado Avalanche spiced up the first day of free agency by acquiring forward Colin Wilson from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round pick. Wilson, 27, scored 35 points (12 g, 23 a) in 70 games for the Preds last season. While he has not lived up to his draft pedigree (7th overall in 2008), Wilson should…...

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The Colorado Avalanche were a nightmare last season. Filled with aging veterans slogging their way around the ice, the NHL club managed to string together both the league’s most impotent offense and generous defense. The playstyle was slow, methodical, and flat out boring. Most games were a test of sanity of the observer who could have spent their time doing…...

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With the lights dimmed and the stage torn down on the floor of the United Center, the scene of destruction betrays what was a weekend of building for the NHL’s 31 teams. The Colorado Avalanche, in particular, had an interesting weekend as they were at the center of the “will they, won’t they”break up in their relationship with star forward…...

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