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NCAA Hockey began in earnest this week, and all but one Avs prospect have jumped into their seasons now. With the Colorado Eagles having played just a single game this week the prospect of the week turns towards the high end of the Avs junior players. Prospect of the Week: Bowen Byram – D (Vancouver Giants) round 1, pick 4,…...

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This week’s Prospect Portfolio is led by Bowen Byram returning to his junior team and fitting in like he never left. The Avs now also have all of their unsigned goalie prospects in action and continue to see high end scoring numbers from their Canadian junior prospects. KHL: Nikolai Kovalenko – RW (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl) round 6, pick 171, 2018 Games…...

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It was only a mild surprise when the Avalanche sent Bowen Byram back to the WHL for the season. After drafting him fourth overall, general manager Joe Sakic said Byram would get every opportunity to stick. That Byram played in two of three games in Irvine in the Anaheim Rookie Faceoff and then four of Colorado’s first five preseason games…...

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A young Avalanche roster went into Las Vegas and put the clamps on the Golden Knights, holding them to very little offense and coming out with a 4-1 victory. The Avs ground the Knights into submission and gave them very little room to do anything. How did each player perform? Let’s find out… Matt Calvert – A: One of the few…...

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On most days, Avs head coach Jared Bednar is very calm, and at least to the public, won’t praise a player too much. On Sunday night, Bednar didn’t hold back. Shane Bowers has made quite the impression on him. “I thought he was excellent both nights. Excellent.” And that was just the beginning. “Bigger, stronger, faster than he was last…...

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Getting traded is a weird experience. Players always describe it as a whirlwind, one that includes upheaval of your daily life and where you call home. For Calle Rosen, the shock came in the middle of the night, a three AM phone call that woke him from slumber and kept him awake the rest of the night. Colorado? The Avalanche?…...

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When Bowen Byram made his unofficial Avalanche debut in the first game of the Anaheim Rookie Faceoff, it all seemed so easy for him. He registered two assists and generally dominated most of his shifts in a breezy 5-2 win over Vegas. Everyone more or less had the same thoughts following that performance – that sure looked easy. Things got…...

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The second day of Avalanche training camp saw some players really begin to separate themselves in the battle for opening night third pairing. With Ian Cole still expected out until December and the expected top four to be some combination of Cale Makar, Sam Girard, Erik Johnson and Nikita Zadorov, there could be up to four jobs in play…...

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It was an early morning at the rink today as the Avalanche kicked off their training camp with an invigorating 30 minutes of goaltender drills. The large crowd on hand was treated to extremely technical work with goalies Philipp Grubauer and Hunter Miska before any other skaters took the ice. Once the sessions were actually off and running, however, the…...

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IRVINE, Calif. — Every prospect has to take certain steps before breaking into the NHL and making it to the big time. For most, it’s a systematic process that takes years of development and honing of their skills to carve out a specific niche in the world’s most talented league. Even wunderkind and new media darling Cale Makar spent…...

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The Avalanche defeated the Golden Knights 5 to 2 off the back of an electric first line of Martin Kaut, Shane Bowers, and Nick Henry. https://youtu.be/e5NWqacm-QU...

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Conor Timmins hasn’t played in a competitive hockey game since May 11, 2018. That night was Game 5 of the OHL Finals and as a member of the Soo Greyhound, the defenseman got rocked just inside the blueline by Riley Stillman. Timmins ultimately returned to the game, raising questions about coach Drew Bannister and his staff’s handling of the…...

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Back on the ice today, the Avalanche had their only day of rookie camp before heading to California tomorrow to participate in this year’s Rookie Showcase in Anaheim. That means we have a slew of audio to bring you, beginning with Conor Timmins talking about his road back. CONOR TIMMINS SHANE BOWERS BOWEN BYRAM MARTIN KAUT TRENT MINER NICK HENRY...

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The Avalanche entered the summer with a large number of unsigned young players who they were going to have to find a way to sign while still navigating the free-agent field. After signing Vlad Kamenev yesterday, Colorado was down to two unsigned RFAs and decided to get a headstart on next season. That headstart comes in the form of a…...

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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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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! VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Sometimes you just let the universe do its thing.…...

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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! The Colorado Avalanche selected left-handed defenseman Bowen Byram with the fourth overall pick…

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