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In a lot of ways, Erik Johnson has been Avalanche hockey. Maddeningly inconsistent at times, tantalizingly talented, and perpetually on the verge of putting it all together and ascending to new heights but never quite actually getting there and wondering if that day will ever come. Yes, it’s easy to look at Johnson’s time as a leader and member of…...

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I’ve been blessed to have a unique look at the Colorado Avalanche the last three years. It seemed like a curse at first because I was the only media member to cover the 48-point Avalanche season from training camp through 82 regular season games. I remember those postgame locker rooms, especially in the second half of the season. This was…...

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This time of year is always defined by rampant scoreboard-watching. The Avalanche are keeping their eyes on the likes of Minnesota, Dallas, Arizona, and Chicago as their competition for the wild card spots in the postseason. Given the disappointing results of last night where Minnesota scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation to steal two points from Winnipeg,…...

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#DaterJinx be damned, there is still plenty of hope for this Colorado Avalanche hockey club. The Avs go into tonight’s game with the Vegas Golden Knights three points out of the second and final Western Conference playoff spot, currently held by the Minnesota Wild. They are also even in points with the Arizona Coyotes (57) and two points back of…...

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When you’ve lost seven games in a row, there aren’t really any positives you can take into the eighth game that don’t sound hollow or meaningful. The Avalanche went out and had the kind of first period they really needed to have. Sure, there were some mistakes but asking a team to play mistake-free is asking a team not to…...

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When Monday morning arrives, three weeks will be all that remains for NHL teams to make trades in the 2018-19 season. If a betting line existed two months ago that the Avalanche might be sellers for the deadline, it would probably have been something like +300. We’re now probably at even money, or a little more in favor, that the…...

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In this week’s edition of the BSN Avalanche Weekly Breakdown, presented by Bender’s Bar and Grill, Adrian Dater and Allie Monroy discuss the Avs upcoming road trip, Samuel Girard’s recent success, and some positive takes from Colorado’s first two games....

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It’s opening day on Thursday, so say hello to your 2018-19 Colorado Avalanche. Some of these guys will come and go as the season moves along, but for now, here’s a snapshot look at the individuals on the roster today: Sven Andrighetto # Pos Sh Ht Wt Born Birthplace 10 RW L 5′ 10″ 188 Mar 21, 1993 Zurich, CHE…...

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Well, it’s all over, but we can all agree it was a hell of a fun season for the Avs. Lots of postgame audio here, including talks with Erik Johnson and Semyon Varlamov, who wore looks of extreme frustration on their faces as they talked. Let’s get it going, with Mikko Rantanen, talking about a tough series for him and…...

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Avalanche top prospect Cale Makar will stay at U-Mass Amherst for sophomore season

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The Colorado Avalanche announced two potentially devastating injuries following Saturday's practice.

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Tyson Barrie's electric performance down the stretch has announced his arrival as the best defenseman on Colorado's roster right now.

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The Colorado Avalanche rolled through the past week, crushing some old demons, and climbing their way to the first Wild Card spot. While ‘Nate the Great’ MacKinnon continued to rack up points and garner national media attention, the Avalanche faithful feasted on the savory tears of old foes. The roller coaster ride plunges on, with a lot more highs than…...

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Erik Johnson makes surprise return to Colorado Avalanche lineup

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Avalanche getting healthier as Lindholm returns

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly, of the past week of Colorado Avalanche hockey.

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The Colorado Avalanche's season may have effectively ended Sunday afternoon depending on the severity of Erik Johnson's injury.

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