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The Colorado Avalanche host the Minnesota Wild on Milan Hejduk jersey retirement night

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Avalanche player grades from win over Columbus

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Mark Barberio was just plain bad for a while, and the scorn from fans on social media was downright mean. The Colorado Avalanche defenseman knows he was bad for a while, but after a forced night off as a healthy scratch recently, the veteran has played like he never wants to be up in the press box again, where the…...

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I usually don’t like to write rip-job columns about goaltenders. To me, it’s the hardest position to play in all of sports and there are so many variables as to why goals are scored in hockey. So, while I’m not here to take a bunch of cheap shots on Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier, I am going to state this: It’s…...

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A brief morning skate notebook here, as the Avs host the Dallas Stars for the third time this season, tonight at 6 p.m. Jonathan Bernier will get the start in goal. Bernie has played well of late, so this isn’t a surprise. I do think this will be a very tough game though. Dallas has lost twice in Denver already…...

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While Semyon Varlamov is feeling better from what seems to have been a bad case of cold/flu, he’s going to be held out another game. That means Jonathan Bernier (2-0-1 in this last three starts) will get the net again tonight against the Calgary Flames (8 p.m. start). Here are the lines  and D pairs: Landeskog-MacKinnon-Rantanen Wilson-Kerfoot-Compher Nieto-Soderberg-Comeau Andrighetto-Toninato-Yakupov DEFENSE…...

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(BSN Denver’s Jesse Montano obtained quotes and other material for the following story from the game in Sweden) STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The opportunity was there for the Colorado Avalanche’s best players to prove this was their team now, that the trade of Matt Duchene was the best thing for them as a team. The opportunity was right there against Duchene’s…...

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A quick notebook here, a day after the Avalanche’s Velvet Elvis-level ugly performance in Las Vegas. First off, Alexander Kerfoot is OK after a high hit taken from Vegas’s Brayden McNabb. He’ll be in the lineup against Chicago tonight at the Pepsi Center (7 p.m.). Gabriel Bourque, however, will not play because of injury. With the Avs only having 12…...

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I’ve always cast a hairy eyeball on forwards changing positions. If one spent most of one’s hockey-playing life at one position, chances are that’s where one will best thrive now and in the future. The fact that Colorado Avalanche forward Alexander Kerfoot has been moved from left wing to center might make you suspect I’m not high on this move,…...

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The Colorado Avalanche launched into the new season with all the energy of a wild roller coaster, full of chills, thrills, combined with moments of sheer panic offset by sheer joy. In a word, the first week of Avalanche hockey has been – fun. It’s been awhile since Avalanche fans got to watch fun hockey, but it looks promising. Of…...

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NEWARK, N.J. – It’s such a simple concept; when a puck comes on your stick and you’re a man short as a team, get it out of your zone. Whack it, hack it, slap it, thwap it – do whatever it damn well takes to get it out of your zone. So why, after two games, do members of the…...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Message, received. Nikita Zadorov did not say that in so many words, but the language his 6-foot-6 body gave off Friday afternoon at his stall in the Colorado Avalanche’s practice locker room said it for him. Chastened, humbled, maybe even a bit annoyed and embarrassed, Zadorov talked of being a healthy scratch for the team’s season opener…...

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Three NHL players were placed on waivers Friday morning. Duncan Siemens was one of the three. While it does not necessarily mean the end of his fraught career with the Avalanche organization, it is another obvious setback for a player who went 11th overall in the 2011 NHL draft. Unless he is claimed by another team within a 24-hour period…...

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Like a lot of Colorado Avalanche players’ offensive numbers did in 2016-17, Carl Soderberg’s took something of a, well, a dip. Soderberg had 51 points the season before, a strong start in the first of a five-year free-agent contract with the club. The follow-up year? Fourteen points. Six goals, eight assists, in 80 games. A drastic dropoff for a guy…...

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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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I promise I’ll dress a little better for these things from now on. But yes, that is a Winter Classic Philadelphia T-shirt I have on. This week’s Avalanche Minute has me summing up the Avs’ moves on free-agency and giving my opinion. By the way, happy birthday to Joe Sakic. He’s 48 now. https://youtu.be/ehVyQNhux-I...

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Jonathan Bernier, a one-time No. 1 goaltender with the Toronto Maple Leafs who had a strong season with the Anaheim Ducks in a backup role in 2016-17, will sign a new free-agent contract with the Colorado Avalanche Saturday, NHL sources tell BSNDenver. Terms of the contract are not yet available. Bernier, 28, had a cap hit of $4.2 million with…...

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