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As we worked our way through Colorado’s two Stanley Cup runs during the ongoing DNVRWatches series, there was something that kept nagging at me as we watched two very different Avalanche teams win the Stanley Cup. The stars are always obvious but you can’t win championships without role players, the glue guys who really bring a roster together and make…...

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Funny what a couple of years can do in the NHL. It wasn’t that long ago that Joe Sakic was in the shadow of the impetuous attitude of Patrick Roy, his former teammate back during their glory-filled playing day. Their management structure didn’t last long and yielded almost disastrous results. Their parting of ways left their pet project, the Colorado…...

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Sports justice is one of those things that sometimes you have to wait years for. As a Kansas basketball fan, nothing was more cathartic than watching the Jayhawks blow out their former head coach who had stabbed them in the back and left them in the lurch after the 2003 season. It was perfect sports karma but we had to…...

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“Next man up.” One of the most reliable axioms across all sports is the idea that when injuries strike, whoever steps in as the replacement has to keep the ball rolling. Life is hard and there’s no time to feel sorry for yourself in pro sports when there’s always a tomorrow to be worried about. When Philipp Grubauer went down…...

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You know sometimes you go into matchmaking with a group of friends and you get into a game where the opposing team is a bunch of randos who have never played together before? That was kind of the video game equivalent of the Avalanche annihilating Vegas today. The 6-1 Avalanche win comes on Nevada Day, a holiday nobody outside of…...

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Last season Matt Calvert was obtained in the 2017-2018 off season as an unrestricted free agent. He previously played with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Calvert is a 3rd-4th line player that plays with a lot of heart and soul. Calvert saw an impact on the defensive side of the puck and often played on the Avalanche penalty kill. His injury…...

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The all-time record for home teams in a Game 7 of a Stanley Cup playoff series: 103-73. The San Jose Sharks’ all-time record in Game 7s: 7-4. The all-time record for the Avalanche in Game 7s as a team: 4-6. Those are all daunting numbers for Avs fans to see as another seventh game looms tonight…...

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“Convince your enemy that he will gain very little by attacking you; this will diminish his enthusiasm.” – Sun Tzu There was still plenty of time left for a comeback, and if these playoffs have taught us anything, it is: don’t throw the confetti until that final tick is off the clock. The shot was fired, and Avalanche players prepared in…...

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