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The Colorado Avalanche revealed flashes of brilliance but disappointing results in the past week. Like Thanksgiving leftovers, it's been a mixed bag.

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Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, where the Colorado Avalanche earned a week with a lot to be thankful about. THE GOOD STUFF – with lots of pie! 1. The Colorado Avalanche just plowed through a 3-1 stretch this past week, winning two of three games on the road, and moving to…...

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The Colorado Avalanche exhibited growing pains the past week as they displayed glimpses of Good, Bad, and Ugly in their home series.

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Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen scored his first NHL goal Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets to spark a moribund Avalanche offense.

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This week's edition of the Good, Bad, and Ugly hones in on the Colorado Avalanche's recently-completed eastern road trip and what to look for this weekend as the team returns to action on home ice.

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The 2016 Top 25 Avalanche Under 25 takes a look at #4, first-round selection Mikko Rantanen. Rantanen is the Colorado Avalanche's top pick from 2015 and could be an impactful rookie for the team this coming season.

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The Colorado Avalanche released the full Rookie Camp and Showcase dates and times today. We look at the roster and find some interesting nuggets among the group.

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The Colorado Avalanche provided a roller coaster ride this past season chock full of highs and lows, as outlined in the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. THE GOOD 1. The Colorado Avalanche battled their way to remain relevant in post-season discussions until the last two games of the season. They also finished ninth in the conference, their second highest…...

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Will the Colorado Avalanche be able to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of last week’s two disheartening losses and become something better, stronger, faster?

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Saturday morning the Colorado Avalanche announced via twitter that they had recalled Mikko Rantanen from the San Antonio Rampage: UPDATE: Mikko Rantanen has been recalled from @sarampage. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) March 19, 2016 The Avalanche selected Rantanen 10th overall at last year’s NHL Entry Draft.  The Finnish power forward made the Avalanche’s opening night roster, but was quickly…...

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Throughout Wednesday the eight teams participating in the return of the World Cup of Hockey in 2016 each announced preliminary rosters of 16 players. Semyon Varlamov (RUS) and Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog (SWE) will return to their respective national teams after recently representing their countries at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The Avalanche will also have players represented on the…...

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Should the Avalanche wait until next year to call up Mikko Rantanen?

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This week's Good, Bad and Ugly features the Colorado Avalanche's rise in the standings, Semyon Varlamov as the NHL Star of the Week, short handed goals, Gabriel Landeskog's leadership, and Thoughts to Ponder.

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The week was a bit of sunshine and a bit of rain as the Rampage split the week's games with two wins and two losses. Major roster moves and injuries don't bode well for the boys in the coming week.

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Things have gone from bad to worse for the San Antonio Rampage. The team must start pulling out wins if it wants to see post-season action.

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An 8-game losing streak at home and only three wins in the last 11 games is putting the Rampage post-season in jeopardy.

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Rampage Rewind: Week 9—Dec. 4 – Dec. 10, 2015 San Antonio had suffered its worst week of the season with a four-game losing streak that has dropped the team’s win percentage to a disappointing .583, well behind the division-leading Ontario Reign at .737. The Week in Review Games Both games against the Rockford IceHogs were slaughters with Rockford dominating in…...

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Rampage Rewind: Week 8—Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2015 After a rough stint of heartbreaking losses during a game-heavy week, the Rampage took advantage of the slower pace this week and strung together back-to-back road wins to gain some ground on the Pacific Division leaders. The Week in Review Games The Rampage kicked off the weekend with a statement win against the Chicago…...

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Follow me on Twitter if you’re interested in Avalanche-related musings and Matt Duchene advocacy. Note: Both the structure and content of this article were directly inspired by the work of Josh Weissbock and Money Puck, who were in turn aided by contributors such as Rhys Jessop and Garret Hohl. Much thanks to them for graciously allowing me to make use…...

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Week 3 – Oct. 23-29, 2015 The San Antonio Rampage are spending Halloween weekend in California, facing off against the Pacific Division leaders in the Ontario Reign. If the Rampage can add to the team’s current 3-game win streak, it can pull ahead of Ontario in the standings, taking over that number one position. The Week in Review Games…...

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