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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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We sat down with Colorado Avalanche 2015 first round draft pick Mikko Rantanen to talk about his time with the Avalanche, his expectations for this season, and his transition to North American hockey. Listen up to find out why Patrick Roy sent him down to play with the Rampage, why he and Ben Street have found early success together, and…...

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In an unsurprising move, the Colorado Avalanche announced today that rookie Mikko Rantanen has been sent down the Avs’ AHL affiliate San Antonio Rampage. In his place, Dennis Everberg has been recalled. Rantanen was selected 10th overall in this past summer’s NHL entry draft. It was expected that he would start the season in the AHL. However, on…...

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As the World Cup schedules, groups and various management teams were recently announced, it’s time to take our first look at which players from the Avalanche could possibly represent their countries during next summer’s event. Team Canada Locks: None Bubble: Matt Duchene, F Duchene loves representing Team Canada and never turns down an opportunity to put the maple leaf…...

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The San Antonio Rampage opening night roster is starting to take shape as depth signings continue to trickle in. While some players are fully expected to start the season in Texas, there are more than a few who will be battling for a spot with the Avalanche on opening night. This week begins a series of articles looking at…...

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After a strong showing at prospect development camp last week, 18-year old Mikko Rantanen didn’t have to wait long to get a contract with the Colorado Avalanche. In a press release today, the team announced they have signed their 10th-overall selection to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Finnish forward previously had been playing in Finland, where he tallied 9…...

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As the dust kicked up during the NHL draft and free agency settles, the view of the future of the Colorado Avalanche comes into clearer focus. Avalanche general manager, Joe Sakic, had a lot on his plate entering this summer. He just watched his hockey club regress from a captivating season which saw them surge to the top of the Central…...

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After a long weekend which featured three trades and seven selections in the NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche can close the book on draft season and prepare for the start of Free Agency next Wednesday, July 1st. Before launching into our Free Agency coverage this Monday, it’s time to take stock of the Avalanche’s draft activity. In the weeks leading up…...

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With the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche have selected Mikko Rantanen, of the Finnish Liiga’s TPS hockey club. Rantanen is the top rated European skater by Central Scouting, and put up 9 goals and 28 points in 56 games with TPS in his 18-year old season in the top Finnish league last year. Rantanen has also…...

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Get to Know Mikko Rantanen Date of Birth: October 29th, 1996 (18) Place of Birth: Nousiainen, Finland Ht: 6’4” Wt: 209 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Right Wing/Center Team: TPS Turku Mikko Rantanen is a large playmaking winger from Nousiainen, Finland, who finished the season as Central Scouting Services top ranked European skater. Rantanen is the consensus top European player…...

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Today the BSN Avalanche staff unveils the First Round Mock Draft we’ve been hard at work on in recent days. Each of the 6 writers was randomly assigned 4 teams, with one of their teams picking twice in the first round, and given several days to familiarize themselves with their assigned teams prospect pools. What follows is the result…...

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