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Sven Andrighetto (A) – He was really fun to watch. Then he scored a goal and it was a nice reminder of just exactly what he is capable of when he’s feeling it. Always happy for a guy struggling through the season when he has a good night. Tyson Barrie (C+) – The shot attempts weren’t great but not many actually…...

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Losing sucks. When you lose eight games in a row, you know what’s coming. You know guys like me are going to ask questions you don’t want to answer and talk about topics you don’t want to touch on. So it came as no surprise when Nathan MacKinnon heard the question about recent struggles and his eyes went from focused…...

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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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ARLINGTON, Va. – Hello from the Old Dominion (that’s the official nickname of Virginia), where the Avs had a practice today. I’ve got four pieces of uncut audio for your listening pleasure. I would say the Avs had an upbeat practice here. No, there aren’t tons of laughs and jokes around the team right now, but I think the attitude was…...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Well, they got a point. But they also lost a key point. Let’s do the individual grades from another Avs OT loss, this time to the Washington Capitals. Mikko Rantanen (B) – He scored a nice goal that cut Washington’s lead to 3-2, and I thought he had the game won in OT, when he fired a rocket…...

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Allie Monroy and Jesse Montano discuss the Colorado Avalanche recent slump, the 2019 All-Star game and more!...

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MONTREAL – If there is one city in the NHL where the glare of the media is still white hot, especially when anything controversial happens, it’s Montreal. Absolutely nothing goes unnoticed here when it comes to the NHL, even if it happened way across the vast Canadian landscape, as Nathan MacKinnon’s outburst toward his coach was on the bench the…...

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We all saw what looked like a moment of confrontation Wednesday night, between Nathan  MacKinnon and Jared Bednar, on the Avalanche bench with about eight seconds left in a 5-3 loss to the Calgary Flames. Sportsnet hockey analyst Kelly Hrudey said he thought MacKinnon said “just do your job” to his coach. MacKinnon slammed his water bottle against the bench,…...

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Well, we finally have a victory to write about. The Avalanche dominated the New York Rangers from start to finish Friday night, breaking a six-game winless streak. Let’s grades the players individually: Gabe Landeskog (A) – Jared Bednar moved him back on to the Three-Headed Monster line, and it was just like riding a bike for the terrific trio. Landeskog…...

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Nathan MacKinnon talks about his past and upcoming All-Star Game experiences.

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SUNRISE, Fla. – At first, it almost seemed as if the Beatles had broken up. Mikko, MacK and Landy – the Three-Headed Monster – were split up (Ringo still hasn’t joined the band). I thought, at first, that it was a silly move of desperation when Jared Bednar did it. Why break up the biggest-scoring line in hockey, in a…...

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The Colorado Avalanche aren't sure who they are and that lack of comfort in their own skin cost them on Saturday night against the Calgary Flames.

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Honestly, this summer seems like it’s been 98 months long. Summer has always been bittersweet for me; you’re happy to have some time away from a hockey rink, happy to sleep in a little bit later, happy to take a trip of leisure or two (just got back from New England yesterday from a 5-day mini getaway, which included a…...

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Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche walked out of NHL Awards night with zero hardware.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly breaks down the Colorado Avalanche end of season progress.

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The Colorado Avalanche fought the good fight against the President’s Trophy winning Nashville Predators, forcing the series to go six rounds before finally running out of gas. Don’t look for any ugly in this week’s episode. When writing about an Avalanche team playing deep into April after a historically bad season the year before, there’s not a lot to complain…...

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Avalanche season over, but it was a great ride while it lasted

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First off: Apologies for the sound quality on some of these. Here’s what happens when a team gets good and makes the playoffs after a four-year absence: Media that haven’t been to an Avs game in years suddenly come out of the woodwork to cover a playoff home game. So, after a year of covering the team all by ourselves…...

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