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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from the Colorado Avalanche All-Star week

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The Colorado Avalanche's 10-game win streak ended Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens.

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For Nikita Zadorov and the Avalanche, redemption feels good

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The Colorado Avalanche continue to streak but the fans don't need to.

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Player grades from the Colorado Avalanche's 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

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The Colorado Avalanche launched into 2018 with their own brand of fireworks this past week. While most people were enjoying a relaxing holiday break, the Avalanche went from a Christmas hangover to defeating playoff contenders. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly covers the goods to start off the New Year. THE GOOD 1. The Avalanche dismantled the New York…...

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DENVER — Since the moment Rob Blake left Denver, the Colorado Avalanche have been searching for help along the blue line to return them to prominence. In hulking Russian blueliner Nikita Zadorov, the Avalanche just might have found their future enforcer along the back end. As players like Tyson Barrie, who scored twice tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Colorado’s…...

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While the Colorado Avalanche homestand has had more dips than highs, there are still lots of interesting tidbits happening on the ice as the youth movement continues its rollicking ride into December. Their early success may have raised expectations, but remember this season is not a merry-go-round year, where everything is smooth and predictable. Young players are still developing and…...

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On a team defined by its youth and path towards redemption, maybe no member of the Colorado Avalanche better symbolizes this than defenseman Nikita Zadorov. Deemed lazy and immature by his drafting team, the Buffalo Sabres, he has faced an uphill climb both as the face of the Colorado end of the Ryan O’Reilly trade and as a player the…...

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Following their 3-0 victory over the Dallas Stars Wednesday night, the Colorado Avalanche spent their Thanksgiving morning with a fun-oriented practice. Head coach Jared Bednar turned everything into a competition, from odd-man rushes to shooting into an empty net with different conditions applied to the players. It was a practice filled with laughter and cheers as the team was relaxed…...

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PHILADELPHIA – Hello from the Wells Fargo Center, where the Avalanche will play the Philadelphia Flyers at 5 p.m. Mountain time. There are some lineup alterations for the Avs, who will try for their third straight win: Nikita Zadorov will return, after being a healthy scratch the last three games. He was paired with Anton Lindholm at the morning skate. Patrik…...

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Here’s what we know: If there has been talk of a trade between the Avalanche and any other team involving Matt Duchene, none of the offers have been good enough for both parties to consummate a deal. The Avs have a maximum of 153 games left in which to see Duchene as one of their players should they so choose,…...

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Lots of laughs around the locker of Nikita Zadorov today. That’s sarcasm. Definitely not a fun time for the big Russian defenseman again, as he is in that dreaded state of no-man’s-land of being good enough to be on the Colorado Avalanche’s roster, but not deemed good enough of late to play actual games. When Zadorov was a healthy scratch…...

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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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Just wrapped up here at Family Sports Center, with the Avalanche newly practiced and about to head to the airport for the short flight to LAS VEGAS! Roulette wheels, all-night poker and blackjack, Britney Spears shows and…no, not quite. This is a BUSINESS trip, folks. The Avs said all the right things before leaving for Vegas, where they will play…...

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(Due to technical issues at the site, Tuesday’s article couldn’t be posted until today and does not reflect any information from the Nashville game. Likewise, all statistical information is based on numbers as of Tuesday morning.) The rollicking roller coaster ride with the Colorado Avalanche continued into the second full week of NHL hockey, chock full of thrills, chills and…...

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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. – 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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NEW YORK – The puck drops on the Avs’ 2017-18 season here about 4 1/2 hours from now, and BSN Denver will be there to bring you the scene. You have your forward lines from earlier in the day. As we said, Carl Soderberg will be a healthy scratch. I’m sure we’ll discuss that more as time goes on, but…...

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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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