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Colorado Avalanche 2015-16 Season Preview

Last Season Record: 39-31-12 Key Additions: Mikhail Grigorenko, Nikita Zadorov, Blake Comeau, Francois Beauchemin, Jack Skille, Mikko Rantanen. Key Subtractions: Ryan O’Reilly, Jamie McGinn.   The Colorado Avalanche are celebrating their 20th season since relocating from Quebec City, although, “celebrating” is probably not the best word to describe it. After finishing in the basement of arguably the most competitive division …

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At 2015 All-Star Break, Avalanche Poised For Run At Playoffs

Nine months ago, after a late surge of clutch goal-scoring and top-tier goaltending, the Colorado Avalanche found themselves atop the Central division; as well as possessors of the number two seed overall heading into the Western Conference Playoffs at the end of the 2013-2014 regular season. Many of the franchise’s faithful had expected the club to carry the momentum and …

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Colorado Avalanche Contracts

PLAYER POS TEAM AGE YRS DOLLARS AVERAGE FREE AGENT Gabriel Landeskog (2014-2020) LW COL 22 7 $39,000,000 $5,571,429 2021 Matt Duchene (2014-2018) C COL 23 5 $30,000,000 $6,000,000 2019 Semyon Varlamav (2014-2018) G COL 26 5 $29,500,000 $5,900,000 2019 Alex Tanguay (2011-2015) LW COLSigned w/CGY 35 5 $17,500,000 $3,500,000 2016 Jarome Iginla (2014-2016) RW COL 37 3 $16,000,000 $5,333,333 2017 Erik Johnson (2012-2015) D COL 26 …

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A Look At The Colorado Avalanche, 12 Games In

12 games into the 82-game NHL regular season, the Colorado Avalanche have provided their fans with an entire spectrum of emotions. Thus far, the team has been blown-out, shut out, won a nail-biting last-second game, erupted for a 7 goal game, lost in overtime, lost in a shootout, and  steamrolled an opponent themselves. With a gamut of different results from game to game, fans may be wondering; is …

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Colorado Avalanche: Why the Re-Signing of Tyson Barrie Matters

In the 2009 NHL Draft, the Colorado Avalanche selected Tyson Barrie, hoping the young prospect would blossom into a solid presence on defense. After spending some time with the Lake Erie Monsters (Colorado’s AHL affiliate team), Barrie seasoned himself into the player the Avalanche had envisioned when they picked him up in the third round. The 2013-2014 season saw Barrie …

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The 5 Most Beloved Colorado Avalanche Players In Team History

Within every NHL team, you will find that throughout their years of contribution, a select few players have become cornerstones of their organization. They fill the roles needed for a club to reach greatness. Whether they be flashy goal-scorers, intimidating enforcers, or brick wall like goaltenders, a small group of players steal the hearts of the hometown fans and go …

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Top 5 Public Enemies in Colorado Avalanche History

In sports, teams and their fans take their opponents very seriously. The competition of sport itself can breed a heated dislike for other teams and in many cases, certain players. Hockey is clearly no exception. The scenario may be the culmination of two organizations whose arch-rivalries have brewed over decades and fermented into full blown hatred for one another. Or …

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Minnesota’s Game 3 win overshadowed by Cooke’s hit on Barrie

It’s unfortunate that the main story of Game 3 wasn’t about the Minnesota Wild owning the Colorado Avalanche in 1-0 OT victory or the performance of Semyon Varlamov facing an insane amount of shots. The main story was the Wild’s Matt Cooke sending Tyson Barrie off the ice for the next 4-6 weeks with an MCL injury. Cooke strikes again. …

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Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild 2014 Playoff Series Preview

Tonight the Colorado Avalanche begin their pursuit for the Stanley Cup. For this young team, many will be seeing their first bit of playoff experience, luckily they won’t be alone with veterans alongside them who know what it is like to advance to the best championship tournament in pro-sports. Unfortunately they will be without the services of the very important …

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Colorado Avalanche 2013-2014 Regular Season Awards

With the Colorado Avalanche securing a top seed in the Western Conference playoffs and possibly capturing the Central Division title by Sunday afternoon, I would like to present my Avalanche Regular Season Awards List. Best Forward Nominees Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, Ryan O’Reilly and Paul Stastny All of the nominees scored 60+ points for the season and have …

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Colorado’s Duchene to be out 4-weeks. Does this impact their playoff run?

Bad news Avalanche fans, Colorado will have to go without the services of Matt Duchene for the next four-weeks after he was diagnosed with an MCL sprain suffered after a collision Saturday with teammate Jami McGinn. Duchene leads the Avs with 70 points and will miss the remaining regular season games and the first round of the playoffs. Colorado is …

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