Colorado Avalanche

Report: Up to eight teams have recently expressed interest in Duchene
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“Many teams are interested and many teams have been talking with (general manager) Joe Sakic of the Colorado Avalanche. Up to as many as eight teams over the last stretch of days,” said TSN’s Darren Dreger during Insider Trading. “But the reality is none of these teams think they’re getting him.

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Duchene dusts off ‘one day at a time’ for Avalanche trade questions
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… Compared to the terse statement he provided, without questions, last week regarding what must seem to him like ubiquitous Colorado Avalanche trade rumors. How often will he be available for such questioning on the road, particularly in big media markets and/or around reporters covering teams who’ve long been connected to Duchene? Chambers transcribes an […]

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Matt Duchene isn't wearing the 'A' in Avalanche promo pictures amid trade rumors
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At this rate, we should just put up a daily Matt Duchene column with how often we write about the star from the Colorado Avalanche. It’s hard not to, however, with training camp season in full swing. On Thursday, Duchene took part in Avalanche training camp and media day, despite still being on the team’s […]

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Report: Avalanche sign Zadorov for two years, $4.3M
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The Colorado Avalanche haven’t resolved their biggest issue in trading Matt Duchene, but they reportedly took care of a more direct deadline on Friday. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that the Avs have a two-year deal in the works for RFA defenseman Nikita Zadorov, while TSN’s Pierre LeBrun puts the cap hit at $2.15 million per […]

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Training camp preview: Coaches, rookies and lines, PTOh my
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Will Matt Duchene make it to training camp with the Colorado Avalanche? All 31 NHL training camps officially open today, and that means that after a long, bad summer, hockey is officially back. Right now, only three NHL head coaches have had their jobs for more than four years.

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‘Here to honor my contract’ — Duchene reports to Avalanche camp
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The Colorado Avalanche opened training camp on Thursday and Matt Duchene was there — after several days of speculation about whether or not he would report and months of trade talk. The trade rumors still persist (see here and here) and, despite his contract being a potential hurdle, a deal involving the 26-year-old forward as […]

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Avalanche will retire Milan Hejduk’s No. 23
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DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche will retire the number of forward Milan Hejduk in a January ceremony. Hejduk played all 14 of his seasons with Colorado and helped the Avalanche to a Stanley Cup title in 2001. The 41-year-old Hejduk will have his No. 23 raised to the rafters on Jan. 6 against Minnesota.

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Blackhawks add Mark Stuart, John Mitchell and Drew Miller on tryout contracts
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After adding defenseman Cody Franson on a tryout contract last week the Chicago Blackhawks are bringing in three more veterans on tryout deals for the start of training camp. Forwards John Mitchell and Drew Miller, as well as defenseman Mark Stuart, were all part of their training camp roster that was announced on Monday morning. […]

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Report: Sakic expects Duchene to report to Avalanche training camp
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Matt Duchene‘s absence from voluntary practices earlier in the week set off speculation about whether or not he will report to Colorado Avalanche training camp. For months, Duchene has been at the center of trade rumors but so far no deal has been made, although general manager Joe Sakic has previously maintained he’ll continue to […]

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Varlamov confident ‘all the injuries are behind me’ as he returns from surgery
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Pretty much everything went wrong for the Colorado Avalanche last season, and by the end of January, goalie Semyon Varlamov was gone from the lineup. The 29-year-old Varlamov, who posted a .927 save percentage in 2013-14 when the Avalanche posted 112 points, had season-ending surgery after dealing with groin injuries the past couple of years. […]

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Jared Cowen has ‘a lot of work to do’ if he wants to stick with Avalanche
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Last season didn’t go as planned for defenseman Jared Cowen. After undergoing hip surgery for the third time, he was bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and was forced to sit out the entire 2016-17 season. This off-season, Cowen was able to land

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As trade rumors swirl, Landeskog expects Duchene ‘to be here’ for Avs training camp
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Trade speculation involving Matt Duchene has been rampant for months, with Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic recently confirming he’ll continue to listen to trade offers from other clubs. According to multiple reports, Duchene was absent from a voluntary skate on Tuesday, as players hit the ice for a practice led by Avalanche team captain […]

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