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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: The Vegas expansion draft special
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The Washington Capitals entered the 2012 draft with high hopes. After trading Semyon Varlamov the year before to the Colorado Avalanche, the Caps had not one, but two first-round picks. Five years later, how does that draft look for Washington? Not so great. NHL.com decided to re-draft the first round of the 2012 draft as […]

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NHL Buyout Roundup: Avalanche shedding Francois Beauchemin
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The Colorado Avalanche bought out the final season of Francois Beauchemin’s contract on Thursday. The Vegas Golden Knights draft their expansion roster in less than a week and protected lists for the event are due in 48 hours, meaning the time is now for teams to achieve optimal roster organization. The Colorado Avalanche have purchased […]

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Avalanche to buy out Beauchemin
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The Colorado Avalanche will buy out the final year of Francois Beauchemin‘s contract. The Avs will still be stuck with a $4.5 million cap hit for the 37-year-old defenseman, but they’ll save $1.5 million in actual dollars. Beauchemin also had a no-

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Taylor Beck signs one-year deal with Avtomobilist of KHL
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Forward Taylor Beck has signed a one-year contract with Avtomobilist of the KHL, according to Igor Eronko of Sport-Express. Beck was a third-round pick of the Nashville Predators back in 2009, but he only managed to suit up in 92 NHL games since then. At the 2016 trade deadline, Beck was sent to the Colorado […]

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Report: Avs could unload Tyson Barrie this offseason
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After putting together one of the worst seasons in recent history, the Colorado Avalanche are expected to shake up their roster over the summer. According to TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie, forward Matt Duchene is the player that’s most likely to be dealt this offseason. In an ideal world, the Avs would like to get […]

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Avalanche clear out last traces of Patrick Roy staff, including Allaire
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The Colorado Avalanche are coach Jared Bednar’s team. GM Joe Sakic has indicated that Bednar, the emergency hire last summer when Patrick Roy up and quit, “deserves an opportunity” to get a second year and that he intends to build a roster better suited for his systems. Colorado announced it’s not bringing back assistant coaches […]

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Kyle Dubas of Maple Leafs will interview with Avalanche: Report
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Elliotte Friedman dropped a bombshell during coverage of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final: The Toronto Maple Leafs have given permission to assistant general manager Kyle Duba to interview with the Colorado Avalanche. Dubas, 31, was hired as an assistant general manager by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014 by team president Brendan Shanahan. […]

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Wrestling match gone wrong ends Tyson Barrie's time at IIHF Worlds
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Tyson Barrie’s time at the World Championship has ended as a lower-body will rule him out for the rest of the tournament. How Barrie injured himself is what will lead to questions. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Colorado Avalanche defenseman suffered a laceration on his leg while wrestling a teammate at Canada’s hotel.

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Avalanche’s Barrie out for Canada for rest of Worlds
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Playing for Canada at the World Hockey Championship is probably a nice treat for Tyson Barrie after that disaster of a season with the Colorado Avalanche, but now that’s been tarnished as well. Hockey Canada and the Avalanche announced that Barrie will miss the remainder of the tournament thanks to a lower-body injury. On the […]

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How Gary Bettman avoids 'Moonlight' Oscars gaffe at Draft Lottery
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The NHL Draft Lottery was held in Toronto on Saturday night, with the New Jersey Devils winning it and the Colorado Avalanche … not winning it. Something worth your time: This Mike Johnston piece from Sportsnet.ca that goes behind the scenes of the lottery with commissioner Gary Bettman. Putting the cards in order that deputy commissioner […]

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Devils buck odds to win NHL draft lottery; Vegas to pick sixth
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The New Jersey Devils won the NHL draft lottery, vaulting four teams including the last-place Colorado Avalanche and expansion Vegas Golden Knights for the right to the first pick in the draft. The Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars both made huge jumps in winning the second and third lottery drawings. Given just a 2.2 percent […]

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Devils surprise NHL Draft Lottery winner, Flyers' huge move to No. 2
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The New Jersey Devils won the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night, which saw the Colorado Avalanche tumble from having the best odds all the way to No. 4 overall. The Devils had an 8.5 percent chance at winning the lottery, compared to Colorado’s 18-percent chance. The last time the Devils franchise picked first […]

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