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Nathan Mackinnon leaves game after taking stick to eye
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Scary moment for Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon on Friday night when he had to leave their 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in the first period after getting hit in the eye with a stick. The incident happened late in the first period with the Avalanche on the power play. During a scramble around […]

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Barrie scores late to lift Avalanche over Ducks 3-1
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The Colorado Avalanche went all of last season without a winning streak of at least three games. Tyson Barrie broke a tie late in the third period, Gabriel Landeskog and Nikita Zadorov also scored and the Avalanche beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Friday night. Jonathan Bernier had 17 saves against his former team and […]

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Haggerty: Far too soon to panic on these young, banged up Bruins
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It would appear that some Bruins fans are panicking just three games into the new season. There's this tweet and then, of course, this one too that represent some of the fear and loathing going on in Black and Gold nation right at this moment after two rough, back-to-back losses to last year's NHL punch […]

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PHT Morning Skate: 5 toughest opponents Mark Scheifele has ever faced
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–Surprisingly enough, Matt Duchene is still a member of the Colorado Avalanche. GM Joe Sakic has to pull the trigger on a move before this thing spirals even further out of control. –The Vegas Golden Knights are off to a strong 3-0-0 start, but their power play has been ineffective since the preseason.

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Cassidy: Loss to Avalanche 'wasn't a good effort from young, old, in-between'
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The Bruins didn't have anything that really went right for them on Monday afternoon. Tuukka Rask gave up a couple of pretty soft goals in the first period to dig an early hole, the Bruins did a lot of settling for shots from the outside against a very good Semyon Varlamov and the youthful talent looked like […]

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Matt Duchene doesn’t take comments from ‘hero’ Peter Forsberg personally
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Maybe Peter Forsberg’s tone wasn’t harsh in a Swedish interview about Matt Duchene, but it all seemed like the latest unpleasant moment for a player who went from Colorado Avalanche fan to a key player for the Avs. Consider that Duchene is also being shopped by Avs GM Joe Sakic, surely one of his other […]

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Varlamov stops 29 shots; Avs beat B's again in Boston, 4-0
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The Colorado Avalanche are heading into their home opener feeling pretty good. Another win in Boston certainly helped. Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots, Nail Yakupov scored two goals and the Colorado Avalanche continued their recent success in Boston with a 4-0 win over the Bruins on Monday.

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Boyle is ‘progressing,’ but likely won’t be ready for Devils’ season opener
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Brian Boyle has continued to skate on his own after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid luekemia, according to reports, however he hasn’t been cleared to return to practice and likely won’t be ready for the Devils’ season opener on Saturday. The Devils host the Colorado Avalanche to begin the season. “The bottom line is, it […]

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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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