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Colorado Avalanche

How Avs can inflate trade value for Duchene, Landeskog
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It’s quite possible that Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic missed the best possible window in trading Matt Duchene and/or Gabriel Landeskog this summer, when NHL teams were seemingly best situation to take on their cap hits, which are at $6 million (Duchene) or almost $6 million* in Gabriel Landeskog. Now, it’s plausible that the Avalanche […]

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It’s Colorado Avalanche day at PHT
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When looking at the 2016-17 season for the Colorado Avalanche, a wide array of responses seem reasonable. At least Jared Bednar gets some time to gather his wits? Patrick Wiercoch is gone, and the team almost certainly won’t see Will Butcher sign.

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Report: After losing farm team, Blues land new one for next season
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After losing their minor league affiliate to Vegas and being forced into playing next season without one of their own, the Blues are back in the AHL business. Per the Post-Dispatch, St. Louis is set to announce a five-year agreement with the San Antonio Rampage, the current American League affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. The […]

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The Avalanche were by far the NHL’s worst team, and they haven’t done much about it
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The Colorado Avalanche just had one of the worst seasons by any NHL team in recent memory. They finished last in the league by 21 points, a larger margin than the one between 19th-place Philadelphia and 29th-place Vancouver. They got outscored by 112 goals, a figure no other team could come close to. These are […]

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Avalanche announce signings, but Zadorov may still be KHL-bound
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In the case of the Colorado Avalanche’s Tuesday signings, the most noteworthy name is one that wasn’t on the list. Defenseman Nikita Zadorov still needs a deal, which means there’s still at least some threat that he’d leave for the KHL. A little more than a week ago, reports surfaced that Zadorov may strike a […]

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Report: Duchene could start next season with Avs
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Everyone decided to take a deep breath and go back to their corners when Matt Duchene wasn’t traded July 1. It sounds like everyone is realizing the possibility he could start next season in Colorado. Friedman goes on to say that Duchene’s contract, which has two years left on it, could be a stumbling block.

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Report: Zadorov has ‘mutual agreement’ with KHL, but waiting for better offer from Avs
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Restricted free agent defenseman Nikita Zadorov has a mutual agreement with KHL team CSKA Moscow, but is waiting until the end of July to get a better offer from the Colorado Avalanche according to Igor Eronko of Russian news outlet Sport-Express. The 22-year-old Zadorov said, via Eronko, that term is the sticking point when it […]

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Avs hire two new coaches
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The Colorado Avalanche have hired Ray Bennett as an assistant coach and Jussi Parkkila as goaltending coach. “Ray brings a tremendous amount of NHL experience and hockey knowledge to our team, and Jussi has a proven track record of working with goaltenders

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If nothing else, Avalanche should give Yakupov a real chance at redemption
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When word surfaced that the Colorado Avalanche signed fledgling former No.1 overall pick Nail Yakupov, a lot of people snickered. The logic for the latter reaction is that the Avalanche have been abysmal, so they have little to lose in handing Yakupov a low-risk, one-year contract at a cheap cost. Here’s an unsolicited additional point: […]

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Morning Skate: Shayne Corson's anxiety battle
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 A couple of days after the opening of NHL free agency, the dominoes have yet to fall for a Colorado Avalanche team in need of a makeover. Matt Duchene is the main name rumored to be moved this summer, just like last summer, and a number of teams — including the Bruins — are reportedly […]

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Dallas Stars ready to contend again after summer of upheaval
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Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn, left, congratulates teammate center Devin Shore (17) after Shore scored a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. The Stars won 4-2. The fall for the Dallas Stars was swift – from first to 11th in […]

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Haggerty to Bruins: Just say no to Carlo-for-Duchene deal
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 A couple of days after the opening of NHL free agency, the dominoes have yet to fall for a Colorado Avalanche team in need of a makeover. Matt Duchene is the main name rumored to be moved this summer, just like last summer, and a number of teams — including the Bruins — are reportedly […]

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