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Chicago Blackhawks take their time out late in the 4/10/11 game vs Detroit (picture by Cheryl Adams)

Which Team Wins A Blackhawks/Avalanche First Round Playoff Series?

With half a month still left to go in the season, several first round playoff series nonetheless seem inevitable. Perhaps the most intriguing matchup of the batch is the Chicago […]

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What Edmonton Can Learn From Colorado

Both the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche have admittedly been in the rebuild process over the past half-decade (some would say longer). This has allowed each team to stockpile blue-chip […]

P.A. Parenteau (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Who Exactly is PA Parenteau?

Currently sidelined with a knee injury (torn right MCL), Colorado Avalanche right winger Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau is certainly an interesting case compared to other NHL players. A true journeyman After a […]

Patrick Roy at Avalanche training camp (Kevin Goff/THW)

Colorado Avalanche Defense Bending but Not Breaking

Defense wins championships, as the saying goes. At the start of the season most writers had pegged the Colorado Avalanche defense as being so far from a championship contender that […]

by · March 27, 2014 · 1 comment · Colorado Avalanche
Nick Holden enjoyed a very successful '13-'14 campaign with the Avalanche, and he will look to repeat his performance during the '14-'15 NHL season. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Colorado’s Power Play Showing Improved Scoring Touch

Nothing went right for Colorado last year. They finished 29th in the league, they missed the playoffs for a team record 3rd consecutive year. Statistically they were also one of […]

by · March 22, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche
Ryan O'Reilly. (Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE)

Colorado’s Gentleman, Ryan O’Reilly Chasing History

While the majority of the attention around the Colorado Avalanche pertains to their Central Division standing, Ryan O’Reilly is chasing history, quietly putting together a career year. Through 68 games, […]

by · March 21, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche
Duchene and the Avalanche finished last in the West (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Between a Hawk and a Blue Place: Colorado’s Playoff Picture

Morale is high in Avaland; and why not? With a win on Wednesday over the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Avalanche have leapfrogged the Blackhawks and now hold second spot […]

by · March 14, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche
Paul Stastny is a St. Louis native (Icon SMI)

To Trade Paul Stastny, Or To Not Trade Paul Stastny? That Is The Question.

With less than 24 hours until the NHL Trade Deadline, all is quiet on the Avalanche front. Before the Olympic break I speculated that the team was primed to add […]

by · March 4, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, Trades Contracts and Transactions
The Olympics' best players come from the NHL (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Olympic Medal Round Provides Pressure Test For Young Avs

Do you hear that  *sigghh* coming from the Rocky Mountains?  No, it isn’t the Westerlies coming to give us a bite of wind chill; it’s the collective exhale of the […]

by · February 20, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, Olympics
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The Best NHL Draft Pick Since 2008

The Avalanche literally hit the jackpot when they won the draft lottery last summer.  At the time, most of the hockey world predicted a Seth Jones selection because of their […]

by · February 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche
P.A. Parenteau (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Avalanche of Factors Suggest Colorado Trade Looming

With the Olympic break now just  a week away, trade rumors have been swirling around the NHL.  A trade freeze that will occur from 3 p.m. ET on February 7  […]

by · January 30, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, Previews and Predictions
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The 2013-2014 Colorado Avalanche: How They Were Built

The 2013/14 Colorado Avalanche roster is the result of a change in the direction of  the franchise following the retirement of long time captain and Hall of Famer Joe Sakic […]

by · January 25, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche