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Aspiring journalist at Oakland University. Hockey is a way of life, and I look forward to sharing it with everyone.

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Recent Articles by Michael

Avalanche Enjoy Day One Success

Avalanche Enjoy Day One Success

While the hockey world waits for decisions by top free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, the Colorado Avalanche quietly had a busy July 1st. One of the teams with […]

by · July 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, Free Agents
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What to Expect from The Avalanche in Free Agency

The Colorado Avalanche continued a busy off-season by signing forward David Jones to a 4-year, $16 million contract. They also resigned defenseman Matt Hunwick with a 2-year, $3.2 million deal. […]

by · June 20, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, Free Agents
Avalanche Keeping Their Leadership for 2012-13

Avalanche Keeping Their Leadership for 2012-13

The Colorado Avalanche begun a critical off-season by returning head coach Joe Sacco, and resigning team captain Milan Hejduk (the team also signed a trio of minor league goalies, which […]

by · June 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Dustin Brown and the Kings were all smiles as they won their second straight game (Photo by Chassen Ikiri).

Avengers Assemble! NHL Edition

Almost everyone has a favorite super hero. Whether they have super strength or the power to fly, we all love to see our heroes prevail, preferably on the big screen […]

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The Beginning Of A Crucial Offseason In Colorado

Colorado Avalanche forward Jamie McGinn spent last Sunday tweeting his excitement over Bubba Watson’s thrilling victory at Augusta, where the legendary Masters golf tournament is held every year. Now, the […]

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Losing Streak Leaves Avs On The Edge

The Colorado Avalanche entered a March 22nd matchup against the Phoenix Coyotes on a 6 game point streak , going 5-0-1 in those games. That streak put them in the […]

by · March 29, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, Uncategorized
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Paul Stastny Picking His Game Up In March

If the Colorado Avalanche finish in the top 8 of the West this season, several recent factors can explain. Semyon Varlamov dominating the crease, increased defensive play from last year […]

by · March 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche
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Avs Begin Final Stretch

Fans of the 7-11 seeds in the Western Conference can agree on one thing: the playoffs started weeks ago for them. None of that sentiment is lost in Colorado, a […]

by · March 15, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche
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Semyon Varlamov Giving Avs Playoff Hopes

Semyon Varlamov, for the most part, began his career as a Colorado Avalanche netminder on shaky ground. Before his start on February 11th at St. Louis, “Varly” surrendered 5 goals […]

by · March 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche
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Changing The Culture In Colorado

The Colorado Avalanche dealt their way into the trade deadline conversation. As  mentioned, The Avs acquired forward Steve Downie from the Tampa Bay Lightning. The team also involved themselves in […]

Steve Downie: A Turning Point For Colorado?

Steve Downie: A Turning Point For Colorado?

By now, most hockey fans have heard the news. Yesterday, The Colorado Avalanche completed a surprising trade for the second year in a row. This time, the Avs involved themselves […]

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The Detroit Red Wings: The Model Franchise

“The free agency era”, as most sports have used to coin in, refers generally to the current structure of the industry. No longer will teams be able to dominate like […]