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Predators and Avs Special Teams Rocking

Predators and Avs Special Teams Rocking

April 16th, 2018 Game 2 between the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche was thrilling. There were huge hits, breakaway goals, and a daring late-game comeback. What's most interesting though, is that very little of the exciting events came at five on five. Rather, four on four and special teams dominated the...
Avalanche Will Test the Predators

Avalanche Will Test the Predators

April 12th, 2018 While many people credit the Colorado Avalanche for having an incredible comeback season, few actually think they can defeat the Nashville Predators for one game, let alone a series. There are reasonable concerns about the Avalanche’s chances. Colorado went 0-3-1 against the Predators during...

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February 6th, 2018
Colorado Avalanche

After winning ten straight, the Colorado Avalanche have come back down to Earth. They've lost four of their last five games and Nathan MacKinnon for 2-4 weeks with a shoulder injury. In MacKinnon's absence, the Avs returned from the All-Star break to grind out an overtime victory over the struggling Edmonton Oilers but generated no offense in a lackluster 3-0 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. The key difference between the winning streak Avalanche and the back-to-Earth Avalanche? The loss of MacKinnon's shot volume. Looking at the upcoming schedule, Colorado has a golden opportunity to create a gap in the Western Conference wild card race; only three of the next 12 games will be against teams in a playoff spot, including two very winnable road games against the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks. The timing couldn't be better. MacKinnon is set to return near the end of this run and, along with a now-healthy Semyon Varlamov, could help the Avs lock up a playoff spot. To...
February 2nd, 2018
Avalanche History

The Colorado Avalanche have played host to some of the best hockey players in the league. During their run of multiple championships, and even beyond, the Avalanche have frequently had a combination of skills that made them one of the most exciting teams to watch. From top to bottom, the Avs lines have always provided fans with great hockey. Here are the top lines in Avalanche history, in no particular order. Gabriel Landeskog - Nathan MacKinnon - Matt Duchene Dubbed "The 9 Line," this combination was thrown together during the 2015-16 season to try and get some scoring going, and they did not disappoint. During the time this line was together, it was the hottest line in the NHL and was the only line that did any scoring during that stretch. Though Patrick Roy was adamant that he wouldn't split the line up, it didn't stay together for the long haul. While this line was together, Matt Duchene set a franchise record for goals in the month of November where he scored 11 times....
January 30th, 2018
Avalanche Management

When Joe Sakic became the general manager of the Colorado Avalanche in 2014-15, he was heading into a good situation. In the season prior to his arrival as GM, he served as the Vice President of Hockey Operations and helped the club climb to a third-place ranking in the overall standings. But, over the next three years, they plummeted to dead last and broke the franchise record for most games lost in a single season. However, one more trade before the upcoming NHL trade deadline would give the Avalanche a chance to solidify a contending position in the playoffs. After a series of bold moves since their devastating season, the Avalanche have started to change their trajectory, having recently undergone a 10-game winning streak. Although they’re still only 17th in the standings, they actually have a shot at making the playoffs. Now its a matter of maintaining their edge and perhaps adding one more game-changer to the final roster before its too late. Avalanche Prep for...
January 6th, 2018
Avalanche Prospects

The Colorado Avalanche are just now restocking prospects into their organization. Recent drafts have been above average for the team. The fairly new Director of Amateur Scouting Alan Hepple has done an admirable job since taking the reigns. Hepple and his team of scouts are responsible for finding these players, and ultimately, that hidden gem. By trading away Matt Duchene, the Avalanche have received a slew of prospects and future assets that could be the turning point the team needs after an atrocious 2016-17 season. A few of Colorado's top prospects have already seen ice time with the big club this season, such as Tyson Jost, JT Compher, AJ Greer, and Chris Bigras. There is plenty to be hopeful about for the future of the organization. Below is a list of the Avalanche's top four prospects that have not played at the NHL level as of January 2018. #1 - Cale Makar Cale Makar is the Avs most recent first round pick, having grabbed him 4th overall at the 2017 NHL Draft. Makar...

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Predators and Avs Special Teams Rocking

Game 2 between the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche was thrilling. There were huge hits, breakaway goals, and a daring late-game comeback. What's most interesting though, is that very little of the exciting events came at five on five. Rather, four on four and special teams dominated the... April 16th, 2018

Avalanche Will Test the Predators

While many people credit the Colorado Avalanche for having an incredible comeback season, few actually think they can defeat the Nashville Predators for one game, let alone a series. There are reasonable concerns about the Avalanche’s chances. Colorado went 0-3-1 against the Predators during... April 12th, 2018

Predators & Avalanche First Round Preview

The first round of the playoffs is magical. Teams are generally healthy, stars can play 25 minutes a match, and there are between three or four games per night. It's a hockey fan's dream and while the number of games decreases, the intensity increases exponentially. The first round has some... April 12th, 2018

Which Colorado Avalanche Team Will Show Up Tonight?

The Colorado Avalanche enter tonight’s final regular season game against the St. Louis Blues fighting for a playoff spot. If the Avalanche find a way to win to win in regulation, they will move onto the postseason to face the Nashville Predators. If the game goes into overtime, the St. Louis... April 7th, 2018