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Rumor Rundown: Avs, Knights, Wings, More

Rumor Rundown: Avs, Knights, Wings, More

September 15th, 2017 In a way, it feels like a lot more of the same even though there are developments with players everyone has been keeping an eye on. Sportsnet insider and all-around respected hockey analyst Elliotte Friedman posted a recent edition of his very popular "31 Thoughts" column and in it, he lays out...
A Look Back: Gabriel Landeskog's Unique Path to Success

A Look Back: Gabriel Landeskog's Unique Path to Success

September 13th, 2017 This article was originally written in May, 2014. When the name Gabriel Landeskog is mentioned around NHL circles, there are a few words that are bound to pop up nearly every time. Leader is obvious, as the 21-year-old Colorado Avalanche forward has spent the past two seasons as the youngest...

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The Colorado Avalanche: An Odyssey of Idiocy, Part 4

The end of the 2014-15 season seemed to mark a turning point for the Colorado Avalanche. The team was coming off a disappointing regression in 2015, and as we saw in the third part of the Odyssey of Idiocy, there were plenty of reasons for this, bad drafting being chief among them. The 2015... August 24th, 2017

Revisiting the Ryan O'Reilly Trade

The Ryan O'Reilly trade is a deal that is looked at through many different lenses. Some people see it is yet another misstep of an organization that has lost all of its senses. Others see it as a necessary move that brought back an impressive haul of future prospects for the situation in which the... August 19th, 2017

Is Chris Bigras Ready for the NHL?

The Colorado Avalanche are surprisingly in a bind. Once Nikita Zadorov re-signs with the Avalanche, which seems likely, the team will only have four NHL defenders under contract. Competition for those last two spots will be fierce. Colorado doesn’t have the strongest defensive squad in the... August 18th, 2017

The Colorado Avalanche: An Odyssey of Idiocy, Part 3

The Colorado Avalanche's recent history is one of poor decision making and missed opportunities. As we saw in Part 1 of the Odyssey of Idiocy, the mistakes started early in Colorado's first rebuild. And as Part 2 showed us, those mistakes led to the second. The 2013 lockout shortened season... August 17th, 2017

The Colorado Avalanche: An Odyssey of Idiocy, Part 2

In case you missed the news, the Colorado Avalanche were historically bad last year. So bad that the last team to be as bad was an expansion franchise. You can lay the blame for the Avs bad season on any number of things going wrong. An injury depleted defense that wasn't top-notch even before... August 9th, 2017

The Colorado Avalanche: An Odyssey of Idiocy, Part 1

After a dismal 2016-17 season, the Colorado Avalanche are in the midst of their third rebuild in 10 years. But who's counting? It's not like the Avs haven't had the resources to improve. Their various rebuilds have yielded some high draft picks and top-tier NHL talent. Yet here we are, now... August 7th, 2017