Reassessing the Colorado Avalanche

November 3, 2017

At the beginning of this season, few gave serious consideration to the Colorado Avalanche’s hopes of success. The overwhelming consensus was that the Avalanche were destined for the NHL’s cellar. Oddsmakers didn’t give them much of a chance. But the team has a winning record of 7-5-0, exceeding early expectations. With this surprise start to the campaign, let’s reassess the team’s expectations moving forward, and their relationship with Matt Duchene. Production…

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Colorado Avalanche Franchise Jersey History

October 30, 2017

This article was originally published in October, 2014. Since beginning play in the 1917-18 season, the NHL and it’s teams have seen drastic changes as well as improvements regarding team uniforms. Not only have jersey designs changed throughout history, but so too has technology, with development constantly adapting to bring players ultimate benefits without inhibiting their skill or style of play. Typically, NHL team uniforms and their designs change from time to time,…

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Nikita Zadorov Finding His Place

October 19, 2017

It has been a long negotiation but in the end, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov continued his relationship with the Colorado Avalanche, signing a new two-year deal worth $2.15 million of the Avalanche’s salary cap. The young, Russian defenseman started the season well, and in a recent game against the Boston Bruins, he scored his first goal as an Av with an empty-netter with one second left to play. In…

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Nail Yakupov a Great Fit with the Avalanche

October 19, 2017

October 19th, 2017 Eric Sylvester When the Colorado Avalanche signed Nail Yakupov to a one-year, $875k deal in the offseason, it looked like a great opportunity for both parties. Colorado was getting a player with raw talent for a minimal cap hit and Yakupov was getting the opportunity to start over after a dismal season with the St. Louis Blues. Could this be a breakout year for Yakupov in Denver?…

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Four Early NHL Season Surprises

October 16, 2017

Every year, a surprising team storms out of the gate, roaring their way to the top of the standings. This year, the NHL has four of those teams. Last year, one of those teams was the Vancouver Canucks. They began the season with an impressive and surprising 4-0 start. Their hot start was incredibly deceiving though. They only won one of those games in regulation, and didn’t lead a game…

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Rumor Rundown: Preds Make Substantial Offer For Duchene, Turris Plan B?

October 13, 2017

In today’s Rumor Rundown we focus on a few players who aren’t new to the rumor wire but speculation continues to swirl around them. There may be developments on all four players as Matt Duchene, Kyle Turris, Andreas Athanasiou and Alex Galchenyuk become more likely trade pieces than players who stay where they are. Predators and Duchene It seems like the drama regarding Colorado Avalanche center is a never-ending game…

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Will Nail Yakupov Bounce Back in Denver?

September 30, 2017

After failing to live up to the expectations in Edmonton, former first overall pick Nail Yakupov had another bad season with the St. Louis Blues. This summer, the Russian signed with the Colorado Avalanche and is ready to write a new page in his story. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian website Sport-Express, Yakupov talks about the preseason, his move to the Avs, and Jaromir Jagr’s…

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Avalanche Preseason Watch: Tyson Jost

September 26, 2017

With preseason already well under way, the Colorado Avalanche still have a couple of question marks on their roster. Will Matt Duchene be traded? Will Tyson Jost make the opening night roster? These two questions are directly related though. If Duchene is traded, there’s more than a good chance that Jost will not only make the opening night roster, but will be heavily relied upon as a centre for the…

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