1. NHL: 10 Reasons the Colorado Avalanche Will Make the Playoffs This Season

    It is impossible to accurately predict which teams will make the NHL playoffs next spring, based on their records in the first month of the season...

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  2. 20 NHL Players on the Hot Seat at the End of October

    As we close the book on the first month of the NHL season, there have certainly been surprises and disappointments...

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  3. Colorado Avalanche: Ranking the Top-10 Prospects in Their System

    It is a well known fact that players drafted in late rounds don't often make the ranks of an NHL team. If your team does happen to select a gem, it can be like striking gold...

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  4. Colorado Avalanche: What's the Deal with Peter Mueller?

    The Colorado Avalanche are five games into their 2011-2012 campaign, and most things have gone according to plan so far. The new goaltender tandem of J.S. Giguere and Semyon Varlamov is off to a searing start, owning a combined 1...

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  5. Colorado Avalanche: Remembering Ruslan Salei and Karlis Skrastins

    Today, the hockey community experienced one of the worst tragedies in the history of the sport. A Russian Yak-42 passenger jet carrying the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team of the ...

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  6. Remembering Lokomotiv: The Players Lost and Their Place in the Hockey Family

    Words cannot express the magnitude of the tragedy that befell the hockey world on Wednesday. As I sit here trying to come up with a catchy or profound opening sentence, it has ...

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  7. Colorado Avalanche 2011-12 Season Preview: D Kyle Quincey

    Last season is one Kyle Quincey would like to forget. Granted, last season is one Colorado players, fans, and staff would like to forget...

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  8. Colorado Avalanche Season Preview: What to Expect from Milan Hejduk in 2011-2012

    For the Colorado Avalanche , Milan Hejduk is the definition of consistency. The oldest member of the team at 35, he has been a constant source of production since he came into the league in 1998...

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  9. Colorado Avalanche: 7 Things Needed to Update the Pepsi Center

    When the Pepsi Center opened in the fall of 1999, it was a sight to behold. It was the most modern arena in all of the NHL , sporting a state-of-the-art LED scoreboard, two levels ...

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  10. Colorado Avalanche: Power Ranking the Entire Roster

    The value of a hockey player to his team depends on more than just his skill. What kind of leader is he? Does he play with intensity every shift? Can you count on him in the clutch? ...

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  11. Colorado Avalanche: Who Will Be the Team's Next Captain?

    Though they are just starting to realize it, Colorado Avalanche fans have certainly been spoiled over the years. Two Stanley Cups. Two President's Trophies. Eight division championships...

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  12. NHL Free Agents 2011: Taking a Look at Colorado Avalanche's Defense Post-Frenzy

    "Bear" Bryant coined the phrase "Defense wins championships." And the guy would know—he won six national titles in his tenure as a college football coach...

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  13. Free Agency Roundup: Where the Colorado Avalanche Sit After Free Agent Frenzy

    It's been two weeks since the NHL free agent signing period began, and the Avalanche look much different than they did prior to the frenzy...

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  14. 2011 Colorado Rockies: Will They Be Able to Turn Their Season Around?

    The 2011 baseball season has not progressed as planned for the Colorado Rockies . After roaring out the gate to an 11-2 start, the Rockies have stumbled along and now find themselves sitting at ...

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  15. NHL: How the Landscape Will Change if the Coyotes or Thrashers Move to Canada

    Rumors about the possibility of the Phoenix Coyotes uprooting from their desert home have been skating circles in the NHL for a couple of seasons...

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  16. Colorado Avalanche: 5 Possible Deals To Be Made Before the NHL Trade Deadline

    Four weeks ago, few hockey fans thought that the Colorado Avalanche would be officially on the "sellers" list of NHL teams approaching the 2011 trade deadline...

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  17. Anderson Done In Colorado: Avalanche Send Goalie To Ottawa for Brian Elliott

    At some point, something had to happen. Mired in one of the worst seasons of not only his own career, but of any Avalanche goaltender, Craig Anderson seemed to have hit rock bottom...

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  18. Colorado Avalanche: You Wanna Make The Playoffs? Here's What Needs to Happen

    Let’s be frank. The Colorado Avalanche have a less-than-stellar chance of making the playoffs this year...

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  19. NHL: Which Western Conference Teams Will Make the Playoffs This April?

    There are currently nine teams in the Western Conference that are separated by seven points (based on games played through Jan. 23)...

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  20. Statistical Analysis: How Peter Forsberg Will Improve the Colorado Avalanche

    Let's imagine for a minute that Peter Forsberg really is healthy again. Forget all of the foot ailments, all of the groin issues, how old he is and the fact that at any time, he could be on the next plane back to Örnsköldsvik...

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  21. Avalanche vs. Bruins: Colorado Can't Ride Forsberg Wave in Home Loss to Boston

    On a day which saw the Pepsi Center filled to capacity, the Colorado Avalanche treated their fans to another mediocre performance, marred by defensive breakdowns and a shaky goaltender...

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  22. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Joe Sakic's Overtime Heroics Tame Minnesota Wild

    Monday night in St. Paul could have turned into a disaster. Everyone knows that anything can happen in playoff hockey, but that mantra could have killed the Colorado Avalanche before ...

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  23. Colorado Avalanche: Playoff Experience Will Make the Difference

    One year ago, the Colorado Avalanche had just cleaned out their lockers and were left wondering "What if?" An improbable stretch run had landed them just one point shy of ...

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  24. Colorado Avalanche: Playoff Bound

    To all the critics who said Peter Forsberg would have no impact when he came back, apology statements can be sent to: Attention: Peter ForsbergColorado Avalanche Hockey ClubPepsi Center1000 ...

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  25. Colorado Avalanche: Down to the Wire

    Clutch. Clutch is the one word you can use to describe what happened within the walls of Pepsi Center on Friday night. The Colorado Avalanche, riding the momentum from a goal by Joe Sakic with 5...

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