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The Avs Are Proof Rebuilds Aren’t Easy

In the NHL, there is no definite script on how a rebuild will pan out. In the case of the Edmonton Oilers, they are at the point of rebuilding the rebuild, so they are in a state of hockey purgatory that has not been seen in awhile. On the other hand, the Colorado Avalanche have experienced the highs of having…

Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche - Game One

Colorado Avalanche: Stanley Cup Attitude

It’s no secret that the Colorado Avalanche made a drastic turnaround this past season. Going from a second-to-last place finish in the entire league during the 2012-13 season (39 points in a shortened 48-game season) to a first place finish in the Central Division (112 points in a full season) in 2013-14 is quite remarkable. During the Joe Sacco years (2009-2013), a…

Colorado Avalanche v San Jose Sharks

Fantasy Studs and Duds: Colorado Avalanche Edition

It’s that time of year again. Hockey is starting back up, and you know what that means. It’s time for some fantasy hockey! Of course, each year on every team there are fantasy studs and fantasy duds. Here is a breakdown of what to expect this year from the 2014-2015 Colorado Avalanche: Fantasy Studs and Duds Let’s start with what…

Colorado Avalanche v San Jose Sharks

Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Colorado Avalanche

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each division, and eventually our…

Colorado Avalanche practice

Matt Duchene back for Colorado in Game Six

With the Colorado Avalanche heading to Minnesota looking to close out their first round series with the Wild in game six, things just got a little bit tougher for the Wild.  Matt Duchene, Colorado’s leading scorer, will make his first appearance in the playoffs tonight after sitting out the last couple weeks of the regular season, and the first five…

DENVER, CO. - MARCH 29: Colorado Avalanche center, Matt Duchene, skates back to the bench moments after getting colliding with Jamie McGinn,  early in the first period against the San Jose Sharks Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Center March 29, 2014. Duchene sat the bench momentarily and then headed into the locker room a knee injury. (Photo By Andy Cross / The Denver Post)

Matt Duchene Likely Out For Entire First Round Series

According to head coach Patrick Roy, the Colorado Avalanche don’t expect to have their leading scorer Matt Duchene available at any point during their first round series with the Minnesota Wild.  The Avalanche won the first game 5-4 in overtime thanks to the heroics of long-time Av Paul Stastny to take an early lead in the series. Roy said before…

Colorado Avalanche v Edmonton Oilers

Internet Hotstove: Colorado Avalanche

Internet Hotstove is a series where Last Word On Sports asks the opinions of respected bloggers from around the internet about their team’s chances in the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. The goal is to get a broad view of opinion from around the league as an alternative to other playoff previews. Under Patrick Roy the Colorado Avalanche surprised just about everyone…

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