Today in Hockey History: 1967 NHL Expansion Announced

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Hockey is finally back! Normally we’d be closing in on the mid-way point of the regular season, however, we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Lose Andre Burakovsky and Pavel Francouz

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The Colorado Avalanche will play their third game of the 2020-21 season without Andre Burakovsky or Pavel Francouz on the active roster. Both have suffered minor injuries and are day-to-day at this stage. The Athletic’s Peter Baugh announced the lineup changes early Tuesday afternoon. Burakovsky is day-to-day with an upper body injury. — Peter Baugh […] READ MORE



Unlikely Washington Capitals Playoff Heroes

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Post-season heroes come in all forms from the star player to the unknown fourth-liner. We all know the exploits of the great playoff performers. However, we hardly hear about the unlikely playoff heroes. These unlikely post-season stars can contribute in many ways. Contributions could be for an entire playoff run, a series, a game or […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Colorado Avalanche

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word on Hockey 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 […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Forwards Depth is Among League’s Best

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Forward depth is absolutely vital in the modern NHL. Teams like the Colorado Avalanche simply cannot rely on one or two lines. That means teams have had to get more creative and aggressive over the years in constructing four quality lines. Teams even need to consider how good their 13th or 14th forwards are thanks […] READ MORE


Andre Burakovsky Finds a Home with the Colorado Avalanche

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Drafted 24th overall by the Washington Capitals in 2013, Austrian-born Swede Andre Burakovsky, had a slow start to his career. Not living up to GM Brian MacLellan’s expectations after five seasons with the Capitals, Burakovsky was on the trade block after the team’s 2018 Stanley Cup Championship win. In exchange for a second and third-round […] READ MORE


Andre Burakovsky Re-Signs with Colorado Avalanche

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Andre Burakovsky has signed a new deal with the Colorado Avalanche. The contract is one of the first of Colorado’s offseason and arguably the most important. The deal is a two-year deal worth $9.8 million with an annual average value of $4.9 million. The team announced the signing Saturday morning. Andre Burakovsky stays in Colorado. […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Season Review

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It is time to review the Colorado Avalanche season as it has finally come to an end. The team fought hard to a game seven but it ultimately ran into a resurgent Dallas Stars team that also had its number during the regular season. It is time to review what took place and look forward […] READ MORE


Nathan MacKinnon Can Do Only So Much For Colorado Avalanche

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Coming into the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Dallas Stars, there was much praise for the secondary scoring of the Colorado Avalanche. Through three games, instead of the secondary scoring getting the headlines for Colorado, its Nathan MacKinnon. While MacKinnon, is one of the best players remaining in the playoffs, he […] READ MORE