Colorado Avalanche Brandon Saad Out

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The Colorado Avalanche have ruled forward Brandon Saad out for at least one game due to a lower-body injury. This comes as the team prepares to battle the St. Louis Blues for the final time in the 2020-21 regular season. The team announced the injury along with several other small updates early Monday afternoon. A […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche New Faces Prompt Decisions

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The Colorado Avalanche have new faces to juggle for 2020-21. It isn’t as extreme as last offseason when a half-dozen or so new players joined the franchise via free agency or trade but there are a couple of newcomers to integrate. The team is one of the league’s deepest but the front office is always […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Black Aces

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The Colorado Avalanche will have some decisions to make. They were playing well before the shutdown despite several injuries but we are nearing a return to play. A Stanley Cup run is only feasible if the supporting cast is ready to help the team’s stars. That means the Colorado Avalanche Black Aces will need to […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Should Keep Vladislav Namestnikov

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The Colorado Avalanche made an interesting move when they acquired Vladislav Namestnikov earlier this year. The 27-year-old was coming off a successful stretch with the Ottawa Senators before the deal. However, only played for nine games before the NHL ceased operations during the current global pandemic. Namestnikov is about to be a free agent but […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Colin Wilson Deserves Another Chance in Denver

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The 2019-20 season was a lost one for the Colorado Avalanche’s Colin Wilson. The 30-year-old forward played in only nine games before suffering a lower-body injury. It is unclear if he will return in an Avalanche uniform at all. There is no hockey and free agents may hit the market normally in advance of the […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Turn to Martin Kaut for Boost

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The Colorado Avalanche have recalled Martin Kaut from the AHL. The 16th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft is projected to debut Wednesday night against the New York Islanders. The 20-year-old Kaut has five goals and 16 points in 31 games with the Colorado Eagles. Avalanche Turn to Martin Kaut Kaut’s recall is thanks […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Draft History Under Joe Sakic

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It feels like a good time to review the Colorado Avalanche draft history since Joe Sakic assumed the mantle of President of Hockey Operations in 2013. Colorado has reached the playoffs in each of the past two years and is poised for a third straight appearance despite a flurry of early-season injuries. The draft has […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Mikko Rantanen Week to Week

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Mikko Rantanen of the Colorado Avalanche suffered an injury Monday night against the St. Louis Blues. Rantanen appeared to catch his skate on a blemish in the ice, which turned his leg an awkward direction and sent him tumbling. Elliotte Friedman was among the many to post a clip of the incident. I really hope […] READ MORE


2019 Top NHL Prospects: 60 – 41

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf NHL Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top NHL prospects. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Rookies to Watch

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The Colorado Avalanche pool of rookies is one to envy. Recent drafts have stocked the farm with top-notch talent. They already have a strong roster heading into the 2019-20 season, but rookie production can often be the difference between bringing home a Stanley Cup and falling short. Colorado is no different, but who are the […] READ MORE