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10 predictions for the 2014-15 Avalanche season

The Colorado Avalanche hosted their annual Burgundy/White Game yesterday at DU’s Magness Arena. As hockey fans anxiously await the start of the NHL season, here are 10 predictions for what’s in store for the 2014-15 Avalanche. 1. Nathan MacKinnon will lead the Avalanche in points. As a rookie last season, MacKinnon scored 24 goals and 63 points while playing in all 82 games....
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Duchene flashes late in Burgundy/White Game

The Colorado Avalanche’s annual Burgundy/White Game went off without a hitch today at DU’s Magness Arena. Matt Duchene’s White squad beat Gabriel Landeskog’s Burgundy team 4-3 in a game that came down to the wire. “It was fun and great to see the turn out. There were a ton of people here,” Gabriel Landeskog said after the game. The White team got goals from Joey Hishon...
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Jarome Iginla figures to continue scoring big working with Matt Duchene

Jarome Iginla used to be something of an object of pity among the NHL media and fans when he was a Calgary Flame. If only Iginla had a good center to play with, the saying went, he could be an even greater player and have a better chance at winning a Stanley Cup. The pity has turned to envy. The past two NHL seasons saw Iginla play with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as a Pittsburgh...
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Young Avalanche Players Learning From Patrick Roy

from Scott Burnside of ESPN, “Yeah, it was different (than he’d expected),” rookie of the year Nathan MacKinnon acknowledged. “I didn’t realize how smart he’d be. I know he was passionate, very competitive, but he understands the game so well. Everything he does there’s a reason behind it,” MacKinnon told “He doesn’t just bark at guys. He’s...
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Greg Sherman stripped of GM title to the surprise of no one

It’s been a while since anyone really considered Greg Sherman as the true general manager of the Colorado Avalanche. Since Joe Sakic came on as the president of hockey operations in May of 2013, he’s run the player personnel show along with head coach and vice president of hockey operations Patrick Roy, leaving Sherman the […] The post Greg Sherman stripped of GM title to the...
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Avalanche whittle preseason roster down to 56 players

The Colorado Avalanche announced Sunday that they had reassigned 11 players to reduce their preseason roster to 56. Five players were reassigned to the American Hockey League training camp, with the Lake Erie Monsters: D Gabriel Beaupre, D Max Iafrate, D Markus Lauridsen, D Joey Leach and C Marcus Power.
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Alex Tanguay returns to the Avs after an injury-riddled season

One play Friday provided ample proof that Alex Tanguay's hip problems are long gone. During the first scrimmage of Avalanche training camp at Family Sports Center, Tanguay recognized a 2-on-1 rush opportunity and, without the puck, drove to the net with speed. A linemate put a centering pass on Tanguay's stick in front of the left post, leaving him 1-on-1 with the goalie...
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Sakic officially named the GM

To prevent further confusion in their front office, the Colorado Avalanche made changes to the titles of some of their prominent personnel in the offseason. On their website, the team officially named Joe Sakic their general manager – a role that he already held in all but name. Sakic will also continue to hold the titles of vice-president of hockey operations and alternate governor...
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Avs look to build off momentum in Roy's 2nd year behind bench

  Jarome Iginla took a few wrong turns and got lost heading into the office for his first day of work. So new to town, it's understandable the Colorado Avalanche forward can't quite navigate his way to the Pepsi Center yet. His direction on the ice, though, is impeccable. That's why the Avalanche brought his leadership to Denver, hoping the 37-year-old can take them...
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More Fans Needed At Avalanche Games

from Adrian Dater of The Denver Post, Unlike recent years, the Avalanche is a "cap team" again, one with a payroll coming close to the NHL's $69 million cap ceiling for the 2014-15 season. Under the ownership of the Kroenke family, led by Stan and son Josh, the Avs' cap-averaged payroll entering Wednesday was $67,279,762 — up about $15 million from the highest...
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2014-15 Colorado Avalanche Preview: Nathan MacKinnon Ready To Join NHL’s Elite

The Colorado Avalanche were predicted by many to finish near the bottom of the Western Conference standings last season after ending the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign with the NHL’s second-worst record. The team stunned everyone and surged to a 52-22-8 record to win the Central Division over the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks and a No. 2 seed in the 2014 Western Conference...
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Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov Wears Putin T-Shirt That Says “Crimea Is Ours”

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov always seems to find himself in the midst of controversy and this time, he posted a photo of himself wearing a Vladimir Putin shirt that says “Crimea is ours.” Not the best look, but not a total surprise seeing as he’s Russian. [@GabrielleTF] The post Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov Wears Putin T-Shirt That Says “Crimea Is Ours...
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What to expect of Nathan MacKinnon in year two

Nathan MacKinnon has the whole world in his hand. He had a pretty good year, one might say. He was the first pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, joining a Colorado Avalanche outfit stocked with young talent and starting over with legends Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic running the show. MacKinnon also managed to bring […] The post What to expect of Nathan MacKinnon in year two appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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Questions For The Colorado Avalanche Before Training Camp Opens

from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post, Does Jarome Iginla have much left in the tank? The numbers indisputably say yes. Iginla led a good Boston team in goals last season (30). Not since the 1999-2000 season has Iginla failed to score 30 goals in a season (excluding the NHL's 2012-13 lockout year). He scored 29 in the 1999-2000 season for the Flames. He is 37 and not...
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2PS Top 5 Prospects: Colorado Avalanche

We here at 2PS are looking at the top five prospects in each system. Then we had a thought: everyone and their mother likely has a list up on their blog, so why not do a different take on it? Instead of a straight top five, we’ll take a look at the top forward, top […] The post 2PS Top 5 Prospects: Colorado Avalanche appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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