Colorado Avalanche Could Get Even Younger After Loss to the St. Louis Blues — Mile High Sticking

The Colorado Avalanche loss to the St. Louis Blues is overshadowed by injuries to core forwards Tyson Jost and JT Compher The Colorado Avalanche’s 4-3 defeat at the hands of the St. Louis Blues was an interesting one, with a lot of story lines coming out of it. On the surface, the Avalanche followed their…

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With Avalanche off to another 3-1 start, leadership is a ‘core’ issue — Mile High Sports

Gabriel Landeskog, Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon, Erik Johnson, Tyson Barrie and Semyon Varlamov still are the Avalanche’s six-man “core,” all at various points in recent years signed to long-term extensions. They’ll remain that core unless, or perhaps until, Duchene answers his cell phone and gets the news that he’s headed for … the airport and…

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Andrighetto Scores Twice, Avalanche Beat Bruins 6-3 — CBS Denver

DENVER (AP) — Alexander Kerfoot scored his first NHL goal with some part of his lower leg. Doesn’t really matter which part — a first goal is a first goal and it’s a “great feeling,” he said. Kerfoot’s goal and two more by Sven Andrighetto, the second an empty-netter with 1:34 remaining, helped the Colorado Avalanche (3-1) to a…

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5 keys for the Avalanche to have a successful 2017-18 season — The Denver Post

If the Colorado Avalanche is going to bounce back from their worst season ever, and one of the worst seasons in NHL history, here is what they will need to lean on. 1. Defensemen. Do the Avs have enough talent on the back end? Nine of 10 ardent fans would probably say no. Media around…

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Avalanche sign defenseman Nikita Zadorov — The Denver Post

The Avalanche and young defenseman Nikita Zadorov agreed to terms Friday on a two-year, $4.3 million contract. Zadorov, 22, did not report to training camp Thursday and did not begin on-ice sessions with the team Friday. He will be with the team Saturday, coach Jared Bednar said. Zadorov, 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, has 145 games…

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Avalanche reverts to #WhyNotUs theme from 2013-14 — The Denver Post

Avalanche teammates Erik Johnson and Nathan MacKinnon noted the same turnarounds. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers of last season. The Avalanche in 2013-14. Finishing last in your conference one season and advancing to the first round of the NHL playoffs the next happens more often than most people think. Thus, Johnson and MacKinnon…

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Colorado Avalanche to retire Milan Hejduk’s No. 23 sweater — The Denver Post

No Avalanche player has donned the No. 23 sweater since Milan Hejduk retired after the 2012-13 season, and nobody ever will. The Avs on Wednesday announced they will retire Hejduk’s No. 23 to the Pepsi Center rafters Jan. 6 before a game against the visiting Minnesota Wild. Twenty-three will be the sixth number retired in…

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