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1 hr ago | Denver Post

Avs Mailbag: Locking up Nathan MacKinnon as long as possible would be good move for Avs

Colorado center Nathan MacKinnon skated with the puck in the third period. The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 Thursday night, Dec. 19, 2013.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Players, Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, Patrick Roy, Patrick Bordeleau, Jean-Sebastien Giguere

2 hrs ago | Denver Post

Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda cleared to play in playoff opener

As Avalanche players came onto the ice one by one Wednesday, defenseman Jan Hejda was nowhere to be seen, even after the last person usually on the ice for a practice - coach Patrick Roy - was there.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Jan Hejda, NHL Players, Erik Johnson, Patrick Bordeleau, Ryan O'Reilly, Nick Holden

3 hrs ago | Denver Post

Avalanche vs. Wild: Here are the matchups

Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog, left, will try to stay ahead of Kyle Brodziak and the rest of the Minnesota Wild in the playoffs.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Minnesota Wild, Kyle Brodziak, NHL Players, Mikko Koivu, Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom

3 hrs ago | Denver Post

Many NHL goalies sport unique superstitions

"We all have ours," said Roy, the Avalanche coach and Hockey Hall of Famer who some consider the best playoff goalie of all time.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Semyon Varlamov, NHL Players, Ron Hextall

3 hrs ago | Denver Post

Frei: Avs rebuilt from ice up into winner

Patrick Roy, Head Coach/Vice President of Hockey Operations, Avalanche President Josh Kroenke and Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic pose for a photo op after their press conference.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Patrick Roy, NHL Players, Joe Sakic, Erik Johnson, Tyson Barrie, Ryan O'Reilly

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Examiner.com

2014 Stanley Cup playoff primer: The Western Conference

The regular season has ended. Six teams in the Western Conference have already cleaned out their lockers.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference, Matt Duchene, NHL Players, Jan Hejda, Semyon Varlamov, Patrick Roy

Sports Media 101

City of Denver Shows Its Playoff Pride for the Colorado Avalanche

Avalanche 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Colorado Avalanche as a part of Sports Media 101 .

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Gabriel Landeskog, Joe Sakic, NHL Northwest Division, Patrick Roy, NHL Players

CBS Local

Roy, Avs Anxious To Open Playoffs Against Wild

Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 postseason.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Patrick Roy, NHL Players, Minnesota Wild, Mikko Koivu, Semyon Varlamov, Jan Hejda

TwinCities

Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov has learned from the best

Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov takes a break against the Vancouver Canucks on April 10 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Semyon Varlamov, NHL Players, Semyon Varlamov (2010 Vancouver Olympics), Olympic Hockey, Joe Sakic, Olympics, Patrick Roy, Olympic Winter Games, Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Winter Sports

Denver Post

Minnesota Wild arrives in Denver, practices at DU before meeting Avs

The Wild's Jonas Brodin, left, controls the puck against the Avs' Nathan MacKinnon during a game Jan. 11 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minn.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Nate Prosser, NHL Players, NHL Northwest Division, Nathan MacKinnon

Daily Camera

Kiszla: Patrick Roy book READS like story of success

Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy is seen during practice with the team at the Family Sports Ice Arena in Centennial, CO on Oct. 6, 2013.

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Related Topix: Sports, Patrick Roy, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Northwest Division, Matt Duchene, Erik Johnson, Semyon Varlamov

Mile High Hockey

The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - April 16th, 2014

Patrick Roy's fiery personality was on full display in the opening game when the Colorado coach got into a heated exchange with Anaheim, banging his hands again and again on the glass partition until it tilted.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Northwest Division, Patrick Roy, NHL Players, Semyon Varlamov, Paul Stastny

Mile High Hockey

Better Know Your Enemy: What's A "Wild" Anyway?

As the Avalanche head into their first round playoff series many fans are probably hoping to get to know their opponent a bit better.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

Mile High Sticking

Colorado Avalanche Regular Season Awards

It's been a fun year for the Colorado Avalanche and fans, so instead of traditional regular season awards, why not have some fun with them? Earlier this year a few Avalanche did a lip dub to "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Patrick Roy, NHL Players, Joe Sakic, Ryan Wilson, Semyon Varlamov, Nathan MacKinnon

Denver Post

Tyson Barrie practices, expects to play against the wild

The Avs' Tyson Barrie has blossomed this season, scoring nine goals and tallying 20 assists in 51 games.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Tyson Barrie, NHL Players, Matt Duchene, Jan Hejda, Cory Sarich, Stefan Elliott

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Daily Camera

Avalanche's MacKinnon set for big postseason

Avs center Nathan MacKinnon, left, and head coach Patrick Roy talk during practice on Tuesday at Family Sports Center in Centennial.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Patrick Roy, NHL Players, Brad Malone, Ryan O'Reilly, Nathan MacKinnon, John Mitchell

Star Tribune

Avalanche notes: Injury situation gets better

John Mitchell will join fellow Avalanche center Matt Duchene as unavailable for Game 1, but Mitchell could return in the series.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Northwest Division, Matt Duchene, NHL Players, John Mitchell

Star Tribune

Colorado-Wild playoffs matchup offers contrast in styles, like old times

Rookie coach Patrick Roy led the Avalanche from second-fewest points in the NHL last year to the third-best total this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Kyle Brodziak, Jacques Lemaire, NHL Players, Patrick Roy, Ryan O'Reilly

Star Tribune

Wild notes: Veilleux, McLeod will renew their comical 2008 rivalry

One is when the Wild winger was shown on the "Kiss Cam" in Phoenix. Much to the delight of the crowd, Veilleux stood up on the bench and gave teammate incident during Gamea 4 of the 2008 playoffs in Denver.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Northwest Division, NHL Hockey

TwinCities

Wild's Mikael Granlund appears ready for playoffs

Wild center Mikael Granlund practiced again Tuesday and it's growing increasingly likely the young Finn will play in Game 1 of the Wild's playoff series with the Colorado Avalanche in Denver Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Northwest Division, Jarret Stoll, NHL Players

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