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  1. ECF Preview and Live Thread - May 20Read the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Mile High Hockey

    Nothing lasts forever, but things like completely unsustainable streaks of one-goal games DEFINITELY don't last forever. After playing 14 consecutive 1-goal playoff games, the New York Rangers finally discovered what a multi-goal lead looks like.

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  2. Toronto Maple Leafs Draft: The Case For Daniel SprongRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Editor in Leaf

    Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A general view of the complete draft board after the completion of the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports In my last Toronto Maple Leafs draft player preview, we looked at Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman Ryan Pilon, and today we will view Charlottetown Islanders sniping forward Daniel Sprong, a Dutch-born hockey player.

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  3. Colorado Avalanche: Significance of the Ducks vs Hawks SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Mile High Sticking

    Apr 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman David Rundblad and Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene battle for control of the puck behind the net in the second period at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports As Colorado Avalanche players and fans lounge about watching the Stanley Cup playoffs, a significant series is taking place.

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  4. WCF Preview and Live Thread - May 23Read the original story

    16 hrs ago | Mile High Hockey

    Anaheim took Game 3 by a score of 2-1. It wasn't another epic triple-overtime affair, but was still another great game.

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  5. NHL Draft: What If Avalanche Had Picked Vlasic Over Ryan Stoa?Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Mile High Sticking

    ... legends. But there were 229 other players selected as well. With the 34th pick in the 2005 NHL Draft, the Colorado Avalanche selected center Ryan Stoa out of the US NTDP. Stoa went on to play four seasons of NCAA hockey at the University of ...

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  6. Avalanche NHL Draft 2015: Evaluating Current Mock DraftsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Mile High Sticking

    The Colorado Avalanche have already done pretty well in the draft -- they got #1-overall Nathan MacKinnon a couple years ago. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports At Fan Sided we're going to commence a site-wide mock draft starting soon.

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  7. Daily Links Around the NHLRead the original story

    Friday | Mile High Hockey

    Much has been made of how the Blackhawks are splitting up the ice time for their defensemen but does it really matter? [ Second City Hockey ] Dylan Larkin is turning pro next season as the Red Wings look to reload their pro roster [ Maize N Brew ] Gary Bettman continues to be a commissioner without a clue as he takes the stance that playing hockey and brain trauma are not related [ SB Nation ] Here's a comparison of NHL head coaching salaries to NFL head coaching salaries.

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  8. WCF Preview and Live Thread - May 21Read the original story

    Thursday May 21 | Mile High Hockey

    Game 2 absolutely delivered on the classic potential this series has. In case you missed out, here's some of the things that happened: That's how we all learned Rule 78.5 which states you can only direct the puck in with your stick.

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  9. Flyers Sign RW Aaron PalushajRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | CBS Local

    FEBRUARY 06: Aaron Palushaj #17 of the Colorado Avalanche warms up prior to facing the Anaheim Ducks at the Pepsi Center on February 6, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Ducks defeated the Avalanche 3-0.

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  10. Duchene and Smith lead Canada to win over Austria at World ChampionshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Examiner.com

    ... Canada improved to a perfect seven wins and zero losses in the round robin. Duchene, who plays for the Colorado Avalanche, was one of two Canadian players to notch four points (two goals and two assists). He was joined by Jason Spezza of the Dallas ...

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  11. Avalanche Throwback: Sandis Ozolinsh, Greatest Number 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Mile High Sticking

    Defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh was the greatest number eight for the Colorado Avalanche. Photo credit: Ivanmakarov at en.wikipedia [CC BY 3.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons "Ozo created a lot of scoring chances at the offensive end - and he also created chances at the defensive end."

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  12. Avalanche 2015 NHL Draft: Should Colorado Trade Up?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Mile High Sticking

    Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy talks with executive of hockey operations Joe Sakic during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports The Colorado Avalanche have the tenth pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

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  13. Colorado Avalanche: Free Agent FrenzyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Mile High Sticking

    Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy talks with executive of hockey operations Joe Sakic during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports Some say the draft is more important than free agency these days.

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  14. On Native GroundAMERICA Pays Dearly for Piling on Russia in '89Read the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | American Reporter

    ... the stadium, dubbed "The Can" by locals, from a multipurpose sports arena for the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche into a slick, multimedia throne for the coronation of the presumptive Democratic nominee, Sen. Barack Obama. The public tour ...

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  15. ECF Preview & Live Thread - May 18Read the original story

    Monday May 18 | Mile High Hockey

    If you've spent any time watching the New York Rangers this playoff season, you probably have a pretty good idea of how Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals went down. The Rangers outshot their opposition by a slim margin, both goalies played well, and the Rangers squeaked out a win by the smallest margin in hockey - 1 goal.

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  16. Monday Funday Caption Thread: World Championship EditionRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | Mile High Hockey

    "I saw weird stuff in that place last night. Weird, strange, sick, twisted, eerie, godless, evil stuff.

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  17. Avs Hire Chris MacFarland as Assistant GMRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | Mile High Hockey

    Earlier this afternoon, the Columbus Blue Jackets reported that Assistant GM Chris MacFarland would be leaving the org for a similar job with our beloved Avalanche. MacFarland joined the Jackets in 1999, became Director of Hockey Operations in 2001 and was promoted to Assistant GM in 2007.

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  18. Western Conference Finals Preview & Live Thread - May 17Read the original story

    Sunday May 17 | Mile High Hockey

    You may have noticed that we generally alternate days of who writes the playoff thread. I've lucked out: I get to write about what could be the best series of the postseason.

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  19. Avalanche Free Agency: Top RFA DefensemenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Mile High Sticking

    Even though Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy has stated the team will be built up from the draft, Avalanche free agency is still a juicy speculation. There's also no denying Colorado needs shoring up at the blueline - even Roy has said one free agent they might be looking at is a defensive partner for cornerstone defenseman Erik Johnson .

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  20. Avalanche Fan Perspective: Ducks vs Hawks SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Mile High Sticking

    Nov 2, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry scores on Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov as defenseman Jan Hejda defends in the first period at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Some Colorado Avalanche players are traipsing around Florida .

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