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From dustups to Derby: Brothers Desormeaux take a shot

Denver Post (Beth Harris AP Racing Writer) — LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Keith Desormeaux has a history with the jockey riding his horse Exaggerator in the Kentucky Derby.
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Avalanche Farm Report: May 3

NHL.com San Antonio RampageThe San Antonio Rampage finished the 2015-16 season in seventh place in the Pacific Division with a 33-35-8-0 (74 points) record and a .487 win percentage. The club got off to a...
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Martinsen on Team Norway for World Championship

NHL.com Colorado Avalanche forward Andreas Martinsen will be one of two NHL players on Norway's squad for the 2016 IIHF World Championship.Martinsen and Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers were among...
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Lindholm To Play For Team Sweden

NHL.com Team Sweden added defenseman Anton Lindholm to its 2016 IIHF World Championship roster over the weekend. His participation in this year’s Worlds marks the first time that Lindholm will represent...
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Avalanche to Select 10th at 2016 NHL Draft

NHL.com The Colorado Avalanche will select 10th overall at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, New York, as the club maintained it's draft position following the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday.The results of...
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Chambers: Avalanche plans don't seem to include college players

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — The Avalanche is not interested in free agent Drake Caggiula, the NCAA Frozen Four MVP from North Dakota. The Avalanche, as research proves, doesn't pay much attention to the college boys.
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Avalanche end-of-season evaluations: Semyon Varlamov

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Calvin Pickard (2.81, .922) and Reto Berra (2.41, .922) put up better numbers, yet the Avs are patiently waiting for the Varlamov of 2013-14 to return to the crease.
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Ducks fire coach Bruce Boudreau after early playoff exit

Denver Post (Greg Beacham AP Hockey Writer) — ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday, two days after their disappointing first-round exit from the playoffs.
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2016 Draft Lottery Will Determine Top Three Picks

NHL.com The 2016 NHL Draft Lottery, which will determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft, will be held on Saturday, April 30, at Sportsnet’s Hockey...
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Berra to Play for Switzerland at World Championship

NHL.com With just over a week remaining until the start of 2016 IIHF World Championship, goaltender Reto Berra will look to help Team Switzerland back to the podium at the tournament.Berra, who helped his...
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Avs 20th Anniversary Team: Peter Forsberg

NHL.com ColoradoAvalanche.com profiles the players named to the Avalanche's 20th Anniversary Team.Hockey Hall of Fame forward Peter Forsberg was one of five players who won the Stanley Cup with the...
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Avalanche end-of-season evaluations: Nick Holden

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Holden played in all 82 games and contributed six goals and 22 points. Among all Avs defenseman who played 40 games, Holden had the best plus-minus rating (minus-1).
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Predators edge Ducks 2-1 in Game 7, advance to 2nd round

Denver Post (Greg Beacham AP Hockey Writer) — ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators clung to a small lead for two full periods, scrambling and dodging and stopping everything the Anaheim Ducks could throw at...
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Avalanche end-of-season evaluations: Mikhail Grigorenko

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Mikhail GrigorenkoForward, 6-foot-3, 209 poundsIn 74 games and in his first full NHL season, Grigorenko had six goals and 27 points.
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Watch: Rangers' Dan Boyle rips reporters, goes on profanity-laced tirade

Denver Post New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle lost his temper with reporters at the team's final press conference.
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Avalanche Farm Report: April 26

NHL.com San Antonio RampageThe San Antonio Rampage finished its 2015-16 season in seventh place in the Pacific Division with a record of 33-35-8-0 (74 points) and a .487 win percentage. The Rampage went...
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Avalanche end-of-season evaluations: Erik Johnson

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Erik JohnsonDefenseman, 6-foot-4, 232 poundsJohnson was the Avalanche's lone selected All-Star in 2014-15 before missing the second half of that season with a knee injury.
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Avalanche end-of-season evaluations: Francois Beauchemin

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Francois BeaucheminDefenseman, 6-foot-1, 208 poundsIn his first season with the Avalanche, Beauchemin played in all 82 games and produced eight goals and 34 points.
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J.T. Compher, Michigan captain, signs with Avalanche

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — University of Michigan captain J.T. Compher has given up his senior season to turn professional with the Avalanche, the NHL team said Monday.
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Avalanche Signs JT Compher

NHL.com JT Compher will forego his his senior season at the University of Michigan.The Colorado Avalanche signed the forward to a three-year, entry-level contract on Monday.Compher captained of the...
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Blog Articles

IIHF World Championship start Friday, Avalanche players will be involved

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — Colorado Avalanche will have several representatives in the IIHF World Championships
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Prospect Watch: QMJHL Semi-finals - Rouyn-Noranda vs Moncton

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — With the Avalanche season fading from memory and the Rampage's heading that way fast, I decided to indulge in some junior hockey playoffs with 3 of our prospects on the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies....
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Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL May 4th, 2016

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — The National Hockey League's Go Green Mission. [ Just Energy ] Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang slapped with one-game suspension for hit. [ National Post ] Calgary Flames fire Jack...
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Tuesday Playoff Thread - 5/3/16

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good evening ladies and gentlemen. After Monday's light schedule we have 3 games for everyone's enjoyment tonight. The Tampa/Isles and Stars/Bloos are both tied going to the underdogs' arenas and...
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Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL May 3rd, 2016

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Halifax Mooseheads sign new head coach, Andre Tourigny, to a five-year contract in Halifax. [ Metro News ] Ray Bourque preaches perseverance and pride at Ledger All-Scholastic ceremony. [ Wicked...
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Monday Playoff Thread - 5/2/16

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good evening ladies and gentlemen! Just one game for your perusal tonight from the NBC wet dream series, but don't fret, we get 3 games tomorrow. Caps at Pens 8pm ET on NBCSN , series tied at...
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From the Rampage Desk: 2016 Player Grades & Contract Status

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — The beloved Rampage bookended 50 games of mediocre to horrible play with some stout stretches at the beginning and end of the season. The strong start gently tapered off, which wasn't really...
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Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL May 2nd, 2016

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Jonathan Drouin ignites Tampa Bay Lightning's series-tying win over Islanders. [ National Post ] Orpik to learn his fate after nasty Maatta headshot. [ Toronto Sun ] NHL referee Ron Wicks...
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Sunday Week in Review + Playoffs Thread - 5/1/16

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good morning all. While the NHL playoffs surge forward, there was quite a bit of off-ice Avs news for us to digest. Let's take a look: - Maxim Noreau signed a 2-year deal with Bern of the Swiss...
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2016 NHL Draft Lottery Watch

Mile High Hockey (Ryan Murphy) — For the first time in league history, the NHL will draw for not just the top draft spot, but the top three. Follow along for all relevant information, as well as our scheduled group...
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Weekend Playoff Thread - 4/29-30/16

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good evening ladies and gentlemen! The NHL has a big weekend of hockey for you, PLUS the draft lottery on Saturday night. The Western Conference kicks off round 2 tonight while the East plays...
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Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL April 29th, 2016

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Tyson Barrie's fate uncertain with Colorado Avalanche. [ Mile High Sticking ] Avalanche end-of-season evaluations: Nick Holden. [ Denver Sun Times ] A Jordan Eberle for Sami Vatanen trade does...
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Playoffs Open Thread - 4/28/16

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good evening ladies and gentlemen. With the first round wrapped up the 2nd takes center stage tonight for the NBCSN executives' wet dream matchup of Ovi vs Sid Washington vs Pittsburgh. There...
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Komets win Game 7, Gary Graham a possibility in San Antonio?

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — After losing the first 2 games against Cincinnati, the Komets came back strong taking 2 out of 3 on the road before winning games 6 & 7 in Ft Wayne. Game 7 was a beaut, a 2-0 shutout for goalie...
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Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL April 28th, 2016

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Colorado Avalanche: Top 5 draft targets. [ Sports Glory ] NHL playoff ratings drop 61 per cent in Canada. [ Global News ] NHL's smallest markets dominate second round. [ The Star ] Connor...
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Avalanche signs one All-American but might pass on the second

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — Avalanche signs one All-American but might pass on the second
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GDT: Stanley Cup Playoffs - 4/27/16

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good evening ladies and gentlemen. For the first time since nineteen hundred and eighty-three we have the 2nd round starting before the 1st is complete. The Isles and Bolts kick off their series...
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WATCH: Rangers' Dan Boyle rips reporters, goes on profanity-laced tirade

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Jeff Bailey) — New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle lost his temper with reporters at the team's final press conference. Boyle ended up going after reporter Larry Brooks, who was at the press conference, along...
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2016 Avalanche Offseason Salary Cap Forum

Mile High Hockey (Ryan Murphy) — With nearly $19M in salary cap headed into next season, the Avalanche appear to be in a great position to spend some money, but are they really? Even before the disastrous end to the 2015-16...
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Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL April 27th, 2016

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — If you've ever wanted to learn how to draw the Colorado Avalanche logo. [ Drawing Tutorials 101 ] Intensity of NHL post-season exactly what the Canucks were lacking. [ Vancouver Canucks ] John...
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