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Kiszla: Patrick Roy book READS like story of success

Denver Post (Mark Kiszla The Denver Post) — There's a five-point plan for how the young, upstart Avalanche can win in the NHL playoffs. Coach Patrick Roy carefully crafted the plan. "I call it READS," said Roy, revealing his blueprint for...
  • New: 7 hr 39 min ago

Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon a playoff hit in junior hockey

Denver Post (Adrian Dater The Denver Post) — He is only 18, but Nathan MacKinnon already has a big-game playoff reputation, something his coach knows well.
  • New: 7 hr 55 min ago

Tyson Barrie practices, expects to play against the wild

Denver Post (Adrian Dater The Denver Post) — On a day of mixed-bag injury news, the return to the ice by Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie probably qualified as the best.
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Minnesota center Mikael Granlund likely to play in game 1

Denver Post (Chad Graff, St. Paul Pioneer Press) — Minnesota center Mikael Granlund practiced again Tuesday, and it's growing increasingly likely the young Finn will play in Thursday's Game 1 of the Wild's playoff series against the Avalanche.
  • New: 8 hr 29 min ago

Once A 'Wild' Notion; Minnesota Now Real Focus

NHL.com Chicago. Chicago. Chicago.That’s all anyone was talking about around the Avalanche dressing room in recent weeks, with the consensus among inquisitors being that the Avs and the Blackhawks were...
  • New: 11 hr 14 min ago

Erik Johnson Excited For First Playoff Series

NHL.com Now in his seventh season in the NHL, it's hard to believe Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson has yet to play in a playoff game. That will no longer be the case."I'm really excited," Johnson said...
  • New: 11 hr 58 min ago

Hochman: Avs' Erik Johnson soon to play Pa's hometown team in playoffs

Denver Post (Benjamin Hochman The Denver Post) — Up there, hockey is their mountains. In Minnesota, it's their thing, their identity, their culture.
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Avalanche Farm Report: April 15

NHL.com Cody Corbett (Edmonton Oil Kings): Edmonton is awaiting their next opponent after taking out Brandon in five games. Corbett would pick up an assist in the Oil Kings' 5-2 win in Game 3 this past...
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Jan Hejda misses practice for Avs, should be ready for Game 1 vs. Wild

Denver Post (Adrian Dater The Denver Post) — In what coach Patrick Roy called a "good practice", the Avalanche went through its paces Tuesday morning for its first time in the playoffs in preparation for a first-round series with the Wild.
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Colorado Avalanche switches focus to Minnesota Wild as playoff foe

Denver Post (Terry Frei The Denver Post) — For several weeks, the working assumption even in the Avalanche dressing room was that Colorado would face the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the playoffs.
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Minnesota Wild could be peaking at right time against Avalanche

Denver Post (Adrian Dater The Denver Post) — When Ryan Suter and Zach Parise signed massive contracts with the Minnesota Wild on the Fourth of July in 2012, the celebration among Wild fans probably was bigger than anything at their local...
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Analyzing the Minnesota Wild vs. the Colorado Avalanche

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Patrick Roy's first playoff series as an NHL coach will be against the last team he faced in the postseason as a Hall of Fame goaltender. The Minnesota Wild's first-round series victory in 2003...
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Wild captain Mikko Koivu better appreciates playoff run now

Denver Post (Chad Graff St. Paul Pioneer Press) — Mikko Koivu has a protein shake in one hand. With his other hand, he begins wiping down his equipment and organizing his pads, the same as he does after every practice.
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Wild rookie Erik Haula does great job filling in for Mikael Granlund

Denver Post (Chad Graff St. Paul Pioneer Press) — When the Minnesota Wild lost center Mikael Granlund to an apparent head injury March 31, there was plenty of reason for concern. The second-year player was in the midst of a breakout season, and...
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Hochman: Avalanche to beat Wild in seven, even with a grade of "C"

Denver Post (Benjamin Hochman The Denver Post) — It's simple to say Colorado has this series sewn up against Minnesota before the first puck drops. The Avs dodged the bullet that is the scorching Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks.
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Avs captain Gabe Landeskog greets arrivals to DIA in time for playoffs

Denver Post (Ryan Parker The Denver Post) — As one of the best teams in Colorado Avalanche history prepares for this first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, captain Gabe Landeskog is now greeting arrivals to Denver International Airport.
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Altitude Announces First Round Broadcast Schedule

NHL.com Altitude will broadcast every Western Conference first-round game between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild. Altitude will offer all games and will begin live coverage with a half hour...
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Governor Issues Proclamation to Support Avalanche

NHL.com DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed a proclamation to support the Colorado Avalanche as the team prepares to begin its playoff run. The governor also ordered Colorado Avalanche flags to...
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Mayor Hancock Proclaims 'Burgundy and Blue Week'

NHL.com DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today proclaimed “Burgundy and Blue Week” in the City and County of Denver for the week of April 14, 2014, to support the Colorado Avalanche leading up to their...
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Frei: Avs to face Wild in playoffs, and Patrick Roy is in postseason mode

Denver Post (Terry Frei The Denver Post) — When the St. Louis Blues were in the process of completing their stretch-run collapse with a 3-0 loss to Detroit on Sunday afternoon, Patrick Roy was paying only intermittent attention.
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Blog Articles

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

Mile High Hockey (Cole D Hamilton) — Time to noun up the adjectives. As the Avalanche head into their first round playoff series many fans are probably hoping to get to know their opponent a bit better. What's an Avalanche? It's...
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The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - April 16th, 2014

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — National Post says that the Avalanche is winning because of Patrick Roy . Patrick Roy’s fiery personality was on full display in the opening game when the Colorado coach got into a...
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Things are gonna change, I can feel it!

Mile High Hockey (Mike @ MHH) — We've all had a fall-back team the last few years that we rooted for when it became painfully obvious the Avs were burning down the trailer park. But now we have a Colorado club that's got butane...
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Jan Hejda expected back for Wild series

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Adrian Dater) — Seemingly good news on the Jan Hejda front: though he didn’t practice Monday, coach Patrick Roy said he’s day-to-day, and that he was confident he’d be available for the start of...
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Avalanche lines and defensive pairs as of Tuesday

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Adrian Dater) — With no Jan Hejda, no Matt Duchene and no John Mitchell on the ice, these are your revamped Avs lines and D pairs at practice today. O’Reilly-MacKinnon-Parenteau Holden-Johnson...
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Jan Hejda hurt, not at Avalanche practice

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Adrian Dater) — Looks like that upper body injury Jan Hejda suffered in Sunday’s meaningless game against Anaheim could cost the Avs one of their top two defensemen. Hejda is not on the ice for Avs practice...
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From the Monsters Desk: Who are the Avs' Black Aces?

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — During Sunday's game against the Amerks, the broadcasters talked about the Monsters keeping 5-7 guys past the end of the season on Saturday to practice and be ready in case the Avalanche need...
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Rules of Engagement: Playoffs Round 1

Mile High Hockey (Cheryl Bradley) — Well, this will be fun. Yesterday, Hockey Wilderness posted an article that could have been awesome. It was titled "Stanley Cup Playoffs: #AnyoneButThem." Using a clever play on a hashtag that...
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Just Happy to Be Here, or, Playoffs Goals and Expectations

Mile High Hockey (SteveHouse) — Let's take the temperature of the room. The playoffs start tomorrow, not for the Avalanche , but for six teams they do. But let's get this done before anybody starts anyway because I am...
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The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - April 15th, 2014

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — If you are traveling through the Denver International Airport you will hear a voice that might hear familiar. I cannot explain how much I hope the Wild go through DIA (includes link to audio). ...
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New “Hockey Talk with Adrian Dater” – Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Michael Russo

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Adrian Dater) — Minneapolis Star-Tribune Wild beat writer Michael Russo talks playoffs with the Avalanche on "Hockey Talk with Adrian Dater"
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Injury-plagued Avalanche 14/1 odds of winning Stanley Cup

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — The Avalanche will take Monday off and begin to prepare for Thursday’s Game 1 against the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday. The latest injury updates are in a Terry Frei post...
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The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - April 14th, 2014

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — The latest NHL.com article featuring the Avs . Patrick Roy ’s incredible resume as a Hall of Fame hockey player includes twice leading an NHL team on an unexpected run to capture the...
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Beards of Glory: A Starting Point

Mile High Hockey (mfured20) — The Avalanche are making it to the playoffs. It is glorious. Lets break out those equally glorious playoff beards, gentleman, and record them for posterity! From Wikipedia: A playoff...
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Time to try a playoff beard

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Adrian Dater) — #WhyNotGrowABeard? If there has been one constant in my life of 40-something years, it has been my smooth, well-razored face. Never had more than one day’s growth probably in my whole adult...
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Avalanche injury updates

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — ANAHEIM — I ended up writing several versions of the early Sunday online story about the Avalanche clinching the Central Division title and being locked into a first-round matchup against...
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Game 82 Recap: Avs get a point against the Anaheim Ducks

Mile High Hockey (mfured20) — A very depleted Avs team plays a pretty depleted Ducks team and snag one final point to round out the season. Congratulations, Colorado Avalanche , on a stunning 2013-14 season!!! Tonight's...
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Avs finish amazing season, but wrong decision on Berra cost team some in end

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Adrian Dater) — I’ve heard from a lot of you fans over the weekend, and you’re the people I serve, not the Avalanche. I work for the Denver Post and the fans reading it, nobody else. While I am like...
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Avalanche clinch Central Division

Mile High Hockey (Cheryl Bradley) — Can you believe this shit? I have a confession: I'm chowing down on some crow pie right now. In December, I said in a few interviews that there was no way the Avalanche would get higher than 3rd...
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Avalanche-Wild series schedule set

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Adrian Dater) — The NHL just came out with its first-round schedule for all teams. I’m going to take a shot in the dark and say you’ll most be interested in the Avalanche-Wild first-round series, and...
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