VIDEO: Avalanche superstar Nathan MacKinnon leaves game following hit from Taylor Hall

Superstar center Nathan MacKinnon left the Avalanche game against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday following a hit at center ice. MacKinnon absorbed a hit from Boston’s Taylor Hall but brunt of the damage came from his own stick which went up into his face. MacKinnon was down and bloodied on the ice as the officials […]

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The Avalanche’s goaltending is suddenly a position of strength. And it’s largely thanks to the long-awaited return of Pavel Francouz

For the majority of the early parts of the season, the one blip in a star-studded Avalanche lineup was their goaltending. Newcomer Darcy Kuemper — whom the Avs paid a hefty price to acquire — was not playing up to his standard. And backup goalie Pavel Francouz was injured during a preseason game that kept […]

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He described his goal as “lucky.” But the rest of the Avalanche saw Cale Makar’s highlight reel tally for what it was: Pure skill

You likely won’t catch Avalanche superstar Cale Makar speaking in high regard about his play — even when he scores perhaps the most beautiful goal the NHL has seen from a defenseman in years. “It was a little bit lucky, to be honest,” Makar said. “Their D, or whoever the guy was on me, was […]

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Reviewing the Avalanche and the Central Division’s offseason acquisitions

When we enter the dog days of August — traditionally the slowest month of the NHL calendar — it’s often a good time to look back at the offseason and where teams currently stand. Albeit the rest of August and September could still see numerous big names such as Jack Eichel, Vladimir Taransenko and perhaps […]

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