Nicolas Aube-Kubel’s two goals in a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Kraken help solidify his role with the Avalanche

When the Avalanche picked up Nicolas Aube-Kubel off waivers, this is exactly the type of role they had envisioned for him. His value is in his aggressiveness and forechecking but his offensive production is also an expectation. And just one game after Jared Bednar applauded his play, Aube-Kubel had his first two-goal performance in the […]

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Deen’s List: Avalanche shake off early rust and two-goal deficit in 4-2 victory over Anaheim

Playing their first game in 16 days, the Avalanche shook off a rusty start against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday to rally for a 4-2 victory at Ball Arena. Colorado trailed 2-0 and seemed lifeless for more than half the game before rallying back. The game-winning goal — a backdoor tap-in from Logan O’Connor off […]

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Deen’s List: Avalanche score another seven goals but “we haven’t played our best hockey yet,” says Devon Toews

After scoring seven goals against Philadelphia last week, the Avalanche climbed to a pace of more than four goals per game — a clip that hasn’t been achieved in a full season since 1995-96. Could the Avs be the first team since Pittsburgh to finish an 82-game slate scoring at that pace? Maybe. Because they’ve […]

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Darren Helm scores in first meeting against Detroit, the city he called home for 13 years

When Darren Helm signed with the Avalanche in free agency last offseason, he did so to join a Stanley Cup contender that will likely challenge for the Stanley Cup. An opportunity he had almost every year to start his young career with the Detroit Red Wings. Helm was a rookie with the Red Wings when […]

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Deen’s List: Darcy Kuemper scores big win over his former teammate Adin Hill as Avalanche throttle San Jose 6-2

During his four-year tenure with the Arizona Coyotes, Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper split the crease with Antti Raanta and Adin Hill. All three moved on over the summer with the former getting traded to Colorado and the latter to San Jose. In their first meeting against each other, Kuemper had the upper hand on his […]

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Deen’s List: Avalanche lay an egg in first road game of the season

It certainly wasn’t the start the Avalanche were hoping for to begin their three-game road trip. The Avs welcomed back superstar center Nathan MacKinnon but were outmatched in every aspect of Tuesday’s 6-3 loss to the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena. They’ll have to shrug this one off quickly, especially considering the two teams […]

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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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Darren Helm hopes his career comes full circle with the Avalanche as he chases his second Stanley Cup

Recently signed Avalanche forward Darren Helm is hoping his NHL career comes full circle. Helm embarked on his rookie campaign 14 years ago with the Detroit Red Wings — once a bitter rival of the Avs — and went on to hoist the Stanley Cup. He was just 21. Helm played just seven regular-season games […]

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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: Darcy Kuemper Is the Man

Listen to “Darcy Kuemper Is the Man” on Spreaker. The Avalanche traded a first-round draft pick for Darcy Kuemper after all. Aarif and JJ break down everything around that deal and how it makes the Avs a better team before getting into the Philipp Grubauer contract signed with Seattle. The guys also chat about the […]

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