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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Hockey Mountain High Podcast: COVID Protocol

Listen to “COVID Protocol” on Spreaker. Following the Avalanche’s COVID shutdown, Aarif and JJ breakdown everything that happened on a strange Thursday night in Nashville and why the NHL had no choice but to postpone Colorado’s next four games. The guys also discuss what the league should do amid the latest COVID outbreak and if […]

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Avalanche postpone next four games amid COVID outbreak

The Avalanche are postponing at least the next four games following a team COVID outbreak. The Florida Panthers and Calgary Flames are also postponed through Christmas. Colorado had five players enter COVID protocol within 48 hours. Defenseman Devon Toews missed Tuesday’s home game against the New York Rangers but was joined by teammates J.T. Compher, […]

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Deen’s List: Kurtis MacDermid drops the gloves with Ryan Reaves in Avalanche’s 4-2 victory over Rangers

DENVER — Fighting in the NHL isn’t what it was a decade ago. But two of the last remaining true enforcers were on the ice at Ball Arena on Tuesday and they gave the crowd an old-fashioned spirited bout in the second period. The Avalanche defeated the New York Rangers 4-2 to win their fifth […]

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Practice Report: J.T. Compher out a month as Avalanche welcome waiver claim Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Avalanche center J.T. Compher will miss approximately one month, according to head coach Jared Bednar, following an upper-body injury he suffered against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Without Compher, the Avs will move natural right-wing Mikko Rantanen to the center position between Gabriel Landeskog and Logan O’Connor, who finished Saturday’s game on the top […]

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Nathan MacKinnon to miss three weeks with a lower-body injury

Just as the Avalanche were starting to get healthy, their superstar center Nathan MacKinnon was absent from practice Tuesday and Wednesday. Avs coach Jared Bednar did not speak to the media on Tuesday, but he announced after practice Wednesday that Mackinnon will miss some time. “Give or take three weeks,” Bednar said. The injury happened […]

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Deen’s List: Avalanche snatch defeat from the jaws of victory after giving up five preventable goals

Late-game heroics, strong individual offensive performances and a chance to string together three straight wins. All erased because of preventable goals. On one hand, the late comeback was a masterful performance by the Avalanche. But on the other hand, even needing to climb out of a two-goal deficit at home when you held the same […]

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Deen’s List: Nazem Kadri gets under the Blues’ skin as Avalanche dominate in St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues apparently were not done trying to inflict revenge on Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri. They tried, they failed and they lost their first game of the season because No. 91 in white got into their head, got them off their game and even scored a goal for good measure. The Avalanche defeated […]

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Deen’s List: Overturned goal halts Avalanche’s late comeback attempt in 5-3 loss to St. Louis

The emotions were high before the puck dropped between the Avalanche and St. Louis Blues on Saturday at Ball Arena. Not only had the Avs just finished honoring the late Pierre Lacroix — the team’s former president and general manager — with a banner-raising ceremony, but they were also playing shorthanded against an opponent looking […]

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