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Video- Logan O’Connor Fined For Cross-Checking

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Will The Colorado Avalanche Handle The Pressure?

from Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post,

This is the best Avalanche team in more than 20 years. But there’s at least an 80% chance this Colorado team, led by center Nathan MacKinnon and defenseman Cale Makar, won’t lift the Stanley Cup, because nowhere in the North American sporting landscape will you find a more heavy-duty challenge.

With the playoffs rapidly approaching in a season billed as championship or bust, could somebody please give Colorado a wake-up call?

With our old friend Matt Duchene scoring the only goal in the shootout, the Nashville Predators recorded a 5-4 victory against the Avalanche on Thursday night for Colorado’s fifth loss in six games.

Chalk it up to boredom if that makes you feel better.

But is Colorado mentally tough enough to win it all?

No team in the league can boast of more top-notch talent than the Avs. They deserve to be the odds-on favorite to win the championship. So what’s the concern? There’s a cruel fascinating randomness to the NHL playoffs, where a hot goalie, the odd bounce or untimely injuries can ruin the best-laid championship plans.

There’s no sweeter agony than cheering for a team to win the Cup. No NHL champion earns 16 victories without blood, sweat and tears, not to mention a moment or two of serious adversity capable of unnerving the toughest of competitors. And these Colorado players have yet to prove they won’t fold under pressure.

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Colorado Signs Ben Meyers

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Ben Meyers to a two-year contract through the 2022-23 season.

Meyers, 23, just completed his junior year at the University of Minnesota, where he served as captain in 2021-22 and recorded 41 points (17g/24a) in 34 games. He led all Gophers skaters in points and goals, both career high marks, and also paced the team in game-winning tallies (5) and overtime goals (2). Meyers was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and was named one of three hat trick finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in college hockey. He was also named to the Big Ten First All-Star Team and was an NCAA West Second-Team All-American selection.

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The Colorado Avalanche Are The Team To Beat

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,

Before this NHL season began, hockey analysts and executives picked the Colorado Avalanche to go far in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Six months later, the Avs are the league’s top team, with a superb 52-14-6 record and 110 standings points. Right now, they’re in the midst of a six-game win streak – and if that doesn’t impress you, consider that this is their second six-game win streak of the season, and it’s not even their best run, as they peeled off 10 wins in a row starting in mid-January.

Now consider that Colorado has lost more than two games in a row just once this year – and that was at the very beginning of the season, when they lost three straight games. And if that doesn’t blow your mind, consider that two of their best players – forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog – have played only 56 and 51 games respectively.

f you don’t think all roads to the Cup in the Western Conference go through Denver, you’re fooling yourself.

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Video- A Short Sit Down With Nathan MacKinnon

via the YouTube page of the NHL on ESPN,

John Buccigross is on The Point to talk through Nathan MacKinnon and Sidney Crosby’s similarities.

 

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Video- Nathan MacKinnon Flying Back To Denver For Evaluation

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Andrew Cogliano Now A Member Of The Colorado Avalanche

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired forward Andrew Cogliano from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2024 NHL Draft.

Cogliano, 34, has tallied 15 points (4g/11a) in 56 games for the San Jose Sharks this season, his 15th in the National Hockey League. He has totaled 425 points (174g/251a) in 1,122 career contests with the Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars and Sharks. Selected by Edmonton in the first round (25th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft, Cogliano recorded an 830-game ironman streak from Oct. 4, 2007 through Jan. 13, 2018, which was the fourth-longest in the NHL at the time. He is one of two NHL skaters to appear in 800 consecutive games from the start of their career (Doug Jarvis, 964). 

The 5-foot-10, 179-pound center has collected 29 points (10g/19a) in 100 career postseason contests with Anaheim and Dallas. He helped the Stars reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2020 and paced the team in hits (89) and shorthanded time on ice (99:31) that season. Cogliano was part of Anaheim’s runs to the Western Conference Finals in 2015 an 2017, setting playoff career highs in goals (3) and points (9) and matching his career best in assists (6) in 2015.

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Artturi Lehoknen Traded By Montreal To Colorado

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Josh Manson Traded To Colorado

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Videos- A Mad MacKinnon, A Bad Cooper And A Blunder By Koskinen

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