Colorado Avalanche Strategy of Leading from the End of the Bench

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  Despite all of the anticipation of Colorado Avalanche opening night, the game that transpired did not resemble the Avs team fans were accustomed too. As the club gets set for their home opener tonight against the Los Angeles Kings, […]

Matt Hunwick Suddenly Specialist Defenseman for Colorado Avalanche

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  Matt Hunwick’s first game for the Colorado Avalanche last year was November 8th, a month into the season. The speedy defenseman was not injured, but instead found himself as the odd man out on a team cruising that no […]

Matt Duchene’s Quest to Become the Colorado Avalanche’s Superstar

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  The Colorado Avalanche found their sensation to lead them into a new era. That is the hype around the youngest named captain in NHL history Gabriel Landeskog, who is now 20 after the lockout. However, before Landeskog won the […]

Colorado Avalanche Will Punish Ryan O’Reilly for Contract Dispute

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  For all the greatness that was the Colorado Avalanche from the time they moved from Quebec in 1995 through the 2004-2005 lockout, there was always a code that left players out to dry. If a player disagreed with the […]

Semyon Varlamov Will Not Have Patience of Colorado Avalanche’s Coaches

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  Europe is seeing a mass exodus of their most talented hockey players as the NHL gears up for its shortened 2013 season. The NHL Lockout leaves teams with a 48 game dash into the Stanley Cup playoffs, allowing little […]

Colorado Avalanche May Not Retain Top Scorer Ryan O’Reilly

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  The Colorado Avalanche may allow Ryan O’Reilly to finish out his hockey season in exile. The cold landscape of Russia is where he finds himself, with his brother Cal O’Reilly, playing for the Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the KHL–even as […]

NHL Lockout is Over, Owners and NHLPA Keep Media Up

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  Goodnight Night Moon, Goodnight Mush, Goodnight NHL Lockout. It’s over! Just past Five A.M. Eastern, (and yes, I’m on Mountain time, but it was still late) the NHL ended it’s lockout (tentatively, according to Adrian Dater of the Denver […]

Twitter Magnifies Frustration of the NHL Lockout

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  The idea of Twitter was to cut down news and opinions to 140 characters or less.  The NHL Lockout in 140 characters or less comes off as greedy, ungrateful and repetitive. During the 2004-2005 lockout, updated articles only greeted […]

Winter Classic 2013: Weather Forecast Perfect for Game

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  The NHL 2013 Winter Classic is set for New Year’s Day, the sixth such event around the first of the year. The site is the University of Michigan Stadium, home of the Wolverine’s football team. The stadium is expected […]

January 14, 2013: The Night the NHL Lockout Ends

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  On January 14, 1784, the United Sates Officially became a nation after Congress, ending the American Revolutionary War, ratified the Treaty of Paris. It is known as Ratification Day, a holiday lost to history.  After January 14, 2013, ratification […]

Other Professional Leagues Could Face Consequences of NHL Lockout

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The NHLPA is set to allow players the ability to vote for disbanding their union. This was an idea thrown out in both the NFL and NBA lockouts last year, but with the NHL lockout dragging out far longer than […]

NHL Lockout: How the Players Can Break the Owners

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With games canceled through December, and the slap-in-the-face hard line stance that the NHL owners have taken out of the “productive” meetings, the 2012-2013 NHL season appears to be all but obliterated. The owners are now banking on the NHLPA splintering […]