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Mile High Hockey Jun 20, 2016

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL June 20th, 2016

Colorada Avalanche caption Gabriel Landeskog joins campaign to help promote proper concussion recovery. [National Post] How Auston Matthews became hockey's hottest prospect. [The Globe and Mail] Collegiate learning curve helped NHL prospect McAvoy hone skills. [CSN Philly] Pavel Datsyuk leaving Detroit Red Wings, returning to play in Russia. [CBC] Ron MacLean to replace Strombo on Hockey Night in Canada. [The Star]
Mile High Hockey Jun 17, 2016

NHL Players Vote to Increase Salary Cap

We know the cap will increase 5%, but from what base line? For quite a few years, the salary cap was not of much concern to Colorado Avalanche fans. The rebuilding team was closer to the salary floor with their bevy of young players on entry-level contracts. That’s not the case anymore. With Matt Duchene, Erik Johnson, and Gabriel Landeskog now on expensive long-term deals — and players like Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie set to join them before next season — the team and its followers are now trying to figure out how it’s all going to fit. Late Thursday evening, we received a...
Mile High Hockey May 28, 2016

2015-16 Colorado Avalanche Year-End Review: Gabriel Landeskog

Landeskog's point total last season doesn't stand out, but his impact on the team is significant nonetheless. Last night I had a dream that we traded Landeskog, and MacKinnon was our new captain. In the opening game of the season, MacKinnon looked like a lost child on the ice making one sloppy mistake after another. I vividly remember a feeling of dread and panic over losing our captain, Landy, and awoke relieved it was a figure of my imagination. I think my dream says it all. Landeskog is a vital part of the Avalanche team, and while he may not have the highest points or showiest goals, he...

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