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Mile High Hockey 2 hours ago
Offseason Flurries: Ovechkin Moves On and an Avalanche prospect is putting on a show

Offseason Flurries: Ovechkin Moves On and an Avalanche prospect is putting on a show

The Washington Capitals are on their way to the Stanley Cup Final As the Colorado Avalanche SB Nation site, it hurts a little bit to see the Stanley Cup Final round about to take place. Yes, it was a unicorn year, where the team wasn’t supposed to see playoff action at all. And yes, winning any playoff games at all was a ton of fun, especially when the Avalanche faced an opponent like the Nashville Predators. Still, there’s always going to be a serious case of FOMO when it comes to things like the Stanley Cup, because nothing feels better than being able to cheer for your team in the...
Mile High Hockey 14 hours ago
Colorado Avalanche netminder Pavel Francouz named KHL Goalie of the Year

Colorado Avalanche netminder Pavel Francouz named KHL Goalie of the Year

The new member of the Avalanche was recognized as the top goalie in the KHL The KHL has started handing out their end of season awards, and the newest member of the Colorado Avalanche is among the players being recognized by Europe’s top league. Newly signed Avs goaltender Pavel Francouz was just named the KHL’s Goalie of the Year after leading the league in save percentage for the second consecutive season. Playing with Traktor Chelyabinsk, the 27-year old finished the season with a 15-11-5 record and a .946 sv%, leading his team to second place in the KHL’s Kharlamov Division. After...
Mile High Hockey 17 hours ago
Colorado Avalanche Draft Targets: Rounds 4-7

Colorado Avalanche Draft Targets: Rounds 4-7

The Avalanche should use one of their later picks to shore up the goaltending depth chart Yesterday, we took a look at some potential targets for the Colorado Avalanche with their first four picks in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Looking at best-player-available as the best strategy in the early rounds, it allows teams the flexibility to get more creative with their later picks. In the case of the Avalanche this year, it is important for the team to draft a goalie that they can develop over the next-half decade. The problem is that there aren’t any standouts in this year’s draft. There...
Mile High Hockey 18 hours ago
Five Best Drafts in Colorado Avalanche History

Five Best Drafts in Colorado Avalanche History

A look back at the best draft classes from Avalanche past With most NHL teams currently in offseason mode, it’s the time of the year everyone is discussing the future. Who is your team going to draft? What free agents will your team sign? It’s exciting for fans to contemplate what the future holds. I’m going to take this time to take a look back into the past. Here is my list of the top five drafts in Colorado Avalanche history. This list is made up of only Avalanche drafts and does not include any Quebec Nordiques drafts. 5. The 2005 Draft In 2005, the Colorado Avalanche did not...
Mile High Hockey May 22, 2018
Colorado Avalanche Draft Targets: Rounds 1-3

Colorado Avalanche Draft Targets: Rounds 1-3

Who might the Avalanche take in the early rounds of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Thanks to the Matt Duchene trade, the Colorado Avalanche hold an extra second round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. For a team that has been known to trade away an abundance of picks over the past few seasons, having three picks in the top-60 is a welcome novelty. Once you get outside of the top-3, this year’s draft is as wide open as any. There are a number of players that could be drafted anywhere from #7 to the early 20s. With such a wide open group, it’s hard to pin down exactly who will be available to...