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Calvin Pickard #31 of the Colorado Avalanche stops the puck on an attempt by Alex Galchenyuk #27 of the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on October 18, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Canadiens defeated the Avalanche 3-2.   (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Avs Goalie Calvin Pickard’s First NHL Start Spoiled By 3-2 Loss

P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens spoiled Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard’s first NHL start. Subban scored twice in Montreal’ 3-2 victory Saturday night.

10/18/2014

Fans cheer at the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field on March 1, 2014 in Chicago. (credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

7 Reasons Why The Avalanche Should Get An Outdoor Game Next Season

Being outdoors in Colorado in the winter can be chilly and it can be snowy, and it’s just for these reasons that the NHL should award the Avalanche an outdoor game next season.

10/16/2014

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Anaheim Ducks during preseason action at Pepsi Center on September 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Ducks defeated the Avalanche 2-1.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NHL’s Fastest Skater? Maybe Avalanche’s MacKinnon

Nathan MacKinnon, last year’s Calder Trophy winner as rookie of the year with 24 goals and 39 assists, might be the best combination of speed and skill since Pavel Bure.

10/13/2014

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Avs Look To Bounce Back From Flop In Opener

Coach Patrick Roy is hoping to see a different team — one resembling the squad that captured the Central Division last season — on the ice Saturday night for the home-opener against the Wild.

10/10/2014

Jerome Iginla (credit: CBS)

Offseason Splashes: NHL Central, Avs Stockpiled Talent

The NHL’s Central Division was the center of attention during a free-wheeling, big-spending scramble for talent this offseason.

10/04/2014

Jarome Iginla (credit: CBS)

Iginla Adds Veteran Presence To Youthful Avs

Ever so steadily, Jarome Iginla is getting up to speed with the Colorado Avalanche. Not easy, either, given all their speed.

10/04/2014

Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates his game winning overtime goal with Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche to defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 26, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche hold a 3-2 game lead in the series.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Step Aside Sid, Alex: Stars From The Avs Are Emerging

Though Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin maintain their place as the league’s most recognized stars, a changing of the guard is gradually taking place. There’s Steven Stamkos in Tampa Bay, and Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon in Colorado.

10/04/2014

Jarome Iginla (credit: Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Top 3 New Players To Watch On The Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche made a lot of moves quickly during the NHL’s free agency period last week, and Avs fans are probably wondering if the team wound up bettering itself in the process.

07/08/2014

Jarome Iginla #12 of the Boston Bruins fires a shot against the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 12, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Avs Sign Jarome Iginla To 3-year, $16M Deal

The Colorado Avalanche added a big-name scorer in Jarome Iginla shortly after losing a fan favorite in Paul Stastny.

07/01/2014

Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche poses after winning the Calder Memorial Trophy during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Avs’ O’Reilly And MacKinnon Humble About Heady Awards

On the ice this season, two Colorado Avalanche stars showcased skills any hockey played would be proud to boast.

06/30/2014

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