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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

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

The Colorado Avalanche celebrate a Jamie McGinn #11 goal against Devan Dubnyk #40 of the Edmonton Oilers during a game at the Pepsi Center on February 2, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  The Avalanche led 2-1 after two periods. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Avs Fans Spoiled From The Glory Years Getting Impatient

When ranking the professional teams in Colorado, the Avalanche would find themselves fighting for third with the Rockies, and considering there are far more baseball than hockey fans, that means right now the Avs are fourth.

02/25/2013

John Grandt debuted as a linesman with the NHL at the Avs home opener. (credit: CBS)

NHL Lineman Debuts On Ice At Avs Home Opener

The Colorado Avalanche were thrilled to get back on the ice at the Pepsi Center for their home opener on Tuesday but maybe not as excited as John Grandt.

01/23/2013

Cody McLeod #55 of the Colorado Avalanche scores on a breakaway against goalie Josh Harding #37 of the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center on March 6, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 7-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avs Opener Against Wild Expected To Sell Out In Minnesota After Lockout

Minnesota Wild officials say they expect a sellout Saturday when the team opens at home after the lockout that wiped away half the season.

01/15/2013

Joe Sakic at the Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony on Monday (credit: CBS)

Joe Sakic Touches On NHL Lockout During Hall Of Fame Induction

There is something missing from Joe Sakic’s new plaque at the Hockey Hall of Fame — and it’s not because the printer made a mistake. There is is no mention of his 21st NHL season, the one that was never played because of the 2004-05 lockout.

11/13/2012

Joe Sakic at the ceremony Monday night (credit: CBS)

Joe Sakic Inducted Into Hockey Hall Of Fame

Former Colorado Avalanche forward Joe Sakic was welcomed into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday.

11/12/2012

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