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Hard work pays off for Avalanche center Matt Duchene

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At the end of the 2011-12 hockey season, Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene was an enigma. He managed only 28 points in 58 games, suffered multiple injuries, and was largely out-shined by teammate and fellow 2009 draft pick Ryan O’Reilly. As fans clamored for O’Reilly to inherit the Avalanche captaincy, Duchene was left wondering how he ended up so far away from the 67 points he saw the year before.

He signed a two-year “bridge” deal that summer, using a low salary number as motivation to prove to himself and the club that he could do better in just two years.

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Avalanche sign MacKinnon to entry-level deal

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The Colorado Avalanche announced today that Nathan MacKinnon, the club’s primary draft pick, has been signed to a three-year, entry-level contract.

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Colorado Avalanche add defensive depth with Benoit

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While many teams around the NHL were going all in on the first day of free agency, signing big names and making trades to fill gaping holes in the roster, the Colorado Avalanche were quietly rounding out their organizational needs.

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Colorado Avalanche draft Nathan MacKinnon first overall

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NEWARK – Despite heavy speculation on whether the Colorado Avalanche would stay at the top spot in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft or trade down while acquiring immediate help, the Avs opted to keep their pick, drafting Nathan MacKinnon first overall.

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Jones, MacKinnon not phased by draft day uncertainty

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The rise and fall of the stock of a top ranked prospect comes with the territory of being the best at what you do. One injury, one dry stretch, a couple of off games and you’re no longer at the top. A handful of good nights, a few hat tricks, a comparison to Sidney Crosby and you’re jumping over the guy ahead of you.

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Watch: Nathan MacKinnon pre-draft Q&A

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The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is right around the corner and people are still getting to know Nathan MacKinnon.

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Avalanche move Jones, O’Brien for Tanguay, Sarich

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The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is just three days away and the Colorado Avalanche are already making moves to improve the club.

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Avalanche lock up Bordeleau for three years

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The Colorado Avalanche announced today that they have signed gritty pugilist Patrick Bordeleau to a three-year contract.

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Coming NHL Draft a goldmine of possibilities for Colorado

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The draft is less than a month away and the Colorado Avalanche are no closer to tipping their hand now then they were the day they won the draft lottery.

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Sakic lands Roy as new Colorado Avalanche Head Coach

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Monday night, former Colorado Avalanche superstar goalkeeper Patrick Roy’s brother, Stephane, posted on Facebook that his brother was going to be the next Head Coach of the Avalanche.

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Colorado Avalanche place Sakic in charge, add Kroenke as President

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The Colorado Avalanche announced today that NHL veteran and former Avalanche Captain Joe Sakic will be assuming the role of Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and that Governor Josh Kroenke will be taking over as team President today at a press conference at Pepsi Center.

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No-goal sparks controversy in final Avalanche game

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The Colorado Avalanche know what it is like to not have calls go their way. They saw an early season, overtime loss at the foot of a well placed official.

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