Avalanche coach Jared Bednar has practice tirade; star rookie Cale Makar skates off early

Jared Bednar was animated as he’s probably ever been in his four decades as Avalanche head coach Saturday, at Day 5 of the training camp 2.0 in Pepsi Center. Bednar stopped an end-to-end 5-on-5 and unleashed an obscenity-laced tirade that included his concern about checking, the restricted practices remaining ahead of the Avs’ Aug. 2
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Avalanche gets taste of what’s to come in scrimmages inside empty Pepsi Center

The Avalanche got a taste on Thursday of what it would feel like next month when the Western Conference playoffs unfold prior to no fans at 18,500-seat Rogers Place in Edmonton. For the first time because NHL training camps started Monday, the Avs maintained a scrimmage in a vacant Pepsi Center. “Obviously, it’so quiet, but
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Nathan MacKinnon back with preferred wingers as Avalanche begins training camp

For the first time since Feb. 17, Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon had his two favored wingers on the flanks Monday in Day 1 of training camp to the NHL’s return-to-play, 24-team playoffs. This can be actually the Avs’ perfect line in operating toward winning the Stanley Cup. MacKinnon has skated with All-Stars Gabe Landeskog along
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Avs Mailbag: Colorado continues to build from prospects, injured players getting healthy, NHL season update and more

Denver Post sports writer Mike Chambers responds to queries in the Avs Mailbag every week throughout the season.  Pose an Avalanche- or NHL-related question for its Avs Mailbag. When the NHL resumes, how would the Loveland Express be up and running? In other words would be the Eagles be playing so players can have ice
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Star assessments: Evaluating the Avalanche’s top players in 2019-20

Avalanche superstar Nathan MacKinnon is beyond a three-star player. If there were a fourth star, he would have it. And teammates Cale Makar and Ryan Graves, among others, are perhaps equally as important to a club that flirted with the Western Conference regular-season championship before the coronavirus pandemic halted the season. To help fill the
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Avalanche blows 2-0 lead as Capitals snap Colorado’s five-game winning streak

The Avalanche gave Alex Ovechkin ample opportunity to become the eighth player in NHL history to reach 700 goals Thursday. Ovechkin, who is No. 3 all-time with 259 career power-play goals, was a mainstay in the Washington Capitals‘ five opportunities with the man-advantage at the Pepsi Center. The Russian superstar didn’t have a point in
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Avalanche breaks out of slump, routs Stanley Cup champion Blues

The Avalanche’s chilly spell may be over. The Avs, who entered Thursday to some three-game winless skid and having dropped four straight at home, put a major damage over the defending Stanley Cup champions at the Pepsi Center. In a showdown involving Central Division rivals and a couple of the greatest clubs from the Western
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Kyle Connor’s hat trick lifts Winnipeg to 7-4 victory over the Avalanche

Considering that the midpoint of this NHL season, the Avalanche is connected to hardship. Colorado forged three ties Tuesday night but not headed and dropped 1-4-1 in its last six games with a 7-4 loss to the Winnipeg Jets at the Pepsi Center. The Avs, who allowed four third-period targets after tying it 3-3, have
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Avalanche All-Decade Team: Colorado’s best players from 2010 through 2019

Having a decade at Colorado sports coming to a close, The Denver Post has a look at the top players in 2010 through 2019 for each of Denver’s important specialist franchises. This ’s the Avalanche’s team: Forwards Colorado Avalanche Mikko Rantanen (96), Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Gabriel Landeskog (92) celebrate a goal from the Vegas
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Avalanche bracing for tighter games against Blackhawks

CHICAGO — The Avalanche is Anticipating more of a fight from the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night at the United Center. The Avs, who host Chicago on Saturday at the Pepsi Center, pounded the Blackhawks from 5-2 and 7-3 scores late last month. Those games were a home-and-home place, but in a stretch. “We know
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