Avs Mailbag: When will top prospect Bo Byram get his NHL call-up?

Denver Post sports writer Mike Chambers responds to questions in the Avs Mailbag every other week during the regular season.  Pose an Avalanche- or NHL-related question for the Avs Mailbag. When I saw Bo Byram last year in spring training he clearly looked like the best player on the ice most shifts. I could understand
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Kickin’ It with Kiz: Is Ball Arena another example of Kroenke family loving Nuggets more than Avs?

Ball Arena is OK If the Nuggets are Now Playing. However, for Avalanche matches, shouldn’t we predict it Puck Arena? — John, Denver Kiz: Avalanche lovers have claimed Josh and Stan Kroenke adore the Nuggets finest. Does the arena’s new name confirm these suspicions? Well, if they also alter the locks onto the joint and
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Nathan MacKinnon named Hart Trophy finalist along with Rangers’ Artemi Panarin, Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl

If everything works out for Nathan MacKinnon this summer, the Avalanche star could very well score a hat trick off the ice. MacKinnon was named one of three finalists for the Hart Trophy, given to the NHL MVP by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, on Tuesday morning. It’s the third postseason award the 24-year-old center
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5 Best Avalanche/Nordiques Draft Classes

The Colorado Avalanche discuss a 40-year history with the Quebec Nordiques, such as a record concerning draft collections. The Nordiques joined the NHL for the 1979 year and played 16 seasons before relocating to Denver, becoming the Colorado Avalanche. The draft courses share a hit-or-miss history while the place changed. A variety of factors came
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Avs Go From the Basement to Contenders in 3 Years

How did the Colorado Avalanche transform themselves from one of the league’s worst teams, with 48 points in 2016-17, to contending for the top seed in the Western Conference in three short years? Changes. Lots and lots of changes. And it all started with current general manager Joe Sakic. The Perfect Storm – 2016-17 season
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Chambers: Avs playing host to Blues on April 4 regular-season finale could be fantastic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Something fabulous will unfold April 4. The Stanley Cup playoffs could start on a Saturday afternoon in the Pepsi Center. The St. Louis Blues, defending Cup champions, will close out the regular season against the Avalanche in Denver on April 4. And at the rate they’re moving, this game could ascertain the
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Avalanche Insider: Brutal upcoming road stretch will determine grade for GM Joe Sakic’s trade moves

The Avalanche’s final sprint toward the postseason features an gauntlet that is upcoming with six-of-seven matches. It’s imperfect timing, to say the very least, along with a rod for Colorado’s trade developments. There are seven Avs players to the accident report: forward Andre Burakovsky, Matt Calvert, Nazem Kadri, Matt Nieto, Mikko Rantanen, Colin Wilson, along
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Nathan MacKinnon reaches milestone as Avalanche defeats Islanders 3-1

In winning trend Wednesday night, Nathan MacKinnon attained a Hall of Fame-backed milestone with his 50th point of the season, becoming just the third Avalanche participant to produce 50 points in 3 consecutive seasons. Merely club legends Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg had done this before, together using Sakic (1998-2002) and Forsberg (1995-99) — both
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Kiszla: With loss of Avs star Mikko Rantanen to serious injury, the pressure’s on Joe Sakic to make trade deadline deal

We find out if the Avalanche is so serious about becoming a Stanley Cup contender, or if director Joe Sakic is content to play for next year. The NHL trade deadline is Feb. 24. As presently constructed, the Avs are great enough to break the heart. His action (or inaction) will speak louder than words
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Chasing Gretzky, Alex Ovechkin could join 700-goal club against Avalanche

Alex Ovechkin will face the Avalanche on Thursday night needing two aims to become the eighth part of their NHL’s 700 club. But because of his age, that landmark goes past hockey and places the Washington Capitals superstar on par with the best professional athletes of all time. The Capitals’ media relations team duly suggests
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