Avs Mailbag: Who will benefit most from time off before NHL playoffs?

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. As we approach the possibility of continuing the NHL season, I’d love to see some analysis of which teams benefited the most from this extended
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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 beat Red Wings 2-1, extending two winning streaks

DETROIT — Make a nice nine. Captain Gabe Landeskog withstood a crunching hit when making a pass that surfaced Logan O’Connor to get a breakaway goal in the next stage, and also the Colorado Avalanche conquer the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Monday night for their season-high seventh straight victory. Better yet, it was the
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Avalanche uses big third period to defeat Oilers and snap two-game skid

This was an offensive explosion, sans of the group ’s most explosive players. The Avalanche, tied 1-1 after two periods Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center, erupted for 50 shots and three goals inside a 2:32 period of the next period to defeat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 and snap a losing series. Colorado outshot the
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Chambers: Avalanche has dumped “trial by fire” with forwards, aiming high with veteran depth over young prospects

Logan O’Connor played five games for the Avalanche last season in a time he could have been a senior and team captain at the University of Denver. The right-shot, slick-skating forwards opted to forgo his last year of NCAA eligibility to sign a max NHL free-agent entry-level contract with expectations of enjoying hockey’s maximal level.
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Journeyman minor-leaguer Andrew Agozzino has a big night for the Avalanche in his first NHL game since 2015-16

In the 470th game of his professional baseball career, but only his 11th at the NHL and first since the 2015-16 season, center Andrew Agozzino scored his first goal at the highest degree. Conserve the puck. Agozzino, 28, had been on Cloud 9 Monday night after serving lead the Avalanche into a 3-0 victory over Vegas
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Czech Republic Olympian Pavel Francouz makes his NHL preseason debut with the Colorado Avalanche

Czech Republic-born goalie Pavel Francouz, That played the last 3 seasons for Chelyabinsk Traktor of This Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League, will make his NHL preseason debut Monday night Once the Avalanche plays with the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Francouz, 28, will start in net. The 2018 Olympian served as backup and didn’t perform
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Avalanche loses preseason opener to Vegas Golden Knights

The Avalanche opened the preseason Tuesday with a 5-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in the Pepsi Center. The defending Western Conference champs scored twice in building a 3-0 lead and cruised. Avs rookie defenseman Ryan Graves, acquired by the New York Rangers for Chris Bigras at February, scored Colorado’s target. The Avalanche used
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Avalanche’s MacKinnon, Landeskog and Rantanen will take the ice in preseason opener

The Avalanche’s Leading line of center Nathan MacKinnon along with wingers Gabe Landeskog along with Mikko Rantanen will Perform Tuesday’s preseason opener from the Vegas Golden Knights in the Pepsi Center, Colorado Trainer Jared Bednar said Monday after the training-camp finale in Family Sports Center. Veteran defensemen Erik Johnson, Tyson Barrie and newcomer Ian Cole
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