Avalanche’s Martin Kaut on NHL debut: “Dream come true for me”

Martin Kaut was one of the last two Avalanche players to step off the ice Wednesday to conclude that a morning skate in the Pepsi Center. He wanted to soak in each second to prepare for his NHL debut that would occur Wednesday night against the New York Islanders. Kaut, 20, is Colorado’s 2018 draft
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Tampa Bay extends win streak to 11 with overtime goal to beat Avalanche

Lightning struck twice at the Pepsi Center on Monday night. To begin with, Avalanche first-line winger Mikko Rantanen was triggered into the end boards in the next stage and didn’t go back. Colorado’s highest-paid participant be out “weeks” using a shoulder injury. And then the red-hot Tampa Bay Lightning got a sleek breakaway goal from
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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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RÜFÜS DU SOL Announce “Live from Joshua Tree” Film

GRAMMY-nominated Australian trio RÜFÜS DU SOL today announced a unique audiovisual performance piece, shot at the sprawling desert regions of Joshua Tree. At a 45-minute immersive film minding the depths of the band’s most famous exhibits and critically acclaimed studio records SOLACE, BLOOM along with ATLAS, “RÜFÜS DU SOL: Live in Joshua Tree” attracts their emotive live
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Avalanche takeaways: Can this excellent road team bring that magic back to the Pepsi Center?

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The NHL grind will ease up for the Avalanche in the finishing stretch. Colorado plays 16 of its  final 28 regular-season games at home, including Saturday at the Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium. The thing is, the Avs need to rediscover their home-ice dominance and, oddly, play as well as they
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Nuggets Journal: Should Denver make a deal before trade deadline?

Think you’t obtained grandiose strategies to enhance your Denver Nuggets? Great, now that we’re past Dec. 15, those trade plans are just marginally more grounded in reality. Dec. 15 declared the unofficial beginning of NBA trade season, at which free agents that signed this summer are now eligible to be transferred. That means over 90%
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Avalanche hosts the Chicago Blackhawks in referee Brad Watson’s swan song

NHL referee Brad Watson has lived a charmed life, but one he’s ready to leave. The longtime Highlands Ranch resident from Regina, Saskatchewan, is saying goodbye to hockey’s premier stage Saturday when he works his final NHL game at the Pepsi Center. Watson, 57, is retiring from a 22-year NHL career following the Avalanche hosts
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New Avalanche forward Derick Brassard had an interesting 11 hours

Derick Brassard would have liked a little warmup. After scoring a goal in his Avalanche debut Monday night — approximately 11 hours after shifting locker rooms at the Pepsi Center — the Avs’ new forward from the Florida Panthers revealed he hadn’t skated at the previous 3 days. The Panthers didn’t have a morning skate
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Nuggets icon: “At Christmas, you’re far enough into the season now that it’s not a fluke”

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all of the year. I’ll live in the Past, the Present and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I won’t shut out the courses they teach! ” — Ebenezer Scrooge, “A Christmas Carol” STAVE 1: DAN ISSEL The
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