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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Stars’ Seguin, Bishop Out 5 Months After Surgeries

Stars center Tyler Seguin has underwent a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair on November 2 and is expected to miss five months Stars goaltender Ben Bishop underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on October 21 and is also expected to miss roughly five months Announcements from the Stars have
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Chambers: John Hayes, Ball Arena are good names for Denver hockey

Even the Pepsi Center’s name change to Ball Arena is a fantastic movement for Denver baseball. John Hayes, the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Broomfield-based Ball Corporation, is a hockey guy. He plays adult-league baseball and was the very proud owner of the Denver Cutthroats, the Central Hockey League affiliate of the Avalanche
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Kiszla: Why the Avs are frugal in Cup quest, Von Miller might be done with Broncos and Nolan Arenado could be stuck in bad Rockies marriage

With untrue Stanley Cup ambitions and oodles of money to spend, why didn’t the Avalanche splurge on prior MVP Taylor Hall on the first day of NHL free service? COVID-19. Does linebacker Von Miller get crabby when a Denver radio station asks him about taking a paycut to stay with the Broncos? COVID-19. How can
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A look at the Avalanche’s highest-scoring playoff games

Jeff Vinnick, Getty ImagesMatt Nieto (83) of this Colorado Avalanche scores at 14:07 of the earliest period against Darcy Kuemper (35) of this Arizona Coyotes in Game Four of the Western Conference First Round through the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on Aug. 17, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Avalanche’s offense
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Avalanche’s third-line, J.T. Compher thriving with Coyotes playoff series ahead

Avalanche forward J.T. Compher skates to an opposing goaltender’s crease on a mission to create havoc on the forecheck, and even if it’s ugly, to put in the puck. “That’s how you score goals,” Compher said. “Getting to the net.” Colorado’s third-line center is more than just talk. Remember Saturday? In the Avs’ 4-3 overtime
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Avalanche’s Tyson Jost enters NHL restart with confidence: “I want to be in the lineup”

Avalanche ahead Tyson Jost will restart the NHL season in Edmonton just a brief drive. However, his family was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. “I’ll be about 15 minutes down the road from them, but I won’t see them for two and a half a year,” Jost said. “That’will be bizarre. It s bothersome. …
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Cale Makar progressing toward return to Avalanche training camp

Cale Makar performed individual on-ice drills Thursday before Avalanche practice in a signal that Colorado’s standout rookie defenseman is nearing a return to training camp. Makar, one of three finalists for NHL rookie of the year, has not skated with the team since Saturday after being listed “unfit” to play; with league policy prohibiting teams
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Cale Makar absence spotlights Avalanche’s defensive depth in training camp

Day 3 of “Cale Makar Watch” concluded at Pepsi Center on Wednesday with still no indication of Colorado’s NHL rookie-of-the-year finalist in Avalanche training camp. The Avs designated Makar as simply “unfit” to play — under a new NHL policy made to safeguard player’s medical privacy amid the coronavirus pandemic — following a Saturday practice
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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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