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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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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Kiszla: The Avs have legit shot to raise the Stanley Cup, if one big weakness doesn’t cause their downfall

Maybe what America needs is your pleasure of a hockey fight. Don’t even understand about you. However, everywhere I look, out of baseball commissioner Rob Manfred into NBA crusader Kyrie Irving, somebody’s fighting mad about something (or what ). From shore to shore, in red states and blue skies, people ’ve peaceful marches in the
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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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Czech Republic natives, J.T. Compher, lead the Avalanche to 3-2 win over Buffalo Sabres

Czech, please. Czech Republic natives Martin Kaut and Pavel Francouz had yet another memorable night Wednesday in the Avalanche’s 3-2 triumph over the Buffalo Sabres at the Pepsi Center. Kaut, a newcomer forward, scored his first career goal, also Francouz, a goalie in his first full NHL season, closed the door with 13 third-period saves.
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THW’s Goalie News: Francouz’s Extension, Shutout, Avs Search

Pavel Francouz of the Colorado Avalanche had among their most effective personal days for any goaltender on Friday, signing a big expansion and earning a large shutout for his team. For the time being , he’s his team but the Avalanche might be on the lookout for aid in net. Francouz Inks Extension Francouz’s day.
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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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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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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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