Two key players from the Matt Duchene trade last week figure to play prominent roles Thursday when the Avalanche resumes play and hosts the Washington Capitals at the Pepsi Center.
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Mark Stone scored in regulation and again in overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night in the first of two regular-season games in the Swedish capital.
In breaking down Sunday’s big three-team trade and looking specifically at the players’ age, potential and free agency, the Avalanche’s return package for sending 26-year-old center Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators borders on breathtaking.
His head was on the trade block for more than a year before Matt Duchene finally let his dream die. Frustrated by a team heavy on talented scorers but light on elite defensemen, and having seen his place atop the roster heap slowly erode, the Avalanche’s star center walked into his hero’s office.
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin was awoken midway through his pregame nap Monday by his wife, Marie Claude. It must have been serious. And it was.
In working on a University of Denver hockey story recently, I was reminded about the situation with 2017 Avalanche first-round draft pick Cale Makar, the puck-savvy defenseman from Calgary, Alberta.
Denver Post Avalanche reporter Mike Chambers responds to your questions in the Avs Mailbag. In this installment, Mike takes six Q’s, including one about coach Jared Bednar.
The NCAA defending national champion and preseason No. 1-ranked University of Denver regained the top spot in both hockey polls Monday. The Pioneers, who lost the top ranking a week ago after losing twice at Western Michigan, have now been ranked No. 1 in seven of eight weeks.
Every season, Ralston Valley coach Matt Schoepflin witnesses the same trend. In an age where the already-pricey sport of hockey keeps getting pricier, talented and motivated young players are missing out on opportunities because the game, in ways that include team fees and equipment, is becoming cost prohibitive.