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Burgundy/White Game To Showcase Young Avs

The intrasquad scrimmage is a training camp staple

by Heather Ward /

The Colorado Avalanche is gearing up for preseason with the annual Burgundy/White Game, which will take place at Magness Arena on the University of Denver campus on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. 

The contest is an opportunity for coaches to evaluate players in a game scenario. Expectations going into the scrimmage include high-paced and competitive play mirroring that of the past two practices.

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Second Day Of Training Camp A Grind

The Avalanche practiced physicality and speed

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--If the first day of Colorado Avalanche training camp was about playing with speed and moving the puck fast, then the second day was about adding a little physicality to head coach Jared Bednar's structure.

Chase drills, battles in the corner and clearing the puck out of the defensive zone with pressure highlighted practice on Saturday at Family Sports Center.

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Prospect Q&A: AJ Greer

AJ Greer looks to make his professional hockey debut this season

by Zach Stieneker /

AJ Greer was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round (39th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. The 6-foot-3, 204-pound left wing was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the Avalanche on July 1 of this year.

The native of Joliette, Quebec, began his 2015-16 campaign with Boston University before leaving mid-season to play for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. With the 2016 President's Cup Champion Huskies, the forward tallied 27 points (16 goals, 11 assists) in 33 regular-season games. In the QMJHL playoffs, he recorded 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) in 20 contests.

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A Season Of Expectations

Jared Bednar's expectations will shape the Avalanche

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding /

CENTENNIAL, Colo.-Proper expectations are great.

Expectations are what fuels fandom, drives desire, creates competition. Expectations are what new Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar is instilling in his new organization.

From top to bottom, the man has a program and the players in both Colorado and with the San Antonio Rampage will be expected to go with it. It will shape how they practice, how they play, how they conduct themselves and how they will perform.

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Next Era Provides Fresh Start

Change is brewing as the leaves begin to turn

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding /

CENTENNIAL, Colo.-Fans of the NHL get to experience five seasons throughout the year.

There's winter, spring, summer, fall and hockey.

Those attending Colorado Avalanche Training Camp on Friday got to experience the seeds of change in a variety of areas. The first full day of fall brought with it the beginning of the next era of Avs hockey.

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Rantanen, Others Held Out Of Training Camp

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding /

CENTENNIAL, Colo.-The first day of Colorado Avalanche Training Camp is in the books, and while new head coach Jared Bednar ran a fast, up-tempo practice as expected, there were some player absences from the two on-ice sessions.

Colorado's first-round selection (10th overall) at the 2015 NHL Draft, Mikko Rantanen, suffered an ankle injury in the first game of the inaugural Rookie Showcase on Saturday, Sept. 17. The team previously announced that he was expected to miss approximately 2-4 weeks to recover.

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Prospect Q&A: Nicolas Meloche

The defenseman is going into his second season as an Avs prospect

by Zach Stieneker /

Nicolas Meloche was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round (40th overall) at the 2015 NHL Draft. The right-shot defenseman has spent the last three seasons developing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and split the 2015-16 campaign between the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and his current team, the Gatineau Olympiques.

In Baie-Comeau, the native of La Salle, Quebec, recorded 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in 25 games. With the Olympiques, the 19-year-old blueliner went on to tally 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) in 28 contests, along with 28 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating.

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Getting To Know: Fedor Tyutin

Learn more about the new Avs blueliner

by Alex Mohr /

The Colorado Avalanche signed defenseman Fedor Tyutin to a one-year contract on July 1, 2016. The 12-year NHL veteran has recorded 251 points (54 goals, 197 assists) and 510 penalty minutes in 803 career games with the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets. A native of Izhevsk, Russia, Tyutin spent the past eight seasons with Columbus, where he recorded 185 points (39 goals, 146 assists) in 553 contests-which are the most by a defenseman in Blue Jackets history.

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North America's Run Ends With Russia's Win

Russia and Sweden move on to the World Cup semifinals from Group B

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /


Team North America's exciting run in the World Cup of Hockey has come to an end.

Russia secured Group B's final spot into the semifinals on Thursday afternoon with a 3-0 win over Finland at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, eliminating the pan-North American team.

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North America Wins In Stunning Fashion

Nathan MacKinnon was the overtime hero

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding /


The Swedes needed one point to secure a place in the semifinal round of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, while the North Americans needed a regulation win. With both squads displaying the kind of poised tenacity it takes when the tournament is on the line, Wednesday's match was surely one to not miss.

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