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Favorite Colorado Avalanche Vines

A look back at some of the best

by Ryan Boulding & Ron Knabenbauer @Avalanche /

With the news today that Twitter will soon discontinue the social media video platform Vine, went back into the archives to find some of the team's best loops.

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Avs Wrap Up Rare Week Of Practice

Colorado had five days between games

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding /

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--It feels like a whole season has passed in the time between the Colorado Avalanche's last game in Florida and the next one on Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets at Pepsi Center.

While some clubs in the league have already played eight contests this year, the Avs have skated in just five, posting a 3-2 record in that time. So its safe to say that although it has been a long period without an Avalanche match, the squad have been hard at work at Family Sports Center, fine-tuning its game ahead of a run that will see Colorado square off in 16 contests in the next 34 days.

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Avs Host First Break The Ice Clinic Of Season

See what it was like out on the rink

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding /

Colorado Avalanche players Semyon Varlamov and Eric Gelinas, Altitude TV color analyst Peter McNab, mascot Bernie and RAM Trucks Avalanche Ice Girl Terri hosted kids from Centennial K-8 School of Lakewood in the first Break The Ice clinic of the 2016-17 season on Tuesday.

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Avalanche Farm Report: Oct. 25

by Heather Ward /

San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage was swept at home by the Chicago Wolves last weekend, losing 4-2 on Saturday and 2-1 on Sunday.

On Saturday, JT Compher capitalized on a turnover for an early goal just 52 seconds into the first frame. It marked Compher's first goal of the 2016-17 campaign and would stand as the only score in the first period. Turner Elson and Rocco Grimaldi picked up assists on Compher's first career tally as a professional.

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Rantanen Set To Return To Avs Lineup

The reigning AHL rookie of the year practiced with Nathan MacKinnon and Mikhail Grigorenko

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

The Mikko Rantanen era in the NHL is almost here.

The Colorado Avalanche recalled its 2015 first-round draft pick on Monday afternoon and the expectation from the club seems to be that he'll be in uniform for Friday's contest against the Winnipeg Jets and beyond.

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Avalanche Weekly Update - Oct. 25

by Danielle Bernstein /

Here's what happened in the last week of Colorado Avalanche hockey.

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John Mitchell Returns To Practice

The Avs forward could make season debut Friday against Jets

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--Colorado Avalanche forward John Mitchell, who has missed the first five games of the season with a hip flexor injury, took part in a full team practice on Sunday and could return to the lineup for Friday's contest against the Winnipeg Jets.

Mitchell has been out since the preseason but has quietly been skating on his own for the past few weeks before practices, testing his hip to make sure it will be able to hold up to the grind of an NHL contest, whenever that comes.

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Inconsistency A Factor For Avs

Colorado went 2-2 on its four-game swing

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding /

SUNRISE, Fla.--The Colorado Avalanche is a work in progress.

There are ups and there are downs with the club. Games that are lopsided one way are suddenly tilted the other the next night. That's how it went on the club's four-game road swing on the East Coast.

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Shane Harper leads Panthers past Avalanche

Rookie forward scores first two NHL goals in win

by Alain Poupart / Correspondent

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Nine days after making his NHL debut at the age of 27, Florida Panthers forward Shane Harper scored his first NHL goal Saturday. For good measure, he scored again in a 5-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 at BB&T Center.

"There's time when you think like (you'll never score an NHL goal), for sure, but I've been pretty confident in myself that it would come," Harper said. "I always thought I just needed to get my shot. But yeah, sometimes there is doubt over the years, but you just have to have confidence in yourself."

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Duchene Reaching 500-Game Milestone Tonight

The 25-year-old veteran is looking for it to be a win

by Ryan Boulding @rboulding /

SUNRISE, Fla.--It was all about Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene in Thursday's win at the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 25-year-old had two goals and an assist in his 16:47 of ice time, helping Colorado leave Tampa with a 4-0 shutout victory.

Saturday's game is going to feature another healthy dose of Duchene as well, as the eight-year NHL veteran is set to skate in his 500th professional contest when the Avs take on the Florida Panthers at 5 p.m. MT.

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