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Jesse Puljujarvi and world-killing Finland just did it again

Jesse Puljujarvi and world-killing Finland just did it again

thehockeynews.com Updated Apr 25 (4 days ago)
Finland has won gold again – get used to it. Led by superstar 2016 draft prospect Jesse Puljujarvi, the Finns dusted off archrival Sweden in the final of the World Under-18 Championship in North Dakota on Sunday. Puljujarvi scored a hat trick in the 6-1…
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  • Semyon Varlamov says Avalanche are ‘waiting for Alexander Radul…

    Semyon Varlamov says Avalanche are ‘waiting for Alexander Radulov.’ Can they sign him?

    The NHL off-season has already begun for eliminated NHL teams. Among them are the Colorado Avalanche, and their starting goalie, Semyon Varlamov, has begun some personal free agent recruiting. The man Varlamov wants in an Avs jersey next year: KHL super…
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  • Huge If True: Colorado's offseason plans likely very ill-advise…

    Huge If True: Colorado's offseason plans likely very ill-advised

    yahoo.com Apr 14
    [Breaking down the plausibility of the week's biggest rumor.] The Colorado Avalanche missed the playoffs again this year and got worse than they were last season, going .500 on the year. It is really hard to go .500 or worse in the NHL these days, becau…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Canadiens not trying to trade Subban, but he’s n…

    Rumor Roundup: Canadiens not trying to trade Subban, but he’s not untouchable

    Monday was locker clean-out day for the 14 NHL teams that failed to qualify for the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was also time for some general managers and players to field questions from the media regarding their off-season plans. Montreal Canadiens …
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  • Avalanche ‘confident’ a turnaround can happen, but no one’s saf…

    Avalanche ‘confident’ a turnaround can happen, but no one’s safe as off-season approaches

    When the Colorado Avalanche were officially eliminated from the post-season, coach Patrick Roy didn’t mince words. He called it completely unacceptable, saying he was disappointed and frustrated in the performance of the Avalanche. It’s hard not to be c…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Subban’s name back in rumor mill, coaching chang…

    Rumor Roundup: Subban’s name back in rumor mill, coaching changes expected

    With the NHL regular season completed, the fate of several coaches whose clubs failed to reach the playoffs is a hot topic of discussion. Much of the focus is upon Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins. Since joining the Bruins in 2007-08, Julien’s guided …
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  • Oral history: How the Avalanche ended the Panthers’ Cinderella …

    Oral history: How the Avalanche ended the Panthers’ Cinderella run to win the Stanley Cup in their inaugural year in Colorado

    The 1995-96 NHL season began as The Year of the Rat and concluded with a Mile High Stanley Cup victory. In their first two seasons the Florida Panthers nearly made the playoffs, missing by a single point each year, and in Year 3, not only did they make …
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  • Andreas Martinsen ejected for late hit on Ryan Garbutt (Video)

    Andreas Martinsen ejected for late hit on Ryan Garbutt (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 9
    On Saturday afternoon, Andreas Martinsen of the Colorado Avalanche laid out Ryan Garbutt of the Anaheim Ducks with a hit that arrived significantly after Garbutt released the puck. Garbutt fell to the ice hard and grabbed his face. The whistles blew. Jo…
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  • Stars edge closer to clinching by beating Avalanche 4-2

    Stars edge closer to clinching by beating Avalanche 4-2

    NHL.com Apr 7
    DALLAS - Jason Dickinson scored in his first NHL game, and the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Thursday night to move closer to the Central Division and Western Conference titles. With one game remaining for each team, the Sta...
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  • What are the Colorado Avalanche going to do now?

    What are the Colorado Avalanche going to do now?

    yahoo.com Apr 7
    The Colorado Avalanche fascinate me. They fascinate me because Josh Kroenke handed player personnel over to Joe Sakic in May 2013, at a time when the franchise needed a nostalgic kick in the rear, Greg Sherman was seen as an ineffective general manager …
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  • The Minnesota Wild, Who Backed Into The Playoffs, Don't Want To…

    The Minnesota Wild, Who Backed Into The Playoffs, Don't Want To Hear That They Backed Into The Playoffs

    deadspin.com Apr 6
    The Minnesota Wild lost their fourth straight game on Tuesday, but clinched a playoff spot anyway. Because the Colorado Avalanche also lost last night, their fourth in a row, they were eliminated from contention, and so Minnesota stumbled through the ta…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Feud with Roy fuels speculation Duchene could be…

    Rumor Roundup: Feud with Roy fuels speculation Duchene could be on his way out of Colorado

    Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene’s celebration after scoring his 30th goal of the season during a 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues didn’t sit well with Avs coach Patrick Roy. With the club’s playoff hopes hanging by a thread, Roy’s criticism of Duc…
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  • NHL Playoff Death Watch: Avalanche done, Bruins in trouble

    NHL Playoff Death Watch: Avalanche done, Bruins in trouble

    yahoo.com Apr 6
    Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. Nice job by the Colorado Avalanche, who took advantage of a Minnesota Wild loss and … wait, check that, they …
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  • Nashville's 4-3 win eliminates Avs from playoff contention

    Nashville's 4-3 win eliminates Avs from playoff contention

    NHL.com Apr 5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Craig Smith scored at 4:17 of the third period, and the Nashville Predators eliminated Colorado from playoff contention by edging the Avalanche 4-3 Tuesday night. With the win, the Predators snapped their own four-game winl...
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  • Filip Forsberg scores gorgeous between-the-legs goal (Video)

    Filip Forsberg scores gorgeous between-the-legs goal (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 5
    Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg scored a gorgeous ‘between-the-legs’ goal in his team’s Tuesday night game against the Colorado Avalanche. At the 10:19 mark of the first period Forsberg ended up with the puck on his backhand in front of Color…
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  • Patrick Roy unhappy with Matt Duchene for celebrating 30th goal…

    Patrick Roy unhappy with Matt Duchene for celebrating 30th goal in losing effort

    Scoring 30 goals in a single season is no easy feat, especially in an era when defensemen are tougher to get by, goaltenders are bigger and faster and scoring is down. Given all of that, it would make sense why Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene wou…
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  • Blues score 3 times in 1st period, beat Avalanche 5-1

    Blues score 3 times in 1st period, beat Avalanche 5-1

    NHL.com Apr 3
    DENVER - David Backes started the scoring in a three-goal first period, Anders Nilsson made 19 saves in relief of an apparently injured Jake Allen, and the St. Louis Blues beat Colorado 5-1 on Sunday night as the Avalanche moved to the brink of ...
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  • Jake Allen leaves St. Louis Blues win with injury (Video)

    Jake Allen leaves St. Louis Blues win with injury (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 3
    Your browser does not support iframes. The injury bug returned for St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen on Sunday. Allen missed 17 games between Jan. 8 and Feb. 20 with a knee injury and appeared to have suffered another problem in the Blues’ 5-1 win o…
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  • Avalanche defenseman Zadorov concussed on hit by Capitals’ Wils…

    Avalanche defenseman Zadorov concussed on hit by Capitals’ Wilson

    Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov has been diagnosed with a concussion one day after being on the receiving end of a devastating hit from Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson. Avalanche coach Patrick Roy announced the diagnosis Saturda…
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  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Dumba Wins It For Wild 01:03

    Dumba Wins It For Wild

    Mar 17
    Matt Dumba's seventh goal of the season won the game for Minnesota in overtime, 3-2 over Nashville.
  • Video - Ducks Rock Predators In Third Period 00:56

    Ducks Rock Predators In Third Period

    Mar 15
    Anaheim scored all four of its goals in the third period to come back and beat Nashville 4-2.
  • Video - New Norris Trophy Front-Runners 01:55

    New Norris Trophy Front-Runners

    Mar 10
    With the Flames' Mark Giordano out for the season, Scott Burnside offered some candidates for the new front-runners for the Norris Trophy.