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Avalanche Analysis: For Nathan MacKinnon, Jared Bednar, Joe Sakic, winning Stanley Cup caps long journey – The Denver Post

TAMPA, Fla. — One by one, as if it was choreographed weeks ago, all 28 players and each member of the coaching, training and equipment staffs and front office took their turn with the Stanley Cup here late Sunday night. Gabe Landeskog, per tradition for the winning captain, posed for the photo. Veterans Erik Johnson, Andrew Cogliano, Nathan MacKinnon, Jack […]

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Is 2022 Avalanche better than 2001 Stanley Cup champions?

Is this Avs team better than the 2001 Stanley Cup champions? Kiz: OK, that was fun. And spectacular. The Avalanche not only won the Stanley Cup, taking it from the two-time defending champions but marched through the playoffs with a 16-4 record. Wowza! So let’s post a question sure to ignite a heated debate between old-school faithful and fans who […]

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Tampa Bay tops Avs, 3-2, to extend Stanley Cup

Series-clinching games in general and Stanley Cup Final-clinching games in particular are always tough and generally heart-stopping. The Avalanche experienced that cauldron of emotion Friday night at Ball Arena. One win from its first championship in 21 years, the Avalanche couldn’t close out the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning, falling 3-2 in Game 5 on winger Ondrej Palat’s goal […]

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Stanley Cup Final Game 5 debate: Which Avalanche player should win the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP? – The Denver Post

Ryan O’Halloran, sports reporter: The NHL awards the Conn Smythe to the overall playoff most valuable player, not just the final round so the entire body of work must be considered. My choice is Avs center Nathan MacKinnon. Entering Friday’s Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, he leads the Avalanche in goals (12), in ice time among forwards (21:18), […]

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