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Keeler vs. Chambers: Time to believe in Avalanche goaltenders Darcy Kuemper and Pavel Francouz? – The Denver Post

Keeler: You want to believe, man. You really, really, really do. Since New Year’s Day, only the Islanders have allowed fewer goals per game (1.86) to NHL foes than the Avalanche’s stellar 2.25. Colorado has surrendered more than three goals in a game just twice since Christmas. Darcy Kuemper (6-0-1, 2.30 GAA since Jan. 1) and Pavel Francouz (5-0-1, 2.03) […]

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Iconic Isles star, Hall of Famer Gillies dies at 67

Hall of Famer Clark Gillies, a stalwart on the New York Islanders’ dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cup championships in the early 1980s, has died. He was 67. The Islanders announced Gillies’ death Friday night, with team president and general manager Lou Lamoriello saying “the entire Islanders community is devastated by the loss.” The team did not say where […]

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AHL player gets 30-game ban for racist gesture

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The American Hockey League on Friday suspended San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik for 30 games after he made a racist gesture toward Boko Imama of the Tucson Roadrunners in a Jan. 12 game. A source told ESPN that Hrabik, 22, imitated the movements of a monkey in a taunt that targeted Imama, […]

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Dig into the details. Devon Toews is as important as any Avalanche player – The Denver Post

It doesn’t take an astute hockey mind to appreciate the explosive, electric play of Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar, who routinely produces the sort of highlight plays of superstar forwards. But when it comes to his top-pair partner, Devon Toews, you’ve got to dig into the details to appreciate his play. The 6-foot-1,191-pound blueliner is a master at possessing the puck […]

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Patrik Laine balances hockey fun with personal grief

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Patrik Laine is a winger for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Depending on what he’s wearing to the game, he is also a James Bond villain, an extra from “The Matrix” or the DJ at a club that’s strictly for vampires. These were some of the reactions to Laine’s pregame fits, from the purple […]

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NHL Power Rankings: Every team as a Disney World attraction

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Walt Disney World is currently celebrating its 50th birthday, having opened roughly four months before Jaromir Jagr was born. To honor this magical place, and with no small amount of corporate synergy, we’ve decided to use this week’s NHL power rankings to match all 32 teams with the Disney World attractions — rides, […]

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