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Disaster in Ottawa Works in Avs Favor

January 4th, 2018

The Matt Duchene trade is now in the rearview. Many do not realize however that there is still so much more going on with that trade than they may have previously thought. Lets take a look at that deal again from Ottawa’s perspective. Ottawa received Matt Duchene and gave up Shane Bowers (Their first round selection of last year’s draft), Andrew Hammond (AHL goaltender) along with their first round pick of this year OR next year. The reason I say “OR” is because that pick is lottery protected. Meaning, they do not have to give us that pick until next year if it is potentially a lottery... Read More

Avalanche Update – Exceeding Expectation

November 28th, 2017

It feels like just yesterday we were starting the 2017-2018 NHL season. The question marks for the avalanche were seemingly endless. Would this team bounce back from a horrible year? Should we even expect them to win that many games? Surely they will be in the running for this years 1st overall pick at the draft for the highly touted Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin. We are now officially at the end of November and have passed the 20 game mark. A mark that, statistically speaking, says what you have in your team. Well folks, the Avs are currently 11-9- 2, two games above .500. The season is still... Read More

Avalanche Update – Matt Duchene Traded

November 5th, 2017

It’s over. Matt Duchene has been traded to the Ottawa Senators in a three way deal with Kyle Turris of the Senators going to Nashville, while the Avalanche receive a bundle of picks and prospects from each team.   Duchene was pulled from the ice in the first period after completing two shifts to be informed of the trade and was immediately sent to the locker room to get his things and catch a flight…. To Sweden… for the Global Series… Where his first two games as an Ottawa Senator will be against his old team. The Colorado Avalanche. Here is the breakdown: Avs receive Ottawa’s... Read More

Artist Spotlight – Katy Kane

October 31st, 2017

OnDenver’s own, Katy Kane, is not only a columnist that writes for the website on art galleries, she herself is also a talented painter and artist. Kane has been creative her entire life, some of her earliest memories include drawing all over her bedroom walls and creating murals in her room as a child “My parents didn’t care too much about the drawing on the walls, I think that is where my art and creativity started.” Her inspirations come from a few various sources. Kane’s spirituality and belief in God being one, another comes from her own personal travels and experiences. Having... Read More

Avalanche Update – Growing Pains

October 24th, 2017

The Avalanche had a quick start out of the gate with an impressive road record and home game that got many fans excited for the season. Now we are looking at a 4-4 record and currently on a three game losing streak. So what happened? Many things happened. For one, the Avs got thoroughly demolished by the Dallas Stars 3-1 in Dallas, and then went on to basically have the exact same game against the Nashville Predators with another ugly loss, losing 4-1. Then we had ourselves a controversy back home at Pepsi Center against the St. Louis Blues when a Mikko Rantanen game-tying goal late in the third... Read More

Avalanche Update – Hot Start

October 14th, 2017

      Its just five games… Its just five games.. No matter how much you repeat it, something still feels different about this team. Through five games, your Colorado Avalanche are 4-1.   The Avs first game of the season took place in New York against a highly skilled New York Rangers club featuring “The King” Henrik Lundvist in between the pipes. The Avs were ready to sack the king’s castle however after they got off to a hot start. And who would be the first goal scorer of the new Avalanche season? Yep, you guessed it. Matt Duchene. After an offseason fueled by trade... Read More

Artist Spotlight – Taylor Wells

October 10th, 2017

Taylor Wells is a multitalented photographer, graphic designer, video editor, and pretty much anything else that catches his artistic interest. His abstract photography uses various combinations of graphic design by modifying photos with different angles, perspectives, shapes, or adding different colors and textures to create his vivid images. His interest in photography began when he was just 5 years old when his grandmother gave him her camera to experiment with at the zoo, “I just took random pictures of things. You would have never thought I was actually at the zoo, that was probably the... Read More

The Matt Duchene Trade Saga

October 4th, 2017

  Many who witnessed the nightmare of last season assumed many changes would take place within the Avalanche organization. Among those, a franchise changing trade was surely incoming. Or so we thought. Matt Duchene has been the main story not just here in Colorado, but among the entire NHL as his name has surfaced and been on the trade block for the entire offseason. A surprise to many, as Duchene has been the face of the team since his draft year in 2009. Not just that, but Duchene has been an Avalanche fan his whole life, since the glory years of Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic when he was just... Read More

Avalanche Season Preview

September 28th, 2017

    A new season is upon us, and for Avalanche fans everywhere, many question whether or not they should even tune in. One cannot blame them after witnessing the disastrous 48-point season of last year. Not only was it the worst year the franchise has had in its existence since 1996, but also a historically bad season in the modern NHL era.   I am here today however to tell you exactly why you need to keep the faith and support the team this season.   Young talent. Yea yea yea, we’ve been hearing that for years. With the likes of Duchene, Landeskog, and Mackinnon that has... Read More

Artist Spotlight – James Bohling

September 27th, 2017

    Living in Colorado, we have grown accustomed to the beautiful scenery we see every day. Something like a drive through the mountains or the colors in the sky above seem to go unnoticed. For James Bohling, his art captures not just the beauty of Colorado and the Midwest, but paints a literal picture that help the viewer experience and remember scenes we often take for granted. Bohling grew up around the countryside of Nebraska and Colorado where life was simple, quiet, and self-sufficient. He first started getting into painting when he was in college, taking different art courses... Read More