Because It's The Cap: Colorado Avalanche Offseason Preview

Cam Lewis
May 22 2017 08:00AM

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The Avalanche just had their worst season since moving to Colorado. They went 22-56-4, finishing dead last in the league by a mile, and came terrifyingly close to matching the dark Quebec Nordiques days from the early 1990s for the worst season in the franchise’s entirety. 

And what do they have to show for it? The fourth overall pick at this year’s draft. 

The Avs have a lot of work to do in order to resurrect this dead corpse and bring themselves back up to contender status. They’ve missed the playoffs three years in a row, in six of their last seven seasons, and haven’t made it out of the first round since 2008. This season’s implosion may seem like it came out of the blue, but in reality, it’s been a long time coming. 

Thankfully, when you’re this bad, there’s nowhere to go but up. But where do you even begin? 

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The Nation Notebook: Playoff Injuries, McDavid Contract, and Sweden Wins

Christian Pagnani
May 22 2017 07:00AM

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The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don't quite deserve their own article.

The playoffs are losing bodies left and right. Connor McDavid might opt for a five-year contract like other superstars have. Sweden wins the World Championships. Phil Kessel is there for a teammate during a time of need.

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Projecting McDavid's Next Contract

Christian Pagnani
May 19 2017 03:00PM

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In his end of the year press conference, Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli talked aboutthe offseason signings he has to make in response to a question from the Edmonton Sun’s Terry Jones.

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Watch the Game Episode 37: Wario Lemieux

Watch The Game Podcast
May 19 2017 07:15AM

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing and we talk Penguins/ Senators, Ducks/Predators. We also talk about the upcoming expansion draft as well. 

We also discuss the merits of a tiny little annoyance named Wario Lemieux

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Future Free Agents: Justin Williams

Cam Lewis
May 17 2017 07:00AM

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A couple years ago, the Washington Capitals brought Justin Williams in on a two-year deal in order to help win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. That didn't happen, and now Williams is set to hit the open market once again this summer and will be a hot commodity for a team looking for that grizzled veteran to help get them over the hump. 

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