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The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday
The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

No. 10 The Colorado Pride women's soccer team visits the Southern California Crush on Sunday No. 9 New Zealand faces England in league (13-man) rugby...

Paul Klee: Supreme Court's legalized sports gambling decision at the intersection of
Paul Klee: Supreme Court's legalized sports gambling decision at the intersection of "sin and revenue"

By: Paul Klee - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

DENVER — The NFL just cured its TV ratings illness, Las Vegas just inched closer to hosting a Super Bowl, and it just became tougher than any...

Avs sign goaltender from Czech Republic to 1-year deal
Avs sign goaltender from Czech Republic to 1-year deal

By: - 0 Wed, May 2, 2018

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have signed goaltender Pavel Francouz of the Czech Republic to a one-year deal. The 27-year-old played the...

Hall, Kopitar, MacKinnon finalists for Hart as NHL MVP

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 27, 2018

NEW YORK — New Jersey left wing Taylor Hall, Los Angeles center Anze Kopitar and Colorado center Nathan MacKinnon are the finalists for the Hart...

Paul Klee: On the way up, Colorado Avalanche can take chances even as Joe Sakic intends to
Paul Klee: On the way up, Colorado Avalanche can take chances even as Joe Sakic intends to "stay the course"

By: Paul Klee - 0 Mon, Apr 23, 2018

DENVER — Almost nothing was expected of the 2017-18 Avalanche. No hyperbole, just the truth. But now that the Avs pushed the top-seeded Predators...

Paul Klee: After Game 6 loss in NHL playoffs, the mission for Colorado Avalanche is clear
Paul Klee: After Game 6 loss in NHL playoffs, the mission for Colorado Avalanche is clear

By: Paul Klee - 0 Mon, Apr 23, 2018

DENVER — Just about 15 minutes after P.K. Subban left the ice rink to a final round of boos, Colorado’s Public Enemy No. 1 stood broad-shouldered at...

Avalanche's season ends with a thud in Game 6, as home team blanked 5-0 by Predators
Avalanche's season ends with a thud in Game 6, as home team blanked 5-0 by Predators

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Sun, Apr 22, 2018

DENVER - The vaunted Nashville defense showed up to finish the job in Game 6, and the Predators kicked the Colorado Avalanche into the offseason with a...

Klee's Game 6 Rapid Reactions: Predators 5, Avalanche 0 (it's all over)
Klee's Game 6 Rapid Reactions: Predators 5, Avalanche 0 (it's all over)

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Gazette columnist Paul Klee’s three quick observations from Colorado’s 5-0 loss to the Nashville Predators at Pepsi Center on Sunday:  ...

The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday
The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

By: Jim O - 0 Sun, Apr 22, 2018

No. 10 The Colorado Springs Switchbacks visit Orange County on Saturday No. 9 NASCAR's top teams converge at Talladega on Sunday for the Geico 500...

Avalanche forces Game 6 with late comeback against Nashville
Avalanche forces Game 6 with late comeback against Nashville

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to lift Colorado past Nashville, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6....

Klee's Game 5 Rapid Reactions: 'Hamburglar' helps Avalanche escape Nashville in epic comeback
Klee's Game 5 Rapid Reactions: 'Hamburglar' helps Avalanche escape Nashville in epic comeback

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Gazette columnist Paul Klee's three observations from Colorado's stunning 2-1 win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Friday: 1....

Tall task ahead for Avalanche with new starting goaltender Andrew Hammond in Game 5 in Nashville
Tall task ahead for Avalanche with new starting goaltender Andrew Hammond in Game 5 in Nashville

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

There was grim determination in the locker room after the Avalanche came close to a dramatic comeback, scoring twice and elevating their play...

Paul Klee: Several reasons to not count out Avalanche despite Game 4 loss to Nashville
Paul Klee: Several reasons to not count out Avalanche despite Game 4 loss to Nashville

By: Paul Klee - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

DENVER — You have to feel good about where this is going. Oh, it stings more than a bee after the Predators outlasted — that’s the right word, too —...

Nashville Predators hold on, beat Colorado Avalanche in Game 4 for series stranglehold
Nashville Predators hold on, beat Colorado Avalanche in Game 4 for series stranglehold

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

DENVER - Too little, too late, Gabriel Landeskog and Alexander Kerfoot scored in the third period to get the Colorado Avalanche within one, but the...

Klee's Rapid Reactions: Avalanche fall to Predators in Game 4
Klee's Rapid Reactions: Avalanche fall to Predators in Game 4

By: Paul Klee - 0 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Gazette columnist Paul Klee's three observations from Colorado's 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators in Game 4 at Pepsi Center Wednesday: 1. The...

Paul Klee: P.K. Subban's 'I'd do it again' is how Avalanche can win series vs. Predators
Paul Klee: P.K. Subban's 'I'd do it again' is how Avalanche can win series vs. Predators

By: Paul Klee - 0 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

DENVER — It’s yet to be seen if the upstart Avalanche can pull off an all-timer of an upset in the NHL playoffs. Do they have enough healthy...

Paul Klee: NHL should suspend P.K. Subban as Avalanche tightens series with win over Predators in Game 3
Paul Klee: NHL should suspend P.K. Subban as Avalanche tightens series with win over Predators in Game 3

By: Paul Klee - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

DENVER — Those were pom-poms on the seats, not white towels. What, you thought a hockey club that jumped from 48 to 95 points would go quietly into...

Avalanche earn dominant playoff victory over Predators, close series deficit to 2-1
Avalanche earn dominant playoff victory over Predators, close series deficit to 2-1

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche needed a big night from their star to stay within reach, and Nathan MacKinnon delivered. MacKinnon’s second goal of...

The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday
The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 15, 2018

No. 10 World men's hockey championships start Thursday in Denmark No. 9 NASCAR's top teams head to Richmond, Va., on Saturday No. 8 Local college...

Paul Klee: Loud noises! Can Pepsi Center carry Avalanche back into series as they face 2-0 deficit to Predators?

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Am I imagining things? Did anyone else trudge away from Games 1 and 2 believing the Avalanche went skate-to-skate with the...

Klee's Game 2 Rapid Reactions: Predators 5, Avalanche 4
Klee's Game 2 Rapid Reactions: Predators 5, Avalanche 4

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Gazette columnist Paul Klee's quick observations from Nashville on Colorado's 5-4 loss to the Predators in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup...

Klee blog: Avs stud defenseman Sam Girard ruled out for Game 2
Klee blog: Avs stud defenseman Sam Girard ruled out for Game 2

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

NASHVILLE — As if beating the West's top seed on its own ice wasn't going to be tough enough, the Avalanche must do it without a key player....

Paul Klee: Since NHL says the Predators' cheap shot was cool, Avalanche should take justice into own hands
Paul Klee: Since NHL says the Predators' cheap shot was cool, Avalanche should take justice into own hands

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

NASHVILLE — Come on, it’s OK to admit: If Pepsi Center got as loud as Bridgestone Arena and Avs defenseman Ryan Johansen took a cheap shot on the...

Paul Klee: After 5-2 loss to Nashville Predators, Colorado Avalanche's Game 1 hopes to swim with the catfishes

By: Paul Klee - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

NASHVILLE — This Southern hockey town (seriously!), this catfish tank of a building, this deep and dangerous Predators hockey club? As advertised. No...

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Klee blog: "It's a party city," Hart Trophy candidate Nathan MacKinnon says, and Avs are in Nashville to crash it

By: Paul Klee - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

NASHVILLE — "It's a party city," Nathan MacKinnon said Thursday inside the underdog's locker room. Who doesn't dig a good party? The Avs...

Paul Klee: The sweetest sound for Colorado Avalanche in playoff series vs. Nashville Predators? Bern-y! Bern-y!

By: Paul Klee - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

NASHVILLE — Goalie pads tastefully organized away from the bustling foot traffic in the Avalanche training room, Jonathan Bernier...

Woody Paige: Rare showdown among top 3 critical games in Denver Nuggets history

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

The Wall was built in 1931. Wall Drug Store, which became a popular touring stop by providing "free ice water,'' is northeast of Badlands National...

For their troubles, Colorado Avalanche set to play Stanley Cup favorite

By: Kate Shefte - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

The Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues, 5-2, Saturday night in a win-or-go-home fight for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference....

Schedule: Avalanche vs. Predators, NHL playoffs, first round
Schedule: Avalanche vs. Predators, NHL playoffs, first round

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 8, 2018

The Colorado Avalanche will open the NHL's Western Conference playoffs Thursday at the top-seeded Nashville Predators. The Avalanche earned the final...

Paul Klee: Thanks, Joe! Here's why Avs fans should appreciate Sakic's work for playoff-bound Colorado

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sun, Apr 8, 2018

DENVER — This was a win for Joe Sakic. This was a win for the Avalanche, too, but this was a win that screamed: Hey, guess what! An all-time...

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