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Daily Fantasy Hockey Strategy: Value Picks, February 4th

The Fix always has a full breakdown of significant NHL slates for our Front Office subscribers, but now we’re also going to be highlighting a few value plays for everyone on most days with big NHL slates. Below you’ll find three or four players who are cheap and undervalued in today’s DraftKings, FanDuel and Fantasy Draft contests. If you’d like to read our full breakdown...
Via The Fantasy Fix
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs Game 48 Grades – Money Well Spent

The Avalanche were asleep for the first two periods, but turned their game around in the third period, and huge plays from their two big free agent pickups gave them the 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres, spoiling the return of Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Tyson Barrie (B-) – Barrie had his moments of up and down play tonight...
Via BSN Denver
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Avalanche defense continues to grow, despite Erik Johnson’s injury

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Erik Johnson was recently placed on the injured reserve list, retroactive to January 4, after being unable to finish the 4-1 Avalanche win against...
Via Mile High Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche dance with dark side, light up Devils 3-0

WHERE/WHEN January 14, 2016 Game 45 Pepsi Center Denver, CO HIGHLIGHTS Two consecutive beatdowns, even at the hands of the Stanley Cup finalists from the previous season, can do a lot to a team who was just finding confidence in itself. For the Colorado Avalanche, it served as a wakeup call that the group of players they were running out every night could stand some upgrades. Insert...
Via BSN Denver
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Hockey: DraftKings & FanDuel Value Picks, January 14th

Christopher Morais The Fix always has a full breakdown of significant NHL slates for our Front Office subscribers, but now we’re also going to be highlighting a few value plays for everyone on most days with big NHL slates. Below you’ll find three or four players who are cheap and undervalued in today’s DraftKings contests. If you’d like to read our full breakdown of tonight’s...
Via The Fantasy Fix
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Roundtable: A Christmas Story

  In honor of the Christmas season, the BSN Avalanche crew will be celebrating with holiday themed Roundtable questions. If you were in the Colorado Avalanche front office, what one present would you most like to find under the Christmas tree? Cheryl: Well, I could say something totally unrealistic like, “A gift card for 35 more wins this season” or “a ridiculously lopsided...
Via BSN Denver
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Santa’s Nice, Naughty, and Reindeer Scat list for the past week with the Colorado Avalanche

  (In honor of the holidays, Santa Clause forwarded his very own list to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly for this week. Not wanting to end up on the Naughty list, he got his wish.) NICE 1. The Colorado Avalanche are on a five game win streak, own an NHL best 8-2 record for December and have a winning record for the first time this season (17-16-1). They also own a 7-2 record against...
Via BSN Denver
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Avalanche continues to roll, wins fifth straight with 5-1 route of Oilers

WHERE/WHEN Saturday, December 19, 2015 / Game 34 Pepsi Center / Denver, Colorado HIGHLIGHTS GAME RUNDOWN Colorado got off to a very quick start in this game, when Blake Comeau scored a short-handed breakaway goal just 1:12 into the first period. Comeau’s fifth of the season gave the Avalanche a 1-0 lead. Later, Tyson Barrie scored his fourth goal of the season on the power play...
Via BSN Denver
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Hockey: DraftKings Value Picks, December 17th

The Fix always has a full breakdown of significant NHL slates for our Front Office subscribers, but now we’re also going to be highlighting a few value plays for everyone on most days with big NHL slates. Below you’ll find three or four players who are cheap and undervalued in today’s DraftKings contests. Thursday night is another big night. Let’s go! If you’d like to...
Via The Fantasy Fix
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Snow Science of the Colorado Avalanche

  For a moment, let’s talk about an avalanche. No, not THE Avalanche, although I’ll get back there eventually. A snowy, ice-coming-down-a-mountain, actual avalanche. Not all snow is the same.  Warm, wet storms or windy storms produce very dense, compactable snow, while colder storms produce light, fluffy powder that has problems sticking together.  Snow can also thaw and...
Via BSN Denver
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Avalanche hold off the Predators, and improve to 5-2 against the Central Division

WHERE AND WHEN Game 30 December 12, 2015 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee HIGHLIGHTS Like a discarded former lover, the Colorado Avalanche came into tonight’s game against the Nashville Predators with something to prove. Fresh off of a 4-2 loss at home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Avalanche sought to assert themselves against the Predators, a Central Division rival....
Via BSN Denver
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

“Yogi” Berra steals Bruins picnic basket, secures 3-2 win for Avalanche

WHERE/WHEN Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, Game 16 TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts HIGHLIGHTS   The Boston Bruins launched into the first period, putting a lot of pressure on the Colorado Avalanche top line. Boston capitalized on defenseman Nick Holden’s broken stick with captain Zdeno Chara scoring a little over a minute into the contest. The Avalanche challenged the goal for goaltender...
Via BSN Denver
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Hockey: DraftKings Value Picks, November 12th

The Fix always has a full breakdown of significant NHL slates for our Front Office subscribers, but now we’re also going to be highlighting a few value plays for everyone on most days with big NHL slates. Below you’ll find three or four players who are cheap and undervalued in today’s DraftKings contests. If you’d like to read our full breakdown of tonight’s slate, complete...
Via The Fantasy Fix
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Roy Report: Urgency, Goaltending, and Going to the Net

  Welcome to the Roy Report! Every Wednesday, Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy peels back the curtain on the team during an in-depth radio interview on FM 104.3 The Fan. Even if you missed it, BSN Denver has your back, providing both a recap and analysis to keep you up to speed.  Last Nights Win & Bad Angle Shots  The first topic of the day focused on last nights’ impressive...
Via BSN Denver
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Three reasons the Avalanche beat Calgary and gave us hope

Colorado picked up an important two points at home Tuesday nights, as the Avalanche beat Calgary by a final score of 6-3. This was the second home win of the season for Colorado; coincidentally, the other finished with the same 6-3 result against Dallas on Oct. 10. The Avs displayed one of the better all-around team efforts of the season and improved in a few specific problem...
Via Mile High Sports
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche solve third period riddle, douse Flames 6-3

  WHERE/WHEN November 3, 2015 Game 12 Pepsi Center Denver, CO HIGHLIGHTS The Colorado Avalanche came into tonight’s game against the Calgary Flames desperately in need of a “get right game” and they got off to a decent start as Matt Duchene continued trying to get the over-sized monkey off his back with a nice goal off his own rebound with just 22 seconds remaining in the...
Via BSN Denver
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs Game 11 Grades – Solid Effort Wasted

The Avs played well for the majority of today’s game against the San Jose Sharks, but a late goal by Brent Burns and an empty net goal sealed their fate, and they lots another game, this time with a final score 4-3. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Tyson Barrie (D) – You look at the box score and see two assists, and you might think he had a good game, but...
Via BSN Denver
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs Game 7 Player Grades – Another Blown Lead

The Avs held a 3-2 lead heading into the third period this evening, but for the second time at the Pepsi Center this season, they blew a lead and ended up losing to the previously winless Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3.  The Avs are now just 1-3-1 at home this season. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Francois Beauchemin (B) – The veteran had a solid night, leading...
Via BSN Denver
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche lose another third period lead, fall to Columbus 4-3

  WHERE/WHEN October 24, 2015 Game 7 Pepsi Center Denver, CO HIGHLIGHTS Coming into the tonight’s game against the winless Columbus Blue Jackets, the Colorado Avalanche were looking at an increasingly large mountain to climb in the Central Division after just six games. They got off to the kind of start they needed before getting to the road-heavy portion of their schedule...
Via BSN Denver
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Mailbag: Who are the real Avs?

  Today we debut our weekly BSN Avalanche Mailbag! We asked if Avalanche fans had questions and we received a handful of good ones. Questions were either sent in to our Twitter (@BSNAvalanche) or email (BSNAvalanche@gmail.com) and pulled some of our favorites to be answered. Thank you to everyone who submitted questions. Don’t be a stranger in future iterations of the Mailbag...
Via BSN Denver
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche off to physical start in 5-4 OT preseason win

The NHL announced that some preseason games would finish with a 3-on-3 overtime to acclimate players and coaches to the new overtime format. This was one of those games, and coincidentally, regulation finished with the score at 4-4. If this overtime period is any indication, the new OT format will be dazzling for fans and dangerous for heart rates. Highlights: This game wasn...
Via BSN Denver
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche Morning Skate Recap

  The Colorado Avalanche held their first morning skate today in preparation for their pre-season opener versus the Anaheim Ducks tonight at the Pepsi Center. The session was filled with a mixture of veterans and youngsters and the team focused on a handful of areas that were weaknesses last season. The longest focus was on special teams work, where Tyson Barrie, Nick Holden, Nikita...
Via BSN Denver
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle at the blue line for Avs

Assuming Patrick Roy doesn’t shake things up, there are eight roster spots for defensemen on the Colorado Avalanche roster. Fifteen defensmen are currently vying for those sacred spots. First there are the new guys, like Nikita Zadorov, who was acquired over the summer through the mega-deal that dealt the Sabres Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn. There’s also Francois Beauchemin...
Via Mile High Sports
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche Lines: 2015 Outlook

With the loss of Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn the Avalanche need to start thinking about restructuring some of their lines. Obviously, some of the lines won’t need changing but others need some serious restructuring. The Avalanche haven’t probably looked into this issue yet, but I have a few ideas for what each line should look like and what will come off productively from...
Via TopSportsReport
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Could an O'Reilly trade land the Avalanche a left-handed defenseman?

Brad Stuart, Jan Hejda, Nick Holden.Those were the only three left-handed Colorado Avalanche defensemen this year who played more than 10 games in the regular season.Does any of them scream top-pairing defenseman?Probably not.That's the hole the Avalanche are looking to fill this year, a top of the line, left-handed defenseman that can play alongside either Tyson Barrie or Erik Johnson...
Via Fox Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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