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The Denver Post

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Recent articles by Mike:

Late GM Pierre Lacroix, “architect of the Avalanche,” honored pregame

The Avalanche produced a moving, star-studded pregame ceremony Saturday to honor its first general manager, Pierre Lacroix, who died in December at age 72 of a COVID-related illness. → Read More

Jack Johnson joins Nathan MacKinnon in Avalanche COVID-protocol absence

The Avalanche will be without six players in Saturday night’s game against the visiting St. Louis Blues. → Read More

Chambers: ESPN rules analyst Dave Jackson calls it from Colorado

The NHL’s return to ESPN is nothing short of awesome, and having retired NHL referee Dave Jackson serving as the network’s on-air rules analyst solidifies that statement. → Read More

Avalanche uses hot start to defeat Blackhawks in season opener

Kuemper finished with 34 saves in what had to be considered a terrific debut with his new club. → Read More

“Ready to rock”: COVID-stricken Avalanche prepared to persevere in season opener

Minus superstar center Nathan MacKinnon and head coach Jared Bednar, the Avalanche on Wednesday was champing at the bit to open the 2021-22 season at home. → Read More

Avalanche finalizes opening-night roster, just $1.38 million under $81.5 million salary cap

Veteran defenseman Jack Johnson shared an endearing story Monday when the Avalanche finalized its opening-night roster by reassigning forward Mikhail Maltsev and defenseman Justin Barron to the AHL's Colorado Eagles. → Read More

Avalanche signs defeseman Jack Johnson off professional tryout contract

The Avalanche on Sunday announced it has signed veteran defenseman Jack Johnson to a one-year contract. Johnson, 34, had been in training camp and preseason with Colorado on a professional tryout contract. → Read More

Chambers: NHL season begins as Olympic dreams simmer

They're preparing for the NHL season with the Avalanche, while also thinking about playing against each other in February. → Read More

Avalanche forward J.T. Compher tackling mental game following subpar season

J.T. Compher again executed his off-season training in Chicago with renowned performance coach Ian Mack of Tomahawk Science, but this time the Avalanche forward put as much work in mentally than ph… → Read More

Denver native Jack O’Brien, 18, revels in “unreal” experience at Avalanche training camp

Amid 59 colored sweaters and elite hockey biographies, Jack O'Brien stands out at Avalanche training camp. → Read More

Avalanche all-college line features three natural centers, plenty of potential

"We're always beaking at each other and whatnot. It's fun. It's cool to see three college guys and all three of us are pretty close friends, too. It's great to see Newy coming up. I remember being in his position four years ago. It's exciting. It's a good line. We're fast out there. We're not the biggest guys ever but we can all skate and it's fun when we're playing that way." → Read More

Altitude Sports, still unavailable on two major providers, to carry 69 of 82 Avalanche regular-season games

Altitude Sports announced Friday it will broadcast 69 of the Avalanche's 82 regular-season games, with the other 13 other games being shown nationally -- the maximum allowed under NHL rules. → Read More

Avalanche extends Logan O’Connor, former DU Pioneers standout, to three-year contract

The Avalanche announced Wednesday night it has agreed to a three-year extension with forward Logan O'Connor, the former University of Denver standout. Per a league source, the deal is worth $3.15 million ($1.05 million annual cap hit). → Read More

Chambers: Add Avalanche rookie Bo Byram, 20, to Calder Trophy watch list

Bo Byram is not among the three defensemen the Avalanche lost since its last game. → Read More

CSU freshman Jack Howell, son of former Ram John Howell, ready to contribute right away

Jack Howell is CSU's backup safety who likely will make his NCAA debut in Friday's opener against visiting South Dakota State → Read More

Rockies lose 5-2 at Chicago in first game of doubleheader against the Cubs

The Rockies' road woes continued Wednesday as they dropped the opener of a doubleheader at the Cubs, who clobbered three home runs in a 5-2, seven-inning victory. → Read More

Avalanche forward Logan O’Connor on playoff exit: “You learn from your failures more than your successes”

Avalanche forward Logan O'Connor is among approximately 10 NHL regulars participating in the University of Denver's pro camp at Magness Arena this week. The 25-year-old O'Connor, a former DU standout who signed with the Avs as an undrafted free agent in 2018, agreed to do a question and answer with The Post a little more than a month away from the start of the Avs' training camp. → Read More

Avs Mailbag: With Gabe Landeskog re-signed, does this spell the end of Philipp Grubauer in Colorado?

Denver Post sports writer Mike Chambers responds to questions in the Avs Mailbag periodically during the regular season and offseason. → Read More

DU freshman Shai Buium goes to Detroit Red Wings with 36th pick

University of Denver incoming freshman defenseman Shai Buium, a potential first-round NHL draft pick entering Friday, was selected by the Detroit Red Wings four picks into the second round (36th ov… → Read More

Chambers: Avalanche’s first domino (Cale Makar) has fallen. Will the second (Gabe Landeskog) get pushed along?

Star young defenseman Cale Makar and the Avalanche have given the NHL team a genuine chance to re-sign veteran left wing and team captain Gabe Landeskog. → Read More