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Inside the Avalanche Locker Room: The new guys

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Adrian Dater

Some uncut audio here for your listening pleasure. Vladislav Namestnikov and Michael Hutchinson talk about joining the Avalanche, a day after being acquired at the NHL trade deadline.

I thought both guys sounded great for having traveled across the country the day before and thrown right into their first practice today. Namestnikov will skate on a third line with Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Martin Kaut for tomorrow night’s game with the Buffalo Sabres (6 p.m. start).

Namestnikov’s English, as you’ll hear, is really good for a guy who is Russian. Hutchinson seemed like a perfectly agreeable young man, with a “Just want to help the club any way I can” attitude.

Let’s get to the audio of each player talking after practice today:

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