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‘Man, those two can move the puck’: Toews, Makar could be a dangerous duo for the Avs

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Makar-Toews 2021 training camp
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Earning the respect of your peers is certainly high praise, and when it comes from one of the NHL’s top talents, it’s certainly worth its salt. 

Following the Avs first day of on-ice practice on Monday, Nathan MacKinnon was quick to compliment one of the newcomers on the team. That newcomer, defenseman Devon Toews, now suddenly finds himself making up one-half of the Avs top pair on defense, skating alongside one of the league’s elite defenseman in Cale Makar.

Given that these training camp practices are closed to the public and media, we’ll just have to trust MacKinnon’s word on this when he says that this Toews-Makar pairing so far appears to be a fun and dangerous duo.

“I think it’s exactly what we needed,” MacKinnon said when asked about the new offseason additions to the team, beginning to smirk as he prepared to talk about Toews and Makar. “Right now, we got Cale and Toews together and it’s already a lot of fun to play with them.”

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A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, Scott has so far spent the early parts of his young career covering Colorado hockey — from the Avalanche to the Colorado Eagles to the DU Pioneers. His work can be found across sites such as NHL.com, TheAHL.com and SB Nation, among others. Scott currently resides in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, where he can sometimes be found waiting tables when he’s not writing.

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