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Avalanche Wrap: Byram Back on Skates, Halfway Point Hit



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The Colorado Avalanche, for the second week in a row, salvaged their week with a Saturday night victory.

The rest of the week was tumultuous, to say the least.

Here’s a look back at a tough week for the Avalanche that ended on a high note.


Three things we learned from the previous week with the Avalanche.

GOTTA SEE IT: Bowen Byram was back on skates on Monday, even though the Avalanche were not officially practicing.


Evan Rodrigues has been a perfect fit in the Colorado lineup.

The Avalanche comeback fell short as they dropped another game at home, this time to Florida.

After the game, Mikko Rantanen was furious with the refs.

Plus/Minus from the Tuesday night game.


Turning Point from Tuesday’s game was all about compounding mistakes.

At practice, the focus was on the team trying to manage their frustration the right way.


Joe Sakic was appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame Committee.

That evening, the Avalanche fell to the worst team in the NHL.

The porous powerplay let the team down.


In the Turning Point, the focus was on a horrendous powerplay to end the first period against Chicago.

For the first time all season, it was very clear the team was missing their leader off the ice just as much as they do on it.

At practice, Mikko Rantanen spoke for a long time to reporters on a lot of different things.


With Darren Helm out due to injury, Sampo Ranta was recalled. It didn’t last long.

Part two of evaluating the call-ups for the Avalanche this season.

That evening, the team bounced back in a big way and dominated the Ottawa Senators.

In the locker room, the focus was on Alex Newhook and his beat up face.

For the first time all week, there were more positives than negatives.


The Turning Point was a tremendous penalty kill that got some momentum back for the Avalanche.

We’re officially at the halfway point, let’s take a look at: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

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