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Avalanche Wrap-Up: Kovalenko Signs, Most Important New Acquisitions



Avalanche Miles Wood

At CHN, we’ve been talking for months about how we heard it was going to happen, but this week, the Colorado Avalanche were able to get Nikolai Kovalenko signed, clearing the way for him to join the team in the Spring of 2024.

In addition, we took a look at the new acquisitions for Colorado, and which ones are going to be the most important to their success.

Here’s a look back at what you might have missed the previous two weeks at CHN, and a peak at what’s coming.


If the season were to start today, what lines would the Avalanche start with? I gave my opinion here.

The schedule was released for the 2023 Rookie Faceoff Tournament that will take place in Vegas this September.


Which new acquisition from the Avalanche is going to the most important next season?

The rumored entry-level contract was completed, as the Avalanche signed Nikolai Kovalenko to a 2-year deal.


We ran a poll on the site…which new acquisition are you all most excited about? It was a lot closer than I expected…

The last free agent on the team, Ben Meyers, signed a one-year deal for the league minimum.


Our Central Division power rankings, which includes about 5 or 6 teams that really aren’t that impressive.


I appeared on Tell It Avs It Is to talk Avalanche hockey, Nikolai Kovalenko, and more.

Who are the 3 Avalanche players with the most to prove next season?


Everyone is very excited for Nikolai Kovalenko, but the names Kaprizov and Kuzmenko have been thrown around as comparisons. Is that fair? I dug into that a bit more.

A Look Ahead to Next Week

  • The Jonathan Drouin film room will be released on Sunday, and it’s a big one. (+)
  • A new mailbag
  • Best Contracts on the Avalanche
  • Grading the summer as a whole

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