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Avalanche Wrap-Up: Ross Colton Is An Animal, Holland Gets A PTO



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With August wrapping up, we finished our deep dives into the new pickups for the Colorado Avalanche, taking a look at Ross Colton. And boy, he is going to be fun to watch.

In addition, the Avalanche made a surprise move and are bringing in Peter Holland on a PTO for training camp.

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


Of all the new acquisitions made by Colorado, Ross Colton is the most exciting. He’s an animal on the ice, and will immediately become a fan favorite. (+)

Film And Analysis: Why Ross Colton Will Be The New Swiss Army Knife For The Avalanche (+)

Cale Makar was selected as the best defenseman in the NHL by the NHL Network, and Devon Toews wasn’t that far behind.


Jonathan Bernier called it a career. He only played one year with the Avalanche, but it was an important one, as it helped turn the franchise around.

Can Nathan MacKinnon come back and produce even better numbers next year?


Peter Holland is coming to Colorado on a PTO for training camp. A PTO is not a surprise, but bringing in someone who retired over a year ago kind of is.

Miles Wood gave fans a peek at what he’ll look like in Avalanche colors this Fall.


Nikolai Kovalenko is a captain again in the KHL, and MacKinnon won’t be the highest paid player in the NHL for long.


One outlet believes Colorado has three top 90 prospects, including one they’d put in the top 40.

The most underrated player in Avalanche history? That’s easy – Sandis Ozolinsh.


One analyst believes Devon Toews is a top three defenseman in the NHL, and had the numbers to back it up.

A Look Ahead to Next Week

  • An Eastern Conference Staff member talks about the East pickups for the Avalanche and how that organization is viewed from the outside. (+)
  • Fredrik Olofsson film room/analysis
  • Any news that comes in
  • Best Contracts on the Avalanche
  • More Over/Under
  • We finally hit September, which means…hockey!

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