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Avalanche Wrap-Up: Tatar Time, Landeskog’s Return



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It’s finally here. After a long summer, the longest summer the organization has had in a few years, Colorado Avalanche hockey will officially return this week, as training camp opens on Thursday.

Leading into this final of the offseason, the Avalanche brought in a new forward to round out their group, and Chris MacFarland had something interesting to say about the Captain.

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


Some players to keep an eye on heading into Rookie Camp.

Avalanche GM Chris MacFarland said in an interview that the team is “hoping” to get Gabriel Landeskog back for the playoffs. That’s quite the development, so I gave my thoughts on the entire situation.

CHN Blog: Thoughts On MacFarland’s Landeskog Comments


When I showed up for Captain’s Skate on Monday, Tomas Tatar just happened to be there. 15 minutes after seeing that, it became official – he was joining Colorado.

An NHL scout gave his opinion on the Tatar signing, and why he’s struggled so much in the postseason. (+)


Why Tomas Tatar Was Exactly What The Avalanche Needed


The Avalanche are unlikely to have Pavel Francouz when they open camp this week, and it sounds like they’re monitoring the NHL trade market.


Some observations and quotes from Thursday’s Rookie Camp practice, including the organization’s thoughts on Nikolai Kovalenko.


Could the Avalanche and the Canadiens be a fit on the NHL Trade market?


It can be difficult to get ice-time if you’re a teenage defenseman in the KHL, but Mikhail Gulyayev is off to a very encouraging start in Russia this Fall.

Avalanche Rookie Tournament Game 2 Plus/Minus

A Look Ahead to Next Week

  • I’ll be at the Avs charity golf tournament on Monday, and we should be able to talk to a few players.
  • An interview on Hot Take Hockey on YouTube
  • Where could the Avalanche look for a backup goalie?
  • Media Camp on Wednesday
  • Training Camp starts Thursday
  • Preseason Starts Sunday

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