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Avalanche Wrap-Up: Colton Up For The Challenge, Drouin’s Strong Preseason



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This past week, the Colorado Avalanche wrapped up their preseason schedule, finishing the fake season with a few losses. The results don’t matter, but the ending to the final game was not ideal.

At CHN, we had a great chat with Ross Colton about having an increased role in Colorado, and took a look at the strong start for Jonathan Drouin.

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


Fredrik Olofsson talked about playing center after he seemed to cement his status as the 4C favorite.

Riley Tufte made a case to start the season with the team against his old squad.

After practice on Monday, Josh Manson detailed what knocked him out of the playoffs last year.


We took a look at everything Jonathan Drouin was doing right against the Dallas Stars, and it wasn’t all about offense. (+)


In his last start of the preseason, Justus Annunen made his case to be the backup goalie for the Avalanche to start the year.

He had a strong camp, but Oskar Olausson was sent to the Eagles to start the season.

How concerned should the Avalanche be about the status of Pavel Francouz?


On a new team and in a new city, Ross Colton is ready for the challenge of taking on a bigger role. (+)

The preseason ended poorly for Colorado, but the bigger concern was a late hit Bowen Byram took.


Big surprise: Nathan MacKinnon looks ready for the season to start.

A mailbag talking about actual hockey was nice, and I discussed how I really feel about Cale Makar‘s health.


It’s a big of a loophole, but the Avalanche used it to their advantage, signing Saige Weinstein before he became eligible to re-enter the NHL Draft.

Brad Hunt was waived, so does that mean Sam Malinski has made the team?

A Look Ahead to Next Week

  • The regular season finally starts!
  • CHN will be live from Los Angeles for the season opener against the Kings
  • With games finally mattering, the return of “The Turning Point”
  • Final roster decisions…do the Avalanche make any moves?

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