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Preseason Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Attacking Big D

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Keep an eye out for training camp battles in tonight’s affair; everyone’s fighting for a job.

Colorado Avalanche v Dallas Stars
DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 17: Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck against John Klingberg #3 of the Dallas Stars in the second period at American Airlines Center on November 17, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.
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Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche

Preseason Game Four

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Pepsi Center

Other guys: Defending Big D

How: No T.V. >:( but can be heard on Altitude Sports Radio FM 92.5

The Colorado Avalanche will throw out their B-Team for what is most-likely the last time this preseason against an equally AHL team fro mthe Dallas Stars organization. Early predictions are that this game will show a lot of players trying their hardest to win one of the last spots open in the NHL, but for the most part, we’re probably in for a sloppy hockey game.

The Avalanche will sport a mostly-AHL roster against the Stars. The only sure-fire NHLers on this roster will be forwards Matt Calvert, Carl Soderberg, Colin Wilson, and Sven Andrighetto, the defense pairing of Nikita Zadorov and Patrik Nemeth, and netminder Semyon Varlamov. 2018 first-round pick. Martin Kaut will also dress for those interested to see his development (which should be everyone).

The Avs


Sven Andrighetto

Matt Calvert

Sheldon Dries

Tyson Jost

Colin Wilson

Logan O’Connor

Carl Soderberg

Igor Shvyrev

Cody Bass

Martin Kaut

Ty Lewis

Vladislav Kamenev


Mark Alt

Patrik Nemeth

Nikita Zadorov

Ryan Graves

Sergei Boikov

Mark Barberio


Semyon Varlamov get’s the start tonight with Pavel Francouz filling in as the back-up.

As mentioned above, the Stars also have a large part of their Calder Cup finalist Texas Stars on the ice for tonight’s game. Most eyes should be on fringe young players like Honka, Nichushkin, and Texas’ first line in Dickinson, Dowling, and Elie.

The Dallas Stars


Jason Dickinson

Devin Shore

Tyler Pitlick

Michael Mersch

Roope Hintz

Brett Ritchie

Erik Condra

Denis Gurianov

Justin Dowling

Remi Elie

Valeri Nichushkin

Gemel Smith


Julius Honka

John Nyberg

Joel Hanley

Gavin Bayreuther

Roman Polak

Dillon Heahterington

Reece Scarlett


Ben Bishop will be in net for the Stars, with Landon Bow serving as the backup.

For more on the game, read this mornings Morning Flurries by Cat. She shares the same sentiment as me regarding how this game will go. also has their preview out. Check it out for some pregame quotes from the coach and squad.

*We will update this article with lines and pairings as soon as they come out.