Colorado Avalanche: 3 Things I’d Love to See at the Rookie Faceoff

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 24: Conor Timmins #68 of the Colorado Avalanche brings the puck out from behind the net against the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center on September 24, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 24: Conor Timmins #68 of the Colorado Avalanche brings the puck out from behind the net against the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center on September 24, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Shane Bowers Showing He Took the Next Step

The Colorado Avalanche acquired forward Shane Bowers as part of the blockbuster Matt Duchene trade. We got a lot of pieces in that trade, including Bo Byram, but I’d greedily like to see even more of the pieces work out in our favor.

Bowers completed two years playing hockey for Boston University. He thought about playing a third year of college hockey, but some roster changes at BU and his own thought process led him to turning pro last year when the BU season was over.

Bowers had a very good summer. In fact, he was one of the players who practiced with Nathan MacKinnon, being a fellow Maritimer from Nova Scotia.

Bowers has been skating a lot with Nick Henry and Martin Kaut, the latter of which I personally am also watching. Chemistry aside, I’d really like to see Bowers have a strong tournament and come into training camp with confidence.

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Here is the schedule for the three Colorado Avalanche games:

  • Sept. 7: Avalanche vs. Knights, 2:00 pm MT
  • Sept. 8: Avalanche vs Kings, 2:00 pm MT
  • Sept. 10: Avalanche vs Coyotes, 12:00 pm MT

The team will be streaming all three games on their website.