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NATHAN MACKINNON RUMORS

Avs could pick Rantanen over Crouse at No. 10

The Avalanche drafted Matt Duchene in the first round in 2009 at No.3. Two years later in 2011,  Gabriel Landeskog went to Colorado in the first round at No. 2. Another two years later, in 2013, Nathan MacKinnon was the team’s first round pick at No. 1 overall. Two years have passed again. Do the Avs have another big name in store for 2015? There is something different this year...
Via Mile High Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 25 Avalanche Under 25: #1 Nathan MacKinnon

  After a month of going through the top young players, we’ve finally reached the conclusion. The ’25 Avalanche Under 25′ series has been a tremendous amount of fun to write and hopefully read. In case you’ve missed the final installments during the final countdown, be sure to check out #4 Ryan O’Reilly, #3 Gabriel Landeskog, and #2 Matt Duchene. At #1, the unanimous top...
Via BSN Denver
27 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: MacKinnons enjoy World Championships

The IIHF World Championships in Prague were a family affair for Nathan MacKinnon. Check out the picture he posted on Instagram following Team Canada’s gold medal-clinching win over Team Russia. Family and trophies are always good things. Prague is nice too, and this should help the young phenom get his mind off a disappointing season.
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon and the Sophomore Slump

The fabled “sophomore slump” is one of those media-driven narratives I mentioned in this post. It’s a storyline people believe instinctively, based on small sample sized anecdotal evidence. “Nathan MacKinnon regressed in his second year,” people say, “so ALL second year players probably struggle.” The reasons cited for the slump are many: increased expectations, more...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Overcome the Wild

It only took until the final meeting of the season, but it finally happened: the Colorado Avalanche were able to hand the Minnesota Wild a loss. After a very intense playoff series last April that went into overtime in Game Seven, the Avalanche were finally able to get over the hump of not only scoring against the Wild, but also handing them just their third regulation loss since...
Via isportsweb.com
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: MacKinnon’s year done

The frustrating season for the Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon has taken on one more chapter, and unfortunately it will be the final chapter for him – and quite possibly the team as well. Terry Frei of the Denver Post broke the news this morning that Nathan MacKinnon will be sidelined 6-8 weeks with a fractured foot. Avs have announced Nathan MacKinnon has broken foot...
Via isportsweb.com
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Bergenheim breaks Nathan MacKinnon’s nose

Nathan MacKinnon’s 2014-15 is the perfect example of a sophomore slump. In his second year in the NHL, MacKinnon is poised to fall well short of matching his offensive numbers from his rookie seasons. To make matters worse, MacKinnon was on the receiving end of a brutal check from Sean Bergenheim which left MacKinnon with a broken nose. There was no penalty on the play. As you...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL star beats Olympic speed skater in race

Nathan MacKinnon is one of the best young players in the NHL. He’s also one of the fastest. The Colorado Avalanche forward won the Calder Trophy for the league’s best rookie in 2013-14, so his skills with a hockey stick are well-documented. If you didn’t know just how fast the 19-year-old is, though, hockey equipment manufacturer CCM would like to enlighten you. CCM equipped...
Via NESN.com
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche clinch playoff berth

The Colorado Avalanche are the 6th team this season to clinch a spot in the NHL playoffs. They improved their record to 47-21-6 with their victory over the San Jose Sharks today by a score of 3-2. They are now the 5th team in the NHL with over 100 points this season as well. This is something that has not been accomplished by this franchise since the 2003-2004 season, which was before...
Via isportsweb.com
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Nathan MacKinnon is rolling

Prized rookie starting to find the twine One year ago it was Seth Jones who was the presumed first pick in the NHL Entry Draft, not Nathan MacKinnon. The Avalanche took MacKinnon and Jones slid to the Nashville Predators at the fourth slot. While Jones has shown promise in his rookie campaign, Avalanche brass Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy surely doesn’t regret their decision to snag...
Via isportsweb.com
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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