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Colorado Avalanche: Are they this bad? Part III

The Colorado Avalanche are not the same team they were last season. But, it begs the question: were they even supposed to be? This is the third part of a set of stories analyzing how the first 20 games or so of the Colorado Avalanche season has gone. You can read the first story here, and the second story here. In this final installment of this series, we’ll look at the individuals...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MacKinnon leads Avalanche three stars of the week

After a four-day stretch without any hockey, the Colorado Avalanche played just two games last week. They overcame a rash of injuries to split the two home contests, losing to Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday, and overcoming a third period deficit to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday night. The Avs are starting to get things on track with three...
Via Mile High Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon earns 5-minute major for boarding Luke Schenn (Video)

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon was given a 5-minute major for boarding after catching Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn in the back with a crosscheck during the final minute of the first period in Saturday night's game at the Wells Fargo Center.As Schenn was chasing the puck behind the Flyers net, MacKinnon put his stick in Schenn's back, sending Schenn flying...
Via Holdout Sports
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy was pretty upset about Nathan MacKinnon’s boarding call

Nathan MacKinnon was assessed a five-minute major penalty for boarding after he leaned on Luke Schenn and sent him awkwardly into the boards. Though the contact appeared to be minimal, the officials decided MacKinnon’s contact on Schenn was enough to warrant the penalty. Here’s video of the incident: As you might imagine, Patrick Roy wasn’t happy: (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 09, 2014  |  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...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Nathan MacKinnon beats Olympic speed skater

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon was put against three-time Olympic gold medalist Charles Hamelin to see who is faster off the line. Hockey equipment manufacturer CCM wanted to put their skates to the test with the Tacks Challenge. MacKinnon just barely beats out Hamelin in the 2.5 second race. The post Watch: Nathan MacKinnon beats Olympic speed skater appeared first on Sports Glory.
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Colorado Avalanche Preview: Nathan MacKinnon Ready To Join NHL’s Elite

The Colorado Avalanche were predicted by many to finish near the bottom of the Western Conference standings last season after ending the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign with the NHL’s second-worst record. The team stunned everyone and surged to a 52-22-8 record to win the Central Division over the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks and a No. 2 seed in the 2014 Western Conference...
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

What to expect of Nathan MacKinnon in year two

Nathan MacKinnon has the whole world in his hand. He had a pretty good year, one might say. He was the first pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, joining a Colorado Avalanche outfit stocked with young talent and starting over with legends Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic running the show. MacKinnon also managed to bring […] The post What to expect of Nathan MacKinnon in year two appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nathan MacKinnon scores OT winner for Avs

Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images 18-year-old Nathan MacKinnon scored the game winning goal at 3:27 overtime for the Colorado Avalanche, to give them a 3-2 series lead over the Minnesota Wild in the Western Conference Quarterfinals. MacKinnon and his teammates held the puck inside the blueline along the wall and allowed the counterattack to happen. With defenders draped all over...
Via Total Sports Blog
April 27, 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...
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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