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NATHAN MACKINNON RUMORS

Avalanche RFA Contract Projections

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie and center Nathan Mackinnon are both due new deals as restricted free agents this offseason. While the pair are in slightly different stages of their respective careers, both should expect hefty raises from their previous contracts. Both players are coming off solid campaigns and have become core players for the organization moving forwardâ...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

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

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 sent packing in Game 7 loss

They worked all season for the advantage of having home ice for any potential Game 7′s, and they got what they wanted. Then, unlike how they did all season, the Colorado Avalanche failed to execute. Colorado will bow out of the NHL playoffs this season prematurely, especially after they burst onto the scene in the first two games. Nathan MacKinnon lit the hockey world on fire in...
Via isportsweb.com
May 01, 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

Patrick Roy calls David Backes 'gutless' for incident

The St. Louis Blues were dominated by the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, and their frustration was evident throughout the third period. Blues center David Backes took a perfectly clean hit by Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon and proceeded to go after the 18-year-old forward and bring him down to the ice. It also looked like Backes threw a few jabs after dropping...
Via NESN.com
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon becomes 10th 18-year-old to hit 60 points

Nathan MacKinnon needed just two points in his final six games to hit a historic mark for 18-year-olds in the NHL. On Saturday afternoon he reached the 60-point mark in grand fashion. He scored this goal to become just the 10th 18-year-old to record at least 60 points in a season in NHL history: Look at this rare air that MacKinnon is in: Jeff Skinner was the last to accomplish...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 05, 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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