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Semyon Varlamov looking to regain confidence and wins for Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov has had a frustrating start to the season. Re-aggravating the groin injury that has plagued him for years and some soft goals in a few of his 13 starts have placed the former Vezina Finalist in the bottom of the NHL’s goaltending statistics and struggling to find himself. After the Nov. 25 loss to the Ottawa Senators, head coach Patrick...
Via Mile High Sports
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche-Islanders Preview

Matt Duchene has had a hand in nearly half of Colorado's goals in November while scoring more than any Avalanche player has during that month since the franchise relocated from Quebec in 1995. The problem is that the Avalanche have lost just as much as they did when Duchene was having trouble producing in October. Colorado looks to win for just the third time in seven tries as...
Via AP on Fox
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Avalanche Recall Andrew Agozzino

  The Colorado Avalanche announced that the team has recalled winger Andrew Agozzino from the San Antonio Rampage. After an impressive 2014-2015 campaign with the Monsters, which saw Agozzino score a team-high 30 goals, the Avalanche prospect is having another strong start, leading the Rampage with 16 points in 13 games (7g, 9a). Agozzino’s call up comes in the wake of...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rampage Rewind: The wrong kind of streak

  Rampage Rewind: Week 7—Nov. 20-Nov. 26, 2015 Last week is one the Rampage would like to forget. Close games, lost leads and failed comeback attempts plagued the team all week, and the resulting four-game losing streak has to be weighing heavily on the team. The Week in Review Games The Ontario Reign came on strong and netted three goals in the first 45 minutes of play. The...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy: “He needs to be better. Period” as Semyon Varlamov gets pulled again

  Colorado Avalanche Head Coach Patrick Roy did not mince words tonight as Semyon Varlamov was pulled from yet another game tonight as he gave up three goals on 15 shots. The full postgame audio can be heard below from both Roy and Andreas Martinsen, whose fight in the third period sparked the Avalanche comeback that fell just short in a 5-3 loss to Ottawa.  
Via BSN Denver
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Win in Winnipeg shows some consistency for the Colorado Avalanche

In the final game of their seven-game road trip, the Colorado Avalanche beat Central Division foe Winnipeg by the score of 4-1. The win was in many ways the most important victory of the trip, which ended with four wins and three losses. Not only did Colorado secure a four-point swing with Winnipeg, who sits above them for sixth in the division, it showed signs of consistency that...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche penalty kill is killing their chances

The Colorado Avalanche penalty kill has been the sole reason for the team’s recent losses, which is disappointing, considering that at one point in the season it was one of the strongest areas of their game. In the last two games for Colorado, both losses, the Avalanche gave up five goals while on the penalty kill and another during a four-on-four situation. Not only has the penalty...
Via Mile High Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon is becoming a star despite being overshadowed by rookies and his team’s failures

Nathan MacKinnon’s rookie season went about as well as possible. The 2013 first overall pick won the Calder Trophy, put up 63 points and led the Colorado Avalanche from 29th overall the year before his arrival to a 112-point season and the Central Division title. The Avs fell in seven games in the opening round but the hockey world was abuzz about MacKinnon. Since the lockout,...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Sakic tells Matt Duchene trade rumors “came out of right field”

Despite persistent rumors, Matt Duchene wants to be part of the Colorado Avalanche’s future. The forward has been plagued by trade rumors this week, after it was reported head coach Patrick Roy wasn’t a fan of the Hamilton, Ontario, native. “It’s part of hockey. I’m not thinking about it too much,” Duchene told Mike Chambers of the Denver Post. “I’m an Av today...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gabriel Landeskog suspended two games for Brad Marchand hit; Marchand fined

Gabriel Landeskog’s hit on Brad Marchand will cost him some games — two, to be exact. The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Friday afternoon that Landeskog has been suspended two games for his hit on Marchand. The Colorado Avalanche captain was ejected Thursday night when he blindsided Marchand with what was deemed an illegal check to the head. The Department of Player...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog Lead Group Of Young Avalanche Stars (Video)

The Boston Bruins defense certainly will have its hands full Thursday when the Colorado Avalanche hit the TD Garden ice. The Avs feature one of the most talented lines in hockey that includes three of their biggest stars. Nathan MacKinnon, the 20-year-old 2013 No. 1 overall draft selection, centers a line with 22-year-old captain Gabriel Landeskog and 24-year-old Matt Duchene. The...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patrick Roy isn’t a fan of Matt Duchene

Patrick Roy has been criticized pretty heavily for his handling of the Colorado Avalanche. A new report suggests that Roy isn’t a fan of Matt Duchene and the team may be shopping the forward for help on defense.  Mckenzie "Duchene in Colorado is a name ppl are keeping an eye on. They need a blueline and have a surplus up front" — Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) November 12,...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Peter Forsberg punks beer league team with total makeover

When you are a hockey legend and a handsome fellow like Peter Forsberg, it is tough to go unnoticed in America, let alone in his home country of Sweden. That is why when you are trying to pull a prank you have to pull out all the stops and hire a make up person to take some people to school. In a lot of these videos it is pretty darn tough to get the other players to believe...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Sakic defends Patrick Roy: Blame is on the players

I’ve outlined the Colorado Avalanche’s struggles under Patrick Roy, which has continued throughout this season as the club has floundered to a 3-7-1 start. The team has gotten progressively worse under Roy’s reign, which you’d think would put him on the hot seat, but Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic says his job is safe. Roy is not on...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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