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Colorado Avalanche Acquisitions: Deals or Steals?

Last season? Not one all the Avalanche fans anticipated. I mean the previous season the Avs had taken the division title and had made it to the playoffs for the first time in four years. This season, the Avalanche struggled to get a kickstart early and unfourtunatly missed the playoffs. Nonetheless last season left a “sour” taste in our mouths. But Friday, June 26th the Avalanche’s...
Via TopSportsReport
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Summer Roundup

  Late June and early July are always fun times to be a hockey fan. While the ice rinks are melted and the players are on vacation, it’s the busiest time of the year for front offices trying to solidify their ranks and rosters. Between the draft, free agency, firing/hirings, and trades, a huge amount of change can happen in a very short period of time. This summer was no different...
Via BSN Denver
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aggressive Summer Brightens Colorado Avalanche’s Future

  As the dust kicked up during the NHL draft and free agency settles, the view of the future of the Colorado Avalanche comes into clearer focus. Avalanche general manager, Joe Sakic, had a lot on his plate entering this summer. He just watched his hockey club regress from a captivating season which saw them surge to the top of the Central Division, to a team that didn’t even...
Via BSN Denver
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Two Colorado Avalanche Players File for Salary Arbitration

  The NHLPA released a list of NHL players who have elected for Salary Arbitration in advance of Monday’s deadline. The list of 23 includes two members of the Colorado Avalanche organization, left wing Andrew Aggozino and defenseman Mat Clark. Aggozino, the leading scorer for the Lake Erie Monsters last year with 64 points, including 30 goals, is 24-years old and went undrafted...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Francois Beachemin Signs With Avalanche

View image | The Colorado Avalanche have made first (somewhat) significant signing of free agency.  They have signed Francois Beachemin to a 3 year deal with an AAV of about 4.5 million. Beachemin is a veteran defenseman who has spent the majority of his career with the Anaheim Ducks. Beachemin will provide some defensive effort, will score about 20 points, and...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the newest Avalanche draftees

The Colorado Avalanche made plenty of noise this past weekend during the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. With the big headlines being the Ryan O’Reilly trade and the Avs first round selection of Mikko Rantanen, their picks in the subsequent rounds did not go unnoticed. On Saturday, Colorado went on to sign six additional players on day 2 of the NHL Draft. The Avs selected three defensemen...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avs ink Soderberg for five years, $23.75M

According to ESPN’s Craig Custance early Friday, the Colorado Avalanche and forward Carl Soderberg have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with an average annual value of $4.75 million. Carl Soderberg deal with Colorado is done. 5 years, 4.75 AAV. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 26, 2015 The Avalanche traded for the rights to Soderberg, who was set to become a...
Via Mile High Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential draft targets for Avs at No. 10

With the NHL Draft approaching (June 26-27), we will find out what direction Colorado goes with the No. 10 pick. After a mightily disappointing season last year, the Avalanche are keen on making the 2015-16 season a redemption season. Leading up to the draft, coach Patrick Roy and vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic have repeatedly said that they will select the best player...
Via Mile High Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carl Soderberg Signs 5-year, $23.75 million with Avalanche

Carl Soderberg and his new team didn't waste any time getting a deal done.
Via CLNS Radio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Could an O'Reilly trade land the Avalanche a left-handed defenseman?

Brad Stuart, Jan Hejda, Nick Holden.Those were the only three left-handed Colorado Avalanche defensemen this year who played more than 10 games in the regular season.Does any of them scream top-pairing defenseman?Probably not.That's the hole the Avalanche are looking to fill this year, a top of the line, left-handed defenseman that can play alongside either Tyson Barrie or Erik Johnson...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic Still Wants To Sign Forward Ryan O’Reilly

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says it’s still his desire to sign Ryan O’Reilly to a long-term contract before the start of next season. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Sakic said he’s not out to trade his star center. He praised O’Reilly, saying: “I like Ryan a lot. He is a very valuable player. He’s part of our core and yeah, my...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Colorado Avalanche

  Before we start I would like to thank all of the guys who have taken part so far for their hard work.  This is a big time consuming project, and having guys on the ball makes it much easier.  I thank you all for making it a success thus far. Here is where we are in the Community Draft. TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM ...
Via The Pensblog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche listening to offers for Ryan O’Reilly, looking for help on D

The Colorado Avalanche are reportedly listening to offers for Ryan O’Reilly and they’re believed to be looking for help on defense. O’Reilly’s name has been involved in trade rumors for quite some time, but to date the Avalanche have retained their forward. That may now change due to the fact the Avs are reportedly moving on from Jan Hejda and Ryan Wilson and they’re looking...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche not expected to re-sign Jan Hejda and Ryan Wilson

The Colorado Avalanche will likely have a new look on defense next season. Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie will again be the face of the team’s defense, but it appears that Jan Hejda and Ryan Wilson won’t be returning. The Denver Post reports that the Avs likely won’t re-sign either Hejda or Wilson and will allow the duo to hit free agency. Coach Patrick Roy has often said...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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