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AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Signing with the Avalanche was easy for Soderberg

When Carl Soderberg was traded to the Colorado Avalanche this offseason, the Avalanche were quickly able to sign the 29-year-old forward.It turns out, according to the Denver Post, Soderberg didn't really want to have to deal with being a free agent, and he was more than happy to quickly sign his five-year, $23.75 million deal.“I was waiting for Boston to come back to me,” Soderberg...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Briere is on the fence about retiring

Daniel Briere is a man without a contract. At 37, Briere is currently debating whether or not he should return and skate in 2015-16 or hang up his skates and call it a career. Briere has spent time with the Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and the Colorado Avalanche over the last three seasons and his career is now at a crossroads. After struggling with the Avalanche last...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carl Soderberg happy to be joining Avalanche

29-year-old NHL centerman Carl Soderberg, who was acquired from the Boston Bruins on June 25 for a sixth round pick, is happy to have an opportunity to contribute in Colorado. With the Avs trading Ryan O’Reilly to the Buffalo Sabres in late June, Soderberg will be looked upon to produce similar results. Due to salary cap issues, Soderberg was one of the causalities let go by Boston...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Signs Joey Hishon

  The Colorado Avalanche announced they have signed restricted free agent Joey Hishon to a one-year contract. The 23-year old Hishon made his regular season NHL debut last year, appearing in 13 games and registering 1 goal and 1 assist in his time with the big club. As a member of the Avs’ AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, Hishon posted a very respectable 36 points (16 goals...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche planned to replace Ryan O’Reilly with Carl Soderberg

The Ryan O’Reilly saga appeared to be a slow unraveling situation in Colorado leading up to the forward’s trade to Buffalo, but a recent report suggests that everything went according to plan for the Avalanche. As seen over in the Denver Post, the Avalanche reportedly planned to move O’Reilly and replace him with Carl Soderberg. It was really no surprise that O’Reilly and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs renew two-year deal with Fort Wayne Komets

The Colorado Avalanche announced they have renewed their affiliation with a new two-year agreement for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons with the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL. Last year was the first time Fort Wayne played as an affiliate with the Avs. The Komets join the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL as Colorado’s affiliates. Komets and @Avalanche agree on a new 2-year affiliation...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL 30 For 30: Colorado Avalanche

Welcome to NHL 30 for 30: a series that will breakdown every NHL team this offseason. You can expect to see new posts all summer, starting from the 30th place team, and finishing with the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the offseason, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will be forced to make some tough decisions for the future. It’s going...
Via The Fantasy Fix
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Signs Mikhail Grigorenko (1 year, $675k), Agozzino, Clark

  Today the Avalanche locked up recent acquisition Mikhail Grigorenko on a 1-year, $675,000 contract. The young Russian remains a restricted free agent at the end of this exceptionally cap-friendly deal. Grigorenko, who was a restricted free agent, was acquired from Buffalo on June 26 along with defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forward J.T. Compher and the 31st-overall pick at this year’s...
Via BSN Denver
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Signs Mikko Rantanen to Entry-Level Contract

  After a strong showing at prospect development camp last week, 18-year old Mikko Rantanen didn’t have to wait long to get a contract with the Colorado Avalanche. In a press release today, the team announced they have signed their 10th-overall selection to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Finnish forward previously had been playing in Finland, where he tallied 9 goals...
Via BSN Denver
16 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...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2015  |  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
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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