2016 top 25 Avalanche under 25: #23 Sam Henley

  The first returnee from last year’s list, “Big Sam” Henley slots in at 23 this year. Henley actually had an average rank of 22.6 across the six ballots he appeared on so him landing at 23 seems pretty fitting overall. The burly Rampage forward is entering the final year of his entry-level contract after appearing in The burly Rampage forward is entering the final year of...
Via BSN Denver
11 hours ago

Prospect Q&A: JT Compher

The Colorado Avalanche acquired left wing JT Compher from the Buffalo Sabres on June 26, 2015. The 6-foot, 182-pound Illinois native captained the University of Michigan Wolverines during the 2015-16 season, helping his club make it all the way to...
Via NHL.com
1 day ago

2016 top 25 Avalanche under 25: #24 Andrei Mironov

  Our Top 25 Under 25 series continues with the first Russian drafted by the Avalanche since 2004, Moscow-born Andrei Mironov. Mironov was selected 101st overall, and at the time the Avalanche drafted him, he was considered a surprisingly off-board pick. Most top ranking services didn’t even rank Mironov come draft day, so Avs fans were left scratching their heads. Who was this...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Salary Arbitration Preview: How much is Tyson Barrie worth?

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Last week, the Colorado Avalanche and forward Mikhail Grigorenko were scheduled to have a salary arbitration hearing.  The meeting never happened...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago

Tyson Barrie: You make the case

Trying to estimate the components of Tyson Barrie’s next contract is like guessing the number of jellybeans in a jar so let’s try something a little different here. Even though it’s unlikely the case gets heard and ultimately ruled upon, the interesting part of this story is what the Avalanche and Newport Sports are going to use as arguments for each side. Here are the types...
Via Mile High Hockey
2 days ago

Tyson Barrie: Is Arbitration Such a Bad Thing?

Arbitration is a word that nobody really likes to hear. Arbitration, in any walk of life, generally means that there is a heated argument of some kind that has the potential to end in awful ways. The worst part about it is that it’s almost always avoidable but one or both sides are just being too stubborn to make things work. But is this really always the case? Is the fact that...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL July 22nd, 2016

If only there an article to summarize the previous day’s best stories. Oh, wait. Here’s one right here! Let’s see here...flour, water, eggs, oil, butter, sugar, vanilla extract. I just know something’s missing, but I can’t quite think of it. Wait! Hockey! That’s what I’m missing!! Six generous scoops of hockey coming right up! (Dumps everything in a mixer, flips the...
Via Mile High Hockey
5 days ago

BSN Avalanche Podcast: Mikhail Grigorenko’s future, Nolan Pratt’s impact, and more!

  The BSN Avalanche Podcast returns this week with hosts AJ Haefele and special guest Cole Hamilton, filling in for J.J. Jerez while he’s “on assignment” in Miami, dig into the nuts and bolts of Mikhail Grigorenko’s contract extension and where he realistically fits into the lineup next season and beyond. The guys then transition to talking about the hiring of Nolan Pratt...
Via BSN Denver
6 days ago

Colorado re-signs Mikhail Grigorenko; still has work to do

The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed center Mikhail Grigorenko to a one-year deal worth $1.3 million, giving the youngster a nice raise for 2016-17. Though the stat is largely ignored now, it’s worth noting that on a team filled with minus players, Grigorenko was a plus-2. But if the Avs want to make it back to the playoffs, they’re going to need more help than that. Grigorenko...
Via The Hockey News
6 days ago

Avalanche, forward Mikhail Grigorenko agree to 1-year deal

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with forward Mikhail Grigorenko on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Grigorenko had six goals and 21 assists in 74 games for Colorado last season. He was selected by Buffalo in the second round of the 2012 draft and traded to Colorado on June 26, 2015, as part of the deal that sent Ryan O'Reilly to the Sabres. Grigorenko is...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche signs ECHL agreement with Colorado Eagles

The Avalanche and Colorado Eagles of the ECHL announced an affiliation agreement Wednesday, allowing the Windsor-based Eagles to carry some Avalanche prospects who don’t play for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League. The ECHL — which formerly stood for the East Coast Hockey League before it expanded throughout the U.S. — is considered the double-A of hockey...
Via The Denver Post
7 days ago

Colorado Avalanche announce minor league affiliation with Colorado Eagles

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Colorado Avalanche announced a minor league affiliation with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL on Wednesday. The Eagles served as the ECHL...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago

Avs Announce Affiliation With Colorado Eagles

WINDSOR, Colo.—The Colorado Eagles announced Wednesday that they've reached an affiliation agreement with the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche. Under the agreement, the Eagles will act as the ECHL affiliate for any player assigned to th...
Via NHL.com
7 days ago

Colorado Avalanche: Nolan Pratt will improve defensive game

To add to the seemingly endless list of people making a return to The Centennial State to support the Colorado Avalanche is the team’s new assistant coach Nolan Pratt. Pratt has made his way back to Denver after a five-year coaching run in the American Hockey League. He started with an assistant coach position for the Springfield Falcons in 2011 and made his way to the Lake Erie...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche hire Nolan Pratt as an assistant coach

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Considering the current composition of the Colorado Avalanche brass, it seems befitting that they brought in yet another alum.  The latest...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago

Nathan MacKinnon has a new opportunity to lead the Colorado Avalanche

20-year-old Nathan Mackinnon has just signed a 7-year, $44.1 million deal with the Colorado Avalanche to send him through the 2022-23 season. Since Mackinnon’s arrival in Colorado in 2013, he has consistently made his mark on the team, winning the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie player. He scored 21 goals and made 31 assists last season but was out for the last ten games...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

MacKinnon signs 7-year deal with Avalanche

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Nathan MacKinnon to a seven-year deal that runs through the 2022-23 season. The 20-year-old MacKinnon had 21 goals and 31 assists last season. He missed the last 10 games after he sprained a ligament in his knee. MacKinnon also sat out the final 18 games a year ago because of a broken foot. He was the No. 1 pick in the 2013...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Avalanche place Brad Stuart on waivers

A person with direct knowledge of the decision has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Colorado Avalanche have placed veteran defenseman Brad Stuart on waivers with the intention of buying out the final year of his contract. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the Avalanche have not announced the move. Stuart is a 16-year NHL veteran, who is...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikita Zadorov claims Sabres don’t want too many Russians

Nikita Zadorov isn’t being quiet about his feelings about the Buffalo Sabres and how he thinks they approach Russian players. Speaking with Russian reporter Slava Malamud, the Colorado Avalanche defenseman told him that while the organization didn’t hate Russians, the Sabres “think there shouldn’t be too many of us on the team.” It’s a bizarre comment for Zadorov to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Decisions need to be made this offseason

After another rough season for the Colorado Avalanche, fans are left to wonder what General Manager, Joe Sakic can do to help the Avs clinch a spot in the playoffs in the 2016-2017 season. Sakic is known to stay quiet on this kind of thing, but he made several comments before the Av’s last game against the Ducks on April 9th to help settle some concerns focused around the team’s...
Via isportsweb.com
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Avalanche fail to sign two more prospects, proving their 2014 draft was a bust

If the Colorado Avalanche had a time machine, they’d likely want a do-over for the 2014 NHL Draft. Corey Pronman of ESPN.com reports the Avalanche have failed to come to terms with Kitchener right winger Nick Magyar and Val D’Or center Alexis Pepin, two fourth-round picks from the 2014 NHL Draft. The news both is and isn’t surprising. Magyar struggled in his third season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche could move Tyson Barrie

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie is set to get paid and it appears the Avs are getting ready to shop the talented rearguard. Despite being handcuffed playing with Nick Holden as his defensive partner throughout the season, the 24-year-old still had an impressive year with 13 goals, 36 assists, and 49 points in 78 games, fifth on the Avs in scoring. Barrie has shown skill...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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