AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Why the Colorado Avalanche made the playoffs

There are a pair beat writers for the Colorado Avalanche this season for isportsweb.com: Jake Hazan and I. We decided that we would put together some questions and explain some of the reasons for the Colorado Avalanche making the playoffs this season, as well as do a little looking ahead to the first-round matchup between the Avs and the Minnesota Wild. Who would you consider to...
Via isportsweb.com
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Avalanche exec. Joe Sakic admits Roy most responsible for playoff birth

DENVER, Colo. — On the eve of the Colorado Avalanche’s first playoff series since 2009/10, president of hockey operations Joe Sakic admits there is one major factor that has contributed to the turn-around of the Avs this season — head coach and Hall of Famer, Patrick Roy. Sakic, who was hired as the Avs president of hockey operations in May, has made it a major goal of his...

Wild, Avalanche amped up for Game 1 of playoff series

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 postseason. Perhaps it's only fitting then that Roy begins his first playoff series behind the bench against the Wild, with Game 1 on Thursday night at Pepsi Center. "Am I nervous? I say...
Via Fox Sports North
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Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

This one is really difficult to call. The Colorado Avalanche had an incredible regular season under the guidance of rookie head coach Patrick Roy, but it all seems too good to be true. The Minnesota Wild had an up-and-down season,…Read more →The post Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Via The Hockey Daily
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Playoff Preview: Colorado Avalanche

By Jeff Richardson – Published on Wednesday April 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM  Oh how sweet it is to finally say the Colorado Avalanche are back in the playoffs. Not to mention it comes after a very disappointing couple of seasons. For the longest time it looked like the Avalanche would have to face the […]
Via The Hockey Report
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Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene expected to miss at least first two playoff games

The Colorado Avalanche will be without leading scorer Matt Duchene as they begin their first post-season appearance in four years with a series against the Minnesota Wild tomorrow night. Duchene injured the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of his left knee on March 29 when he inadvertently ran into teammate Jamie McGinn on his first shift of the game. Duchene was expected to miss...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts Before The Playoffs Start

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, - Pending free agent Paul Stastny says he wants to stay in Colorado, and the Avalanche keeping him past the trade deadline shows a sense it can be done. But he will be watched very closely in the playoffs, just in case. Scouts like his two-way game, his intelligence, his positioning and his ability to make others better. If there's one concern...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Playoffs Simulation - Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche finished with 112 points, and a +30 goal differential, scoring 250 goals. The Minnesota Wild scored just 207 goals and finished with a +1 goal differential and 98 regular season points. Our simulation has the Wild upsetting the Avalanche in just 5 games. Game 1Wild 3Avalanche 2Wild lead series 1-0.1st Period:COL - Andre Benoit (1) (Ryan O'Reilly, Nathan...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche clinch Central Division: Video

  The Avalanche have completed their turnaround, and are now champions of the Central Division, considered by some to be the toughest division in the league. Before the Avalanche take the ice tonight for their season finale against the Anaheim Ducks, they have won the Central Division and have locked up the 2nd seed in the Western Conference. The Avalanche had a couple of different...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Amid injury concerns, Avs recall Elliott

The Colorado Avalanche are finishing the season strong, but that doesn’t mean they’re immune to the injury concerns affecting other contenders. The Denver Post’s Adrian Dater reports that the team recalled defenseman Stefan Elliott in light of injuries to fellow blueliner Tyson Barrie and forward John Mitchell. Dater couldn’t get any additional information beyond Barrie...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Demers’ hit to Tyson Barrie’s head…Looks bad

It's not a late-season game without a dirty hit or two, so Stephane Quintal and the Shanahan-less Department of Player Safety might want to look at a hit which occurred during the Colorado Avalanche's 5-1 loss to San Jose: Tyson Barrie took a hard hit from Jason Demers, and the Denver Post's Terry Frei reports that the shoulder-to-head hit yielded...The kind...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How many awards should Colorado Avalanche win? Video

Colorado has surprised many this year, and there are several key parts that should get recognized with awards because of it. The Colorado Avalanche continue to surprise everyone with their performance this season, and it is not without several standouts. With this in mind, let’s look at the prospects of different awards that could be coming to various Avalanche personnel following...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche publicly tones down David Backes-Nathan MacKinnon incident

Our online story from Tuesday’s morning skate at Rexall Place looks at Avalanche coach Patrick Roy going with Jean-Sebastien Giguere against the Oilers and the status of injured forwards P.A. Parenteau and Cody McLeod. You don’t have to click there to know Roy is using the same lineup from Sunday’s 3-2 OT loss against Pittsburgh, but Parenteau skated with the boys and is close...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy calls David Backes ‘gutless’ for jumping Nathan MacKinnon

The Colorado Avalanche won their 50th game of the season Saturday with a dominating 4-0 win over the St. Louis Blues, who were visibly frustrated throughout the third period. David Backes, 6-foot-3, 221-pounds, went after 18-year-old Nathan MacKinnon after taking a clean hit from the rookie center. Backes dropped his stick and gloves and took MacKinnon to the ice, landing on top...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Duchene's knee injury could cripple Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche fans are nervously awaiting word on Matt Duchene’s knee injury.This is team is built on offense. Duchene is the team’s top center. He has scored 23 goals and added 47 assists this season.He went down on the first shift of a 3-2 victory over San Jose after colliding with teammate Jamie McGinn. Duchene was able to put some weight on the leg, but he made no attempt...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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