AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Will the next Avalanche coach be Dineen or Boughner?

The Denver Post reports Joe Sakic has narrowed the head coaching search down to two. ​Now that we are weeks removed from the shocking resignation of Patrick Roy, it appears the smoke has started to clear as Sakic has interviewed some candidates for the vacant head coach position for the Avalanche. As of right now it would appear the two top candidates for the vacant position are...
Via Mile High Hockey
4 hours ago

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL August 24th, 2016

Reports: Blackhawks Assistant in Running for Avalanche Job. [NBC Chicago] Oilers' McDavid could join NHL's rich history of young captains. [TSN] {Video starts automatically} Alexander Radulov sees signing with Habs as a chance to win Stanley Cup. [CBC] Brendan Shanahan recalls flying tackle of Patrick Roy in 1997 brawl. [Click on Detroit] Mitch Marner's black jersey at centre...
Via Mile High Hockey
7 hours ago

Avs may be nearing a decision on a coach but the days are going fast

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit It has now been 13 days since Patrick Roy unceremoniously announced his resignation as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs have just...
Via Mile High Sports
11 hours ago

Avalanche zeroing in on its next coach; Patrick Roy’s successor to be named within days

The Avalanche is likely to name its new coach in the near future. Vice president Jean Martineau said the team concluded its interviews Monday and was “moving into the final phase of the process” Tuesday afternoon. As many as six candidates had formal interviews, and NHL assistant coaches Kevin Dineen of the Chicago Blackhawks and Bob Boughner of the San Jose Sharks are likely...
Via The Denver Post
17 hours ago

Avalanche coaching search: Kevin Dineen, Bob Boughner both known as tenacious competitors

Kevin Dineen and Bob Boughner — two possible finalists to become the Avalanche’s next head coach — were cut from the same cloth in how they played the game. Both were tenacious NHL players, always willing to support their teammates and the crest on their sweater. Given their talent level, they probably made more out of their careers than they should have, combining to play...
Via The Denver Post
22 hours ago

Flames’ Sean Monahan just got paid, but is he a top center?

Having a top-line center in this league isn’t just important. It’s a necessity. When you are a strong team down the middle, it makes for an easy time building out the rest of the roster. Hitting on your picks and making sure that you develop your own talent are critical, and the Flames have been rebuilding and following that plan nicely. Is the recent big investment in Sean...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coaching candidates that could make sense for the Colorado Avalanche to interview

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit It has now been one week since Patrick Roy shockingly resigned from his post as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. The search for his replacement...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago

11 coaching candidates that could make sense for the Colorado Avalanche

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit It has now been one week since Patrick Roy shockingly resigned from his post as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. The search for his replacement...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago

Report: Two AHL coaches, two NHL assistants in running for Avalanche job

Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic is under a time crunch when it comes to naming a new coach, especially with training camp less than a month away, and he has reportedly already assembled a list that has some interesting candidates. Sakic has said that he would assemble his list of candidates quickly and start the process as soon as possible, and it appears he has stuck to his word...
Via The Hockey News
5 days ago

BSN Avalanche Podcast: Coaching candidates galore and the Ben Smith experience

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Via BSN Denver
5 days ago

3 die in icy Mont Blanc avalanche; bodies dug out with saws

PARIS — Rescue workers have found the bodies of three alpinists buried in an avalanche of ice and snow near a summit of Mont Blanc and dug them out with chainsaws and a backhoe, a mountain rescue chief said Thursday. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced an investigation into the circumstances of the accident early Tuesday. Rescuers were only alerted to the missing...
Via The Denver Post
5 days ago

Landeskog chimes in on Roy’s departure

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Via BSN Denver
6 days ago

Nathan MacKinnon: 2015-16 Season In Review

Nathan MacKinnon’s career achievements are often framed by his youth. The descriptor ‘youngest’ appears frequently in his already impressive list of accolades, most notably when he became the youngest to win the Calder Trophy as the league’s rooki...
Via NHL.com
7 days ago

Avalanche at a Glance: Patrick Roy and Defense

Avalanche at a Glance is back and pumped up for the new season. This edition, Kevin Goff and I will touch on the recent news of Patrick Roy resigning from the Colorado Avalanche, as well as their new-look defense. Thoughts on Patrick Roy’s Departure SEBASTIAN HEDLEY-NOBLE: Patrick Roy shocked the hockey world recently, announcing his resignation from the Avalanche. Fans were...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Avalanche Signs Ben Smith

The Colorado Avalanche has added forward Ben Smith to its roster, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract for the 2016-17 season. Smith, 28, has appeared in 197 career NHL games with Chicago, San Jose and Toronto, tallying 50 points (27g/23a)....
Via NHL.com
8 days ago

Alexander Radulov center of Patrick Roy–Avalanche dispute?

Patrick Roy shocked the hockey world by announcing his resignation as head coach and VP of hockey operations with the Colorado Avalanche. Roy issued a blunt statement in which he essentially indicated that he wasn’t pleased with how much say he had over the final roster. Roy’s resignation, a move that might be a blessing in disguise for the Avalanche, might have been partially...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy’s resignation a blessing in disguise for Avalanche

In an unexpected move, Patrick Roy announced his resignation as head coach and VP of hockey operations of the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. In a statement, Roy basically admitted he didn’t have enough power over roster control, which forced his resignation. “I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might improve this team to give it the depth...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy abruptly resigns as Colorado Avalanche coach

In a stunning mid-August shake-up, Patrick Roy has stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche, citing disagreements with the organization.Roy made the announcement Thursday through a public relations agency, two months before the start of the NHL regular season."I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy abruptly resigns as Avalanche coach, V.P.

Patrick Roy abruptly resigned as head coach and vice president of the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, just two months before the regular season is slated to begin. Roy, who has coached the Avalanche for three seasons and led them to one playoff appearance, said in a statement that he and the rest of the organization were not aligned in their goals. “I have thought long and hard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy abruptly resigns as Avalanche coach and executive

Patrick Roy has stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche. Roy made the announcement Thursday through a public relations agency, two months before the start of the NHL regular season. The Hall of Fame goaltender spent the past three seasons as coach and VP of hockey operations for the team that he led to two Stanley Cups as a player...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Avalanche should be pleased with Tyson Barrie’s new contract

The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Tyson Barrie to a four-year contract extension worth an average of $5.5 million reports Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.ca. The restricted free agent will earn $22 million total over the course of the deal, per Terry Frei of the Denver Post. Tyson Barrie and COL sign a four-year deal with a $5.5M AAV — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Barrie and the Colorado Avalanche come to an agreement

Just a few weeks after the big seven-year signing for Nathan Mackinnon, Tyson Barrie and the Colorado Avalanche have agreed upon a four-year deal that will lead him through the 2019-20 season. If you had asked Barrie a month ago how he stood with the Avs, his answer would likely be, “not good”. At the end of last season, Tyson Barrie and arbitrator Elizabeth Neumeier filed for...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Avalanche sign Barrie to 4-year, $22M deal

The Colorado Avalanche beat an NHL arbitrator to the punch by signing defenseman Tyson Barrie to a four-year, $22 million contract Sunday. The team announced the signing, and a person with direct knowledge of the contract revealed its value to The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the Avalanche did not provide that figure. The deal...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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