AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nikita Zadorov wants to stay with Avalanche, but KHL temptation will be strong

  The Kontinental Hockey League is not the laughingstock it used to be to the NHL. While there is little question that the top professional league in Russia is an overall inferior product to the NHL, that hasn’t stopped some top Russian players recently from bolting the NHL for their homeland. There is a chance Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov could be next. Although sources...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Frei: Avalanche can make changes without cleaning house

As noted before, the Avalanche apparently is sticking with general manager Joe Sakic and coach Jared Bednar in the wake of the worst regular-season performance (22-56-4) the NHL has seen since the expansion Atlanta Thrashers in 1999-2000. Events of the last couple of weeks are reminders of how drastically that cuts against the NHL grain. On Thursday, the Buffalo Sabres fired general...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

GDT: 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs 4/21/17

And then there were 13... Last night, Columbus and Chicago joined Calgary looking for tee times. Tonight Boston could be the 4th team eliminated and Toronto & Washington play a crucial game 5 while tied at 2. 7pm ET - Leafs at Caps on NBCSN, series tied 2-2 7:30pm ET - B’s at Sens on USA, Ottawa leads 3-1 / / / / / / #ProtectTheBridge Nic Meloche and the Charlottetown...
Via Mile High Hockey
3 days ago

Potential No. 1 NHL draft pick Nolan Patrick would be “excited” to play for Avalanche

  If selected, Nolan Patrick would gladly serve with the Colorado Avalanche. With the Avs having the best chance at the No. 1 overall pick in June’s NHL draft, this might very well happen. “I would definitely be excited if I had the chance to go to Colorado,” Patrick, the top-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting heading into the draft, told BSNDenver. The Avs...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago

Kiszla: Avalanche GM Joe Sakic would be crazy to let another NHL team hire DU coach Jim Montgomery

The man who should be the Avalanche’s next coach works a little more than six miles down the road from the NHL team’s arena in Denver. If general manager Joe Sakic lets Jim Montgomery get away, it will be a crying shame. Montgomery knows how to build a winner. He has done it at the University of Denver. The Pioneers won the eighth national championship in school history earlier...

BSN Avalanche: Do the World Championships matter?

  The BSN Avalanche Podcast dropped this week with the guys talking about why the Avalanche haven’t made any front office or coaching changes and how much the World Championships will matter for players like Matt Duchene. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes / Stitcher / Pocket Casts
Via BSN Denver
4 days ago

HIGHLIGHTS: Eagles reclaim home-ice advantage over Steelheads

After dropping the opening game of the best-of-seven first-round ECHL Kelly Cup playoff series against the Idaho Steelheads, the Colorado Eagles have won consecutive games to reclaim home-ice advantage in the series. Colorado netted a pair of even-strength goals, a power play tally and a short-handed goal in the victory. Rookie forward Shawn St-Amant scored midway through the first...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago

Even when facing off against the NHL’s best, Matt Duchene dominated at faceoffs

There were not a lot of positives to take out of the 2016-17 season for the Colorado Avalanche. Their record of 22-56-4 was the worst in the NHL. Almost everyone, across the board, had a down year. Center Matt Duchene was no exception. A season after netting 30, he scored only 18 goals. His 41 points were the second worst mark of his career. There was one area however, he excelled...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago

Frei: Staying at DU worked out great for Will Butcher, so hard to blast the Avalanche

The Avalanche’s Will Butcher saga has subplots. Last weekend, when I asked Joe Sakic if the Avalanche was going to attempt to sign the University of Denver senior, and Sakic said yes, I followed that up by asking if Sakic hoped to sign Butcher. At the time, I wondered if the Avalanche’s major motive in offering Butcher the entry-level deal was being able to say it had offered...

Avalanche reportedly rolling the dice on Semyon Varlamov in expansion draft

In an unexpected twist, the Colorado Avalanche will reportedly be protecting goaltender Semyon Varlamov in the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft, thus exposing Calvin Pickard. The draft has been enacted on behalf on the NHL doubling down on their newest member: Vegas Golden Knights. Each team can protect seven forwards, three defenseman and one goalie, or eight skaters (defenseman and...
Via Mile High Sports
12 days ago

Denver star Will Butcher not signing with Avs, not now, perhaps never

Avalanche draft pick Will Butcher, the University of Denver senior defenseman, team captain and 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner as national player of the year, is not interested in signing an entry-level contract with the Avalanche. Not now, perhaps never. Butcher, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent Aug. 15 if he chooses to not sign with the Avs, said he met with...
Via The Denver Post
13 days ago

WATCH: Bud Light Surprise and Delight

Bud Light and the Avalanche team up to give two hockey teams the surprise of a lifetime.
Via YouTube
13 days ago  |  Discuss

GDT: Avalanche at Bloos 4/9/17 - The End

Good afternoon everyone. Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Bloos of St Looey today in the Gateway to the West. Gamer time is 6:00pm ET, 4:00pm on the front range and will be broadcast on Altitude with Moser’s radio call available as usual. As far as the game goes, Siemens, Lindholm and Grimaldi have been sent down to San Antonio as of this morning so they wont be in the lineup...
Via Mile High Hockey
15 days ago

GDT: Avalanche at Stars 4/8/17 - Game #81 + NCAA Finals and more

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Stars of Dallas tonight where JR Ewing was shot. Gamer time is 8:00pm ET, 6:00pm on the front range and will be broadcast on Altitude with Moser’s radio call available as usual. Let’s enjoy a good free-for-all between two teams that don’t play D and have nothing to lose. Mikko is still out as far as we...
Via Mile High Hockey
16 days ago

WATCH: Tyson Barrie Visits King Soopers

Avalanche defenseman, Tyson Barrie, recently visited the University Hills King Soopers store. Tyson Barrie hung out with fans, signed autographed, took pictures and helped bag groceries. Best part, he surprised lucky shoppers by dropping free tickets to the Avalanche/Wild Fan Appreciation game on April 6 into their grocery bags! If you missed out, you can still get $10 off your Avalanche...
Via YouTube
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jakub Voracek follows through on promise, donates nearly 400 hats to children’s hospitals

Jakub Voracek is a certifiably good dude.Earlier this month, after Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds was thought to have scored a hat trick in a win against the Colorado Avalanche, many fans threw their lids on the ice in celebration.Ultimately, the goal didn’t complete the hat trick. Instead, it was ruled as Voracek’s, rendering the hat throwing premature. Voracek decided...
Via The Comeback
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Avs UCHealth Update 3.16

Altitude presents the Colorado Avalanche's injury update presented by UCHealth
Via YouTube
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Duchene ends slump as Avalanche beat Red Wings 3-1

DENVER (AP) Matt Duchene raised his arms and exhaled as he circled around the net following his first goal since Feb. 19. What he calls the ''worst slump'' of his life is finally over. Duchene scored for the first time in 12 games and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Wednesday night. ''I think you could tell by my reaction how relieved I was,'' Duchene...
Via Associated Press
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Compher scores 1st NHL goal, Avalanche beat Red Wings 3-1

DENVER (AP) J.T. Compher scored his first NHL goal, Calvin Pickard stopped 27 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Wednesday night. Matt Duchene scored his first goal in 12 games and Carl Soderberg added his first in 18 games as the NHL-worst Avalanche won at home for the third time in four tries. They are 11-22-2 at the Pepsi Center this season....
Via Associated Press
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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