Avalanche disappoint yet again at home, fall 5-2 to San Jose

Marleau’s hat trick plus one was yet another embarrassing folly as latest Avalanche losing streak his six Tonight’s latest adventure for the Colorado Avalanche began with the news that Matt Duchene was too ill to dress and left the club short one skater because they failed to stock any healthy extras on the roster. Tyson Barrie, Rene Bourque and Semyon Varlomov remain on the...
Via Mile High Hockey
42 minutes ago

Avs Game 45 Grades – Marleau Scoring Like it’s 1999

The Colorado Avalanche fell in a familiar way, falling apart in the third period, like they have many times this year, losing to the San Jose Sharks 5-2. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Francois Beauchemin (F) – He was nowhere to be found on either of the odd man rush goals, and his turnover just before the opening goal by Burns caused a faceoff to be in the...
Via BSN Denver
53 minutes ago

Avalanche say Matt Duchene is sick, not playing Monday

DENVER (AP) Matt Duchene missed a game Monday night for the Colorado Avalanche against the San Jose Sharks due to illness. Duchene is the team's top goal scorer with 15 and the most consistent at winning faceoffs. He's been the subject of trade rumors as the last-place Avalanche struggle this season. The 26-year-old Duchene was the third overall pick in the 2009 draft. He helped...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

GDT: Avalanche vs Sharks 1/23/17 - Game #45

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Sharks of San Jose again tonight at the Pepsi Center. Gamer time is 9:00pm ET, 7:00pm local and will be broadcast on NBCSN with Moser’s radio call available as usual. Spencer Martin’s debut was faboo so he gets another crack at the Sharks tonight. Calvin will return against Vancouver Wednesday. Once again...
Via Mile High Hockey
6 hours ago

Avalanche goaltending: Calvin Pickard has no qualms with Spencer Martin’s consecutive starts

Every time Semyon Varlamov‘s troubling groin-muscle issue flairs up or the former Vezina Trophy finalist takes a scheduled night off, Calvin Pickard is out to prove he is the Avalanche’s goaltender of the future. Mission accomplished, for the most part. But then all of a sudden, second-year pro Spencer Martin comes in and gets consecutive starts — the first two starts of his...
Via The Denver Post
9 hours ago

BSN Avalanche Podcast: Spencer Martin impresses in debut

  The BSN Avalanche Podcast drops this week with a look at Spencer Martin’s impressive NHL debut and a breakdown of Colorado’s muddled defensive picture.
Via BSN Denver
10 hours ago

HIGHLIGHTS: Avs’ struggles continue in San Jose with OT loss

The Colorado Avalanche’s struggles continued in San Jose on several levels Saturday night as the club dropped a 3-2 decision in overtime. Colorado picked up a point to raise their league-low total to 28, but dropped their fifth consecutive game. It was also Colorado’s 14th loss in 15 trips to the Shark Tank. Colorado has now strung together three consecutive five-game losing...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

WATCH: Toyota Game Recap Avalanche at Sharks 1.21.17

Altitude Sports web exclusive of Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche lose fifth straight, fall 3-2 to Sharks in OT

  HIGHLIGHTS   GAME RUNDOWN The Colorado Avalanche finished their California road trip with a stop in San Jose to face the Sharks while riding a 4-game losing streak. Despite a solid debut for rookie goalie Spencer Martin and good team play from the Avalanche in front of him, a few costly mistakes spoiled the Avs’ night and sent them skidding to their 5th consecutive loss....
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago

Avalanche podcast: Jared Bednar expected to continue through Avalanche rebuild

How is Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar hanging in there? The Denver Post’s Mike Chambers and Terry Frei discuss the human angle of coach Bednar’s dream-job-turned-nightmare. Terry and Mike also discuss Nathan MacKinnon’s benching, which players could move at the trade deadline and what’s happening down on the farm in San Antonio. Subscribe to the podcast on Soundcloud...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

Frei: With Matt Duchene and Gabe Landeskog, it must be a great deal … or no deal

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — For the past few weeks (or, actually, for longer than that), we’ve hashed out the Avalanche realities in columns, analyses and stories. We’ve written and talked about how the Avs got to this point, and where they go from here. At times, it has been difficult to work amid the clamor of things being thrown against the wall around us, but we’ve established...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

Spencer Martin to make NHL debut when Avalanche face the Sharks

When Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov’s ailing groin put him back on the shelf, the team recalled Spencer Martin for the fourth time this season. This time, when the Avs face the Sharks on Saturday, he will finally get his first taste of NHL action. Selected by the Avalanche in the third round (63rd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Martin is in his second professional...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago

Avs, Ducks play lengthy third period after broken glass delay

Thursday night’s game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Anaheim Ducks was expected to be an average regular season game, but the night turned into a memorable one thanks to a pane of broken glass.With 9:48 left to play in the second period, a pane of glass was broken near the netting. When the crew brought out a new piece to fix it, they discovered they didn’t have one which...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Avalanche traded Cody McLeod as a favor to him

The Colorado Avalanche recently traded Cody McLeod to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Felix Girard. The trade, one which will likely be the first of many involving the Avs, was the first move by a team which desperately needs to rebuild and get younger. Aside from the obvious need to rebuild, the Avalanche also said they dealt McLeod as a favor to the 10-year veteran. ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Avalanche 360 | 2016 Recap

Take a look back at the Avalanche's season up to this point.
Via YouTube
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Avalanche 360 | Bednar Mic'd Up

Go behind the scenes with Coach Jared Bednar as he instructs players during morning skate.
Via YouTube
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators acquire forward Cody McLeod from Avalanche

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have acquired Cody McLeod from Colorado in exchange for forward Felix Girard. McLeod, 32, has played in 28 games for Colorado this season and has recorded one goal and 52 penalty minutes. He has 1,359 penalty minutes, 66 goals and 51 games in 659 career games over 10 NHL seasons. His eight fighting majors this season are the fourth...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fresh off bye week, Avs try to rebound from horrid start

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Colorado All-Star forward Nathan MacKinnon took a golf lesson over the team's bye week. Defenseman Tyson Barrie hung out by the beach in San Diego. Anything to forget about the team's struggles, if only for a little bit. Now, it's back to work for the last-place Avalanche. This is a team that's laboring to score goals (a league-low 79), stop offensive rushes...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Duchene and Landeskog still on trade block

Over the past several weeks, numerous reports have surfaced suggesting that the Colorado Avalanche are open to trading Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog. Most scenarios seemed pretty unlikely, but a new report from Adrian Dater suggests that both players are still firmly on the trade block, but it’ll take something special to get the Avalanche to agree to a trade. Duchene and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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