AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tyson Jost showing leadership at Avalanche development camp

Tyson Jost’s leadership is on display at Family Sports Center. The 2016 first-round draft pick (10th overall) didn’t need to impress the Avalanche brass at development camp. He is all but assured of an NHL opening-night roster spot in October, given that the Avs are rebuilding and Jost is a big part of the plan. So why is Jost, 19, doing another development camp with the Avs...
Via The Denver Post
9 hours ago

Colorado Avalanche 2017 Draft Grades

The Colorado Avalanche came into the 2017 NHL Draft on a mission to continue building a pipeline so the future looks better than the 48 point disaster that was the 2016-17 season. Continuing their recent trend of good drafts was a key to delivering more hope, but there were more boxes the Avalanche needed to check during draft weekend. Here is the report card for the Avalanche draft...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

Colorado Avalanche Prospect Andrei Mironov Ready for North America

Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

KHL veteran Andrei Mironov could bolster the Avalanche’s blue line

Two big young Russian defensemen from different development paths could be patrolling the Avalanche’s blue line next season. Nikita Zadorov, 22, moved to North America in 2012 to play major-junior in Canada and became a 2013 first-round draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres. The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder has established himself as a full-time NHL defenseman, having played 145 career games...
Via The Denver Post
11 hours ago

Alan Hepple opens up about Avalanche draft process

The Colorado Avalanche were a nightmare last season. Filled with aging veterans slogging their way around the ice, the NHL club managed to string together both the league’s most impotent offense and generous defense. The playstyle was slow, methodical, and flat out boring. Most games were a test of sanity of the observer who could have spent their time doing almost anything else...
Via BSN Denver
18 hours ago

More Addition By Subtraction: RFA Purge 2017

The Avalanche released their RFA qualification list on Monday evening and some familiar names won’t be joining us for the upcoming season. Unless they actually do, of course. Not qualifying someone turns them loose on the UFA market Saturday but it’s not a firm goodbye in every case. Let’s look at how it all breaks down. Qualified Sven AndrighettoRocco GrimaldiMatt NietoNikita...
Via Mile High Hockey
1 day ago

Cale Makar knows you think his junior league stinks, but he believes it made him become top-4 NHL draft pick

  Most everyone in hockey believes the Colorado Avalanche made a fine selection in Cale Makar, with the No. 4 overall pick in Friday’s first round of the NHL draft. He’s got skill at both ends of the ice and some think he has a chance to become another Erik Karlsson. But there’s there’s been this little qualifier with Makar since being taken. “There’s no doubting his...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Avalanche supports NCAA development route for Tyson Jost, Cale Makar

Avalanche first-round draft pick Cale Makar is beginning a similar path taken by the team’s 2016 first-round pick, Tyson Jost. And because the development model worked out for Jost — a center who signed with the Avs after one season at North Dakota — the team is optimistic it will also work for Makar, a University of Massachusetts-bound defenseman. Jost and Maker became top...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Avalanche parts ways with Mikhail Grigorenko; Siemens given qualifying offer

  The list of restricted free-agent players the Avalanche tendered qualifying offers to was released Monday afternoon, and probably a player who wasn’t qualified made as much news as those that were. The Avs chose not to given talented but mercurial forward Mikhail Grigorenko an offer, which means the Russian is an unrestricted free agent. Sources tell BSNDenver that he is likely...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Avalanche select 3 defensemen and a goaltender among 7 draft picks

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club made seven selections at the 2017 NHL Draft held Friday and Saturday at the United Center in Chicago. The following is a complete list of the Avalanche’s selections at the 2017 NHL Draft. # Round Pick Player Pos Team (League) 1 1 4 Cale Makar D Brooks Bandits (AJHL) 2 2 32 Conor Timmins D Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 3 4 94 Nick Henry RW Regina (WHL...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago

Penn State Hockey’s Denis Smirnov Selected by Colorado Avalanche

The sophomore forward becomes the third Nittany Lion to be selected in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Following an extraordinary campaign in which he led all NCAA freshman in scoring, Denis Smirnov has been selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the 6th round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Smirnov finished the season with 47 points in 39 games, which set a program record for points in a...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
3 days ago

2017 NHL Draft: Colorado Avalanche Select Nick Henry at #94

The Avs take a scoring winger with pick #94, Nick Henry of the Regina Pats. He’s a 6’ 190# RW that put up 35G/46A in 72 games this season. That’s stout for a WHL rookie, 2nd out of all first year players in fact. This is something the Avs really don’t have in the system right now and kind of a departure from the safe low-ceiling picks we’re used to seeing in the middle...
Via Mile High Hockey
3 days ago

2017 NHL Draft: Colorado Avalanche Select Conor Timmins at #32

The Avs take another RHD with the first pick in the 2nd round. Conor Timmins is a 6’1 183# defenseman from the Soo Greyhounds in the OHL who racked up 7G/54A last season. Timmins joins Cale Makar and Nic Meloche as righty Ds in the Avs system along with prospects like Mironov and Lindholm that play on the right side as leftys. He’s in the mold the Avs are pursuing now as a...
Via Mile High Hockey
3 days ago

2017 NHL Draft: Avalanche Pick Cale Makar #4 Overall

With the Fourth Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche Have Selected Cale Makar From the Brooks Bandits in the AJHL. About Cale Makar The second defenseman off the board, Cale Makar is one of the more well-rounded players in the entire draft. A solid defender who excels with the puck on his stick, Makar is a difference maker offensively. His play is tremendous...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Avalanche Lose Pickard to Expansion

The Colorado Avalanche emerged from the expansion draft with one less goaltender when the Las Vegas Golden Knights selected Calvin Pickard. He was thrust into the spotlight this year when Semyon Varlamov went down for the season with injuries that required surgery on his hip and groin. Pickard played 50 games for the Avalanche this season, finishing with a record of 15-31-2. His...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Avs’ recent first-round picks have yielded mixed results

The Colorado Avalanche have the fourth overall pick in this year’s NHL Draft. With the draft just around the corner it’s time to take a peek at how the Avalanche’s recent first round picks have fared in the league. The last time the Avs picked in the top five, they had the No. 1 overall selection. This was back in 2013 when they selected center Nathan MacKinnon. MacKinnon,...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago

LOOK: Avalanche, adidas reveal new jersey for 2017-18 season

The National Hockey League and adidas Tuesday unveiled the new ADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys and uniforms for all 31 NHL teams, including the Colorado Avalanche, which will make their on-ice debut with the 2017-18 season. The adidas design team worked with the Colorado Avalanche to create a modern uniform design inspired by the team’s inaugural 1995 uniform. This new uniform features...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago

Avalanche buy out defenseman Francois Beauchemin

Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet your Stanley Cup finalists: Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators have been collecting an increasing number of bandwagon fans as they've advanced through the NHL playoffs, redefining what it means to score by committee and defend by committee. Just who is in this committee? Here's a look at the names and faces you'll need to know on the Western Conference team that's playing for the ultimate prize in hockey. 
May 28, 2017  |  Discuss
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