Nikita Zadorov claims the Sabres don’t want too many Russians on their team

Nikita Zadorov isn’t being quiet about his feelings about the Buffalo Sabres and how he thinks they approached Russian players. Speaking with Russian reporter Slava Malamud, the Colorado Avalanche defenseman told him that while the organization didn’t hate Russians, they “think there shouldn’t be too many of us on the team.” Nikita Zadorov to @sportexpress: "It's not that...
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Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL June 27th, 2016

Ray Bourque, former NHLer, arrested on drunk driving charge after getting in an accident. [CBC] Hockey Hall of Fame wait list has shot at glory. [The Star] Paying for an NHL-ready arena only guarantees you a spot on the rumour mill. [National Post] U.S. senator takes NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to task over concussions. [The Globe and Mail] Do you agree: Lindros and Quinn deserve...
Via Mile High Hockey
9 hours ago

2016 NHL Entry Draft recap: Colorado Avalanche add size, smarts with 6 picks

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Colorado Avalanche had their eyes fixed on the future over the weekend, as they added to prospect pool at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. In total...
Via Mile High Sports
17 hours ago

Grading the Colorado Avalanche draft weekend

  The 2016 NHL Draft closed its doors yesterday and the future of the league was parsed out with 211 players selected in a seven-round process that spanned two days. The Colorado Avalanche came into the weekend with six selections and they stayed put in each round, taking their guys and even making a trade just after the conclusion of the draft to land a future draft pick. As a...
Via BSN Denver
20 hours ago

Colorado Avalanche ship defenseman Nick Holden to the New York Rangers

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Colorado Avalanche weren’t just focused on the NHL Entry Draft this weekend.  General manager Joe Sakic also took the time to do a little...
Via Mile High Sports
20 hours ago

Gabriel Landeskog shares his concussion story in attempt to raise awareness

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit One growing issue in all of sports is the diagnosis and treatment of concussions. More and more athletes from across the sports spectrum have...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Reviewing the 2016 Colorado Avalanche Draft Class

The Colorado Avalanche came into the 2016 NHL Entry Draft needing to re-stock their cupboards in a big way. Over the past couple of seasons the Avalanche have either traded away or allowed several previous prospects to leave the organization, leaving a pretty big hole in the pipeline. The Avalanche have done an okay job rebuilding their pipeline, but they are still in the very early...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Rangers acquire defenseman Nick Holden from Avalanche

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers have acquired defenseman Nick Holden from the Colorado Avalanche for a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft. The 29-year-old Holden had six goals and 16 assists and 24 penalty minutes this past season. Holden was second on Colorado in hits and ranked fourth in average ice time this past season. In addition, he was one of five players on Colorado...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Selects Six Players At 2016 Draft

BUFFALO, N.Y.—The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club made six selections at the 2016 NHL Draft held Friday and Saturday at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. Following is a complete list of the Avalanche's selections at the 2016 NHL Draft. ...
Via NHL.com
2 days ago

2016 NHL Draft: Colorado Avalanche Select Adam Werner No. 131

A little short on goalie depth, the Avs select Swedish goalkeeper Adam Werner to fill the pipeline. When Reto Berra was traded this week, the Colorado Avalanche goalie depth suddenly became a bit exposed. With the 131st overall pick, they drafted gigantic Swedish netminder Adam Werner to reload their arsenal. Werner is a 6'5" and 200 pound 19-year-old and most certainly embodies...
Via Mile High Hockey
2 days ago

Avalanche select Adam Werner 131st overall

  With their fifth round selection, the Colorado Avalanche selected Swedish goaltender Adam Werner  131st overall. Werner, 19, is 6’5″ and 198 pounds. Werner, who was undrafted in the 2015 NHL Draft despite being the 8th ranked European goaltender, spent last season predominantly playing for Farjestad BK J20 of the Super Elite league and posted a .916 save percentage and 2...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago

2016 NHL Draft: Colorado Avalanche Select Josh Anderson

In a fast and furious 3rd Round, the Avs take their first defenseman of the 2016 draft. All throughout the internet this morning, the loudest of voices rang out in unison: "The Avalanche defense sucks! Why haven't they drafted defense yet?!?" Rest easy, internet. Colorado just selected their first blue liner of the 2016 entry-level draft. His name is Josh Anderson and he's a 6'3...
Via Mile High Hockey
2 days ago

The Colorado Avalanche Select Cameron Morrison 40th Overall

With the 40th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche have selected Cameron Morrison from the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL. Morrison was the 46th ranked skater by Central Scouting, and put up 34 goals and 66 points in 60 ames played with the Phantoms. In our initial prospect profile for Morrison we noted that Morrison would be an excellent fit for...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago

Colorado Avalanche Select Tyson Jost #10 Overall

Colorado Avalanche select Tyson Jost 10th overall About Tyson Jost Tyson Jost was born in St.Albert, AB, played his last two years of junior hockey for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. He has all of the tools you want, Jost was named the British Columbia Hockey League Most Valuable Player last season after racking up 104 points in 48 games. He will now move on to play at...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Avalanche Selects Jost In First Round

BUFFALO, N.Y.—The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club selected forward Tyson Jost (JOE-st) with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft held tonight at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. Jost, 18, was named the British...
Via NHL.com
2 days ago

Avalanche Signs Andreas Martinsen

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has re-signed forward Andreas Martinsen to a one-year contract for the 2016-17 season. Martinsen, 26, tallied 11 points (4g/7a) in 55 games for the Avalanche during his first NHL ...
Via NHL.com
3 days ago

Colorado Avalanche Draft Approach

  The Avalanche enter the 2016 Draft with the #10 overall selection, just as they did in 2015. This off-season and draft should be slightly different yet similar in multiple ways. It’ll be similar because they have contract controversy brewing with defenseman Tyson Barrie and a palpable amount of trade rumors surrounding multiple tops guys – whereas last year we had the well...
Via The Hockey Guys
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche at a Glance: Drafting and Dealing

Welcome to Avalanche at a Glance, a column by THW dedicated to anything and everything Colorado Avalanche. This week, my partner Kevin Goff and I will discuss the upcoming 2016 NHL Draft and possible Avalanche deals. Stocking the Cupboard Sebastian Hedley-Noble: The 2016 NHL Draft is just days away, and Colorado are sitting in a very comfortable position with their picks. This...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Avalanche, onetime GM Greg Sherman part ways

DENVER (AP) Greg Sherman and the Colorado Avalanche have parted ways after the onetime general manager spent two decades with the company. Sherman spent five seasons as general manager of the Avalanche before Joe Sakic's promotion in 2014. Sherman's title was assistant general manager in 2014-15 and senior vice president of business and team operations last season. He also represented...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Decisions need to be made this offseason

After another rough season for the Colorado Avalanche, fans are left to wonder what General Manager, Joe Sakic can do to help the Avs clinch a spot in the playoffs in the 2016-2017 season. Sakic is known to stay quiet on this kind of thing, but he made several comments before the Av’s last game against the Ducks on April 9th to help settle some concerns focused around the team’s...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche fail to sign two more prospects, proving their 2014 draft was a bust

If the Colorado Avalanche had a time machine, they’d likely want a do-over for the 2014 NHL Draft. Corey Pronman of ESPN.com reports the Avalanche have failed to come to terms with Kitchener right winger Nick Magyar and Val D’Or center Alexis Pepin, two fourth-round picks from the 2014 NHL Draft. The news both is and isn’t surprising. Magyar struggled in his third season...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche could move Tyson Barrie

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie is set to get paid and it appears the Avs are getting ready to shop the talented rearguard. Despite being handcuffed playing with Nick Holden as his defensive partner throughout the season, the 24-year-old still had an impressive year with 13 goals, 36 assists, and 49 points in 78 games, fifth on the Avs in scoring. Barrie has shown skill...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

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