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AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Avalanche whittle preseason roster down to 56 players

The Colorado Avalanche announced Sunday that they had reassigned 11 players to reduce their preseason roster to 56. Five players were reassigned to the American Hockey League training camp, with the Lake Erie Monsters: D Gabriel Beaupre, D Max Iafrate, D Markus Lauridsen, D Joey Leach and C Marcus Power.
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Alex Tanguay returns to the Avs after an injury-riddled season

One play Friday provided ample proof that Alex Tanguay's hip problems are long gone. During the first scrimmage of Avalanche training camp at Family Sports Center, Tanguay recognized a 2-on-1 rush opportunity and, without the puck, drove to the net with speed. A linemate put a centering pass on Tanguay's stick in front of the left post, leaving him 1-on-1 with the goalie...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sakic officially named the GM

To prevent further confusion in their front office, the Colorado Avalanche made changes to the titles of some of their prominent personnel in the offseason. On their website, the team officially named Joe Sakic their general manager – a role that he already held in all but name. Sakic will also continue to hold the titles of vice-president of hockey operations and alternate governor...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Sakic now has full GM title with Avalanche; Greg Sherman assistant GM

The Avs quietly changed the titles around a bit of Joe Sakic and Greg Sherman over the summer. Sakic retained his biggest title – executive vice president of hockey operations – but he now has the title of general manager with the Avs. Greg Sherman had the full title of general manager last season, which was always a bit awkward because he did not make the final call on hockey...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs look to build off momentum in Roy's 2nd year behind bench

  Jarome Iginla took a few wrong turns and got lost heading into the office for his first day of work. So new to town, it's understandable the Colorado Avalanche forward can't quite navigate his way to the Pepsi Center yet. His direction on the ice, though, is impeccable. That's why the Avalanche brought his leadership to Denver, hoping the 37-year-old can take them...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs look to build off momentum in Roy's 2nd year

DENVER (AP) Jarome Iginla took a few wrong turns and got lost heading into the office for his first day of work. So new to town, it's understandable the Colorado Avalanche forward can't quite navigate his way to the Pepsi Center yet. His direction on the ice, though, is impeccable. That's why the Avalanche brought his leadership to Denver, hoping the 37-year-old can...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

More Fans Needed At Avalanche Games

from Adrian Dater of The Denver Post, Unlike recent years, the Avalanche is a "cap team" again, one with a payroll coming close to the NHL's $69 million cap ceiling for the 2014-15 season. Under the ownership of the Kroenke family, led by Stan and son Josh, the Avs' cap-averaged payroll entering Wednesday was $67,279,762 — up about $15 million from the highest...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs Patrick Bordeleau is out for three months

Along with the excitement for the upcoming NHL season at Colorado Avalanche media day, head coach Patrick Roy had some unfortunate injury news to report. #Avalanche pre-camp injuries: Bordeleau, McGinn, Mitchell, Talbot, Hejda, O’Reilly, Landeskog. — Mike Chambers (@MikeChambers) September 18, 2014   Forward Patrick Bordeleau underwent offseason back surgery and will be out...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Colorado Avalanche Preview: Nathan MacKinnon Ready To Join NHL’s Elite

The Colorado Avalanche were predicted by many to finish near the bottom of the Western Conference standings last season after ending the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign with the NHL’s second-worst record. The team stunned everyone and surged to a 52-22-8 record to win the Central Division over the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks and a No. 2 seed in the 2014 Western Conference...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs add Brett Clark in player development role

The Colorado Avalanche continue to bring former players back into the organization in coaching and management roles. The most recent such player is former defenseman Brett Clark, who was hired in the offseason as a consultant to the player development department, as first reported by Adrian Dater of the Denver Post. In his 14 NHL seasons, Clark was always considered a hard worker...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov Wears Putin T-Shirt That Says “Crimea Is Ours”

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov always seems to find himself in the midst of controversy and this time, he posted a photo of himself wearing a Vladimir Putin shirt that says “Crimea is ours.” Not the best look, but not a total surprise seeing as he’s Russian. [@GabrielleTF] The post Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov Wears Putin T-Shirt That Says “Crimea Is Ours...
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What to expect of Nathan MacKinnon in year two

Nathan MacKinnon has the whole world in his hand. He had a pretty good year, one might say. He was the first pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, joining a Colorado Avalanche outfit stocked with young talent and starting over with legends Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic running the show. MacKinnon also managed to bring […] The post What to expect of Nathan MacKinnon in year two appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions For The Colorado Avalanche Before Training Camp Opens

from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post, Does Jarome Iginla have much left in the tank? The numbers indisputably say yes. Iginla led a good Boston team in goals last season (30). Not since the 1999-2000 season has Iginla failed to score 30 goals in a season (excluding the NHL's 2012-13 lockout year). He scored 29 in the 1999-2000 season for the Flames. He is 37 and not...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche preview: Nathan MacKinnon

Will the young core of the Avalanche mature enough to make this team a long-term contender? See ya later, Pauly Walnuts (Paul Stastny). Au revoir, PA Parenteau. Welcome to the club, Jarome Iginla, Brad Stuart and Daniel Briere. Thanks for agreeing to stick around, Ryan O’Reilly and Tyson Barrie. Now that introductions are over, it’s time to get down to the reason all these guys...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2PS Top 5 Prospects: Colorado Avalanche

We here at 2PS are looking at the top five prospects in each system. Then we had a thought: everyone and their mother likely has a list up on their blog, so why not do a different take on it? Instead of a straight top five, we’ll take a look at the top forward, top […] The post 2PS Top 5 Prospects: Colorado Avalanche appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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