Avalanche Lose Draft Lottery, Will Pick 10th Overall

  The ping pong balls are in and not much has changed for the Colorado Avalanche. Heading into the night the Colorado Avalanche had an 11.5% chance of jumping into the top three selections, a 64% chance of staying at 10th overall, and a 24.42% chance of falling.  With lottery victories for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1st), the Winnipeg Jets (2nd), and the Columbus Blue Jackets (3rd...
Via BSN Denver
12 hours ago

The Kids Are Alright: Mikko Rantanen Edition

Before Mikko Rantanen had even suited up for the Colorado Avalanche, there was quite a lot of hype surrounding the number 10 overall selection in last year’s draft.  How could Colorado Avalanche fans not be excited about a 6-foot-3 playmaking winger who had led Finland at the World Juniors with four goals?  The prospect of him playing alongside either Nathan MacKinnon or Matt...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 hours ago

Colorado Avalanche: Not Time to Point Fingers

It’s true, the Colorado Avalanche didn’t end their season on a particularly high note, missing the playoffs for a second straight year. They slammed the playoff door shut on themselves and it left a bitter taste in everyone’s mouth. But this is still a very young team with one of the youngest cores. No one expected them to compete for a playoff position this season to begin...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Colorado Avalanche: Top 5 Draft Targets

Young Avalanche Look to Add Quality Depth to Prospect Ranks   It seems like forever ago, but the Colorado Avalanche actually won the ultra-competitive Central Division just two seasons ago. So it goes without saying that this is a talented group that isn’t nearly as far away as they may seem at times. Then again, those are the growing pains that come with a young lineup trying...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dean Chynoweth fired as head coach of Avalanche AHL affiliate

  After a disastrous first year in San Antonio, Dean Chynoweth has been fired as head coach of the Rampage. Chynoweth has been in the Avalanche organization since June 2012 when he was hired to coach the Lake Erie Monsters. Chynoweth failed to lead his team to the playoffs in each of the four seasons he served as head coach of Colorado’s AHL affiliates. He leaves the organization...
Via BSN Denver
4 days ago

Colorado Avalanche Player Grades: Goaltending

Finishing up the series on Colorado Avalanche player grades, let’s take a look at the goalies. Goaltending has been a strong suit for the Avalanche over the past few seasons; this year, however, goaltending was like pretty much everything else on the team: inconsistent. Follow these links to see the player grades for defense and forwards. Semyon Varlamov: C+/B- People get very...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Avalanche are reportedly waiting for Alex Radulov, but should they?

The Colorado Avalanche are waiting for KHL free agent Alex Radulov, according to fellow Russian Semyon Varlamov. Slava Malamud translated a Sports Express story, which reported Varlamov spoke on Friday that Colorado is waiting for Radulov to make a phone call. “[The Avalanche are] waiting for Radulov. He’ll be one of the leaders there,” Varlamov said in a media scrum...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic says coach Patrick Roy will return

DENVER (AP) Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says coach Patrick Roy will be back next season despite missing the playoffs for a second straight year. Sakic is ''very disappointed'' by a season marred by shaky performances at home and blown third-period opportunities. The Avs were in contention for the eighth and final playoff spot before hitting a late skid. The Hall...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy once again calls out Avalanche and doesn’t realize he’s the problem

With the season winding down for the Colorado Avalanche, head coach Patrick Roy is on the warpath. Earlier this week he called out Avs leading goal scorer Matt Duchene for celebrating his 30th goal in a loss. He blasted his core, calling them out for not providing enough leadership, and now he double downed on those asinine comments. Talking with NBC Sports, Roy said Colorado...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy calls out Matt Duchene and Avalanche core after goal celebration

Patrick Roy was not a happy camper after his Colorado Avalanche lost 5-1 to the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. He specifically had an issue with Avs goal scoring leader Matt Duchene’s goal celebration when Colorado was down 4-0. https://twitter.com/MikeChambers/status/716824276490321921 “The thing I have a hard time with is the reaction of Duchy after his scores. It’s a 4-0 goal...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado fighting for its playoff life as Blues come to town

Recent struggles have the Colorado Avalanche teetering on elimination from the Western Conference playoff race again. Their remaining four games come against teams that have already booked spots in the postseason.The Avalanche try to keep their hopes alive Sunday night against the St. Louis Blues.Colorado (39-35-4) is five points behind Minnesota for the last remaining playoff spot...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs' Duchene, MacKinnon out 2 games with knee injuries

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche say top scorers Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon will miss the next two games with knee injuries and be re-evaluated. Duchene and MacKinnon won't play against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday or against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. The Avalanche are currently one point ahead of the Wild for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference...
Via Associated Press
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Banged up Avalanche recall Rantanen

  Saturday morning the Colorado Avalanche announced via twitter that they had recalled Mikko Rantanen from the San Antonio Rampage: UPDATE: Mikko Rantanen has been recalled from @sarampage. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) March 19, 2016 The Avalanche selected Rantanen 10th overall at last year’s NHL Entry Draft.  The Finnish power forward made the Avalanche’s opening [...]
Via BSN Denver
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Iginla hoping for a happy homecoming as the Avalanche head to Alberta

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Currently at the midway point of a four-game Canadian road trip, the Colorado Avalanche will now head to Alberta for the final two contests...
Via Mile High Sports
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Semyon Varlamov has returned to the Avalanche net, and so has his confidence

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Last week, it seemed like Semyon Varlamov’s tenure with the Colorado Avalanche had reached a crossroads.  After allowing three goals in the...
Via Mile High Sports
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Varlamov stops 37 shots, Avalanche beat Ducks 3-0

DENVER (AP) Semyon Varlamov stopped 37 shots, Nathan MacKinnon got his 21st goal and the Colorado Avalanche beat Anaheim 3-0 Wednesday night to end the Ducks' 14-game point streak. Andreas Martinsen and Shawn Matthias also scored to help the Avalanche earn a critical win. They're in a heated race with Minnesota for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. The Ducks have...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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