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Five meltdowns that’ll make you feel better about the Avs loss to the Wild

Ouch. That. Was. Brutal. Last night the Colorado Avalanche had a disastrous start to the regular season. They blew a 4-1 third period lead to a division rival at home. After the game national pundits were accusing the team of being out of shape and Avs fans were smashing the panic button. Everyone needs to relax, it’s a long season. Also, things could be worse. Here are five epic...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Officially Unveil New Third Jersey

  A few months after they were leaked online by and then the NHL’s own online store, the Avalanche used a special open practice at the Pepsi Center to unveil their new third jerseys to fans. Our new third jerseys! — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) October 9, 2015   We’re getting a feel for our new third jerseys at today’s...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Parise’s hat trick sparks comeback win in Wild’s opener

From time to time, Zach Parise will have nights that make you feel like the Minnesota Wild got a bargain by signing him to a 13-year, $98 million deal. Thursday was one of those nights, as Parise notched his first hat trick with Minnesota and helped spark an incredible third-period comeback as the Wild bested the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 to kick off the regular season. The first...
Via Rumors and Rants
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Moser: Avalanche core ready to take the next step

Hockey is back! The puck drops for real at the Pepsi Center tonight as the Avalanche host the Wild. Mark Moser, the radio voice of the Colorado Avalanche, joined Renaud Notaro and Big Dee White yesterday to preview the season. Moser said there are plenty of things for Avs fans to be excited about this season. Chief amongst them is the progression of Colorado’s core. He feels Matt...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche 2015 opening night lineup versus 2014 lineup: How much has changed?

  When news broke yesterday that Patrick Roy would be going back to the well and putting defensemen Nate Guenin and Tyson Barrie on a pairing together, Twitter lit up with a reaction that was overwhelmingly negative. Let’s take a look:   Roy might just be testing things out in practice today. The idea of Guenin back with Barrie on opening night is horrifying, though. — The...
Via BSN Denver
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado avalanche sign jack skille to a two-way deal

The Colorado Avalanche have signed 28-year-old forward Jack Skille to a one-year, two-way contract. Couldn't be more excited to be a part of the @Avalanche organization. Thanks for the tweets everyone. See you Thursday.— Jack Skille (@JackSkille) October 6, 2015 Skille recorded six goals and two assists in 45 games last season.The Avalanche had signed Skille to a professional tryout...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche finalize opening night roster, set lineup

  The Colorado Avalanche announced their final roster moves in sending forward Dennis Everberg to San Antonio, signing forward Jack Skille to a one year contract, and placing forward Jesse Winchester on Injured Reserve in order to reach the 23-man opening night roster. Forward Borna Rendulic also is staying with the Avalanche and will likely play on Thursday against the Minnesota...
Via BSN Denver
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche looking for fast start after missing playoffs

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche enter the regular season in a goal-scoring funk, one that has them a tad bit concerned. While the preseason may be a time for coach Patrick Roy to tinker with his line combinations, the Avs aren't just chalking up their slump to that. After all, they had a poor preseason a year ago and it spilled over. So, yeah, they're wary after failing to score...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikko Rantanen’s real tryout with the Colorado Avalanche begins Thursday

To the surprise of most, 18-year-old Mikko Rantanen made the Avalanche’s final 23-man roster, for now. Since arriving in Colorado, the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft has performed well, creating a groundswell of support for the Finnish product. But most hockey experts still think Rantanen is a year or two away from actually contributing at the NHL level. He’ll have nine...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche at a glance

COLORADO AVALANCHE LAST SEASON: 39-31-12, didn't make the playoffs. COACH: Patrick Roy (third season, third NHL season). ADDED: F Blake Comeau, F Mikko Rantanen, F Carl Soderberg, D Francois Beauchemin, D Nikita Zadorov, D Brandon Gormley. LOST: D Jan Hejda, F Daniel Briere, F Ryan O'Reilly. PLAYER TO WATCH: F Nathan MacKinnon. Spent the offseason working out with his buddy, Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Duchene throws Ryan O’Reilly a backhanded compliment

The Ryan O’Reilly/Colorado Avalanche contract negotiations were a slog. There’s no other way to say it. He was finally traded to the Buffalo Sabres this past off season to end that difficult chapter for the Avalanche. Mike Chambers of the Denver Post talked to O’Reilly’s former teammate Matt Duchene on the matter, and Duchene kept largely to the hockey code of talking in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Colorado Avalanche

Last Season: 39-31-12, last in Central DivisionCoach: Patrick Roy (91-23-20, third year)Key Departures: F Ryan O'Reilly, F Daniel BriereKey Additions: D Francois Beauchemin, F Carl Soderberg, F Blake Comeau, F Mikhail GrigorenkoKey Player: F Nathan MacKinnonTwenty-year-old MacKinnon will look to return to his rookie form after a bit of a sophomore slump last season. The...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Briere retires after 17-year NHL career

Danny Briere’s long and productive NHL career has come to an end. The 37-year-old forward announced his retirement Monday after 17 seasons in the NHL. He played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche. “After taking a few weeks to think about it, it’s time to hang them up and spend a little more time at home...
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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