Found April 09, 2013 on Puck Drunk Love:
The Colorado Avalanche have made headlines in 2013 for all of the wrong reasons. The team failed to figure out Ryan O'Reilly's contract, allowing the dispute to carry deep into the season before ultimately matching an offer sheet O'Reilly had signed with Calgary. The Avalanche also missed an opportunity to capitalize on this year's trade deadline, a sign that the club is seemingly unwilling to perform a necessary rebuild. The trend continues as one of the team's players, goaltender J.S. Giguere, has apparently had enough and voiced his displeasure to the media following his team's fifth consecutive loss. Giguere vented his frustrations about the team and called out his teammates for focusing on plans after the season while there's still games left on the schedule.  As seen in an article on, Giguere's comments prove that there is actually at least one player in Colorado that actually cares that the team is poised to miss the playoffs f...

J.S. Giguere rips Avs, teammates say no need to apologize

Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere let out his frustration with the team following the Avs 3-1 loss Monday night to the Calgary Flames, but his coaches and teammates said Tuesday that he doesn’t need to apologize for the comments made. 

Jean-Sebastian Giguere Says Avalanche Teammates More Worried About Las Vegas Trip Than Competing

The Colorado Avalanche are the worst hockey team in the National Hockey League, and veteran Jean-Sebastian Giguere has had it up to here with his teammates. The Avs lost again Monday night, this time to the lowly Calgary Flames, and Colorado is now 1-8-1 in its last 10 games. The 35-year-old Giguere, who won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, knows how to win hockey games. He knows...

J.S. Giguere rips Avalanche teammates

Jean-Sebastien Giguere is “embarrassed” by the Avalanche. Image Credit: AP The lockout-shortened season has not been kind to the Colorado Avalanche. Captain Gabriel Landeskog was concussed and missed 12 games. There was the whole Ryan O’Reilly holdout situation, which kept one of their best players off the roster for the first 19 games of the season. And oh yeah, they’re...

Aaron Musick: Avs Respond After Giguere Calls Them Out

The Colorado Avalanche bypassed Vegas, pulled together a full 60-minute effort and came away with a 4-1 victory in Anaheim over the Ducks. Two days after calling out his team for their pitiful performance, Jean-Sebastien Giguere backstopped the Avs who played as inspired as they have all season.. Matt Duchene stepped up to the Giguere's challenge to be the best player on...

The Last Place Team

In order for a team to fall into last place they must be poorly run.  That is true of our current last place team the Colorado Avalanche.  Colorado's GM Greg Sherman has never shown any skills in player development or talent evaluation of any kind.  He was a financial guy who was Colorado's salary cap expert.  He has done poorly in some of his earlier trades and has...

Ducks surprised by NHL-worst Colorado in loss

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist, and the NHL-worst Colorado Avalanche prevented Anaheim from clinching a playoff spot with a 4-1 victory over the Ducks on Wednesday night. Two days after ripping his teammates' work ethic and focus, Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 21 saves in his first win in nearly two months for Colorado, which snapped a five-game...

Late Evening Line

“Some guys are more worried about their Vegas trip at the end of the season than playing the games, than playing every minute of the games. Quite frankly, I don’t care about your Vegas trip right now.” - Jean-Sebastien Giguere, goaltender for the Colorado Avalanche after losing to Calgary 3-1 tonight.  Much more from Giguere by Adrian Dater of All Things Avs.
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