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When he first came to the Avalanche in 1998, Milan Hejduk barely spoke any English and everyone mispronounced his last name. Even former Avs coach Marc Crawford, when talking about the team's top incoming prospects, pronounced his name "Hedge-duck."
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After Adam Foote's retirement at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season, the Colorado Avalanche was tasked with finding a new captain to lead the team in coming seasons. On Monday, the team announced that 35-year-old winger Milan Hejduk was to succeed Foote as captain of the Avalanche.Hejduk, a Czech native, is just the third captain in Avalanche history since the Quebec Nordiques...
ST. PAUL, MINN. – Above is some video of Brandon Yip at the morning skate just now, scoring a goal on Semyon Varlamov.
Yip will make his season debut for the Avalanche tonight against the Wild. Who will sit to make room for him? Coach Joe Sacco is still undecided on that. We’ll see when the lineup sheet is announced before the game tonight.
Kyle Quincey has a sore ankle, but...
Hmmm, looks Semyon Varlamov is already in a bit of trouble regarding the security of his No. 1 goaltender status.
Varlamov will sit for a second consecutive game tonight, in favor of Jean-Sebastien Giguere against the Dallas Stars.
Varlamov, with a 5-8-1 record and .880 saves percentage, just hasn’t made the big saves of late. We’ll see how this develops….
Colorado Avalanche (8-8-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (10-4-3)
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CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
It looks like Tyler Kennedy may be in the line-up tonight, proving once and for all that his brain is tougher than Sidney Crosby's brain. Of course, Kennedy isn't a Ferrari, so he can probably just go to a regular mechanic...
It wasn’t just the second American Eagle Student Rush of the season Tuesday night against the Colorado Avalanche at CONSOL Energy Center, but also the 20th annual “Score Against Hunger” food drive in partnership with the Greater ...
Colorado Avalanche coach Joe Sacco called it a bad break. Minnesota Wild counterpart Mike Yeo said luck had nothing to do with it. Either way you look at it, Devin Setoguchi scored the game's lone goal with 2:31 left and lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
Yes, I am late with this, but it is still worthy of watching the goal by Matt Duchene from last night.
The Stars offense has all but disappeared over their longest losing streak of the season. A meeting with the Avalanche could be the spark the club needs.