Found November 05, 2013 on The Hockey House:
Swedish team Färjestad have released former NHL prospect David Liffiton after an unsuccessful tryout contract. Signing an entry level contract with the Rangers on July 29, 2004, Liffiton  began his professional career with Rangers ECHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, before moving up to American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack for the majority of the 2004–05 season. On November 4, 2008, Liffiton signed as a free agent to a one-year [...]

Avalanche look to match Senators record of 13 wins in 14 games

The Colorado Avalanche can make history tonight if they beat the Nashville Predators at Pepsi Center. A victory would give them a 13-1-0 record to match the 2007-08 Ottawa Senators as the only team in NHL history to begin the season with 13 wins in the first 14 games. Coach Patrick Roy and his players are only worried about winning the game. “We cannot control what people think...

Colorado Avalanche top NHL power rankings

Nothing could stop the Colorado Avalanche from crushing their competitions. They plowed ahead despite injuries and the unfortunate arrest of goaltender Semyon Varlamov after his alleged incident of domestic violence.By winning 12 of their first 13 games, they went a long way toward securing a playoff before the season’s first quarter. As the Denver Post noted, merely playing .500...

Avs’ Alex Tanguay injured knee, didn’t return Saturday

The Colorado Avalanche have been red-hot as of late and the talk has been focused on Nathan MacKinnon or Matt Duchene. So its not surprising at all that Alex Tanguay‘s great play has been slipping under the radar, but that may change now that he is injured. The Avalanche announced during the game via their Twitter feed that the 33 year old winger would not return to last Saturday’s...

Did Colorado trade Downie because of Landeskog incident?

There might be more to last week’s Steve Downie-for-Max Talbot trade than meets the eye. In an interview with Sportsnet’s FAN 960 Calgary, CBC’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Colorado might’ve dumped Downie because of a preseason incident with team captain Gabriel Landeskog. “Obviously, people thought it was a weird trade,” Friedman explained. “You rarely see a first...

Varlamov to start again for Avalanche, as team sticks with embattled goalie

The Avalanche continues to keep the faith in Semyon Varlamov — on and off the ice. The Russian goaltender — arrested last week on charges of domestic violence and kidnapping — will be back in net Wednesday night when the 12-1 Avs host the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center. Varlamov was asked after practice Tuesday if he was confident his name will be cleared eventually...

Colorado Eagles Trade Trevor Cann For Future Considerations by   Steven Ellis

The ECHL’s Colorado Eagles have traded goaltender Trevor Cann to the Florida Everblades in exchange for future considerations. Cann was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche with the 49th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, but never really panned out to the potential he could have reached. He began his professional career with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL during the 2009–10 ...

Rick Sadowski: Knee injury to sideline Tanguay for at least 2 weeks

Follow @RickS7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The Avalanche will be without right wing Alex...

NHL Power Rankings: Week 4

1. Colorado Avalanche (12-1-0, 24 Points) Last Week: 1 The Avalanche are just four wins shy of tying their total from the 2012-13 lockout shortened season. Not too shabby of a turn around by Roy and company. Of course this week wasn’t exactly filled with rainbows and lollipops for the organization. They had to deal with the disturbing arrest of Varlamov, but even that didn’t...

The weekly NHL Index

Welcome back to another edition of the NHL Index. Below you'll find some of the biggest stories, hottest teams and best goals from the past week.  Biggest story of the week Semyon Varlamov was the talk of the NHL this week and not for his solid play so far this season.  The Colorado Avalanche goaltender was arrested on domestic violence charges early in the week. ...
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