Found February 04, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Joe Sacco
TEAMS: Colorado Avalanche
from Mark Chambers of the Denver Post, Coach Joe Sacco said he doesn't have time to wait for players to find their game, yet the organization is unwilling to devote just more than one-quarter of its available $18 million of salary cap space to give restricted free agent Ryan O'Reilly a chance to play his game. Mark Guy, O'Reilly's agent, sent a text Saturday night saying, "We have not had any contact with the Avs in over a week." Not working out a deal with O'Reilly, last season's leading scorer and best defensive forward, at the early stages of this already injury-plagued and sprint-of-a-season suggests owner Kroenke Sports Enterprises doesn't recognize that it's already in a playoff hunt, or more likely, that its hockey-specific executives have their hands tied. more

NHL referee drops after he's hit in head by puck

Only three minutes into the Dallas Stars-Colorado Avalanche game on Monday night, this scary moment happened.  Dallas defenseman Jamie Oleksiak took a slapshot and it was deflected by Colorado forward Paul Stastny’s skate.  Referee Chris Rooney never saw the puck coming and didn’t even have a chance to react to the puck headed straight for his head.The A.P. reported:The puck...

Referee Chris Rooney Takes Deflected Puck to Head During Stars-Avalanche Game (Video)

Hockey referees are arguably the best in all of sports, and they’re also some of the bravest. The men in the striped shirts step out on the ice every night, sharing the ice with some of the biggest, fastest athletes the sports world has to offer. It goes without saying that some times there’s nowhere to hide for officials. Referee Chris Rooney found that out the hard way Monday...

NHL referee Chris Rooney drops to ice after puck drills him in the head (video)

A scary moment occurred during the Dallas Stars-Colorado Avalanche game on Monday night, when veteran NHL referee Chris Rooney was down and out on the ice after an odd carom off a slapshot resulted in the puck drilling him in the head. A few minutes into the first period, a shot from the point by hulking Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak deflected off Avalanche player Paul Stastny’s...

NHL referee takes puck to the head (VIDEO)

NHL referee Chris Rooney had to be ushered off the ice Monday night after a shot by Dallas Stars defenseman Jaime Oleksiak deflected off the skate of Colorado Avalanche forward Paul Stastny and hit Rooney in the head. Rooney, who was hit just three minutes into the game, stayed down for quite some time behind the Avalanche net.  A stretcher was brought out, but Rooney slowly got...

Stars-Avalanche Preview

While the injuries keep piling up for the Colorado Avalanche, the goals have suddenly become plentiful, too. The Avalanche will try to win their third straight and remain unbeaten at home Monday night when they take on the Dallas Stars, who will be without their leading scorer. After totaling one goal in three straight losses during a four-game road trip, Colorado (4-4-0) responded...

2013 Game 10 Preview: Dallas Stars @ Colorado Avalanche

Dallas Stars (3-5-1, 7 pts) @ Colorado Avalanche (4-4-0, 8 pts) 8:00 PM CT Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado The Avalanche Rankings: Goals – 20th, Goals Against – 11th, Power Play – 30th, Penalty Kill – 22nd For Dallas, there might not be a better time to play the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs have been riddled with injuries lately as captain Gabriel Landeskog...
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