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If Peter Mueller is out long-term, which is a possibility right now with his concussion symptoms, the Colorado Avalanche might have to make a trade. And one guy they could target is Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque, the Denver Post's Adrian Dater writes.The HockeyFanLand Insight: René Bourque would no doubt be a great addition to the Colorado Avalanche's top-six forwards. The 29-year-old has put together back-to-back, 27 goal seasons, as a member of the Calgary Flames.However, is a trade really necessary at this time?
The Colorado Avalanche are one of the big surprises to begin the 2011-12 campaign, posting an impressive 6-2-0 record through eight contests, (6-0 on the road). Good enough to move last season’s 29th place team, into 4th overall for the time being this year.
With that in mind, the cost to obtain the services of a player like René Bourque would be quite steep -- As Dater suggests most likely one of Colorado's high-end defensive prospects: Stefan Ell...
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Avs defenseman Kyle Quincey calls it like he sees it.
During the preseason, he offered this observation about the Avs’ plan to beef up their defense.
Chris Schneider, The Associated Press
“Size is one thing, but the guys we have are dedicated to defense,” Quincey told The Denver Post. “It’s one of the things we needed to address from last year. It’s the No. 1 goal going...
The rave notices continue to come in for Avs' rookie Gabriel Landeskog. No less a hockey authority than former Stanley Cup-winning coach Ken Hitchcock said Landeskog reminds him of another former Swedish Avs forward.
from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun, Here come the rumours, blog bull and innuendo that so sadly surround the wayward, the struggling and the conflicted.
Seven games into the NHL season and the Calgary Flames are all of the above, prompting the rumour mill to pump out pulp fiction.
The latest laughable link to the Flames suggests perhaps Daniel Alfredsson would be the object of...
CALGARY, AB -- For Calgary Flames 2011 first-round draft pick Sven Baertschi, the Portland Winterhawks lone trip to the Scotiabank Saddledome has been a bittersweet experience.
On one hand, he's disappointed h...
Avalanche defenseman Shane O'Brien on Monday was overheard saying something to the effect that within five years, Colorado rookie left winger Gabriel Landeskog could be the best player in the NHL.
CALGARY, AB -- The 2011-12 season hasn't started out well for Calgary Flames defenceman Anton Babchuk.
Playing in a mere two games this season and having been relegated to the press box for the last three cont...
Off to an unbeaten start on the road, the Colorado Avalanche now face an opponent that has been almost equally adept at defeating them in recent matchups.
The Calgary Flames look to add to their recent mastery of Colorado and avoid a season-high third straight defeat Wednesday night at the Saddledome.
Colorado (6-2-0) extended a team record by improving to 6-0-0 on the road Saturday...
The Post's NHL reporter answers your questions in Adrian Dater's Avs Mailbag. In this installment, Adrian Dater takes six questions, including wondering if Ryan O'Reilly is the new Chris Drury in Colorado.
Matt Duchene is off the fourth line. The Avalanche's young center, demoted to the fourth line for Saturday's game against Chicago, skated with new linemates at practice this morning.
CALGARY, AB -- On Monday morning, Calgary Flames head coach Brent Sutter shuffled his forward lines and David Moss found himself with different linemates for the third time in a week.
Moss, who has spent the b...
PROJECTED FLAMES LINES & DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Alex Tanguay - Brendan Morrison - Jarome Iginla
Rene Bourque - Olli Jokinen - David Moss
Niklas Hagman - Roman Horak - Lee Stempniak
CALGARY, AB -- If the Calgary Flames are frustrated, no one can blame them.
In their last two games, they've played extremely well. They've controlled the play for the majority of the contest, outshot the oppo...