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Avalanche Extend Qualifying Offers to Pickard, Grigorenko and 6 More

  Before tackling the July 1st free agency period, the Colorado Avalanche needed to take care of some business in-house, making qualifying offers to a number of their restricted free agents in advance of this afternoon’s qualifying offer deadline. After revealing this weekend that Joey Hishon would be qualified and Jordan Caron would be let go, the Avalanche, according to...
Via BSN Denver
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Roundtable: Colorado Free Agent Questions

  The Avalanche Roundtable returns! This week the staff gets together to talk about some of Colorado’s own free agent quandaries before we begin shifting focus to who the Avalanche should be looking to acquire from the outside. As was the case last time, I propose the questions and let the rest of the staff do the hard work! Free agency opens just four days after Day Two of the...
Via BSN Denver
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 25 Avalanche Under 25: #7 Calvin Pickard

  Calvin Pickard occupies a unique space among the bottom third of our Top 25 Players Under 25. Other than perhaps Dennis Everberg, nobody else in the Top 10 managed to fly quite so far beneath the public’s radar. Pickard was drafted 49th overall in the 2010 NHL draft, but even after he was signed to a three-year deal with the Avalanche, he returned to the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds...
Via BSN Denver
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pickard chased early in Avs’ loss to L.A.

The Los Angeles Kings jumped on the Colorado Avalanche early and never took their foot off the gas in a 5-2 win on Tuesday night in Denver. The Avalanche (30-26-11) were without regular starter Semyon Varlamov, who aggravated his groin while making his 22nd consecutive start on Sunday in Minnesota. Calvin Pickard – who was called up from the Lake Erie Monsters for the fifth time...
Via Mile High Sports
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Varlamov (groin) out, Pickard to start

The Colorado Avalanche – who are second in the NHL with 366 man games lost to injury – have been hit by the injury bug again. Head coach Patrick Roy announced Tuesday morning that Semyon Varlamov will be held out of Tuesday night’s matchup with the Los Angeles Kings and is day-to-day with a groin injury. Calvin Pickard, who the Avs recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters on Monday...
Via Mile High Sports
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche G Varlamov to miss game vs. Kings with groin injury

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche will sit goaltender Semyon Varlamov on Tuesday night against Los Angeles after he injured his groin over the weekend. Coach Patrick Roy confirmed after the morning skate that rookie Calvin Pickard will take Varlamov's place in net. Varlamov has started 22 straight games, one away from matching Craig Anderson's mark for most consecutive starts by an...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Trade deadline looms

To keep him or to deal him? That is the question facing Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy for the Colorado Avalanche prior to the trade deadline. The Colorado Avalanche are gearing up for a playoff run, and with the clock ticking away until the trade deadline, all eyes are fixed towards Ryan O’Reilly. O’Reilly is currently on a line with Nathan MacKinnon and Gabe Landeskog, a line that...
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Rise of Calvin Pickard

No matter who you spoke to before the season about the Colorado Avalanche, the consensus was that in order for them to have any chance of repeating as Central Division champions, they were going to have to have Semyon Varlamov stand on his head between the pipes for around 60 games. To say that Semyon Varlamov has had a forgetful 2014-2015 season to this point would be an understatement...
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Varlamov set to return, Pickard sent back to the minors

Coach Patrick Roy announced Tuesday morning that Semyon Varlamov is set to return from the injured reserve for Thursday’s matchup with the Calgary Flames after missing the last six games with a groin injury. “I had a good practice, but I’ve been skating by myself a lot,” Varlamov said. “So right now I need a good practice with the team. I’m going to get a good practice...
Via Mile High Sports
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pickard takes top spot in three stars of the week

Despite a roster decimated by injuries, the Colorado Avalanche went 2-1-0 and picked up four out of six points in the final week of November. They started the week by rallying from three goals back to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 in overtime, lost 3-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks the next night, and then got the offense going in a 5-2 beat down of the Dallas Stars on Saturday night...
Via Mile High Sports
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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