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Competing for the a playoff spot is Colorado’s first goal

The Colorado Avalanche open their season tomorrow against the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center. Exceptions for the Avalanche this season are mixed. Fans believe Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy have made the necessary moves to compete for the division title, hockey experts do not. Josh Kroenke joined Eric Goodman and Zach Fogg of Afternoon Drive and stressed a ‘crawl before you walk’...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Colorado Avalanche too low in Fox’s NHL power rankings?

The Colorado Avalanche got no love from the folks at Fox. In their initial NHL power rankings Colorado is sitting at No. 23. Having finished last in the Central Division this might be expected but Joe Sakic has done a great job this offseason addressing the team’s needs. Colorado signed veteren defensemen Francois Beauchemin to anchor the blue line and moved Ryan O’Reilly for...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Ranking the Colorado Avalanche’s five biggest offseason moves

Joe Sakic and the Colorado Avalanche had a busy offseason. After crashing to the basement of the Central Division there was work to be done. Sakic and Company needed to prepare to make a top ten pick, rework a defense that was glaring bad at times and figure out how to solve the Ryan O’Reilly situation. Now, here we sit the day of Colorado’s first preseason game – O’Reilly...
Via Mile High Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy face a pivotal year at the helm

Three years ago, the Avalanche finished with the second-worst record in the NHL. Things were not good at the Pepsi Center. Head coach Joe Sacco was fired and Avalanche great Joe Sakic was handed the job of executive vice president and general manager to right the ship. He immediately hired Patrick Roy to be his right-hand man and head coach. Two years ago, the Avalanche were one...
Via Mile High Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche 2015 Stadium Series Media Event and Jersey Reveal

Pictures from the event Photo Credit: Cheryl Bradley/BSN Denver View of the proposed rink location from the lower level Photo Credit: Cheryl Bradley/BSN Denver View of the proposed ice rink from ground level Photo Credit...
Via BSN Denver
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic Still Wants To Sign Forward Ryan O’Reilly

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says it’s still his desire to sign Ryan O’Reilly to a long-term contract before the start of next season. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Sakic said he’s not out to trade his star center. He praised O’Reilly, saying: “I like Ryan a lot. He is a very valuable player. He’s part of our core and yeah, my...
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy/Joe Sakic GM Review: Year Two

  Welcome back for the Year 2 Review of “Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy play GM!” If you missed yesterday’s breakdown, be sure to check it out here! As was the case yesterday, this breakdown features an average grade between all 6 BSN Avalanche writers. The draft is not graded because it is simply too early to accurately assess the quality of their work on draft day. One last factor...
Via BSN Denver
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche exec. Joe Sakic admits Roy most responsible for playoff birth

DENVER, Colo. — On the eve of the Colorado Avalanche’s first playoff series since 2009/10, president of hockey operations Joe Sakic admits there is one major factor that has contributed to the turn-around of the Avs this season — head coach and Hall of Famer, Patrick Roy. Sakic, who was hired as the Avs president of hockey operations in May, has made it a major goal of his...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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