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Roy’s resignation a blessing in disguise for Avalanche

In an unexpected move, Patrick Roy announced his resignation as head coach and VP of hockey operations of the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. In a statement, Roy basically admitted he didn’t have enough power over roster control, which forced his resignation. “I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might improve this team to give it the depth...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy calls out Matt Duchene and Avalanche core after goal celebration

Patrick Roy was not a happy camper after his Colorado Avalanche lost 5-1 to the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. He specifically had an issue with Avs goal scoring leader Matt Duchene’s goal celebration when Colorado was down 4-0. https://twitter.com/MikeChambers/status/716824276490321921 “The thing I have a hard time with is the reaction of Duchy after his scores. It’s a 4-0 goal...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Duchene the catalyst in recent Avalanche success

It has so far been a December to remember for the Colorado Avalanche. Winning six of their last eight games, the Avalanche have set themselves up to potentially return to the playoff conversation. A significant component in the recent success for Colorado has been the performance of Matt Duchene. With 16 goals and 12 assists, Duchene has helped lead the team out of its slump...
Via Mile High Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patrick Roy isn’t a fan of Matt Duchene

Patrick Roy has been criticized pretty heavily for his handling of the Colorado Avalanche. A new report suggests that Roy isn’t a fan of Matt Duchene and the team may be shopping the forward for help on defense. Mckenzie "Duchene in Colorado is a name ppl are keeping an eye on. They need a blueline and have a surplus up front" — Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) November 12, 2015...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Loyalty at the heart of the Matt Duchene trade debate

The Colorado Avalanche kicked off an insane 36-day stretch with a bang Tuesday night, picking up a much-needed victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-0 at Wells Fargo Center. The win brings Colorado to 5-9-1 on the year and finally gets them over the double-digit point threshold – the last team in the Central Division to reach that mark. With the Avs’ early struggles, questions...
Via Mile High Sports
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Duchene throws Ryan O’Reilly a backhanded compliment

The Ryan O’Reilly/Colorado Avalanche contract negotiations were a slog. There’s no other way to say it. He was finally traded to the Buffalo Sabres this past off season to end that difficult chapter for the Avalanche. Mike Chambers of the Denver Post talked to O’Reilly’s former teammate Matt Duchene on the matter, and Duchene kept largely to the hockey code of talking in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Who returns for the Colorado Avalanche

It’s not even been a week since the season came crashing down, and there’s always a time and a place for a story to come out as to who should stick on a team’s roster for the following season. However, for the Colorado Avalanche, it felt as though a story like that wouldn’t have to be produced until late May, or early June, as opposed to early May. Nonetheless, here we are...
Via isportsweb.com
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Colorado Avalanche made the playoffs

There are a pair beat writers for the Colorado Avalanche this season for isportsweb.com: Jake Hazan and I. We decided that we would put together some questions and explain some of the reasons for the Colorado Avalanche making the playoffs this season, as well as do a little looking ahead to the first-round matchup between the Avs and the Minnesota Wild. Who would you consider to...
Via isportsweb.com
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Olympics update: Making an impact

So far, three of the four Olympians from the Colorado Avalanche roster have played through one of their games in the pool play stage. Colorado sent three skaters to the Olympics for three separate countries: Matt Duchene (Canada), Gabe Landeskog (Sweden) and Paul Stastny (United States). They also sent their goaltender, Semyon Varlamov (Russia). Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny, Gabe Landeskog...
Via isportsweb.com
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Four players headed to Sochi

Avalanche players to compete for gold in Olympics While the Avalanche had reason to believe a few more players would be sent off to the Olympics in Sochi, Russia next month, Colorado will be represented by four players in the tournament. Forwards Matt Duchene (Canada), Paul Stastny (USA), Gabriel Landeskog (Sweden), and goaltender Semyon Varlamov (Russia) will all compete for the...
Via isportsweb.com
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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