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NHL Draft: Best/Worst Fits for Colorado Avalanche

  Today’s draft feature focuses on the players in this weekend’s NHL Entry Draft that would make the best and worst fits with the Avalanche organization. Keep in mind that these are not indictments or endorsements of prospects, just how they theoretically fit in the Avalanche organization. Best Fits Mikko Rantanen, RW, TPS Turku (Liiga) Cheryl says: Rantanen is exactly what...
Via BSN Denver
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs could pick Rantanen over Crouse at No. 10

The Avalanche drafted Matt Duchene in the first round in 2009 at No.3. Two years later in 2011,  Gabriel Landeskog went to Colorado in the first round at No. 2. Another two years later, in 2013, Nathan MacKinnon was the team’s first round pick at No. 1 overall. Two years have passed again. Do the Avs have another big name in store for 2015? There is something different this year...
Via Mile High Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Duchene and fellow Avs already miss Ryan O’Reilly

As the Colorado Avalanche and Ryan O’Reilly endure another grinding contract negotiation, it appears clear that some of O’Reilly’s teammates already miss No. 90. Fresh off an IIHF World Championships victory, Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie gathered Tuesday night to show off their new hardware and post a message to O’Reilly via Twitter. The Avs boys… We...
Via Mile High Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

What Is Ryan O’Reilly Worth?

  The Backstory It’s time to address that elephant in the room — or perhaps it’s actually a rhino. Ryan O’Reilly is sure to garner a lot of ink this summer, as the Avalanche weigh their option of a long-term contract for O’Reilly against the possibility of trading him. The backstory is simple. The Avalanche and O’Reilly haven’t been two peas in a pod when it has come...
Via BSN Denver
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 25 Avalanche Under 25: #2 Matt Duchene

  While Cole Hamilton makes a good argument about #3 Gabriel Landeskog being the Captain and therefore the face of the Avalanche, there’s no question that Matt Duchene is the team’s franchise player. You have to be something pretty special to be the player that management defines all other salaries by, and Duchene achieves it. Despite the Avalanche’s shortened season, Duchene...
Via BSN Denver
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Duchene, seven Avs advance to WC quarterfinals

While the NHL playoffs have been exciting fans in North America, a red-hot Matt Duchene has been leading team Canada and tearing up the competition at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in the Czech Republic. Duchene is one of seven Colorado Avalanche players who accepted invitations to compete in the tournament – which concluded it’s seven-game group...
Via Mile High Sports
May 12, 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...
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Colorado Avalanche made the playoffs

There are a pair beat writers for the Colorado Avalanche this season for 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...
April 17, 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...
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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