NHL Playoffs Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild

Nathan MacKinnon has proved to be a useful acquisition for the Avalanche. Can he help them win in the playoffs? (via CBC) The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche will face-off Thursday in what will perhaps be one of the most interesting and intense opening series of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. Both the Avalanche and Wild are teams looking to make names for themselves. Though...
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How many awards should Colorado Avalanche win? Video

Colorado has surprised many this year, and there are several key parts that should get recognized with awards because of it. The Colorado Avalanche continue to surprise everyone with their performance this season, and it is not without several standouts. With this in mind, let’s look at the prospects of different awards that could be coming to various Avalanche personnel following...
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Avalanche publicly tones down David Backes-Nathan MacKinnon incident

Our online story from Tuesday’s morning skate at Rexall Place looks at Avalanche coach Patrick Roy going with Jean-Sebastien Giguere against the Oilers and the status of injured forwards P.A. Parenteau and Cody McLeod. You don’t have to click there to know Roy is using the same lineup from Sunday’s 3-2 OT loss against Pittsburgh, but Parenteau skated with the boys and is close...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

David Backes ‘jumps’ Nathan MacKinnon, and Patrick Roy is not amused

Patrick Roy was not happy after his Colorado Avalanche defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-0 on Saturday... Here's the hit in question--and, uh, Roy...Has a point? Continue reading "David Backes ‘jumps’ Nathan MacKinnon, and Patrick Roy is not amused"
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Colorado Avalanche’s newest rival: St. Louis Blues

The Avs and Blues wrapped up their season series today. The Blues won 3 of 4 games between the squads this year. A new rivalry was born today. If the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues are to meet in the playoffs this year, there will most certainly be fireworks. David Backes is a name that will be added to the list of players that will not be welcomed nicely at the Pepsi Center...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy calls David Backes 'gutless' for incident

The St. Louis Blues were dominated by the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, and their frustration was evident throughout the third period. Blues center David Backes took a perfectly clean hit by Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon and proceeded to go after the 18-year-old forward and bring him down to the ice. It also looked like Backes threw a few jabs after dropping...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon becomes 10th 18-year-old to hit 60 points

Nathan MacKinnon needed just two points in his final six games to hit a historic mark for 18-year-olds in the NHL. On Saturday afternoon he reached the 60-point mark in grand fashion. He scored this goal to become just the 10th 18-year-old to record at least 60 points in a season in NHL history: Look at this rare air that MacKinnon is in: Jeff Skinner was the last to accomplish...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche clinch playoff berth

The Colorado Avalanche are the 6th team this season to clinch a spot in the NHL playoffs. They improved their record to 47-21-6 with their victory over the San Jose Sharks today by a score of 3-2. They are now the 5th team in the NHL with over 100 points this season as well. This is something that has not been accomplished by this franchise since the 2003-2004 season, which was before...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs F Nathan MacKinnon's rookie campaign turning into special one

Had Nathan MacKinnon been born a mere 15 days later in September 1995, he would likely be playing in Halifax this year, tearing up the QMJHL for a third straight season, biding his time before his name could be called in the NHL Draft. Fifteen days later and Nathan MacKinnon would not have been allowed to play in the NHL this year because he would have missed the NHL's Sept....
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon a shoo-in for rookie of the year

   There shouldn’t be much of a competition for the NHL’s Calder trophy this season, which is handed out to the year’s top rookie. The award should be won hands-down by 18-year-old Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche, who was selected with the first overall pick in last summer’s NHL Entry Draft. MacKinnon has been a major factor in the resurgence of the club this...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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