Patrick Roy calls David Backes ‘gutless’ for jumping Nathan MacKinnon

The Colorado Avalanche won their 50th game of the season Saturday with a dominating 4-0 win over the St. Louis Blues, who were visibly frustrated throughout the third period. David Backes, 6-foot-3, 221-pounds, went after 18-year-old Nathan MacKinnon after taking a clean hit from the rookie center. Backes dropped his stick and gloves and took MacKinnon to the ice, landing on top...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche: Matt Duchene out roughly four weeks

The Colorado Avalanche announced Monday that forward Matt Duchene will miss roughly four weeks with a knee injury. Duchene suffered the injury on his first shift of Saturday’s 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks.  He collided with teammate Jamie McGinn in the San Jose zone and fell to the ice.  Duchene skated to the bench on his own but did not return to the game. He had...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs’ Ryan O’Reilly injured while hugging teammates during celebration

Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly might miss Wednesday’s game against the Ottawa Senators because of a shoulder injury that he suffered while celebrating a goal Tuesday night. According to Adrian Dater of The Denver Post, O’Reilly jammed his shoulder when he extended his arms into the group hug. Via @HockeyWebCast [CBSSports.com] The post Avs’ Ryan O’Reilly injured...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy wants Colorado Avalanche to 'stay humble'

The Colorado Avalanche can tie a franchise record for consecutive wins (seven) to begin a season with a victory against the Detroit Red Wings tonight at Pepsi Center.  The Quebec Nordiques began the 1985-86 season with a 7-0-0 record. But Avalanche coach Patrick Roy doesn’t want his players to focus on any records. “I’m saying to the players every day, let’s stay humble...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes lock up Ekman-Larsson for six years

Calgarys decision to sign Ryan OReilly to an offer sheet earlier this season didnt produce the results that the Flames had hoped for. But it created a ripple effect around the National Hockey League one that was felt in Phoenix. With budding star Oliver Ekman-Larsson entering the final season (a shortened one, no less) of his contract, Coyotes general manager Don Maloney and assistant...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL February Round-Up

Welcome to the Sports Blitz’s first Look Around the League, where we quickly explore a few hot topics in the NHL this week. Thanks a lot, Calgary: After matching a 2 year/10 million dollar offer, the Avalanche finally showed some willingness to budge on O’Reilly’s demands, and then some. The timing couldn’t be better for an Avalanche team floundering in last place.... Read more
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Twitterverse reacts to Ryan O'Reilly offer sheet

Well, why wouldn’t Calgary Flames GM Jay Feaster sign restricted free agent forward Ryan O’Reilly to an offer sheet?His team has struggled to draft and develop front-line talent. O’Reilly would be an impact player arriving in his prime. The compensation, first- and third-round picks, is hardly onerous. The pay for next season ($6.5 million) is a little crazy, but, again, we’re...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Where does the leverage truly lie for Ryan O'Reilly?

We’ve moved past the quarter-mark of the 2013 season and Colorado’s Ryan O’Reilly is still refusing to sign a contract with the Colorado Avalanche. Patience is wearing thin in Denver and the trade rumors have already begun to swirl, with several teams supposedly in the mix including the Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Sabres, Senators, and Rangers. But who really has the leverage...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Ottawa As A Destination for Ryan O'Reilly?

The Colorado Avalanche are like the modern day pre-cap era Boston Bruins. Their penny-pinching ways have already cost them Craig Anderson and it seems like their young and already very effective two-way center is next out the door. With speculation intensifying and reports indicating that O’Reilly could be dealt to an Eastern Conference team, during the first intermission last...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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