AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Avalanche RFA Contract Projections

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie and center Nathan Mackinnon are both due new deals as restricted free agents this offseason. While the pair are in slightly different stages of their respective careers, both should expect hefty raises from their previous contracts. Both players are coming off solid campaigns and have become core players for the organization moving forwardâ...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 hour ago

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL June 28th, 2016

Top 10 free agents from Metropolitan Division. [NHL] Steven Stamkos and 6 other UFAs to keep an eye on. [Toronto Sun] NHL Draft report card for every team. [Puck Daddy] Eric Lindros leads 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. [CBC] Predators sign Filip Forsberg to six-year, $36 million contract. [The Globe and Mail]
Via Mile High Hockey
5 hours ago

Five free agents the Colorado Avalanche should be targeting this offseason

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Colorado Avalanche and Russian winger Alexander Radulov were in serious talks to bring the former Nashville Predator back to the U.S. for...
Via Mile High Sports
16 hours ago

Avalanche Qualify Siemens Plus 4, Let 10 Walk

  Heading into the NHL’s Unrestricted Free Agency period this Friday, the Colorado Avalanche have extended qualifying offers to five of their Restricted Free Agents, including Nathan MacKinnon, Tyson Barrie, and former 1st round pick Duncan Siemens. Unsurprisingly the Avalanche chose to move on from Gabriel Beaupre, Trevor Cheek, Garret Meurs, and Roman Will, all of whom spent...
Via BSN Denver
18 hours ago

Nikita Zadorov claims Sabres don’t want too many Russians

Nikita Zadorov isn’t being quiet about his feelings about the Buffalo Sabres and how he thinks they approach Russian players. Speaking with Russian reporter Slava Malamud, the Colorado Avalanche defenseman told him that while the organization didn’t hate Russians, the Sabres “think there shouldn’t be too many of us on the team.” It’s a bizarre comment for Zadorov to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016 NHL Entry Draft recap: Colorado Avalanche add size, smarts with 6 picks

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Colorado Avalanche had their eyes fixed on the future over the weekend, as they added to prospect pool at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. In total...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Colorado Avalanche ship defenseman Nick Holden to the New York Rangers

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Colorado Avalanche weren’t just focused on the NHL Entry Draft this weekend.  General manager Joe Sakic also took the time to do a little...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Reviewing the 2016 Colorado Avalanche Draft Class

The Colorado Avalanche came into the 2016 NHL Entry Draft needing to re-stock their cupboards in a big way. Over the past couple of seasons the Avalanche have either traded away or allowed several previous prospects to leave the organization, leaving a pretty big hole in the pipeline. The Avalanche have done an okay job rebuilding their pipeline, but they are still in the very early...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Rangers acquire defenseman Nick Holden from Avalanche

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers have acquired defenseman Nick Holden from the Colorado Avalanche for a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft. The 29-year-old Holden had six goals and 16 assists and 24 penalty minutes this past season. Holden was second on Colorado in hits and ranked fourth in average ice time this past season. In addition, he was one of five players on Colorado...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Selects Six Players At 2016 Draft

BUFFALO, N.Y.—The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club made six selections at the 2016 NHL Draft held Friday and Saturday at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. Following is a complete list of the Avalanche's selections at the 2016 NHL Draft. ...
Via NHL.com
2 days ago

2016 NHL Draft: Colorado Avalanche Select Adam Werner No. 131

A little short on goalie depth, the Avs select Swedish goalkeeper Adam Werner to fill the pipeline. When Reto Berra was traded this week, the Colorado Avalanche goalie depth suddenly became a bit exposed. With the 131st overall pick, they drafted gigantic Swedish netminder Adam Werner to reload their arsenal. Werner is a 6'5" and 200 pound 19-year-old and most certainly embodies...
Via Mile High Hockey
2 days ago

Avalanche select Josh Anderson 71st overall

  The Colorado Avalanche added to their large crop of oversized blue liners today when they added defenseman Josh Anderson of the Prince George Cougars from the Western Hockey League. Anderson is 6’2″, 220 pounds and scored 1 goal, 5 assists for 6 points in 39 games played. Anderson’s draft rankings were all over the place, ranging from 61 from TSN and Bob McKenzie to 186...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago

The Colorado Avalanche Select Cameron Morrison 40th Overall

With the 40th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche have selected Cameron Morrison from the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL. Morrison was the 46th ranked skater by Central Scouting, and put up 34 goals and 66 points in 60 ames played with the Phantoms. In our initial prospect profile for Morrison we noted that Morrison would be an excellent fit for...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago

Colorado Avalanche Select Tyson Jost #10 Overall

Colorado Avalanche select Tyson Jost 10th overall About Tyson Jost Tyson Jost was born in St.Albert, AB, played his last two years of junior hockey for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. He has all of the tools you want, Jost was named the British Columbia Hockey League Most Valuable Player last season after racking up 104 points in 48 games. He will now move on to play at...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Avalanche Selects Jost In First Round

BUFFALO, N.Y.—The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club selected forward Tyson Jost (JOE-st) with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft held tonight at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. Jost, 18, was named the British...
Via NHL.com
3 days ago

Avalanche Signs Andreas Martinsen

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has re-signed forward Andreas Martinsen to a one-year contract for the 2016-17 season. Martinsen, 26, tallied 11 points (4g/7a) in 55 games for the Avalanche during his first NHL ...
Via NHL.com
4 days ago

Colorado Avalanche Draft Approach

  The Avalanche enter the 2016 Draft with the #10 overall selection, just as they did in 2015. This off-season and draft should be slightly different yet similar in multiple ways. It’ll be similar because they have contract controversy brewing with defenseman Tyson Barrie and a palpable amount of trade rumors surrounding multiple tops guys – whereas last year we had the well...
Via The Hockey Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche, onetime GM Greg Sherman part ways

DENVER (AP) Greg Sherman and the Colorado Avalanche have parted ways after the onetime general manager spent two decades with the company. Sherman spent five seasons as general manager of the Avalanche before Joe Sakic's promotion in 2014. Sherman's title was assistant general manager in 2014-15 and senior vice president of business and team operations last season. He also represented...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Decisions need to be made this offseason

After another rough season for the Colorado Avalanche, fans are left to wonder what General Manager, Joe Sakic can do to help the Avs clinch a spot in the playoffs in the 2016-2017 season. Sakic is known to stay quiet on this kind of thing, but he made several comments before the Av’s last game against the Ducks on April 9th to help settle some concerns focused around the team’s...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche fail to sign two more prospects, proving their 2014 draft was a bust

If the Colorado Avalanche had a time machine, they’d likely want a do-over for the 2014 NHL Draft. Corey Pronman of ESPN.com reports the Avalanche have failed to come to terms with Kitchener right winger Nick Magyar and Val D’Or center Alexis Pepin, two fourth-round picks from the 2014 NHL Draft. The news both is and isn’t surprising. Magyar struggled in his third season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche could move Tyson Barrie

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie is set to get paid and it appears the Avs are getting ready to shop the talented rearguard. Despite being handcuffed playing with Nick Holden as his defensive partner throughout the season, the 24-year-old still had an impressive year with 13 goals, 36 assists, and 49 points in 78 games, fifth on the Avs in scoring. Barrie has shown skill...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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