BSN Avalanche Podcast: Mikko Rantanen returns to Denver

  The BSN Avalanche Podcast drops again this week with hosts J.J. Jerez and AJ Haefele opening the show with a look at the expected impact of forward Mikko Rantanen and how he will fit into the Avalanche lineup. The second segment takes a look at this weekend’s games as the team finally, mercifully returns to the ice as they host the Winnipeg Jets before jumping on a plane and...
Via BSN Denver
8 hours ago

Semyon Varlamov against Winnipeg, Calvin Pickard against Arizona in Avalanche goal

The Avalanche hasn’t played since last Saturday’s loss at Florida, and first-year Colorado coach Jared Bednar Thursday pronounced the week of practice a productive ongoing course in his systems and approaches. Colorado (3-2) faces Winnipeg at the Pepsi Center Friday night and Arizona on the road Saturday night. “Hopefully we got rested,” Bednar said after Thursday’s practice...
Via The Denver Post
11 hours ago

Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL October 27th, 2016

'He knows he's my guy': Maple Leafs' Babcock backs struggling goalie Andersen as Panthers, Reimer visit Toronto. [Toronto Sun] When good goalies go bad: Frederik Andersen, Brian Elliott headline crop of struggling NHL netminders. [National Post] Could Wayne Gretzky set records in today's NHL? [CBC] Down Goes Brown: Celebrating the NHL’s Old Guys. [Sportsnet] {Video starts automatically}
Via Mile High Hockey
16 hours ago

Will Roman Reigns Become the WWE Universal Champion?

Ever since the WWE created the new title of Universal Champion, wrestling fans have been speculating whether or not Roman Reigns would ultimately gain the title. The popular superstar has been beset by numerous obstacles that have affected his push from the WWE, but the company may be primed for Roman Reigns to resume his place among wrestling’s elite and become the Universal Champion...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche’s Jarome Iginla isn’t willing to quietly skate off into the sunset

At age 39, likely future Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla still is a top six forward for the Avalanche, and this week in practice, he has been skating on a line with Matt Duchene and Gabe Landeskog. That’s a statement of support from first-year coach Jared Bednar, and Iginla — who is No. 12 on the NHL’s all-time goal scoring list with 612 — makes it clear that he’s not thinking...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Tyson Barrie feels extra days off a time to repair, prepare and recover

  After what potentially could be the toughest stretch of matchups for the Colorado Avalanche this season, the Avs are now in the midst of their longest break between games they will have all year. Going six days without a game can be somewhat detrimental to NHL teams as it can be difficult to maintain fluidity and a high level of competition while not seeing real game action. Avalanche...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago

Mikko Rantanen skates with Nathan MacKinnon at Avalanche practice

Center Nathan MacKinnon and winger Mikko Rantanen — the Avalanche’s first-round draft picks from 2013 and 2015, respectively — are practicing Tuesday on a line with left wing Mikhail Grigorenko, a Buffalo Sabres’ first-round pick in 2012. At age 22, Grigorenko is the oldest of the three. MacKinnon is 21 and Rantanen is 19. Rantanen rejoined the Avs after playing four games...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

BSN Avalanche Podcast: Nathan MacKinnon shows budding leadership

  This week’s first episode of the BSN Avalanche Podcast drops as hosts J.J. Jerez and AJ Haefele take a deeper look at the success the Colorado Avalanche experienced last week against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Next, the guys look at the debacle against the Florida Panthers, what went wrong and enjoy a heated argument over Semyon Varlamov’s play. The third segment looks at the...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago

Ben Smith lost to Leafs on waivers, Mitchell and Rantanen nearing return for Avs

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit On an extended in-season break, the Colorado Avalanche have decided to shake up their roster a little. The Avalanche waived forward Ben Smith...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago

Early Avalanche Success Through Tough Schedule

When the Colorado Avalanche released their schedule, it was obvious that the first 10 games of the season were going to be a huge challenge, mostly because of their first road trip that has taken them to Pittsburgh, Washington, Tampa Bay, and Florida. Adding in an opening night game with the high-flying Dallas Stars and the Avalanche were staring at a real possibility of another...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Duchene, Varlamov lead Avalanche past Lightning 4-0

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Matt Duchene had two goals and an assist, Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves for his 21st career shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Thursday night. Andreas Martinsen and Carl Soderberg scored for the Avalanche, who are 2-1 on a four-game trip. Colorado beat Pittsburgh in overtime and lost to Washington earlier on the trip. Duchene...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Bednar named new Colorado Avalanche head coach

Just when you thought the Blue Jackets would leave the off-season unscathed, this happens. It is being reported by Darren Dreger of TSN, that Jared Bednar, former head coach of the Cleveland Monsters, has been named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. Bednar took a team that was young and inexperienced and led them to a Calder Cup championship. His coaching ability shouldn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dmitry Orlov delivers devestating hip check to Matt Duchene

Here’s an old-school beauty hit from the NHL. In recent years, certain plays in hockey have faded with the times. The game isn’t as rough and tumble as it once was. Instead, it’s more fast-paced and skill-oriented. The change means fans haven’t been privy to many great hip checks in recent seasons, but Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov made up for it with a single...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Landeskog's OT winner lifts Avalanche by Penguins 4-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) Gabriel Landeskog redirected a shot by Nathan MacKinnon past Marc-Andre Fleury 22 seconds into overtime to lift the Colorado Avalanche by the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Monday night. Landeskog tied the game with 6:32 left in regulation with a power-play goal and his second of the night handed the defending Stanley Cup champions their first loss of the season. Jarome...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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