AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Help Support the 7th Annual Battle at Boxwood for Project Healing Waters

Peter McNab of Altitude Sports will be in attendance to help Project Healing Waters In the dead days of the off season for the Colorado Avalanche, what better way to spend your time than fly fishing and supporting a good cause. From the Project Healing Waters website: What: competitive fly fishing ONLY for trout (rainbow, brown, cutthrout, cutbow and brook) averaging 16″-22″...
Via Mile High Hockey
20 hours ago

Daily Strawberry Shortcake: Jagr is still available

In case you missed it; Colorado Avalanche to play Prospect Tournament September 9-12. [MHH] The Colorado Avalanche Yesterday, former Colorado Avalanche forward, Ryan O'Reilly, took part in the Home For Charity hockey game. It’s a yearly event that raises money near O’Reilly’s hometown. [Bayshore Broadcasting] Because every thread is the “Matt Duchene Trade Thread”;...
Via Mile High Hockey
1 day ago

Is Keeping Duchene a Bad Option?

Matt Duchene has been at the center of trade rumors for the past two seasons. The reasons for trading him have been covered so many times that the discussion has become tiresome. Yet, as August approaches, “Mighty Matt” is still a member of the Colorado Avalanche and this might not change before training camp begins. This leads me to the question nobody seems to be asking: would...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

BSN Avalanche Podcast: Ranking Colorado’s prospects

The BSN Avalanche Podcast returns for a special prospect-only show this week in which the guys welcome in special guest Nathan Rudolph to break down Colorado’s top 20 prospects. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes / Stitcher / Pocket Casts
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago

Box Score 7/19: The shadow of the trade deadline begins to fall over baseball

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while trying not to get our hopes up over Pirate wins ahead of the trade deadline.Happy birthday today to LaMarcus Aldridge, Adam Morrison, Fedor Tyutin, Rick Ankiel, Scott Walker and Vitali Klitschko. On this date in 1991...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche sign Bourque, Girard and Siemens to one-year deals

The Colorado Avalanche announced Tuesday that the team has signed forwards Gabriel Bourque and Felix Girard and defenseman Duncan Siemens to one-year contracts for the 2017-18 campaign. Bourque, 26, joined the Avalanche on a professional tryout contract last season before signing a one-year deal on Oct. 10. He played in six contests for Colorado (0g/0a) and 61 for the San Antonio...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago

Avalanche signs RFAs Gabriel Bourque, Felix Girard, Duncan Siemens

The Avalanche announced the signings of three of its six qualified restricted free agents Tuesday. Forwards Gabriel Bourque and Felix Girard and defenseman Duncan Siemens agreed to one-year, two-way contracts for next season. Defenseman Nikita Zadorov and forwards Matt Nieto and Rocco Grimaldi remain unsigned RFAs. Zadorov and Nieto played regularly with Colorado last season...
Via The Denver Post
3 days ago

Lunch Special: Colorado Avalanche chat with Mike Chambers

The Denver Post’s Mike Chambers answers questions from readers about the Colorado Avalanche and DU Pioneers hockey team at noon on Tuesday.
Via The Denver Post
3 days ago

Top 5 Matt Duchene Moments

It has already been eight years since Matt Duchene’s name was called at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Duchene was visibly relieved when the Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t select him second overall, leaving the door open for his childhood favorite team, the Colorado Avalanche, to draft him third overall. Drafting Duchene signaled a new era for the Avalanche, as Joe Sakic retired just...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

BSN Avalanche Podcast: Summer Daze

The BSN Avalanche Podcast drops again this week with a look at some coaching hires, arbitration with Matt Nieto, and listener questions! DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes / Stitcher / Pocket Casts
Via BSN Denver
8 days ago

Colorado Avalanche Top 4 Prospects 2017

The Colorado Avalanche are just now restocking prospects into their organization. Recent drafts have been above average for the team. The fairly new Director of Amateur Scouting Alan Hepple has done an admirable job since taking the reigns. Hepple and his team of scouts are responsible for finding these players, and ultimately, that hidden gem. Having had so much success with recent...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 days ago

Semyon Varlamov coming along nicely in rehab

We usually don’t get to see much of Avalanche players when they’re rehabbing from injury. While the Avs are one of the most open teams in the NHL about the general nature of injuries to players, once they are out, you don’t see or hear from them much. It’s team policy that injured players can’t talk to the media, at least on the record. Occasionally, there are exceptions...
Via BSN Denver
10 days ago

Colorado Avalanche announce 2 new coaching hires

The  Avalanche hired Ray Bennett as an assistant coach and Jussi Parkkila as a goaltending coach, the team announced Friday. Bennett, 55, was an assistant coach for the St. Louis Blues for the last 10 seasons. He has also been a high performance/video manager for the Canadian Hockey Association, helping Canada earn two silver medals — at the 1998 Winter Olympics and 1999 World...
Via The Denver Post
14 days ago

Mikhail Grigorenko returns to Russia with CSKA

Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche buy out defenseman Francois Beauchemin

Via Associated Press
June 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Meet your Stanley Cup finalists: Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators have been collecting an increasing number of bandwagon fans as they've advanced through the NHL playoffs, redefining what it means to score by committee and defend by committee. Just who is in this committee? Here's a look at the names and faces you'll need to know on the Western Conference team that's playing for the ultimate prize in hockey. 
May 28, 2017  |  Discuss
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