AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Avalanche lose Nikita Zadorov for the season due to fractured ankle

In this lost 2016-17 campaign, the Colorado Avalanche took another hit on Monday; losing the heavy-hitting Nikita Zadorov for the season to a fractured ankle. Zadorov was injured in a collision with teammate Mikko Rantanen on Monday, as the two got tangled up with each other during a practice drill. Zadorov had to be assisted off the ice. His second season with the Avalanche after...
Via Mile High Sports
7 hours ago

Nikita Zadorov is out for the season

Why? Because the world is a cruel and awful place. In a lost season, many fans turn their focus to their team’s up-and-coming prospects—for the occasional glimpse of a better future. For the last few months, followers of this historically terrible Avalanche team frequently saw these glimpses from big 21-year-old defenseman Nikita Zadorov, who finally looked to be putting together...
Via Mile High Hockey
7 hours ago

Avalanche blue line: Nikita Zadorov injured as Erik Johnson eyes long-awaited return

On the last drill of practice Monday, young Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov became tangled with forward Mikko Rantanen, fell to the ice and required assistance to get to the trainers’ room because of a leg injury. It wasn’t immediately clear how severe the injury was. “He’ll have to go get evaluated and we’ll see what comes of that,” Avs coach Jared Bednar said of...
Via The Denver Post
12 hours ago

Passive Incompetent Management Leads to Organizational Failure

As you may have noticed, the Colorado Avalanche are having a rough season. On track to be the worst team in the cap/loser point era, they have failed in every aspect of NHL hockey for the last couple of months. They have as many wins in their last 40 games as they did in their first 17. The problems are vast and solutions have eluded them so far. Why is that? How can a team in the...
Via Mile High Hockey
13 hours ago

Thunderstruck by Tampa Bay, Avalanche must explore change

Another less than stellar performance by the Colorado Avalanche on offense, as the Avalanche fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2 in overtime on Sunday night. An effort which, once again, fires up interesting conversation about the future of this team, For two periods, the Avalanche were flatter than Kyrie Irving‘s earth in their return home after a long five game road trip...
Via Mile High Sports
16 hours ago

Pickard struggles with glaring mistake despite strong performance

  After facing 40 shots in the 3-2 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche goaltender Calvin Pickard put the loss on his shoulders despite a solid performance overall. Tampa Bay’s second goal of the game, a soft shot from Vladislav Namestnikov that squeaked through Pickard’s five-hole, left the young netminder beyond frustrated with himself. “I liked my...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Colorado Avalanche’s youth movement could begin around March 1

General manager Joe Sakic has made it clear to The Denver Post that the Avalanche’s rebuilding project will be geared toward youth. Signed prospects such as Chris Bigras, J.T. Compher and A.J. Greer — each playing in their entry-level contracts for San Antonio of the American Hockey League — will be expected to vie for an opening-night roster spot next season. If that’s the...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

GDT: Avalanche vs Lightning 2/19/17 - Game #57

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Lightning of Tampa Bay tonight at the Pepsi Center. Gamer time is 8:00pm ET, 6:00pm local and will be broadcast on Altitude with Moser’s radio call available as usual. Rennie Bourque may or may not return tonight but I kinda doubt it. Avs try to match their season-high 2-game winning streak once again vs the...
Via Mile High Hockey
1 day ago

Calvin Pickard still looks at the stretch run as an audition in the Avalanche net

Calvin Pickard played four of the five games on the Avalanche’s Eastern road trip, and he is expected to start again Sunday as Colorado faces the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Pepsi Center. He had 28 saves Friday night as Colorado pulled out an unlikely win — even more than usual for this team, given the circumstances — and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in Raleigh, N.C., when...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

WATCH: Rantanen Post-Game 2.17.17

Interview with Mikko Rantanen after the Colorado Avalanche at Carolina Hurricanes.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Worst Colorado Avalanche Trades

With all the rumors and reports of Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic trying to find a market for a few pieces of the Avs roster — namely Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog — we thought we’d re-publish this from The Hockey Writers Archives. Written by former THW contributor Kevin Goff and originally published March 14, 2016. The Colorado Avalanche used to be known...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

HIGHLIGHTS: Avalanche offense stalls in fifth loss in a row

The Colorado Avalanche mustered just 11 shots on Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner through the first two periods of Thursday’s 2-0 Sabres win at KeyBank Center. Colorado more than doubled their total for the game with 12 in the third, but none of them found the back of the net as the offense-starved Avs dropped their fifth game in a row. Sam Reinhart scored off a rebound 48...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago

BSN Avalanche Podcast: Why is Matt Duchene still in Colorado?

  The BSN Avalanche Podcast returns with the guys taking a look at why the Colorado Avalanche have not traded Matt Duchene yet and what could be holding up a potential deal as well as much more in the Avalanche universe.
Via BSN Denver
4 days ago

WATCH: Avalanche UCHealth Update 2.14.17

As part of the UCHealth weekly report, Kyle Keefe and Mark Rycroft discuss the Avs upcoming games.
Via YouTube
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rantanen scores 3 goals, Avalanche beat Canadiens 4-0

DENVER (AP) Mikko Rantanen scored three times for his first career hat trick, Calvin Pickard stopped 27 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 on Tuesday night. Andreas Martinsen added a goal as the last-place Avalanche posted back-to-back wins for the first time since November. Even more, it's the first time all season they've won two straight at home...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla says he hopes the Avalanche trade him at the deadline

The Colorado Avalanche are in the midst of a disastrous season and Jarome Iginla wants out.The 39-year-old veteran winger told Yahoo!'s Puck Daddy that he hopes the Avs trade him to a contender before the NHL's trade deadline later this month.“I would like to, at the deadline, go somewhere,” Iginla said before Colorado's game against the Kings on Wednesday night. “I would like...
Via FOX Sports
18 days ago

WATCH: AHL shootout winner goes in off the back of the goalie’s head

Life can be tough sometimes. Linus Ullmark, the goaltender for the Rochester Americans, had himself one heck of a game and had to find out that idiom the hard way. The Rochester Americans and Toronto Marlies played themselves a tight AHL affair. The game ended up going to the shootout.Colin Smith looked to be denied on his attempt, but the hockey gods were looking down in his favor...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Gabriel Landeskog hacks and whacks at Brandon Sutter with multiple slashes

The season for the Colorado Avalanche has been terrible thus far and because of it, some of their star players are starting to show some frustration. Gabriel Landeskog has been in multiple trade rumors this year and if these slashes on Brandon Sutter are any look into his psyche, the guy must be pretty darn frustrated. While Sutter was about to score with an empty net, these types...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche won’t hold morning skates for the rest of the season

The topic of morning skates in hockey is a polarizing one with a firm divide between those who believe they serve an important purpose versus those who believe they cause more harm than good.Recently, the GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins preached against the morning skate, calling them pointless. John Tortorella took things a step further, banning morning skates due to what he described...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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