Colorado Avalanche 20th Anniversary Team

  There is reason to celebrate hockey in Denver, because the Colorado Avalanche are embarking on their 20th season since relocating to the Mile High City. Oh how time flies. As part of the pomp and circumstance, fans currently have the opportunity to vote on the top-20 Colorado Avalanche players of the past 20 years. With multiple Hall of Famers, a bevy of Stanley Cup champions...
Via BSN Denver
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Development Camp Day 2 Recap

  Welcome to the Day 2 recap of prospect camp, also known as Mohawk Day! No, the prospects didn’t get fun new haircuts (unfortunately). A mohawk in hockey is a move that involves turning one’s feet so that the heels are both facing in and the toes are both facing out. When done correctly, the feet line up Mary Poppins style and the player can either glide sideways or gently...
Via BSN Denver
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Prospect Camp: Day 1

  It takes a certain breed of person to willingly perch on the metal bleachers of the Family Sports Center at 8AM on a Tuesday to squint through fogged over glass just to watch a bunch of 17- to 25-year-old hockey players practice, but Avs Prospect Camp Day 1 saw a decent turn out.  This was the first year the on-ice portion of the camp was open to the public, and at least 50...
Via BSN Denver
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs development camp day one in the books

Less than two weeks after the NHL Draft, the Avalanche have started their annual development camp. This is a time when the prospects come together and get familiar on the ice with the organization and to show off some skills with hope of being utilized by the team in the upcoming season. On Tuesday morning the Avs prospects split into three squads, blue, burgundy and grey, with the...
Via Mile High Sports
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Ultimate Franchise Draft

  As the NHL Draft approaches next week, I thought it might be interesting to run down how the Avalanche have fared over time by looking at the best draft picks from each round. This isn’t meant to be a serious exercise in analyzing Avalanche draft history but rather a fun look at where the Avs have done well in the past. Some of the results might surprise you, especially given...
Via BSN Denver
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Guillaume Brisebois

  Get to Know Guillaume Brisebois Date of Birth: 7-21-97 Place of Birth: Longueuil, QC, CAN Ht: 6’2” Wt: 176 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defense Team: Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL) Tall and lanky, Guillaume Brisebois has been one of the bright spots in a dismal situation. The Acadie-Bathurst Titan have won a paltry 39 games in the past two seasons. They actually made the playoffs...
Via BSN Denver
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh Captain, My Captain!

View image | Since 2000, the Columbus Blue Jackets and their fans have endured plenty of ups and downs, including the leadership of the team. In 14 seasons, Columbus had five different captains, prior to Wednesday. Lyle Odelein (2000-2002), Ray Whitney (2002-2003), Luke Richardson (2003-2005), Adam Foote (2006-2008) and most notably Rick Nash (2008-2012). When...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs hire assistant GM, part ways with two coaches

The Colorado Avalanche had an unexpectedly eventful mid-May Monday for a non-playoff team. The club hired a new assistant general manager in Chris MacFarland. They also decided to part ways with two of their assistant coaches – Andre Tourigny and Mario Duhamel, as reported by Mike Chambers of the Denver Post. Current assistant GMs Craig Billington and Greg Sherman will remain...
Via Mile High Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Assistant Coaches Tourigny and Duhamel Leave Avalanche

  Just a few hours after Chris MacFarland was added to the Avalanche’s front office as an assistant general manager, the Avalanche were rocked by a pair changes behind the bench as assistant coaches Andre Tourigny and Mario Duhamel cut ties with the team. Louis Jean at TVA Sports was the first to report the coaching change for the Avalanche: Two members of @Avalanche head...
Via BSN Denver
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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