Avs Feel Like They Are Closing The Gap In The West

from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post, Less than a month shy of its preseason opener, the Avalanche is feeling stronger than it was a year ago. The toughness and depth gaps between the Avs and the Los Angeles Kings, defending Stanley Cup champions, along with the Western Conference giant Anaheim Ducks, seem to have diminished. Executive vice president of hockey operations...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting ready for Hockey Hall of Fame selection day

The Toronto Star's Kevin McGran penned a fine summary of today's events surrounding the Hockey Hall of Fame's 2014 induction class... When the 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees are announced on Monday afternoon (TSN, 3 p.m.), it could be the first time in history that no Canadian player is on the list. There are some obvious first-time candidates — stars who...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

What Possibly Could Darren McCarty Be Talking About?

from the Detroit Free Press, The "Bloody Wednesday" game, as it has been called, was certainly the wildest game I was ever involved in. When the buzzer sounded to end that contest, the two teams had combined for 18 fighting majors. My memorable first-period encounter with Lemieux almost didn't happen because Colorado defenseman Adam Foote grabbed me just as...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Press posts a second excerpt from Darren McCarty’s memoir, addressing the Brawl in Hockeytown

The Detroit Free Press apparently wants to get in on the post-football and pre-Alfredsson-overload rush, because they posited their first excerpt from Darren McCarty's memoir (My Last Fight: The True Story of a Hockey Rock Star) this morning, and this afternoon, they're literally going for a knockout punch, allowing the former Red Wings forward to address his fight with Claude...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Avs retire Foote's No. 52 jersey

The No. 52 jersey of former Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote has been retired in a ceremony before Colorado's game against the Montreal Canadiens. A banner with Foote's name and number was raised to the rafters at the Pepsi Center at the conclusion of the ceremony on Saturday night. Foote joins Joe Sakic (19), Peter Forsberg (21), Patrick Roy (33) and Ray Borque (77) in...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Adam Foote's No. 52 to be retired by Avalanche before Canadiens game

The Avalanche will retire the No. 52 sweater worn by defenseman Adam Foote before Saturday's game with the Montreal Canadiens. Although the game will start at 8 p.m., fans are urged to be in their seats by 6:45 p.m. for the presentation to Foote. Several former Avalanche teammates are expected to be there, including Peter Forsberg.
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Adam Foote’s #52 Goes To The Rafters In Denver Tonight

Here is a 5 1/2 minute tribute video the Avalanche put together in honor of Adam Foote.  
Via Kukla's Korner
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy goes to Quizno's

Quizno's guy: Hello, and welcome to Quizno's, how may I help you? /Patrick Roy looks at the menu: Hmm... That new pesto chicken sounds pretty good.  QG: It's been a very popular sanwich so far. Would you like to give it a try? PR: Um, maybe. What comes on it? QG Traditionally, it comes with tomatoes, basil pesto and our special peppercorn Caesar dressing...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Hejduk’s Sweater Should Be The Next To Hang From The Rafters In Colorado

from Terry Frei at All Things Avs, After the Avalanche officially retires Adam Foote’s No. 52 on Nov. 2, there will be only one number from the franchise’s glory years that is deserving of the rafters treatment. Milan Hejduk’s No. 23. Then there will be, and should be, a long hiatus until a member of the next, young wave — whether Matt Duchene, Gabe Landeskog...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Adam Foote's No. 52 jersey to be retired by Avalanche on Nov. 2

The Avalanche announced Tuesday it will retire former defenseman Adam Foote's No. 52 jersey on Saturday Nov. 2 before playing the Montreal Canadiens at Pepsi Center. Foote's No. 52 will be the fifth sweater number retired by the team along with Joe Sakic (19) Peter Forsberg (21) Patrick Roy (33) and Ray Bourque (77).
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche to retire Adam Foote’s #2

From the Colorado Avalanche: The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the organization will retire former Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote’s number 52 jersey on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. The Avalanche will raise Foote’s No. 52 to the rafters prior to the game against the Montreal Canadiens at Pepsi Center (8:00 p.m. puck drop). Details on the ceremony will be...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Foote rejoins Avs as consultant

The Colorado Avalanche hired Andre Tourigny as an assistant coach to Patrick Roy, and former defenseman Adam Foote is rejoining the team as a defense development consultant. The Avalanche also announced on Monday that Craig Billington, the vice president of player development and minor league operations, has been named assistant general manager. Mario Duhamel is the team's new...
Via Fox Sports
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Avs continue to get the band back together, add Adam Foote to coaching staff

Via Pro Hockey Talk's Mike Halford, Patrick Roy's the Colorado Avalanche's coach, Joe Sakic's the senior VP of hockey operations, the Avs are bringing Roy's old goalie coach, Francois Allaire, back into the mix, and now... One other late Avs note: Adam Foote will be a part-time D coach. Non- traveling — adater (@adater) June 19, 2013
Via Kukla's Korner
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Avs to retire jersey of Foote

The Colorado Avalanche will retire the jersey of longtime defenseman Adam Foote in a ceremony next season. Foote's familiar No. 52 jersey will be raised to the Pepsi Center rafters at a date still to be determined, where it will join those of Joe Sakic (19), Peter Forsberg (21), Patrick Roy (33) and Ray Bourque (77). The 41-year-old Foote helped the Avalanche win Stanley Cup...
Via AP on Fox
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Avs will retire jersey of D Adam Foote

The Colorado Avalanche will retire the jersey of longtime defenseman Adam Foote in a ceremony next season. Foote's familiar No. 52 jersey will be raised to the Pepsi Center rafters at a date still to be determined, where it will join those of Joe Sakic (19), Peter Forsberg (21), Patrick Roy (33) and Ray Bourque (77). The 41-year-old Foote helped the Avalanche win Stanley Cup...
Via Fox Sports
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche Will Raise #52 To The Rafters

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the organization will retire the number 52 in honor of former Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote.  The Avalanche will raise Foote’s No. 52 to the rafters at Pepsi Center during the 2013-14 season, game and date to be announced this summer. Foote’s No. 52 will be the fifth sweater number retired in the 18-year...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

16 years ago today, the Detroit/Colorado rivalry was brought to a whole new level

16 years later I still get goosebumps watching the 1997 brawl between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche, an incident that took that rivalry to a whole new level. It’s one of moments in sports history where you knew exactly where you were when it happened as well as being able to recall the excitement that was brought on the next day. For me, I remember the anticipation...
Via The Majors Detroit
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Landeskog takes over as leader of the Avalanche

Just a season ago, Gabriel Landeskog was a rookie trying to fit in. Now, he's the youngest captain in NHL history and hoping to help the Colorado Avalanche snap a two-season playoff drought. The talented forward is following in some pretty big footsteps of Avalanche leaders before him, names like Joe Sakic, Adam Foote and current teammate Milan Hejduk. But he's not too...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

The $13,000 zamboni bunk bed

The children of former NHL player Adam Foote may have the coolest (and most expensive) bunk bed on the market. 

Via Busted Coverage
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Quiet Sunday for Avalanche

No practice today for the Avs, who resume practice Monday and next play at Vancouver on Wednesday. Adrian Dater will be on that three-game, western-Canadian trip. Look for a story in Monday’s paper about young defenseman Erik Johnson, who had one of his best games as an Av against St. Louis, his former team, on Saturday night. The story speaks to required skills that EJ actually...
Via All Things Avs
February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Avs' Hejduk needs 411 games to catch Sakic

The only three captains in Avalanche history are now the only three players to have played at least 967 regular-season games for the Colorado-Quebec franchise. Current captain Milan Hejduk reached 967 games Saturday night, tying the retired Adam Foote.
Via Denver Post
February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Hejduk scheduled to tie Foote in franchise games played

ST. LOUIS — No skate today for the Avalanche, which flew here immediately after last night’s 4-3 overtime victory over Carolina in Denver. No updates, really, other than the same guys who participated in last night’s warmups — including scratched defenseman Ryan Wilson — also just skated in warmups at Scottrade Center. Assuming veteran winger Milan Hejduk plays, he will...
Via All Things Avs
February 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Crying Coaches

There are two types of coaches in hockey: Those who rely on strategy and those who rely on outside influence. The coaches who rely on strategy are like generals hovering over a map looking for the best attack plan, the enemy's weakness and their best available units. The coaches that rely on outside influence are like politicians. They spend their time lobbying for things they...
Via Nightmare on Helm Street
January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Your Thoughts- Wings/Avs Outside?

from Adrian Dater of Sports Illustrated, Can you picture this? It’s 25 degrees outside on an early January night and the Detroit Red Wings are taking to the ice against the Colorado Avalanche under the silhouette of the Rocky Mountains. More than 76,000 fans are packed inside Sports Authority Field in Denver, including—brace yourselves—TIM TEBOW. One of the greatest rivalries...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Did Blue Jackets’ Jeff Carter Ask to be Traded out of Columbus?

On Thursday evening, Renaud Lavoie of TSN’s French-Canadian affiliate reported the following:  (Note: The article is presented in French). In short, Lavoie is reporting that Columbus Blue Jackets’ center Jeff Carter would like to be traded.  Carter, who was acquired in June from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Jakub Voracek and the Blue Jackets’ 1st and 3rd...
Via The Sports Bank
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss
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