The Good, the Bad and the Ugly covering the Colorado Avalanche the past week

Will the Colorado Avalanche be able to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of last week’s two disheartening losses and become something better, stronger, faster? THE GOOD 1. The Avalanche finally embraced the youth movement on Sunday when they called up wing Andrew Agozzino and young defenseman Nikita Zadorov from the San Antonio Rampage. Agozzino is set to become an unrestricted...
Via BSN Denver
March 28, 2016

Rampage Rewind: Coming up empty

  Rampage Rewind: Week 9—Dec. 4 – Dec. 10, 2015 San Antonio had suffered its worst week of the season with a four-game losing streak that has dropped the team’s win percentage to a disappointing .583, well behind the division-leading Ontario Reign at .737. The Week in Review Games Both games against the Rockford IceHogs were slaughters with Rockford dominating in every...
Via BSN Denver
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

LISTEN: Between Shifts in San Antonio – Andrew Agozzino interview

  This week our attention turns to forward Andrew Agozzino, who recently spent some time with the Avalanche while Alex Tanguay was injured. Agozzino talks to us about the physical and mental challenges of moving between leagues, the adjustments that must be made when changing roles from a first-liner in the AHL to a grinder in the NHL, and what the Rampage need to do to start winning...
Via BSN Denver
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rampage Rewind: Back on the winning side

  Rampage Rewind: Week 8—Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2015 After a rough stint of heartbreaking losses during a game-heavy week, the Rampage took advantage of the slower pace this week and strung together back-to-back road wins to gain some ground on the Pacific Division leaders. The Week in Review Games The Rampage kicked off the weekend with a statement win against the Chicago Wolves...
Via BSN Denver
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs Game 24 Grades – Strong Start Wasted

The Avalanche came out strong, but penalties at the end of the first period killed their momentum and they were never able to recover, losing to the New York Islanders by a score of 5-3. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Andrew Agozzino (D) – After a great debut in the NHL this year, Agozzino didn’t look nearly as good tonight, and ended up with the worst possession...
Via BSN Denver
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs Game 23 Grades – Huge Home Victory

The Avs were able to hold off the Winnipeg Jets for only their third home victory of the season, coming out on top 5-3. How did each player perform?  Let’s find out… Andrew Agozzino (A) – Agozzino made an impression at both ends of the ice, and forced coach Roy to move him up in the lineup.  He was strong defensively, including several great backchecks to cover for defenders...
Via BSN Denver
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche Recall Andrew Agozzino

  The Colorado Avalanche announced that the team has recalled winger Andrew Agozzino from the San Antonio Rampage. After an impressive 2014-2015 campaign with the Monsters, which saw Agozzino score a team-high 30 goals, the Avalanche prospect is having another strong start, leading the Rampage with 16 points in 13 games (7g, 9a). Agozzino’s call up comes in the wake of...
Via BSN Denver
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rampage Rewind: Losing Game Leads Lost the Division Lead

  Rampage Rewind: Week 5 – Nov. 6 – Nov. 12, 2015 An unnerving trend has begun to take shape with the San Antonio Rampage. The team establishes a lead and lets it slip. Twice this week, that trend lead to overtime losses. The Pacific Division is a tough one, and while one point is better than none, the team still finds itself pushed into third place. The Week in Review Games...
Via BSN Denver
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rampage Rewind: Leader of the Pac Division

  Week 4: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 2015 The San Antonio Rampage sit comfortably in first within the Pacific Division and the Western Conference this week after a sweep of the former division leaders, the Ontario Reign. The Week in Review Games The Rampage had a full week with two games against the Ontario Reign and a mid-week tilt in San Diego against the newly-formed Gulls. All...
Via BSN Denver
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche Roundtable: Soderberg’s usage, Agozzino’s hot start, Rantanen’s demotion

  The Avalanche lost to Carolina but had a strong defensive effort. Do you take any solace in knowing they outplayed a bad team or do the results matter more to you at this point? Cheryl: I was happy to see a strong defensive effort. We’ve no doubt that this team can score goals. Now we’ve seen (even if it was against a less talented squad) that the Avs can actually play a...
Via BSN Denver
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rampage Rewind: Rampage set the tone with a whirlwind of goals

    Week 2 – Oct. 16-22, 2015 The San Antonio Rampage continued its road trip into Griffins territory. Unlike last week in which the team struggled to hold on to the lead and put the game away, the Rampage exhibited a killer instinct and controlled their fate throughout the weekend. The Week in Review Games San Antonio swept the Grand Rapids Griffins this past weekend with...
Via BSN Denver
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rampage Rewind: Week 1 – Oct. 8-15, 2015

  The San Antonio Rampage got its season started this past weekend, making a road appearance in Texas to face the Stars. While the result wasn’t quite what the team and its fans would like to see, there is still much to be excited about. On display were many of the things that will make this team a success this year: an aggressive defense that stops the opponent at the blueline...
Via BSN Denver
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

San Antonio Rampage Season Preview: In the System

  With the affiliation change over the summer, the only former Monsters guaranteed to suit up for the San Antonio Rampage are players within the Colorado Avalanche system. Of course, not every player in the system will be seeing AHL ice time this season, but we can expect a handful of them to do so. While a couple of these guys might be starting in Fort Wayne with Colorado’s ECHL...
Via BSN Denver
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche Signs Mikhail Grigorenko (1 year, $675k), Agozzino, Clark

  Today the Avalanche locked up recent acquisition Mikhail Grigorenko on a 1-year, $675,000 contract. The young Russian remains a restricted free agent at the end of this exceptionally cap-friendly deal. Grigorenko, who was a restricted free agent, was acquired from Buffalo on June 26 along with defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forward J.T. Compher and the 31st-overall pick at this year’s...
Via BSN Denver
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Twenty players headed for salary arbitration

There are 20 NHL players headed toward salary arbitration. As you can see, there's a college hockey connection for some of the players on the list. Arizona Coyotes: Philip Samuelsson (July 21) B.C., Brendan Shinnimin (July 20) Calgary Flames: Lance Bouma (July 22), Paul Byron (July 30), Josh Jooris (July 28) UCColorado Avalanche: Andrew Agozzino (July 20), Mat Clark (July 22)Edmonton...
Via Goon's World
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 25 Avalanche Under 25: #11 Duncan Siemens

  As we approach the top 10 of the Top 25 Avalanche Under 25 series, don’t forget to read previous installments on #12 Conner Bleackley, #13 Freddie Hamilton, and #14 Andrew Agozzino. Today’s focus is on #11, Duncan Siemens. The lawn-guarding defenseman averaged a 10.7 ranking with five of the BSN Avalanche writers ranking him 11th and one ranking him 9th. Fitting that Siemens...
Via BSN Denver
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 25 Avalanche Under 25: #14 Andrew Agozzino

  This week, we’ve taken a look at #15 Mason Geertsen, #16 Jordan Caron, and #17 Spencer Martin. Today we turn to a familiar face around Avalanche nation. #14 on our list is Andrew Agozzino, a crafty forward whose size belies his attitude. While only coming in at 5’10” and 187 pounds, Agozzino plays with an edge equal to that of guys much bigger than he. He’s even known...
Via BSN Denver
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche-Coyotes Preview

Multiple injuries forced some unlikely players into major roles the last time the Colorado Avalanche took the ice, but they still have managed to put together one of their best stretches of the season. Colorado seeks a fourth victory in five games as it visits the slumping Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. The Avalanche (7-9-5) sit in last place after winning the Central Division...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

MacKinnon leads Avalanche three stars of the week

After a four-day stretch without any hockey, the Colorado Avalanche played just two games last week. They overcame a rash of injuries to split the two home contests, losing to Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday, and overcoming a third period deficit to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday night. The Avs are starting to get things on track with three...
Via Mile High Sports
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche overcome injuries against Hurricanes

The Colorado Avalanche came from behind to win for the third time in their last four games Saturday night in Denver against the Carolina Hurricanes. Zach Redmond provided two goals, including the game-winner late in the third period to give the Avalanche (7-9-5) a much-needed home win. With nine players out with injuries, the Avalanche had three players make their season debuts that...
Via Mile High Sports
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Avs rookie Dennis Everberg survives final cuts

After making four cuts on Monday morning, the Colorado Avalanche roster appears to be set for the upcoming season opener. All of Monday’s roster casualties were forwards. Andrew Agozzino and Borna Rendulic were reassigned to the Lake Erie Monsters while Ben Street and Tomas Vincour were placed on the Injured Non-Roster list while they recover from undisclosed injuries. Once healthy...
Via Mile High Sports
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Monsters lose first outdoor game in shootout

By Doug Plagens, Special to WFNY John Saraya/Lake Erie Monsters Defenseman Matt Hunwick forced overtime in the first outdoor game in Lake Erie Monsters history when he scored with under one second remaining in the third period. The Monsters (12-11-0-2), however, fell to the Rochester Americans (12-10-2-2) 5-4 in a shootout Friday night at the Frozen Frontier at Frontier Field in...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Monsters get third-period revenge over Barons

By Doug Plagens, Special to WFNY Center Garrett Meurs’ goal with just over five minutes remaining in the third period was the eventual game-winning goal, as the Lake Erie Monsters (9-7-0-1) topped the Oklahoma City Barons (8-8-0-1) by a 5-3 score Fridaynight at Quicken Loans Arena before a crowd of 8,770.  Meurs had an assist to go along with his goal, while Joey Hishon had a...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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