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San Antonio Rampage Season Preview: On the Cusp

  The San Antonio Rampage opening night roster is starting to take shape as depth signings continue to trickle in. While some players are fully expected to start the season in Texas, there are more than a few who will be battling for a spot with the Avalanche on opening night. This week begins a series of articles looking at the Rampage roster and what we should expect for the start...
Via BSN Denver
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Lines: 2015 Outlook

With the loss of Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn the Avalanche need to start thinking about restructuring some of their lines. Obviously, some of the lines won’t need changing but others need some serious restructuring. The Avalanche haven’t probably looked into this issue yet, but I have a few ideas for what each line should look like and what will come off productively from...
Via TopSportsReport
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Summer Roundup

  Late June and early July are always fun times to be a hockey fan. While the ice rinks are melted and the players are on vacation, it’s the busiest time of the year for front offices trying to solidify their ranks and rosters. Between the draft, free agency, firing/hirings, and trades, a huge amount of change can happen in a very short period of time. This summer was no different...
Via BSN Denver
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres sign O'Reilly to 7-year, $52.5 million contract extension

The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday. The Sabres announced the signing, while a person familiar with discussions revealed the value of the contract to The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres did not disclose...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: O'Reilly agrees to 7-year extension with Sabres

A person familiar with the discussions says the Buffalo Sabres have agreed to sign newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly to a seven-year contract extension. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the deal. The agreement was reached early Friday. O'Reilly is regarded a top-line talent and had one year left on his contract...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche Roundtable: Wild Weekend Recap

  With the NHL Draft completed, the dust begins to settle on one of the more chaotic 48-hour periods in recent NHL history. At the forefront of a large amount of that action was the Colorado Avalanche. Today, we’re going to touch on the Carl Soderberg acquisition, the Ryan O’Reilly trade, and the results of the NHL Draft. First question today is about Soderberg. With the team...
Via BSN Denver
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Get to Know Mikhail Grigorenko

  It was a busy weekend for the Colorado Avalanche, one that saw them ship Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres in a blockbuster deal. In-your-face defenseman Nikita Zadorov was the big fish coming Colorado’s way, and American-born J.T. Compher is a nice prospect entering his junior season at the University of Michigan. The Avalanche also landed the 31st overall...
Via BSN Denver
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Draft Jean-Christophe Beaudin with 71th Overall

  The Avs third round pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft is in, and the right-shooting center Jean-Christophe Beaudin is headed back to Colorado.  He scored 14 goals and 39 assists (53 points) in 68 games for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL last year. While not the biggest guy at 6’1″ and 181 lbs, his intelligence, vision, and passing give him gives him quite a bit...
Via BSN Denver
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Get to Know Nikita Zadorov

  When the Avalanche traded Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres yesterday in exchange for Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko, J.T. Compher, and the 31st selection in today’s NHL Entry Draft, the biggest name (and player, for that matter) to be heading Colorado’s way is the monster truck-sized Zadorov as he is the centerpiece of the trade from an Avalanche...
Via BSN Denver
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Control Day Two Draft Board

  Thanks to yesterday’s blockbuster trade that sent Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn to Buffalo in exchange for Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko, J.T. Compher, and the 31st overall pick, the Avalanche will be the first team to approach the podium on day two of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. As it stands, the Avalanche will select 31st and 40th in the NHL’s 2nd round, then 71st...
Via BSN Denver
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Get to Know J.T. Compher

  While Nikita Zadorov and Mikhail Grigorenko are certainly the biggest pieces headed to Colorado in return for Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn, make no mistake, J.T. Compher is a valuable and piece of this Avalanche blockbuster trade. J.T. Compher is a 5-foot-11, 184 pound forward who can play both center and wing. Don’t let his smaller stature fool you, however, he is a fierce...
Via BSN Denver
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche deal O'Reilly to Sabres for three players, pick

  The Colorado Avalanche traded center Ryan O'Reilly and left wing Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forwards Mikhail Grigorenko and JT Compher and a second-round pick in the NHL draft. The move Friday for the trio of young players and the 31st overall selection Saturday comes just days after Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic insisted...
Via AP on Fox
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Draft Mikko Rantanen 10th Overall

  With the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche have selected Mikko Rantanen, of the Finnish Liiga’s TPS hockey club. Rantanen is the top rated European skater by Central Scouting, and put up 9 goals and 28 points in 56 games with TPS in his 18-year old season in the top Finnish league last year. Rantanen has also represented his native Finland...
Via BSN Denver
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado trades O'Reilly to Buffalo

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche traded center Ryan O'Reilly and left wing Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forwards Mikhail Grigorenko and JT Compher and a second-round pick in the NHL draft. The move Friday for the trio of young players and the 31st overall selection Saturday comes just days after Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic...
Via AP on Fox
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

O’Reilly traded to Buffalo in advance of draft

As expected, the Colorado Avalanche traded Ryan O’Reilly. The centerman was moved to the Buffalo Sabres just before the start of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and with the move Colorado improved its defense with a young defender. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports in Montreal was the first to report the move. Ryan O'reilly traded to Sabres — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 26, 2015...
Via Mile High Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan O’Reilly Traded To The Buffalo Sabres

And just like that, it’s over. Ryan O’Reilly is reportedly being shipped to the Buffalo Sabres in a blockbuster deal, thus ending the saga between him and Avalanche management over the past couple of seasons. The recent acquisition of Carl Soderberg and hefty contract demands of O’Reilly seemed to make this result inevitable, and the Avalanche will move forward without their...
Via BSN Denver
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Get to Know Denis Guryanov Date of Birth: 6-7-97 Place of Birth: Togliatti, Russia Ht: 6’2” Wt: 187 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Right Wing/Left Wing Team: Lada Togliatti (KHL) Statistics What Scouts See Elite Prospects: A highly skilled forward who intimidates with his speed and proficient puckhandling ability, Denis Guryanov may have one of the highest ceilings as a forward prospect...
Via BSN Denver
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Dennis Yan

  Get to Know Dennis Yan Date of Birth: 4-14-97 Place of Birth: Portland, OR, USA Ht: 6”1” Wt: 187 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Left Wing Team: Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) Dennis Yan may have been born in Oregon, but he got his hockey legs under him in Russia after his parents moved there when he was 5. He returned to the United States to start his pro hockey development with the...
Via BSN Denver
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils-Avalanche Preview

Injuries are a major reason why the Colorado Avalanche's playoff chances are fading, but the possible return of Semyon Varlamov could provide some hope. Varlamov may be back Thursday night as the Avalanche try to bounce back from a defeat by continuing their success against the New Jersey Devils. Colorado (30-26-11) won the Central Division last season, but reaching the playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

McGinn’s undergoes surgery; Everberg activated

Jamie McGinn underwent successful back surgery on Wednesday, and the Colorado Avalanche don’t expect to get the 26-year-old forward back this season. McGinn, who has four goals and six points in 19 games this season, will have one year left on his two-year contract with the Avs at the end of the season. He is an underrated player and the Avalanche will miss his versatility, energy...
Via Mile High Sports
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Avs injury update, McGinn may be out for the season

Leading up to Monday’s contest with the Montreal Canadiens, coach Patrick Roy updated the status of various injured players on the Colorado Avalanche roster. The most disconcerting news is that there is a chance Jamie McGinn will have to undergo season-ending back surgery. Nothing is set in stone, but losing McGinn for the season would be a blow to the Avalanche. He had four goals...
Via Mile High Sports
December 01, 2014  |  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

Avs should consider moving O’Reilly

In the past, I’ve been very vocal about my belief that the way the Colorado Avalanche manage their forward lines is not a recipe for long-term success. I won’t rehash all the reasons why I believe that to be the case, but to put it in its simplest terms there are just very few teams with enough talent to be able to score consistently across three lines. Plus, even if you are...
Via Mile High Sports
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

McGinn questionable with back injury

The injury woes continue for the Colorado Avalanche. Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reported that Winger Jamie McGinn missed practice for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, and is questionable for Thursday night’s matchup with the Washington Capitals with a back injury. Semyon Varlamov is already expected miss Thursday’s game with a groin injury while Ryan Wilson is set...
Via Mile High Sports
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks-Avalanche Preview

A home-heavy stretch has the Colorado Avalanche hopeful of finding some consistency, while the San Jose Sharks feel a pugilistic display may have triggered the start to some of their own. The Avalanche open a stretch of six games with five at home Tuesday night when they seek a fifth straight win against the Sharks at Pepsi Center. Colorado (2-4-3) was the unexpected winner in the...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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