Are the Colorado Avalanche too low in Fox’s NHL power rankings?

The Colorado Avalanche got no love from the folks at Fox. In their initial NHL power rankings Colorado is sitting at No. 23. Having finished last in the Central Division this might be expected but Joe Sakic has done a great job this offseason addressing the team’s needs. Colorado signed veteren defensemen Francois Beauchemin to anchor the blue line and moved Ryan O’Reilly for...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Avalanche face an uphill battle to make the playoffs

Hockey Gil is back! With the Colorado Avalanche a little over a week away from their season opener Ryan Murphy from joined Whiteley to discuss the 2015-16 Avs campaign. Colorado’s defensive struggles last season are well documented. Chief among their problems was the discrepancy in shots on goal. Throughout the season the Avalanche had trouble clearing the puck...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Ranking the Colorado Avalanche’s five biggest offseason moves

Joe Sakic and the Colorado Avalanche had a busy offseason. After crashing to the basement of the Central Division there was work to be done. Sakic and Company needed to prepare to make a top ten pick, rework a defense that was glaring bad at times and figure out how to solve the Ryan O’Reilly situation. Now, here we sit the day of Colorado’s first preseason game – O’Reilly...
Via Mile High Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy face a pivotal year at the helm

Three years ago, the Avalanche finished with the second-worst record in the NHL. Things were not good at the Pepsi Center. Head coach Joe Sacco was fired and Avalanche great Joe Sakic was handed the job of executive vice president and general manager to right the ship. He immediately hired Patrick Roy to be his right-hand man and head coach. Two years ago, the Avalanche were one...
Via Mile High Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sakic, Avs look forward to hosting Red Wings in outdoor game

DENVER (AP) Joe Sakic was close enough to hip check one of his fiercest rivals off the stage and into the stands. Of course, that wouldn't be very polite. Not while wearing a sports jacket at an event Monday to promote the Colorado Avalanche hosting their first NHL outdoor game. The Avalanche great turned general manager resisted any sort of temptation even with longtime Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche 2015 Stadium Series Media Event and Jersey Reveal

Pictures from the event Photo Credit: Cheryl Bradley/BSN Denver View of the proposed rink location from the lower level Photo Credit: Cheryl Bradley/BSN Denver View of the proposed ice rink from ground level Photo Credit...
Via BSN Denver
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Colorado Avalanche members facing the most pressure this season

A week into training camp the Colorado Avalanche will lace up the skates against their first opponent. Tomorrow night the Avs will play the Ducks at the Pepsi Center. After a disappointing 2014-15 campaign this offseason was a busy one for executive vice president Joe Sakic. Ryan O’Reilly was shipped to Buffalo and Carl Soderberg was brought in to replaced him. Sakic used the offseason...
Via Mile High Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche video that will give you chills

The Colorado Avalanche are celebrating 20 years this season (can you believe it’s been that long?!) and obviously they’ve given Denver some incredible memories. Winning a cup in 1996 was one of the greatest moments in Colorado sports history. The new kid in town announced its presence very quickly. Following that up with some incredible runs and another cup in 2001 solidified...
Via Mile High Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Nathan MacKinnon Will Score 30 Goals for the Avalanche Next Season

  The Colorado Avalanche haven’t had a 30-goal scorer in many moons. In fact, no player has hit the 30-goal milestone while playing in burgundy and blue since Joe Sakic and Milan Hejduk both broke the barrier in 2006-07. That season, Joe Sakic also reached 100 points, the last Avalanche player to hit triple digits in overall scoring. Scoring goals has gotten progressively harder...
Via BSN Denver
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

For Avs, it all comes down to the core

The 2015-16 NHL season will be an interesting one for the Colorado Avalanche, to say the least. After a surprising playoff appearance in Patrick Roy’s first season as coach, followed by a disappointing sophomore season that saw Roy and 2013 No. 1 overall draft pick Nathan MacKinnon miss the playoffs, there’s really no telling what’s in store this year. With training camp less...
Via Mile High Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Avalanche find a Ryan O'Reilly replacement?

When the Colorado Avalanche sent Ryan O'Reilly to the Buffalo Sabres, that was in no way, shape or form an insignificant loss.O'Reilly finished with 38 assists and 55 points last season, good for second and third, respectively, on the Avalanche.Colorado wanted to keep O'Reilly on the team, but according to G.M. Joe Sakic, the Avalanche simply couldn't meet O'Reilly's contract demands...
Via Fox Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 13th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.   It’s more fun than spending time with the one you love. Maybe not… THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Awful early for season previews, but here are three very different ones.  You want good or bad news first???  Good news it is. – Michael Pityk over at The Hockey Writers believes...
Via The Pensblog
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche Stadium Series pre-sale announced

Next year, the Colorado Avalanche will be making history in the state of Colorado. The Avs will be the first team to ever play an outdoor NHL hockey game in Colorado. But not just any Avs team will be taking the ice. Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg and Patrick Roy among others will be suiting up to face their bitter arch rivals of that era, the Detroit Red Wings on February 26, 2016 in...
Via Mile High Sports
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy birthday Super Joe, how’d you like some apples?

Today is Joe Sakic’s 46th birthday and to commemorate we thought it best to relive what many Avalanche fans believe to be one of the greatest sequences in hockey history. Sure, Super Joe had many classic moments over the years, but our favorites was when he “scored a goal and then he beat up Doug Gilmour.” Gilmour first initiated the exchange by placing Sakic in a friendly...
Via Mile High Sports
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Aggressive Summer Brightens Colorado Avalanche’s Future

  As the dust kicked up during the NHL draft and free agency settles, the view of the future of the Colorado Avalanche comes into clearer focus. Avalanche general manager, Joe Sakic, had a lot on his plate entering this summer. He just watched his hockey club regress from a captivating season which saw them surge to the top of the Central Division, to a team that didn’t even...
Via BSN Denver
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs finished making moves on free agency day one

With NHL free agency in full swing, the Colorado Avalanche wasted no time in shoring up their team for the upcoming 2015-16 season. They made two early signings on day one of free agency and announced before noon local time that they were done for the day. The Avalanche tweeted out the news of their signings Wednesday morning: NEWS: #Avs sign D Francois Beauchemin and F Blake Comeau...
Via Mile High Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss


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Via BSN Denver
July 01, 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

Avalanche select Mikko Rantanen with No. 10 pick

With the tenth pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche selected Mikko Rantanen a 6-foot-4 211-pound right wing from Nousiainen, Finland. Rantanen was rated the No. 1 European prospect by He is described as strong forward with very good playmaking abilities. He has very good speed and quickness for a big man and plays with authority. He’s difficult to...
Via Mile High Sports
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

A possible defensive target for Avs in second round

The NHL 2015 Entry Draft begins June 26 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Colorado Avalanche holds six picks, including the No. 10 overall, and the team has its eyes set on improving the defender position; they need someone who can make an instant impact. Avs executive vice president and general manager Joe Sakic told the media last week during a conference call that...
Via Mile High Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential draft targets for Avs at No. 10

With the NHL Draft approaching (June 26-27), we will find out what direction Colorado goes with the No. 10 pick. After a mightily disappointing season last year, the Avalanche are keen on making the 2015-16 season a redemption season. Leading up to the draft, coach Patrick Roy and vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic have repeatedly said that they will select the best player...
Via Mile High Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic Still Wants To Sign Forward Ryan O’Reilly

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says it’s still his desire to sign Ryan O’Reilly to a long-term contract before the start of next season. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Sakic said he’s not out to trade his star center. He praised O’Reilly, saying: “I like Ryan a lot. He is a very valuable player. He’s part of our core and yeah, my...
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs unveil 20th anniversary logo

The Colorado Avalanche have unveiled their new logo to commemorate the franchise’s 20th anniversary season in Denver. This will be celebrated throughout the 2015-16 season. The Avalanche tweeted out the exciting news Thursday afternoon. Here’s a peak at our new 20th anniversary #Avs logo! MORE INFO: — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche...
Via Mile High Sports
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Sakic on Ryan O’Reilly: We Want Him Signed

  This morning, the Avalanche made Executive VP/General Manager Joe Sakic and Head Coach/VP of Hockey Operations Patrick Roy available to media prior to the 2015 NHL Draft. The big story leading up to July 1st is Ryan O’Reilly. While rumours are flying left and right about where he would go and at what price, Sakic maintained that he’d prefer it if the team could lock O’Reilly...
Via BSN Denver
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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