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

Colorado Avalanche Signs F Andreas Martinsen

The Colorado Avalanche have announced they have signed Forward Andreas Martinsen to a one-year entry-level contract. The 24-year old forward has spent the last three seasons playing for Dusseldorfer of the DEL (Germany). Martinsen is 6’3″, 220 pounds and he scored 18 goals, 23 assists for 41 points in 50 games played and added 1 goal and 4 assists in 12 playoff games. The announcement...
Via BSN Denver
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Czech Republic blanks Austria 4-0 at ice hockey worlds

PRAGUE (AP) The Czech Republic blanked Austria 4-0 Friday for the host's third victory at the ice hockey world championship and Norway earned its second win by beating Slovenia 3-1. The Czechs wasted a two-man advantage before they struck with middle-period goals from Ondrej Nemec, Martin Zatovic and Vladimir Sobotka, who all scored 7:59 apart. Captain Jakub Voracek added the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

World Championship Preview: Norway, the Favourite Underdogs

Richard Wolowicz/HHOF-IIHF ImagesGoalies: The Norwegians may not be very strong, but they do have some of the most underrated goaltenders around. All three, Lars Haugen, Steffen Søberg and Lars Volden, are capable of winning big games when called upon. Haugen basically came out of nowhere a few years back, helping keep the team in the main group since his first tournament back...
Via The Hockey House
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche youth make noise in Belarus

At the end of every NHL season, a great deal of players head overseas to represent their countries in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships. After the Minnesota Wild eliminated them from the playoffs, Colorado Avalanche players were free to join their respective countries in Belarus. Four players from the Avalanche organization competed in this year’s tournament...
Via Mile High Sports
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

SOCHI SCENE: Shattered - does it matter?

Preliminary? So what. Don't try to tell these Olympic hockey players to conserve their energy for elimination games. They're simply not playing that way in the Sochi Games. One day after the United States beat Russia in a thriller with relatively small stakes, Austria beat Norway 3-1 Sunday in a game that featured a glass-shattering check by Austria forward Andreas Nodl on Norway...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking Towards Sochi: Team Norway Preview

Team Norway’s 2010 Record: 10th place Next up on our previews is Team Norway. Team Norway is also in Group B in this tournament. Team Norway is in the middle of a tougher group in Group B. While they are not the worst team in the group, they know that the team to beat in Canada. The Norwegian national team will only have one NHL’er representing them in New York Rangers’ forward...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Norwegian 2014 Olympic Hockey Team

GoaliesLars HaugenSteffen SobergLars VoldenDefensemenJonas Holos Ole-Kristian Tollefsen Alexander BonsaksenHenrik OdegaardHenrik SolbergDaniel SorvikMats TryggForwardsMats Zuccarello, (New York Rangers)Patrick Thoresen Morten AskAnders BastiansenRobin DahlstromKristian ForsbergMads HansenMarius HoltetSondre OldenKen Andre OlimbMathis OlimbMats Rosseli OlsenNiklas RoestMartin RoymarkPer...
Via Goon's World
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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