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Colorado Avalanche: Are they this bad? Part III

The Colorado Avalanche are not the same team they were last season. But, it begs the question: were they even supposed to be? This is the third part of a set of stories analyzing how the first 20 games or so of the Colorado Avalanche season has gone. You can read the first story here, and the second story here. In this final installment of this series, we’ll look at the individuals...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Are they this bad? Part II

Since the time the first part of this story – which you can read here – was posted, the Colorado Avalanche have won a pair of games to wrap up an East-Coast road-trip. Both of those games, like half of the games the Avalanche played last year, were 1-goal games. Despite the current 2-game winning streak, the Colorado Avalanche still sit in 6th place in their division, above only...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

MacKinnon scores tying goal, lifts Avs in SO

NEW YORK (AP) Nathan MacKinnon scored the tying goal in the third period and then connected in the shootout as the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night. MacKinnon started the tiebreaker with a goal, and Alex Tanguay added one in the third round. Semyon Varlamov stopped Mats Zuccarello and then Lee Stempniak on the final attempt...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Are they this bad? Part I

The Colorado Avalanche rely on their young core to get their offense moving. And it isn’t working. The Colorado Avalanche, the darlings of the NHL from a year ago, are back to where they were prior to Patrick Roy’s triumphant return: a dumpster fire. Or are they a dumpster fire? Well, let’s look into that. First things first, by record, the Colorado Avalanche are 4-8-5 through...
Via isportsweb.com
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche comeback falls short in Philadelphia

The Colorado Avalanche third period rally fell just short as they lost to the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. The first period was uneventful until Nathan MacKinnon took an ill-advised five-minute boarding penalty that changed the course of the game at 19:07 of the opening frame. MacKinnon clearly didn’t have intent to cause an injury, but the...
Via Mile High Sports
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Luke Schenn Sustains Upper-Body Injury

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn left the game against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday after sustaining an upper-body injury when he was slammed into the boards by Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon with only 54.4 seconds left in the first period. #459181497 / gettyimages.com Schenn was skating back to the Flyers zone to retrieve a puck when MacKinnon pushed him...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon earns 5-minute major for boarding Luke Schenn (Video)

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon was given a 5-minute major for boarding after catching Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn in the back with a crosscheck during the final minute of the first period in Saturday night's game at the Wells Fargo Center.As Schenn was chasing the puck behind the Flyers net, MacKinnon put his stick in Schenn's back, sending Schenn flying...
Via Holdout Sports
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy was pretty upset about Nathan MacKinnon’s boarding call

Nathan MacKinnon was assessed a five-minute major penalty for boarding after he leaned on Luke Schenn and sent him awkwardly into the boards. Though the contact appeared to be minimal, the officials decided MacKinnon’s contact on Schenn was enough to warrant the penalty. Here’s video of the incident: As you might imagine, Patrick Roy wasn’t happy: (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Bloguin Best
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy was pretty upset about Nathan MacKinnon’s boarding call

Nathan MacKinnon was assessed a five-minute major penalty for boarding after he leaned on Luke Schenn and sent him awkwardly into the boards. Though the contact appeared to be minimal, the officials decided MacKinnon’s contact on Schenn was enough to warrant the penalty. Here’s video of the incident: As you might imagine, Patrick Roy wasn’t happy: (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Varlamov, MacKinnon stand out as Avalanche blank Islanders

  Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. MacKinnon, the 19-year-old reigning rookie of the year, has struggled to get on track this season. He scored both of his goals in the second period, one on a power play...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

MacKinnon scores twice, Avs beat Islanders 5-0

DENVER (AP) Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. MacKinnon, the 19-year-old reigning rookie of the year, has struggled to get on track this season. He scored both of his goals in the second period, one on a...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Fantasy Hockey: Buy Low Candidates

Nathan MacKinnonSource: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America Sometimes in fantasy hockey, one man’s junk, is another man’s treasure. Disappointment early on in a season can cause fantasy owners to trade away players who are off to a terrible start.  Some players will have a disappointing year, while others will turn it around and help fantasy owners win a championship...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL's fastest skater? Maybe Avalanche's MacKinnon

Ask players around the league who's the fastest skater in the NHL and the same names come up: Taylor Hall, Michael Grabner, Blake Wheeler, Andrew Cogliano and Carl Hagelin. Edmonton's Hall likes the speed of New York Islanders' Grabner, but he mentioned another player without hesitation. ''Nathan MacKinnon,'' Hall said of the young Colorado Avalanche player. ''When we played against...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild dominate season opener in 5-0 rout of Colorado

Nathan MacKinnon and Charlie Coyle battle for the puck. “We hate them, they hate us,” said Colorado Avalanche’s Matt Duchene.  They say familiarity breeds contempt, and playoff success spawns hatred.  After the Wild dismissed the Avalanche in 7 games last post-season for the 2nd time in the franchises’ respective histories I can understand why the Avalanche save their...
Via State of Hockey News
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon Beats Olympic Gold Medal Speed Skater In Race

This doesn’t come as a shock to me personally, but it was pretty impressive. Colorado Avalanche phenom Nathan MacKinnon is one of the fastest players in the NHL and his acceleration is incredible. In a new commercial advertising the new CCM Tacks Skates, MacKinnon beat an Olympic Gold Medal Short Track Speed Skater in a […] The post Nathan MacKinnon Beats Olympic Gold Medal Speed...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Avs' MacKinnon race an Olympic speed skating champ -- and win

Nathan MacKinnon is one of the best young players in the NHL. He's also one of the fastest. The Colorado Avalanche forward won the Calder Trophy for the league's best rookie in 2013-14, so his skills with a hockey stick are well-documented. If you didn't know just how fast the 19-year-old is, though, hockey equipment manufacturer CCM would like to enlighten you. CCM equipped...
Via Fox Sports
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL star beats Olympic speed skater in race

Nathan MacKinnon is one of the best young players in the NHL. He’s also one of the fastest. The Colorado Avalanche forward won the Calder Trophy for the league’s best rookie in 2013-14, so his skills with a hockey stick are well-documented. If you didn’t know just how fast the 19-year-old is, though, hockey equipment manufacturer CCM would like to enlighten you. CCM equipped...
Via NESN.com
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Nathan MacKinnon beats Olympic speed skater

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon was put against three-time Olympic gold medalist Charles Hamelin to see who is faster off the line. Hockey equipment manufacturer CCM wanted to put their skates to the test with the Tacks Challenge. MacKinnon just barely beats out Hamelin in the 2.5 second race. The post Watch: Nathan MacKinnon beats Olympic speed skater appeared first on Sports Glory.
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche sneak past Kings in shootout

Nathan MacKinnon scored the only shootout goal and the Colorado Avalanche beat the defending champion Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Saturday night in the teams' preseason finale. Dennis Everberg and Matt Duchene scored in regulation for the Avalanche (1-5-2), and Semyon Varlamov stopped 20 shots. Tyler Toffoli scored twice for the Kings (5-0-2) and Jonathan Quick finished with 27 saves....
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche sneak past Kings in shootout

Nathan MacKinnon scored the only shootout goal and the Colorado Avalanche beat the defending champion Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Saturday night in the teams' preseason finale. Dennis Everberg and Matt Duchene scored in regulation for the Avalanche (1-5-2), and Semyon Varlamov stopped 20 shots. Tyler Toffoli scored twice for the Kings (5-0-2) and Jonathan Quick finished with 27 saves....
Via Fox Sports West
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MacKinnon leads Avalanche past Kings in shootout

LAS VEGAS (AP) Nathan MacKinnon scored the only shootout goal and the Colorado Avalanche beat the defending champion Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Saturday night in the teams' preseason finale. Dennis Everberg and Matt Duchene scored in regulation for the Avalanche (1-5-2), and Semyon Varlamov stopped 20 shots. Tyler Toffoli scored twice for the Kings (5-0-2) and Jonathan Quick finished...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

10 predictions for the 2014-15 Avalanche season

The Colorado Avalanche hosted their annual Burgundy/White Game yesterday at DU’s Magness Arena. As hockey fans anxiously await the start of the NHL season, here are 10 predictions for what’s in store for the 2014-15 Avalanche. 1. Nathan MacKinnon will lead the Avalanche in points. As a rookie last season, MacKinnon scored 24 goals and 63 points while playing in all 82 games....
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Colorado Avalanche Preview: Nathan MacKinnon Ready To Join NHL’s Elite

The Colorado Avalanche were predicted by many to finish near the bottom of the Western Conference standings last season after ending the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign with the NHL’s second-worst record. The team stunned everyone and surged to a 52-22-8 record to win the Central Division over the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks and a No. 2 seed in the 2014 Western Conference...
Via NESN.com
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

What to expect of Nathan MacKinnon in year two

Nathan MacKinnon has the whole world in his hand. He had a pretty good year, one might say. He was the first pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, joining a Colorado Avalanche outfit stocked with young talent and starting over with legends Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic running the show. MacKinnon also managed to bring […] The post What to expect of Nathan MacKinnon in year two appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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