NATHAN MACKINNON NEWS

Nathan MacKinnon to continue at center, between Gabe Landeskog and Ryan O’Reilly

Our latest story looks at what the Avalanche has planned in net heading into Saturday night’s game against the Canadiens. Some line items: With John Mitchell back as the third-line center, Nathan MacKinnon has ditched 30-something linemates Alex Tanguay and Daniel Briere and is now with Gabe Landeskog and Ryan O’Reilly. MacKinnon, 19, has more in common with Landeskog, 21,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do You Want To Win? Then Hurry Up And Be Patient!

Patience is a virtue, that’s what they always said. Who are they? They don’t matter. What matters is the idea. As I’ve grown and aged like a fine wine I’ve discovered that patience is indeed a virtue. It doesn’t really matter what aspect of life you want to touch on, being patient is going to help you get where you want to go, and get what you want to get. So what do you...
Via Razzball Hockey
7 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Rookie (With 50 Pounds of Gear) Beats Olympic Speed Skater in Race

We can all expect greatness from Nathan MacKinnon, forward for the Colorado Avalanche, first overall NHL draft pick in 2013, and NHL Rookie of The Year in 2014. In the video below,
Via Stack
10 days ago  |  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 hate...
Via State of Hockey News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Experts expect greatness for young Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon

When Nathan MacKinnon was 15 years old — which was only 3½ years ago — ESPN The Magazine came out with the following story: "Nate The Kid — For Nathan MacKinnon, the next Sidney Crosby talk is only the beginning." A buzz cut-, jeans-wearing, white-sneakered kid posed stiffly for the cover photo as if to say, "Hurry up and take the picture." "I hated...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  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...
Via Diehardsport
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Nathan MacKinnon beat a 3-time Olympic gold medalist speed skater in a race

Canadian short track speed skater Charles Hamelin is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and a two-time world champion, but one thing he's never done is compete against an NHL phenom and the NHL's reigning rookie of the year. Charles Hamelin vs. Nathan MacKinnon...go!I take nothing away from MacKinnon here, but this is obviously a race designed for the hockey player to win...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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.
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Divisional Previews: The Central

We now move on from the East to the West in our NHL Divisional Previews, starting with the stacked Central Division. This group of seven last year had five of its members make it into the post-season as they stole both wild-card spots away from the Pacific. The Central has arguably some of the most exciting teams in the league highlighted by the Chicago Blackhawks and the Colorado...
Via The Sideline
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Avs that should be All-Stars this season

NHL hockey fans have been deprived of an All-Star Game for the past two seasons. Last year, it was due to the Winter Olympics and the year before was a result of the NHL lockout. It will return this season, as the NHL will host the All-Star Game on Jan. 25, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Meanwhile, the Avalanche’s young talent is blossoming into legitimate NHL stars. Here are the five...
Via Mile High Sports
21 days ago  |  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....
Via Mile High Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Avalanche Players Learning From Patrick Roy

from Scott Burnside of ESPN, “Yeah, it was different (than he’d expected),” rookie of the year Nathan MacKinnon acknowledged. “I didn’t realize how smart he’d be. I know he was passionate, very competitive, but he understands the game so well. Everything he does there’s a reason behind it,” MacKinnon told ESPN.com. “He doesn’t just bark at guys. He’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

MacKinnon needs to choose his shots better

Every season we tune in to endless streams of scouting, draft and prospect coverage and hype, gleefully anticipating the “next one”. The NHL and the surrounding media attention builds up teens into idols before they skate in an NHL game. All of this despite the fact that projecting prospect development is an amazingly challenging task. The most recent rendition of the “Next...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 18, 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.
Via Two Pad Stack
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche preview: Nathan MacKinnon

Will the young core of the Avalanche mature enough to make this team a long-term contender? See ya later, Pauly Walnuts (Paul Stastny). Au revoir, PA Parenteau. Welcome to the club, Jarome Iginla, Brad Stuart and Daniel Briere. Thanks for agreeing to stick around, Ryan O’Reilly and Tyson Barrie. Now that introductions are over, it’s time to get down to the reason all these guys...
Via isportsweb.com
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Avs players make top 50 in NHL 15

Video game releases of professional sports have almost become as anticipated as the start of the actual seasons. Each year, the amount of hype that surrounds the release of the newest installment of Madden surpasses that of the year before. With the rise of the Colorado Avalanche, hockey fans in the state now have another reason to look forward to the latest edition of EA Sports...
Via Mile High Sports
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Avs’ MacKinnon finds new home

Part of any successful young player’s transition to the NHL is having veterans around to help with the adjustment. Many of the game’s young stars have lived with older players their first few years in the league to help adjust to life off the ice. Sidney Crosby lived with Penguins legend, and part owner, Mario Lemieux for many years. In Philadelphia Sean Couturier lived with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Look out: MacKinnon described as stronger, more explosive

Unlike many other rookies, Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon seemed physically ready for the big-time in 2013-14. At minimum, he boasted top-of-the-line speed, something that Patrick Roy raved about before he played a single shift. Considering how strong a finish MacKinnon enjoyed last season, opponents probably crossed their fingers for a so-called “sophomore slump...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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