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PHOTO: MacKinnons enjoy World Championships

The IIHF World Championships in Prague were a family affair for Nathan MacKinnon. Check out the picture he posted on Instagram following Team Canada’s gold medal-clinching win over Team Russia. Family and trophies are always good things. Prague is nice too, and this should help the young phenom get his mind off a disappointing season.
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Avs, team Canada earn World Championship gold

Team Canada – anchored by four members of the Colorado Avalanche – displayed their dominance over the hockey world by destroying the competition at the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in the Czech Republic. Canada put the cherry on top of a perfect tournament with a 6-1 blowout win of Russia in the gold medal game on Sunday. The World Championship...
Via Mile High Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon and the Sophomore Slump

The fabled “sophomore slump” is one of those media-driven narratives I mentioned in this post. It’s a storyline people believe instinctively, based on small sample sized anecdotal evidence. “Nathan MacKinnon regressed in his second year,” people say, “so ALL second year players probably struggle.” The reasons cited for the slump are many: increased expectations, more...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon and the Sophomore Slump

The fabled “sophomore slump” is one of those media-driven narratives I mentioned in this post. It’s a storyline people believe instinctively, based on small sample sized anecdotal evidence. “Nathan MacKinnon regressed in his second year,” people say, “so ALL second year players probably struggle.” The reasons cited for the slump are many: increased expectations, more...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Seguin, MacKinnon Score, Canada Leads 2-1

A goal in the final few seconds of the first period helped Canada take the 2-1 lead over Switzerland after a period of play. It didn’t even take a full minute for the Canadians to score the first goal of the game. After getting the puck into the Swiss zone, Jake Muzzin’s point shot made its way past Reto Berra, but not over the goal line. Fortunately for the Canadians, Tyler...
Via The Hockey House
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The biggest disappointments from the NHL 2014-15 regular season

It’s time to look back and reflect on the 2014-15 regular season. Sure, the playoffs are just heating up, but it’s important to remember some of the biggest and most disappointing story lines from the 82-game campaign. Which players and teams failed to rise to the challenge? Columbus Blue Jackets NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 06: Artem Anisimov #42 of the Columbus Blue Jackets looks...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche Look To Bounce Back For 2016 Season

View image | gettyimages.com It was a disappointing 2014-15 season for the Colorado Avalanche. After finishing first in the Central Division with 112 points the year before, Colorado dropped all the way to last this season. Their record, 39-31-12, was still respectable but it is far off from the 52 wins the year before. The question with this team is, was last year an aberration...
Via Beyond The Benches
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Overcome the Wild

It only took until the final meeting of the season, but it finally happened: the Colorado Avalanche were able to hand the Minnesota Wild a loss. After a very intense playoff series last April that went into overtime in Game Seven, the Avalanche were finally able to get over the hump of not only scoring against the Wild, but also handing them just their third regulation loss since...
Via isportsweb.com
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche dominant in Columbus

In the first game after losing Nathan MacKinnon for the season, the Colorado Avalanche throttled the Columbus Blue Jackets to the tune of 4-0. The Avalanche (29-25-11) came out of the gate scorching hot and scored three goals – two on the power play – in the first 10 minutes of the contest. The Blue Jackets (27-34-4) were never able to recover on a night in which Semyon Varlamov...
Via Mile High Sports
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche F MacKinnon out 6-to-8 weeks with broken foot

DENVER -- Nathan MacKinnon recently broke his nose and still sped back to the ice. No way to do that with a fractured foot, though. The Colorado Avalanche will be without their fast-moving forward for at least six weeks after an MRI revealed the break, coach Patrick Roy confirmed Friday. More than likely, MacKinnon's season is finished. Unless, of course, the Avalanche rally over...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

MacKinnon likely done for season with fractured foot

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon has a broken bone in his foot and will miss the next 6-8 weeks, the club announced on Friday morning. The injury effectively puts an end to a disappointing sophomore season for last year’s Calder Trophy winner – who had not previously missed a game in his NHL career. “He got a shot against Tampa and we had x-rays that were negative...
Via Mile High Sports
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche's MacKinnon out 6-to-8 weeks with broken foot

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche will be without Nathan MacKinnon for at least six weeks after the speedy forward broke his foot, the team announced Friday. The talented teenager could possibly return to the ice this season if the Avs make the playoffs. Colorado is currently outside of the Western Conference postseason picture. No further details were provided by the team. MacKinnon...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: MacKinnon’s year done

The frustrating season for the Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon has taken on one more chapter, and unfortunately it will be the final chapter for him – and quite possibly the team as well. Terry Frei of the Denver Post broke the news this morning that Nathan MacKinnon will be sidelined 6-8 weeks with a fractured foot. Avs have announced Nathan MacKinnon has broken foot...
Via isportsweb.com
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche trade forward Maxime Talbot to Bruins

DENVER (AP) Nathan MacKinnon may be looking for a couch to crash on the rest of the season after the Colorado Avalanche traded away his roommate and ride to the rink. The talented teenager has been living in the basement of forward Maxime Talbot, who was packaged with Paul Carey and sent to the Boston Bruins at the trade deadline Monday. In return, Colorado received forward Jordan...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Bergenheim breaks Nathan MacKinnon’s nose

Nathan MacKinnon’s 2014-15 is the perfect example of a sophomore slump. In his second year in the NHL, MacKinnon is poised to fall well short of matching his offensive numbers from his rookie seasons. To make matters worse, MacKinnon was on the receiving end of a brutal check from Sean Bergenheim which left MacKinnon with a broken nose. There was no penalty on the play. As you...
Via Bloguin Best
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Bergenheim breaks Nathan MacKinnon’s nose

Nathan MacKinnon’s 2014-15 is the perfect example of a sophomore slump. In his second year in the NHL, MacKinnon is poised to fall well short of matching his offensive numbers from his rookie seasons. To make matters worse, MacKinnon was on the receiving end of a brutal check from Sean Bergenheim which left MacKinnon with a broken nose. There was no penalty on the play. As you...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

MacKinnon tops Avs’ three stars of the week

With every game weighing increasingly more significant, the Colorado Avalanche managed to win three out four games – including impressive victories over the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning – in the week ending on Feb. 22. The Avs also beat the Arizona Coyotes and dropped a home game to the Los Angeles Kings. It was an important bounce back week for the Avs, who...
Via Mile High Sports
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Young stars awaken

The captain and the net-minder. Gabe Landeskog is catching fire, and Semyon Varlamov continues to be the backbone for the Colorado Avalanche. We have hit the 60-game mark in the season, and the Colorado Avalanche are finally hitting their stride. And, more importantly, it is their key young stars that are starting to play up to expectations- finally. Colorado is 4-1 in their past...
Via isportsweb.com
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hat Trick Alert! Featuring Nathan MacKinnon

Sunday night the Colorado Avalanche hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Pepsi Center. The Avs would take the 5-4 victory, but we also saw something that we’ll probably see a lot of in the future. A Nathan MacKinnon hat trick. MacKinnon tallied one goal in the first period and two more in the second period before he and the ice were showered with hats. Check out all three of the...
Via Beyond The Benches
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

What To Do With Nathan MacKinnon

In a season full of woe and dammit, Nathan MacKinnon, C (3 G, 3 SOG) decided to get his shiz together finally and put up his best game of the season posting the first hat trick of his young career in a 4-2 win last night. That’s a good sign from a guy who exploded on the scene for 24 goals and 63 points as a rookie last season and won’t come close to touching those totals...
Via Razzball Hockey
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs edge the Lightning in Denver

Led by Nathan MacKinnon’s first career hat trick, the Colorado Avalanche edged the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 in Denver on Sunday night. Colorado managed five goals on just 18 shots on net against rookie goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy. At just 19 years of age, MacKinnon became the youngest player in Avalanche history to record a hat trick. Last year’s Calder Trophy winner had not...
Via Mile High Sports
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon's hat trick lifts Avalanche over Lightning

  Nathan MacKinnon rediscovered his rookie scoring touch with one of the best games of his young career. The teenage center busted out of a slump with his first NHL hat trick, Matt Duchene also scored and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Sunday. Alex Tanguay had a goal and Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves for the Avalanche, who have won four of five. Ryan...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

MacKinnon's hat trick lifts Avs to 5-4 win over Lightning

DENVER (AP) Teenage center Nathan MacKinnon had the first hat trick of his young career, Matt Duchene also scored and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Sunday. Alex Tanguay had a goal and Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves for the Avalanche, who have won four of five. Ryan O'Reilly added two assists for Colorado MacKinnon, at 19 years and 5 months, became the...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs young core not getting it done

After a resurgent year in which the Colorado Avalanche shocked the hockey world and won the highly competitive Central Division, expectations were sky high for the club’s second season under head coach Patrick Roy. Unfortunately, after an offseason of fine tuning under the management of Avalanche legends coach Roy and Joe Sakic, the club has been wildly disappointing in the second...
Via Mile High Sports
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Gave: Proposed Red Wings-Avs alumni game rekindles memories of rivalry

For a brief, improbable moment, when budding Colorado star Nathan MacKinnon came out swinging when he didn't like the way he was checked by Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson, anyone in Hockeytown with an extended memory could smile and recall one of the most intense rivalries in Detroit's sporting history. And it just might have kicked off a tremendous marketing opportunity...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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