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Avalanche Lines: 2015 Outlook

With the loss of Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn the Avalanche need to start thinking about restructuring some of their lines. Obviously, some of the lines won’t need changing but others need some serious restructuring. The Avalanche haven’t probably looked into this issue yet, but I have a few ideas for what each line should look like and what will come off productively from...
Via TopSportsReport
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Could an O'Reilly trade land the Avalanche a left-handed defenseman?

Brad Stuart, Jan Hejda, Nick Holden.Those were the only three left-handed Colorado Avalanche defensemen this year who played more than 10 games in the regular season.Does any of them scream top-pairing defenseman?Probably not.That's the hole the Avalanche are looking to fill this year, a top of the line, left-handed defenseman that can play alongside either Tyson Barrie or Erik Johnson...
Via Fox Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers-Avalanche Preview

Last week's loss to the lowly Edmonton Oilers was a huge blow for the Colorado Avalanche's chances of returning to the playoffs. The Avalanche have responded with consecutive wins, but cannot afford to let another two points slip away in Monday night's rematch with the visiting Oilers. Colorado (35-28-12) had a three-game win streak in the series snapped with Wednesday's 4-3 loss...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche stay alive with second straight win

The Colorado Avalanche won their second straight game in convincing fashion with a 5-2 thumping of the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night in Denver. Colorado improved to 2-0-0 against Arizona on the season. In a very rare event, the Avalanche (24-22-11) held the Coyotes (20-30-7) without a shot on goal for the entire second period. It was the first time in Avalanche history that the...
Via Mile High Sports
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators-Avalanche Preview

Dominance at home is a big reason why the Nashville Predators are atop the Central Division, but they would like to be much more consistent on the road. Another meeting with the Colorado Avalanche could be a way to start. The Predators attempt to snap a season-high three-game road losing streak Friday night with a second victory over the Avalanche this week. Nashville (31-10-6) owns...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Holden’s game-winner lifts the Avs over Panthers

Nick Holden provided the game-winning goal in the third period as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Friday night in Sunrise, FL. The Panthers (20-13-9) registered a 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche (19-17-9) in the only other meeting between the two clubs this season on Oct. 21 in Denver. The Avalanche improved to 1-1-1 on their current five-game road trip...
Via Mile High Sports
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers allow two third-period goals in loss to Avalanche

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Nick Holden scored the go-ahead goal in the third period to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Thursday night. Tyson Barrie had a goal and an assist, and Gabriel Landeskog and Jarome Iginla also scored for Colorado. Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves for the Avalanche, who won for the first time in three games. Aaron Ekblad and Aleksander...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers allow two third-period goals in loss to Avalanche

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Nick Holden scored the go-ahead goal in the third period to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Thursday night. Tyson Barrie had a goal and an assist, and Gabriel Landeskog and Jarome Iginla also scored for Colorado. Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves for the Avalanche, who won for the first time in three games. Aaron Ekblad and Aleksander...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Holden's goal in 3rd period gives Avs lead over Panthers for good

  Nick Holden scored the go-ahead goal in the third period to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Thursday night. Tyson Barrie had a goal and an assist, and Gabriel Landeskog and Jarome Iginla also scored for Colorado. Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves for the Avalanche, who won for the first time in three games. Aaron Ekblad and Aleksander Barkov scored for...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Holden's goal in 3rd period leads Avs past Panthers 4-2

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Nick Holden scored the go-ahead goal in the third period to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Thursday night. Tyson Barrie had a goal and an assist, and Gabriel Landeskog and Jarome Iginla also scored for Colorado. Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves for the Avalanche, who won for the first time in three games. Aaron Ekblad and Aleksander...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Avs blow third period lead vs Calgary

In the first of three meetings this season, the Calgary Flames came from behind in the third period to defeat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in overtime. The Flames (17-8-2) seem to have caught a hold of the magic the Avalanche (9-11-6) had last season. Former Avalanche coach Bob Hartley picked up his 400th career regular-season win in the contest. “I’m happy for him, but I wish...
Via Mile High Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Holden moving to offense due to poor play and injuries

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy announced on Wednesday that he will be moving Nick Holden up from defense to forward. The Avs still have nine players sidelined with injuries, forcing coach Roy to get creative with his lineup. “It’s not an easy stretch for him right now,” coach Roy said. “He did not have the start we were expecting and with the situation with our forwards...
Via Mile High Sports
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado signs veteran Iginla, extends Holden

With two-way center Paul Stastny leaving town at the scent of more money in his former hometown of St. Louis, the Colorado Avalanche seemed to have lost some key offensive output and veteran presence on the top-six. That vacancy was quickly filled however as the Avalanche have signed former Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla to a three-year deal, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN...
Via Mile High Sports
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Extends Holden by   Colin Fitts

Defenseman Nick Holden has re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche through 2017-18. His contract breakdown is $1.5 million the 1st year; $1.65 million the 2nd; and $1.8 million the 3rd. The undrafted 6’4″, 207lbs defender was signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2008 and played the majority of his career in the AHL. It was not until Colorado signed Holden [...]
Via The Hockey House
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy’s defensive strategy helped Avalanche succeed

The entire premise of the game of hockey is to score more goals than the other team. That’s the point and any further analysis only serves to muddy the simplicity of the game. There’s no other way to win. Sure, things like stats—fancy or otherwise—can be useful in painting a picture, but it all ties back to the original objective (winning), which is directly related to who...
Via Mile High Sports
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

A Challenge to the NHL; Officiating Must Change by @ChicksDigHockey

The 2014 NHL playoffs have been a tangle of excitement and frustration. A two goal lead has been tenuous, stars have failed to shine and officiating has been too much of a factor.  On the one hand, it’s incredibly difficult to be skating on the ice, moving amongst the action and still see everything you need to. On the other hand, obviously blown calls have been impactful in a...
Via PensInitiative
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

(Video) Nick Holden's controversial goal - Game 7 Wild vs. AV's

This goal by the Colorado Avalanche's Nick Holden shouldn't have counted. Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper is clearly interfered with. Again, incidental contact (inhibiting a goalie from making a save) is not reviewable. It's a ref's judgment— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) May 1, 2014Hey it's only the season on the line. No reason at all to have video review on an interference...
Via Goon's World
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson stones 31 to shut out Avs, Bruins run winning streak to 11

Boston Bruins' centerman Patrice Bergeron beats Colorado defenseman Nick Holden to start Boston's scoringIt seems that the recipe for beating the Boston Bruins is to skate fast, beat them to the pucks on the boards and to goad them into stupid penalties that cause them to be short-handed.But for it to work, especially during their machine-like ten game winning streak, it takes...
Via BruinsLife
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/3/14

Ever since Goon was snubbed, I've been unable to watch the Oscars The Top Line They really tried to play outside in Vancouver yesterday, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, CBC, NHL.Com, The Local Take #1, The Local Take #2   Scoreboard Philadelphia 5, Washington 4 (OT) - Claude Giroux scored twice and Alexander Ovechkin scired 0. And there you go. San Jose 4,...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning falter in third period in loss to Avalanche

DENVER (AP) -- Nick Holden scored two goals, Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Sunday night. Semyon Varlamov stopped 31 shots and Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie also scored for the Avalanche, who have won two straight. Johnson scored the go-ahead goal at 16:05 of the third when he pinched in to steal the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Holden scores twice to lift Avalanche over Predators

The Colorado Avalanche and goalie Semyon Varlamov are playing so well this season that they're even winning in Music City. Nick Holden scored two goals and had an assist and the Avalanche held off the Nashville Predators 5-4 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Jan Hejda, Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene each scored a goal for Colorado, which is 8-1-1 over its past...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds show character, almost climb out of four-goal hole

When the puck dropped at 7:07pm Central, Devan Dubnyk became the fifth goalie to play for the Nashville Predators this season. Unfortunately, he didn’t fare much better than the others. “He’s been in the league a long time and I’ve seen a lot better games from him,” Head Coach Barry Trotz said. “He’ll get better. It was his first game. Plus, we gave him very little...
Via Section 303
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Holden scores twice, Avalanche beat Predators 5-4

Nick Holden scored two goals and had an assist and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Nashville Predators 5-4 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Jan Hejda, Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene each scored a goal for Colorado, which is 8-1-1 over its past 10 games. The Avalanche earned their first win in Nashville since Jan. 6, 2009, ending a 0-6-1 skid. Goalie Semyon...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cousin of Avalanche’s Nick Holden holds up sign about how the two use to bathe together (pic)

Awk—–ward. That’s about the only word that can be used to explain the above sign that Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden was greeted with as his team faced the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night at Rexall Place. Holden has only had a few short stints on NHL rosters during his young career (five games in […]The post Cousin of Avalanche’s Nick Holden holds up sign about...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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