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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
13 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs season preview: Part III - Defense

Key Additions: Brad Stuart, Zach Redmond Key Subtractions: Andre Benoit, Corey Sarich The defense is actually a place where I think the Avs improved over a season ago, the problem is, it's a slight improvement and not nearly enough for a team with a defense that is, legitimately, thought of as one of the weakest in the league. Let's throw some Zone Exit data out there, curtesy...
Via JibbleScribbits
September 25, 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

Avalanche vs Wild: Game 5 Recap

  After being completely dominated on the road, the Avalanche came home looking to gain the confidence they need to finish this series. Some new heroes emerged tonight, which is exactly what they needed. Cody McLeod, P.A. Parenteau, Nick Holden, and Nathan MacKinnon help the Avalanche beat the Wild tonight, 4-3 in a heart-pounding overtime […]
Via The Hockey Report
April 27, 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

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 a...
Via Little Blog of Hate
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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