Colorado Avalanche: Tough Decisions Looming For Patrick Roy if He Wants His Avs to Play Fast

  During his first two seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, Patrick Roy has grown fond of several hard-nosed hockey players who have utilized workmanlike hockey to earn NHL roster spots. They are the type of guys that were the backbone of the NHL in years past. Players with grit. Players who pay the price. Players who lack the high end skill to get the job done with dazzling stick...
Via BSN Denver
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche training camp start marked by return of injured players

Patrick Roy himself has acknowledged the injury disaster of last year that contributed to a disappointing season. But a new season means new prospects, and the start of Avalanche training camp today meant the return of a couple key components. Patrick Bordeleau missed all but one game last year before needing surgeries for his back and knee. Phenom forward Nathan MacKinnon, who...
Via Mile High Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

PTOs for Andrej Meszaros and Jack Skille add New Wrinkle for Avs’ Hopefuls

  After the Avalanche front office finished with free agency on July 1st, it looked like the biggest obstacle for young Avalanche hopefuls was the return of injured players to the roster.  The return of Patrick Bordeleau and Jesse Winchester from season-long injuries gave the Avalanche 12 waiver eligible forwards on NHL contracts (not including roster lock Nathan MacKinnon).  Meanwhile...
Via BSN Denver
26 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Rampage Season Preview: On the Cusp

  The San Antonio Rampage opening night roster is starting to take shape as depth signings continue to trickle in. While some players are fully expected to start the season in Texas, there are more than a few who will be battling for a spot with the Avalanche on opening night. This week begins a series of articles looking at the Rampage roster and what we should expect for the start...
Via BSN Denver
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Alexander Dergachyov

  Get to Know Alexander Dergachyov Date of Birth: 9-27-96 Place of Birth: Langepas, RUS Ht: 6’4” Wt: 201 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Center Team: SKA-1946 St. Petersburg (MHL) Statistics What Scouts See Elite Prospects: A huge unit at around six-foot-four and two hundred pounds, Dergachyov brings a high level of skill and intelligence to the table. Plays with a lot of grittiness...
Via BSN Denver
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Stuart and Bordeleau activated from the IR

Reinforcements are on the way for the Colorado Avalanche, as the club activated defenseman Brad Stuart and enforcer Patrick Bordeleau from the inured reserve on Tuesday. Stuart, who missed the last 16 games with a hamstring injury, is expected to play in the Avs’ next game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. The game will be the 1000th of Stuart’s 15-year career. “He...
Via Mile High Sports
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes quarter-pole examination: what's working, what's not

Avalanche (7-9-5) at Coyotes (9-11-2) When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale TV: FOX Sports Arizona Injuries: Arizona C Martin Hanzal (lower body) is day-to-day but three is a good chance he will play. RW David Moss (upper body) and D Brandon Gormley (lower body) are week to week. Colorado D Ryan Wilson (shoulder surgery) is out for the season. F Patrick Bordeleau...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Avs Patrick Bordeleau is out for three months

Along with the excitement for the upcoming NHL season at Colorado Avalanche media day, head coach Patrick Roy had some unfortunate injury news to report. #Avalanche pre-camp injuries: Bordeleau, McGinn, Mitchell, Talbot, Hejda, O’Reilly, Landeskog. — Mike Chambers (@MikeChambers) September 18, 2014   Forward Patrick Bordeleau underwent offseason back surgery and will be out...
Via Mile High Sports
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild say 'not tonight' in Game 6 win, head to decisive Game 7

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild players slowly made their way to center ice after officials escorted Colorado Avalanche forward Patrick Bordeleau to the bench following a post-game skirmish. With sticks held high, the Wild saluted the home crowd, who did the same to the players, both parties in appreciation of the other. Both sides fulfilled their duties in Game 6 of the first...
Via Fox Sports North
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

(Video) Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche end of game scrum

Feisty end to a very good game between the Wild and Avalanche. 20:00 MIN Clayton Stoner Misconduct (10 min) - 10 min against Patrick Bordeleau20:00 COL Patrick Bordeleau Misconduct (10 min) - 10 min against Clayton Stoner20:00 COL Cody McLeod Misconduct (10 min) - 10 min against Nate Prosser20:00 MIN Nate Prosser Misconduct (10 min) - 10 min against Cody McLeodWild score...
Via Goon's World
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

(Video) Patrick Bordeleau takes a run at Jared Spurgeon

Funny, I didn't see any mention of this in the Denver Post this morning when I was reading their objective coverage of the series between the Av's and the Wild. I wonder if Adrian Dater or Mark Kizsla will cover this in their articles? Don't count on it. It would screw up their story line.This is a blatant attempt at a leg check and could be worthy of a look from the NHL's Department...
Via Goon's World
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

Some weeks we feature close, tightly-contested fights where it’s difficult to pick a winner. This is not one of those weeks. This week you’ll see five lopsided battles where you almost feel sorry for the loser – almost. 5. Jarome Iginla (BOS) vs Zac Rinaldo (PHI) – March 30 The best part of this fight might be the hit which started it all. Rinaldo’s check wiped out two...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Nolan goes for huge hit, whiffs and injures himself

Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan went for a huge hit on Colorado Avalanche forward Patrick Bordeleau when Bordeleau moved and they clicked skates. This sent Nolan hurtling towards the boards and he injured himself, slamming his shoulder into the boards. It definitely looked horrible but Nolan was able to get up and get off under his own power. [@PeteBlackburn] The post Jordan...
Via Diehardsport
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

Welcome to this year's 10th edition of Hockey Fights of the Week. This installment is a bit marred by the renewed debate over fighting after the Thornton-Orpik debacle. While that incident was horrible, it's important to remember that it wasn't a fight and it doesn't really belong in the same conversation as the scraps below.  With that, enjoy some outstanding fights! 5. Anthony...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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