Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere retires from NHL

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is calling it a career after 16 NHL seasons, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. Giguere announced Thursday he is retiring from the NHL. “On behalf of the Colorado Avalanche, I would like to congratulate Jean-Sebastien on an outstanding hockey career,” executive vice president of hockey operations Joe...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche, Ryan O’Reilly agree on two-year deal, avoid arbitration

The Colorado Avalanche and centre Ryan O’Reilly have avoided arbitration and agreed on a two-year contract that pays him $5.8 million next season and $6.2 million in 2015-16, reports TSN. The 23-year-old O’Reilly has scored 28 goals and added 36 assists in 80 games with the Avalanche in 2013-14. O’Reilly, selected by the Avalanche in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2009...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche sign Jarome Iginla to three-year deal

The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Jarome Iginla to a three-year contract worth $16 million, reports In 78 games with the Boston Bruins in 2013-2014, Iginla scored 30 goals and added 31 assists. Iginla, 36, has 560 goals and 607 assists for 1167 points in 1310 career games with the Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and Bruins. Iginla, originally selected by the...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nino Niederreiter beats Varlamov in OT, Wild advance

The Minnesota Wild erased four one-goal deficits and ultimately became the only team in the series to win one on the road, beating the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 in overtime in a spectacular Game 7 to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals. Nino Niederreiter’s bomb that blew past Avs netminder Semyon Varlamov an rattled around the […] The post Nino Niederreiter bombs goal past...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild’s Mikael Granlund scores incredible diving OT game-winner to beat Avs (video)

Despite setting a franchise playoff record with 46 shots on goal — essentially from every conceivable angle — during Game 3 of its series against the Colorado Avalanche, the Minnesota Wild could not solve Semyon Varlamov. The Avs netminder had stonewalled the hometown team all night and had the crease and net locked down like […] The post Wild’s Mikael Granlund scores incredible...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Stastny ties game, then scores in OT to lift Avs over Wild

With 3:01 remaining Patrick Roy pulled Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche tied the Minnesota Wild 4-4 with 13.4 seconds left in the third period. Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game, lifting the Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Wild in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday night. “That overtime one, all five guys end up touching...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche: Matt Duchene out roughly four weeks

The Colorado Avalanche announced Monday that forward Matt Duchene will miss roughly four weeks with a knee injury. Duchene suffered the injury on his first shift of Saturday’s 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks.  He collided with teammate Jamie McGinn in the San Jose zone and fell to the ice.  Duchene skated to the bench on his own but did not return to the game. He had...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Stastny willing to take hometown discount to stay with Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche center Paul Statsny could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 if he is not re-signed. Statsny is in the final year of his five-year, $33-million contract, and told Terry Frei of The Denver Post that he “absolutely” would be willing to grant the Avalanche a discount. “Everybody knows how the business works,” Stastny said. “You can obviously go...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Milan Hejduk announces retirement after 14 seasons with Avalanche

Milan Hejduk announced his retirement Monday after after 14 NHL seasons with the Colorado Avalanche. “I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates,” said Hejduk.  “I realized my lifelong dream of not only playing in the NHL but winning a Stanley Cup.  My family and I are proud to call Denver home and are enjoying...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche sign Semyon Varlamov to 5-year extension

The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that the team has signed goaltender Semyon Varlamov to a five-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season. The Avalanche would not disclose the money on the contract but ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reports it’s for $29.5 million, or $5.9 million per season. “Undoubtedly, Semyon has been an impact player for us this season,” said...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Avs’ Ryan O’Reilly injured while hugging teammates during celebration

Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly might miss Wednesday’s game against the Ottawa Senators because of a shoulder injury that he suffered while celebrating a goal Tuesday night. According to Adrian Dater of The Denver Post, O’Reilly jammed his shoulder when he extended his arms into the group hug. Via @HockeyWebCast [] The post Avs’ Ryan O’Reilly injured...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov has charges dropped

USATSI A Denver judge has dismissed a domestic violence case against Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov because prosecutors said they could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, reports The Denver Post. Varlamov, 25, was arrested and charged in October with misdemeanor assault after his girlfriend told police he knocked her down, stomped on her chest and dragged...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Semyon Varlamov charged with third-degree assault

USATSI Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov has been charged by the Denver District Attorney for one count of third-degree assault, reports The Denver Post. Third-degree assault is a misdemeanor.  If charged, Varlamov could face up to two years in county jail. Varlamov was arrested in October after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend at their Denver home on Oct. 28. Denver...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche look to match Senators record of 13 wins in 14 games

The Colorado Avalanche can make history tonight if they beat the Nashville Predators at Pepsi Center. A victory would give them a 13-1-0 record to match the 2007-08 Ottawa Senators as the only team in NHL history to begin the season with 13 wins in the first 14 games. Coach Patrick Roy and his players are only worried about winning the game. “We cannot control what people think...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov arrested on domestic violence charges

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov was arrested Wednesday night  on domestic violence-related charges, which included kidnapping, reports The Denver Post. Varlamov, who is 7-1 as the starting goalie this season for the Avs, turned himself in to police around 6 p.m. and is being held without bond on second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault charges, Denver...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby expects ‘intense competition’ against Nathan Mackinnon

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby isn’t surprised that Colorado Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon is being compared to him. Eight years ago, Crosby scored 10 points (two goals, eight assists) through the first eight games of his rookie season.  MacKinnon, the first pick of the 2013 NHL Draft, has scored seven points (one goal, six assists) in his first eight games with the...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy wants Colorado Avalanche to 'stay humble'

The Colorado Avalanche can tie a franchise record for consecutive wins (seven) to begin a season with a victory against the Detroit Red Wings tonight at Pepsi Center.  The Quebec Nordiques began the 1985-86 season with a 7-0-0 record. But Avalanche coach Patrick Roy doesn’t want his players to focus on any records. “I’m saying to the players every day, let’s stay humble...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Stay away from Simeon Varlamov tonight despite hot start - NHL Daily Game Picks

Busts G Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche – $21,385: I’m going against a hot goalie in Varlamov tonight even though he has a 1.00 GAA and .967 save percentage in three games this season. He is facing a high powered offense led by Alex Ovechkin and company. This will be the first time Varlamov faces his former Capitals mates since being trade and I have a feeling he gets lit...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy fined $10K by NHL: ‘I will always defend my players’

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy was fined $10,000 on Thursday by the NHL for his actions late in Wednesday’s 6-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks, reports Adrian Dater of The Denver Post. Roy got into a heated battle with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau in the final seconds of the Avs’ 
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

J.S. Giguere rips Avs, teammates say no need to apologize

Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere let out his frustration with the team following the Avs 3-1 loss Monday night to the Calgary Flames, but his coaches and teammates said Tuesday that he doesn’t need to apologize for the comments made. 
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch: Matt Duchene score just before OT clock expires

Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene shot the puck at just the right time to win the game for the Avs' 3-2 over the San Jose Sharks Sunday night. Duchene contained a deflection from teammate P.A. Parenteau's slap shot from inside the blue line and
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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Varlamov playing well, will It carry over?

One of the biggest surprises so far this season in the KHL has been the resurgence of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl after the tragic plane accident last September. A huge part of their success has been Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov.  Since signing with his former junior club on Sept. 27, he is 7-2-0, 1.94 goals against average and .942 save percentage. His best outing was a 24-save shutout...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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