COLORADO AVALANCHE NEWS

Daniel Briere is on the fence about retiring

Daniel Briere is a man without a contract. At 37, Briere is currently debating whether or not he should return and skate in 2015-16 or hang up his skates and call it a career. Briere has spent time with the Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and the Colorado Avalanche over the last three seasons and his career is now at a crossroads. After struggling with the Avalanche last...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Briere is on the fence about retiring

Daniel Briere is a man without a contract. At 37, Briere is currently debating whether or not he should return and skate in 2015-16 or hang up his skates and call it a career. Briere has spent time with the Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and the Colorado Avalanche over the last three seasons and his career is now at a crossroads. After struggling with the Avalanche last...
Via Bloguin Best
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Carl Soderberg happy to be joining Avalanche

29-year-old NHL centerman Carl Soderberg, who was acquired from the Boston Bruins on June 25 for a sixth round pick, is happy to have an opportunity to contribute in Colorado. With the Avs trading Ryan O’Reilly to the Buffalo Sabres in late June, Soderberg will be looked upon to produce similar results. Due to salary cap issues, Soderberg was one of the causalities let go by Boston...
Via Mile High Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quebec Nordiques may be returning to the NHL

The Quebec Nordiques were one of the four 1979 additions from the WHA to join the NHL. After departing for Colorado, they may be headed back to the world’s top league. Through the 1980s and early ’90s the Nordiques experienced both successful seasons that included reaching two conference finals and losing seasons that included an ugly 12-61-7 record during the1989-90 season....
Via Mile High Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche signs Joey Hishon

The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Joey Hishon to a one-year contract for the upcoming 2015-16 NHL season. The organization announced the deal with the restricted free agent today. The 23-year-old center appeared in 13 games for the Avalanche this past season, tallying two points (1 goal /1 assist). Hishon made his NHL debut on March 4, and scored his first NHL goal April...
Via Mile High Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Signs Joey Hishon

  The Colorado Avalanche announced they have signed restricted free agent Joey Hishon to a one-year contract. The 23-year old Hishon made his regular season NHL debut last year, appearing in 13 games and registering 1 goal and 1 assist in his time with the big club. As a member of the Avs’ AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, Hishon posted a very respectable 36 points (16 goals...
Via BSN Denver
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche planned to replace Ryan O’Reilly with Carl Soderberg

The Ryan O’Reilly saga appeared to be a slow unraveling situation in Colorado leading up to the forward’s trade to Buffalo, but a recent report suggests that everything went according to plan for the Avalanche. As seen over in the Denver Post, the Avalanche reportedly planned to move O’Reilly and replace him with Carl Soderberg. It was really no surprise that O’Reilly and...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche planned to replace Ryan O’Reilly with Carl Soderberg

The Ryan O’Reilly saga appeared to be a slow unraveling situation in Colorado leading up to the forward’s trade to Buffalo, but a recent report suggests that everything went according to plan for the Avalanche. As seen over in the Denver Post, the Avalanche reportedly planned to move O’Reilly and replace him with Carl Soderberg. It was really no surprise that O’Reilly and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs announce special events for 20th season

For their 20th anniversary season the Colorado Avalanche took to twitter to announce all the special events they have planed throughout the year. The special events next season: • Oct. 8: Opening Night • Oct. 24: Celebration of Hockey in Colorado • Dec. 7: 20th Anniversary Team — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 24, 2015 And more: • Jan. 8: Museum Night at Pepsi...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs renew two-year deal with Fort Wayne Komets

The Colorado Avalanche announced they have renewed their affiliation with a new two-year agreement for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons with the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL. Last year was the first time Fort Wayne played as an affiliate with the Avs. The Komets join the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL as Colorado’s affiliates. Komets and @Avalanche agree on a new 2-year affiliation...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Grigorenko excited to play for Roy

Mikhail Grigorenko, who was sent to the Colorado Avalanche along with Nikita Zadorov, J.T. Compher and the 31st pick in the 2015 NHL draft in the Buffalo Sabres' Ryan O'Reilly trade, is hoping to jump start his career after reuniting with a familiar face.Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy coached Grigorenko during their time together with the Quebec Remparts in the Quebec Major Junior...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL 30 For 30: Colorado Avalanche

Welcome to NHL 30 for 30: a series that will breakdown every NHL team this offseason. You can expect to see new posts all summer, starting from the 30th place team, and finishing with the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the offseason, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will be forced to make some tough decisions for the future. It’s going...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Signs Mikhail Grigorenko (1 year, $675k), Agozzino, Clark

  Today the Avalanche locked up recent acquisition Mikhail Grigorenko on a 1-year, $675,000 contract. The young Russian remains a restricted free agent at the end of this exceptionally cap-friendly deal. Grigorenko, who was a restricted free agent, was acquired from Buffalo on June 26 along with defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forward J.T. Compher and the 31st-overall pick at this year’s...
Via BSN Denver
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche sign Mikhail Grigorenko, two others

The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year contract Thursday with forward Mikhail Grigorenko. Grigorenko, 21, was Buffalo’s first round choice in 2012, drafted 12th overall. Last season, the young forward split time between Buffalo and their AHL affiliate, Rochester, appearing in 25 games for the Sabres and tallying 3 goals and 3 assists on the season. Image Credit: Kevin Hoffman...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Duchene rocks the stage at local music festival

Matt Duchene's Twitter bio says he is a "wannabe country singer", and Duchene recently had a chance to make that dream a reality for a day when he played with Gord Kidd and the 50/50 band at a Music in the Park night in his hometown of Haliburton, Ont. Duchene played acoustic guitar and sang at the event, and videos on Periscope from local reporter Jen Watt show Duchene performing...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New Look Avs: Depth, Strengths, and Weaknesses

  As the dust begins to settle on summer moves, a clear picture of where the Avalanche stand as a franchise is beginning to form.  Like every team, there’s still room to improve, but sweeping summer changes have finally brought a semblance of stability to an organization that’s gone quite some time without. The 2015-16 season will not only mark the 20th year in Denver, but...
Via BSN Denver
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former Av O’Reilly arrested for drunk driving

Sports Illustrated has reported that former Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly was arrested in Canada for driving while impaired with alcohol and for leaving the scene of an accident. O’Reilly was traded by the Avalanche on draft night to Buffalo after the 24-year-old Ontario native and the team could not come to terms on a long-term contract extension. O’Reilly signed a seven...
Via Mile High Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Signs Mikko Rantanen to Entry-Level Contract

  After a strong showing at prospect development camp last week, 18-year old Mikko Rantanen didn’t have to wait long to get a contract with the Colorado Avalanche. In a press release today, the team announced they have signed their 10th-overall selection to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Finnish forward previously had been playing in Finland, where he tallied 9 goals...
Via BSN Denver
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Development Camp 2015 Photo Gallery

  Mikko Rantanen Photo credit: Cheryl Bradley Nicolas Meloche Photo credit: Cheryl Bradley Alexis Pepin Photo credit: Cheryl Bradley Ben Storm Photo credit: Cheryl Bradley...
Via BSN Denver
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Development Camp Day 3 Recap

  Just as promised by Tracy Tutton in her interview yesterday, the third day of Avs prospect camp focused on stopping, starting, crossovers, and explosive first steps.  By this point, it was pretty easy to peg who was going to have a good day and who was about to be absolutely miserable before the drills even began. Without a doubt, there was a ton of growth in the players over...
Via BSN Denver
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Many positives as Avs development camp closes out

As the 2015 Avalanche development camp comes to a close a couple of prospects have stolen the show. It’s no surprise that this year’s No. 10 overall draft pick was at the top of the Grey Team, even possibly on top of all three teams. Mikko Rantanen was very impressive on day one with his staking skills. He showed very strong straightaway speed but what stood out more was his...
Via Mile High Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Development Camp Day 2 Recap

  Welcome to the Day 2 recap of prospect camp, also known as Mohawk Day! No, the prospects didn’t get fun new haircuts (unfortunately). A mohawk in hockey is a move that involves turning one’s feet so that the heels are both facing in and the toes are both facing out. When done correctly, the feet line up Mary Poppins style and the player can either glide sideways or gently...
Via BSN Denver
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Topless Landeskog working hard this summer

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog is hard at work getting prepared for the upcoming season, and he’s enjoying his time away from the ice by dressing down – way down. The 22-year-old has been spending time in Sweden with several other NHL players training with Andreas Öhgren who is a renowned personal trainer. Landeskog seems to be getting his body in shape for training...
Via Mile High Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy birthday Super Joe, how’d you like some apples?

Today is Joe Sakic’s 46th birthday and to commemorate we thought it best to relive what many Avalanche fans believe to be one of the greatest sequences in hockey history. Sure, Super Joe had many classic moments over the years, but our favorites was when he “scored a goal and then he beat up Doug Gilmour.” Gilmour first initiated the exchange by placing Sakic in a friendly...
Via Mile High Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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