COLORADO AVALANCHE NEWS

Sakic on RFA Barrie: ‘I’m confident he’ll be here’

The Colorado Avalanche are so close to having all their business wrapped up for the summer. The team has one restricted free agent left to re-sign in defenseman Tyson Barrie. At 23 years old, he’s got a bright future ahead of him and showed the Avs how vital he can be last season. According to Colorado’s president of hockey operations Joe Sakic, they’ll have Barrie back in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere Retires After 16 NHL Seasons

Jean-Sebastien Giguere officially retired on Thursday after a 16-year NHL career. The veteran goaltender was the last active player to be drafted by the Hartford Whalers. In addition to the Whalers, he played for the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche. Giguere is best known for his time with the Ducks, with whom he played for from 2000-01 until...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giguere hanging up goalie pads after 16 seasons in NHL

  Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is retiring after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made the announcement in Quebec on Thursday while with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team. He's part owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League squad. Avs executive Joe Sakic calls...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Goalie Giguere retires after 16 seasons in NHL

DENVER (AP) Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is retiring after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made the announcement in Quebec on Thursday while with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team. He's part owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League squad. Avs executive Joe...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giguere hanging up goalie pads after 16 seasons in NHL

  Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is retiring after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made the announcement in Quebec on Thursday while with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team. He's part owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League squad. Avs executive Joe Sakic calls...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla "thrilled" on idea to play with Avs Landeskog, MacKinnon

In his first public comments since moving to Colorado following his July 1 free-agent signing with the Avalanche, Jarome Iginla's eyes brightened Thursday when asked about playing right wing on a line with two of the last three Calder Trophy winners. Left wing Gabriel Landeskog was named the NHL's rookie of the year in 2012 and center Nathan MacKinnon won the award in June...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Sakic On The Retirement Of Jean-Sebastien Giguere

DENVER – Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic issued the following statement today regarding the retirement of goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere. "On behalf of the Colorado Avalanche, I would like to congratulate Jean-Sebastien on an outstanding hockey career.  His achievements speak for themselves, from winning the Stanley Cup to winning...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jean-Sebastien Giguere Announces Retirement

After 16 NHL seasons, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship, former Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is calling it a career. Giguere announced Thursday he is retiring from the NHL, ending a career that saw him win 262 games in 597 regular-season contests. He made the announcement in Quebec with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team, where...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Peter Forsberg Hat-Trick vs Florida Panthers (1999)

Watch how dominant Peter Forsberg used to be from this game between the Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers. Hooked, slashed, checked: nothing would stop him.
Via Talk Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giguere’s retirement is the official end of the Hartford Whalers

It’s the end of an era. Jean-Sebastien Giguere’s retirement officially closes the book on the Hartford Whalers. When J.S. Giguere retires next week, it will be the official end of the Whalers. He is the last former Hartford player in the NHL. — Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) August 15, 2014 Surely this means it’s time to resurrect the Whalers, right?
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giguere’s retirement is the official end of the Hartford Whalers

It’s the end of an era. Jean-Sebastien Giguere’s retirement officially closes the book on the Hartford Whalers. When J.S. Giguere retires next week, it will be the official end of the Whalers. He is the last former Hartford player in the NHL. — Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) August 15, 2014 Surely this means it’s time to resurrect the Whalers, right?
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giguere to announce retirement next week

According to RDS, former Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere will officially announce his retirement from the NHL next Thursday. The 37-year-old will remain in hockey with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada organization of the QMJHL. Giguere spent his last three seasons with the Avalanche mostly in a backup role and became an unrestricted free agent this summer....
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions Facing The Colorado Avalanche

from Rick Sadowski at NHL.com, Did the Avalanche do enough to improve their weakest link? -- Colorado's defense allowed 40-plus shots on goal in 10 games and between 35 and 39 shots in 18 others. The Avalanche added a much-needed physical presence in Brad Stuart, who was acquired from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and a sixth...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche finished 2013-14 with plenty to be happy about

Colorado’s playoff run was short-lived thanks to the Minnesota Wild, but it’s hard to look at the Avalanche’s 2013-14 campaign as anything but a success. In the lockout shortened season, the Avalanche finished with their worst record from a points percentage perspective since they moved to Colorado and they followed it up with the second best regular season in their franchise’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Duchene’s Wow Moment In The NHL

Being a young kid coming into the National Hockey League there are multiple chances to look around and see some of the same players that you looked up to, skating right beside you. Check out who Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene faced in one of his first games that made him say ‘wow’. The post Matt Duchene’s Wow Moment In The NHL appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Sarich doesn't expect surgery, is up and moving

According to James O'Brien of NBC Sports, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cory Sarich, who had been in a cycling accident last week, looks to be in better shape than he had expected. Sarich had sustained five broken vertebrae, after being struck by a vehicle while on his bicycle, as well as a severe case of road rash. However, he has confirmed that he will not be needing surgery...
Via Sports Injury Alert
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla Key Addition For Avalanche

#489209473 / gettyimages.com On Jarome Iginla’s 37th birthday, the forward embarked on his 20th NHL season by signing a three-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. His contract with the team is worth $16 million dollars. Despite Iginla’s older age, he was a top choice in this year’s free agency. Last season with the Boston Bruins, Iginla scored 30 goals and 61 points...
Via Beyond The Benches
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Former BU Goalie Kieran Millan Retires From Professional Hockey

Two years after completing an illustrious career at Boston University, goaltender Kieran Millan is hanging up his skates for good. The 24-year-old netminder, who joined the Colorado Avalanche organization after graduating from BU, announced his retirement Friday via Twitter. Moving from Hockey to the business world starts with.. more hockey! Help support Hockey Helps the Homeless...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

On Iginla and HHOF

It’s a Friday in July and there’s barley anything to discuss in the hockey world. But wait. According to Joe Haggerty, Jarome Iginla is borderline Hall of Fame worthy because he has not won a Stanley Cup yet. @DaveLozo @mc79hockey I think Iginla is borderline HOF w/out a Cup. Great stats player on largely garbage […]
Via The Hockey Report
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche & O’Reilly Agree On Two-Year Deal

  The Colorado Avalanche made, maybe, their biggest move of the off-season a few days ago when they resigned Ryan O’Reilly to a two year contract worth 12 million dollars. O’Reilly is coming off his best season as a pro scoring 28 goals and 64 points. He also took home the Lady Byng Trophy a few weeks ago at the NHL Awards ceremony after only registering two penalty minutes...
Via Beyond The Benches
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche finally sign Ryan O’Reilly

The Colorado Avalanche were finally able to lock up their man, and not a moment too soon. Colorado Avalanche front office personnel Joe Sakic, Greg Sherman and Patrick Roy were ready to head into arbitration with their forward, Ryan O’Reilly, where the next contract for him would be decided. It was then that the two sides finally decided that they could come to an agreement without...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs ‘confident’ they’ll reach deal with Barrie, says Sakic

With the Ryan O’Reilly contract saga over, Colorado will now turn its attention to another key unsigned RFA — Tyson Barrie. Though to hear executive VP of hockey ops Joe Sakic explain it, Barrie’s negotiations should be smoother than O’Reilly’s. “I’m very confident we’ll get something done with Tyson,” Sakic said on Wednesday, per the Denver Post. Barrie, who...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Cory Sarich has cycling accident, will need full recovery

According to James O'Brien of NBC Sports, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cory Sarich will remain hospitalized following several injuries sustained an accident on Monday. Sarich was involved in a cycling accident, in which he was stuck by a vehicle. It appears as though he has not suffered from any injuries which could be life-threatening. #479986371 / gettyimages.comSarich, 35...
Via Sports Injury Alert
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche News: O'Reilly's back, baby

In a rather shocking turn of events, Ryan O'Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche avoided salary arbitration.#451180998 / gettyimages.comPer TSN's Darren Dreger,Ryan O'Rielly agrees to 2 yr deal. $ 5.8 and $6.2.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 23, 2014Considering that Ryan O'Reilly just came off of a two year $10M deal, the fact that O'Reilly settled for two...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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