COLORADO AVALANCHE NEWS

Joe Sakic now has full GM title with Avalanche; Greg Sherman assistant GM

The Avs quietly changed the titles around a bit of Joe Sakic and Greg Sherman over the summer. Sakic retained his biggest title – executive vice president of hockey operations – but he now has the title of general manager with the Avs. Greg Sherman had the full title of general manager last season, which was always a bit awkward because he did not make the final call on hockey...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Avs look to build off momentum in Roy's 2nd year behind bench

  Jarome Iginla took a few wrong turns and got lost heading into the office for his first day of work. So new to town, it's understandable the Colorado Avalanche forward can't quite navigate his way to the Pepsi Center yet. His direction on the ice, though, is impeccable. That's why the Avalanche brought his leadership to Denver, hoping the 37-year-old can take them...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avs look to build off momentum in Roy's 2nd year

DENVER (AP) Jarome Iginla took a few wrong turns and got lost heading into the office for his first day of work. So new to town, it's understandable the Colorado Avalanche forward can't quite navigate his way to the Pepsi Center yet. His direction on the ice, though, is impeccable. That's why the Avalanche brought his leadership to Denver, hoping the 37-year-old can...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

More Fans Needed At Avalanche Games

from Adrian Dater of The Denver Post, Unlike recent years, the Avalanche is a "cap team" again, one with a payroll coming close to the NHL's $69 million cap ceiling for the 2014-15 season. Under the ownership of the Kroenke family, led by Stan and son Josh, the Avs' cap-averaged payroll entering Wednesday was $67,279,762 — up about $15 million from the highest...
Via Kukla's Korner
23 hours ago  |  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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

MacKinnon needs to choose his shots better

Every season we tune in to endless streams of scouting, draft and prospect coverage and hype, gleefully anticipating the “next one”. The NHL and the surrounding media attention builds up teens into idols before they skate in an NHL game. All of this despite the fact that projecting prospect development is an amazingly challenging task. The most recent rendition of the “Next...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Colorado Avalanche Preview: Nathan MacKinnon Ready To Join NHL’s Elite

The Colorado Avalanche were predicted by many to finish near the bottom of the Western Conference standings last season after ending the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign with the NHL’s second-worst record. The team stunned everyone and surged to a 52-22-8 record to win the Central Division over the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks and a No. 2 seed in the 2014 Western Conference...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avs add Brett Clark in player development role

The Colorado Avalanche continue to bring former players back into the organization in coaching and management roles. The most recent such player is former defenseman Brett Clark, who was hired in the offseason as a consultant to the player development department, as first reported by Adrian Dater of the Denver Post. In his 14 NHL seasons, Clark was always considered a hard worker...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov Wears Putin T-Shirt That Says “Crimea Is Ours”

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov always seems to find himself in the midst of controversy and this time, he posted a photo of himself wearing a Vladimir Putin shirt that says “Crimea is ours.” Not the best look, but not a total surprise seeing as he’s Russian. [@GabrielleTF] The post Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov Wears Putin T-Shirt That Says “Crimea Is Ours...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov Wears Putin T-Shirt That Says “Crimea Is Ours”

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov always seems to find himself in the midst of controversy and this time, he posted a photo of himself wearing a Vladimir Putin shirt that says “Crimea is ours.” Not the best look, but not a total surprise seeing as he’s Russian. [@GabrielleTF] The post Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov Wears Putin T-Shirt That Says “Crimea Is Ours...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What to expect of Nathan MacKinnon in year two

Nathan MacKinnon has the whole world in his hand. He had a pretty good year, one might say. He was the first pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, joining a Colorado Avalanche outfit stocked with young talent and starting over with legends Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic running the show. MacKinnon also managed to bring […] The post What to expect of Nathan MacKinnon in year two appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Need To Think Of Success In The Playoffs

from Terry Frei of the Denver Post, Here's the Avalanche's biggest problem as veterans prepare to report for physicals Thursday: It's difficult to come out and declare that you don't want to be as successful in the regular season as you were a year ago. You can't really say that to your players, to your fans, to the media, to anyone. But if an adoption...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions For The Colorado Avalanche Before Training Camp Opens

from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post, Does Jarome Iginla have much left in the tank? The numbers indisputably say yes. Iginla led a good Boston team in goals last season (30). Not since the 1999-2000 season has Iginla failed to score 30 goals in a season (excluding the NHL's 2012-13 lockout year). He scored 29 in the 1999-2000 season for the Flames. He is 37 and not...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche preview: Nathan MacKinnon

Will the young core of the Avalanche mature enough to make this team a long-term contender? See ya later, Pauly Walnuts (Paul Stastny). Au revoir, PA Parenteau. Welcome to the club, Jarome Iginla, Brad Stuart and Daniel Briere. Thanks for agreeing to stick around, Ryan O’Reilly and Tyson Barrie. Now that introductions are over, it’s time to get down to the reason all these guys...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL rule changes will affect the Avs

The NHL announced 10 rule changes that they will implement for the upcoming season on Thursday via NHL.com. Most are minor changes, but here are the new rules that will have the biggest impact on the Colorado Avalanche in the upcoming season and why. “Rule 57 – Tripping The rule relating to “Tripping” will be revised to specifically provide that a two minute minor penalty...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2PS Top 5 Prospects: Colorado Avalanche

We here at 2PS are looking at the top five prospects in each system. Then we had a thought: everyone and their mother likely has a list up on their blog, so why not do a different take on it? Instead of a straight top five, we’ll take a look at the top forward, top […] The post 2PS Top 5 Prospects: Colorado Avalanche appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs have plenty of “bubble” players

With training camp getting under way next week, here is a look at the Colorado Avalanche prospects most likely to make the team or be called up into NHL action at some point during the 2014-15 season. These players have the opportunity to force Avalanche management to make a tough decision and keep them on the opening night roster by having an extraordinary training camp and preseason...
Via Mile High Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

CHL Leading Goal Scorer Greg Mauldin Out For Rest of Group Stage

Gotteron’s best player will be out for six weeks. Greg Mauldin. © Aldo Ellena Fribourg-Gottéron star Greg Mauldin suffered a broken jaw in practice on Tuesday and will be on the sidelines for the next six weeks. Mauldin has taken the Champions Hockey League by storm this year, scoring eight goals in just four games to date. Currently sitting behind the Frölunda Gothenburg duo...
Via The Hockey House
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs face several key games in 2014-15

Colorado Avalanche hockey is just around the corner as the puck drops to start the NHL season just a month from today. With training camp getting under way next week, let’s take a look at some of the must-see games on the Avalanche schedule for the 2014-15 season. Colorado Avalanche @ Minnesota Wild on Thursday, Oct. 9th, 2014 The Avalanche’s season opener will be an opportunity...
Via Mile High Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Champion Colby Cohen Leaves Nottingham

Former Colorado Avalanche forward Colby Cohen has left the EIHL’s Nottingham Panthers after finishing a short-term contract with the club. Cohen, a second round draft pick of the Avalanche back in 2007, joined the Panthers prior to Lthe season after Cody Wild went down with an injury. A Stanley Cup champion with the Bruins, Cohen played a combined seven games between Porin Ässät...
Via The Hockey House
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Avs players make top 50 in NHL 15

Video game releases of professional sports have almost become as anticipated as the start of the actual seasons. Each year, the amount of hype that surrounds the release of the newest installment of Madden surpasses that of the year before. With the rise of the Colorado Avalanche, hockey fans in the state now have another reason to look forward to the latest edition of EA Sports...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs’ MacKinnon finds new home

Part of any successful young player’s transition to the NHL is having veterans around to help with the adjustment. Many of the game’s young stars have lived with older players their first few years in the league to help adjust to life off the ice. Sidney Crosby lived with Penguins legend, and part owner, Mario Lemieux for many years. In Philadelphia Sean Couturier lived with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs announce 2014-15 training camp schedule

The Colorado Avalanche announced their 2014 training camp schedule today. The Avalanche hold their training camp annually at Family Sports Center in Centennial, CO. Training camp rosters will be announced next week. The club will hold a three-day rookie camp from Sept. 15-17, prior to the start of training camp. Rookie camp on-ice sessions will start each day at 9:45 a.m. Following...
Via Mile High Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche News: Tyson Barrie Signs New Deal

Tyson Barrie is returning to the Colorado Avalanche.#486251203 / gettyimages.comThe Denver Post's Mike Chambers reports the team announced Barrie's new two-year, $5.2M deal on Thursday, finishing contract talks between the Avalanche and the 23-year-old defensemen. The deal's AAV hits right within Chamber's previous prediction of Barrie's contract, as he believed...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Barrie re-signs with Avalanche

The wait is finally over for Colorado Avalanche fans. Tyson Barrie, the last major remaining restricted free agent (you may remember the other being recurring free-agent and major negotiating opponent Ryan O’Reilly) left for the Avalanche to sign, has inked a brand new deal and will be in camp with the team. There was a little bit of concern in Avalanche camp after the Edmonton...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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