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Did the Avalanche make a mistake drafting Conner Bleackley?

Conner Bleackley, C 6’0, 192 pounds Drafted in the first round by the Colorado Avalanche 23rd overall in 2014. Bleackley’s WHL career so far has been respectable, but it’s nowhere near the sheer domination of some of the players that were drafted after him. Bleackley currently has 137 points in 204 games in the WHL. […] The post Did the Avalanche make a mistake drafting Conner...
Via Along the Boards
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche-Sharks Preview

At least publicly, San Jose and Colorado remain hopeful while the prospects of both reaching the postseason continue to fade. As each club looks to bounce back from a costly defeat, the Sharks try for a 13th straight regular-season home victory over the Avalanche on Wednesday night. San Jose (37-30-9) earned five points in the final three games of a 3-3-1 trip but sits 11th in the...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche shows no fire in back-breaking loss

The Colorado Avalanche made their previously lofty goal of making the playoffs nearly impossible with a 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in Denver on Monday night. It was the second time in six days that the Avalanche failed to pick up a single point against the lottery-bound Oilers. Edmonton edged Colorado 2-1 in the season series. With six games left on the schedule, the Avalanche...
Via Mile High Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 reasons the Avs have failed to live up to expectations

Expectations were soaring for the Colorado Avalanche heading into the 2014-15 season after the team won the highly competitive Central Division in their first season under the leadership of head coach Patrick Roy. Things haven’t quite worked out accordingly to plan though – coach Roy’s club currently sits eight points out of the second Wild Card spot in the Western Conference...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oilers-Avalanche Preview

Last week's loss to the lowly Edmonton Oilers was a huge blow for the Colorado Avalanche's chances of returning to the playoffs. The Avalanche have responded with consecutive wins, but cannot afford to let another two points slip away in Monday night's rematch with the visiting Oilers. Colorado (35-28-12) had a three-game win streak in the series snapped with Wednesday's 4-3 loss...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs hold off third period rally, beat the Sabres

The Colorado Avalanche came out flying and established a big lead before staving off a late rally and defeating the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday night in Denver. The Avalanche (35-28-12) led 4-0 after two periods before Buffalo’s upturn. “First of all, I like the buzz in the building,” Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy said. “That was fun, the fans were there and they were...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duchene, Iginla record 3 points apiece as Avalanche hold off Sabres

  Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists, Jarome Iginla had three assists and the Colorado Avalanche kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. John Mitchell scored for the second straight game, and Marc-Andre Cliche, Tyson Barrie and Brad Stuart also had goals as the Avalanche won their second in a row. Colorado has gone 12-6...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duchene, Iginla have 3 points each as Avs beat Sabres 5-3

DENVER (AP) Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists, Jarome Iginla had three assists and the Colorado Avalanche kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. John Mitchell scored for the second straight game, and Marc-Andre Cliche, Tyson Barrie and Brad Stuart also had goals as the Avalanche won their second in a row. Colorado has...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres-Avalanche Preview

It's not looking good for the Colorado Avalanche, but they haven't given up hope just yet. The Avalanche continue their desperate playoff push Saturday night as they go for a ninth consecutive win over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres, who could be looking forward to hitting the road following a controversial reaction from their fans. Colorado (34-28-12) is tied with San Jose for 11th...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche end 3-game skid, top Canucks 4-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Tanguay each had a goal and an assist, and Reto Berra made 33 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche past the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night. Jarome Iginla also scored and Ryan O'Reilly added two assists as Colorado snapped a three-game losing streak. John Mitchell added a late empty-net goal. Yannick Weber scored...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche-Oilers Preview

A longshot to move into playoff position, the Colorado Avalanche are doing their best to remain hopeful. Looking to avoid a third straight defeat, the visiting Avalanche try to get back on track Wednesday night against the lowly Edmonton Oilers. Colorado (33-27-12) won six of seven after opening a five-game trip with Thursday's 5-2 victory at Arizona, then suffered consecutive 3...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs drop pivotal matchup with the Flames

The Colorado Avalanche dropped a pivotal matchup with the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday. Former Avalanche forward David Jones led the way for the Flames with one goal and one assist. The Avalanche were unable to convert on three power play opportunities while outshooting the Flames 27-26. “They deserve credit for the thing they’ve done,” Avalanche head...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons the Avalanche will make the playoffs

The Colorado Avalanche currently sit seven points out of the final playoff position in the Western Conference with 12 games remaining on their schedule and a game in hand on all of the other teams jockeying for the final playoff spots. The club was written off by many in February, but has surged back into the playoff race by winning 11 of their last 15 outings. The Avs still have...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs stay hot with win in the desert

Gabriel Landeskog and Ryan O’Reilly led the way with two points apiece as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 and collected two vital points in the standings on Thursday night in Glendale, Ariz. The Avalanche (33-26-11) have now won four straight games on the road and six of their last seven overall. Freddie Hamilton – who the Avs acquired at the trade deadline...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes fall to Avalanche in Domingue's third start

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla scored 29 seconds apart in the first period, Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Thursday night for their third straight win. Freddi Hamilton added his first NHL goal, and Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for the Avalanche, who won for the 11th time in 15 games to...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Iginla's 23rd goal helps Avalanche top Coyotes 5-2

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla scored 29 seconds apart in the first period, Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Thursday night for their third straight win. Freddi Hamilton added his first NHL goal, and Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for the Avalanche, who won for the 11th time in 15 games...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche-Coyotes Preview

If the Colorado Avalanche are to remain a serious playoff contender they must continue their recent success away from home. Looking for a season-high fourth straight road victory, the surging Avalanche open a five-game trip Thursday night against an Arizona Coyotes team that has the fewest home wins in the league. With eight of its final 13 games on the road, Colorado (32-26-11)...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanguay takes Avs’ top star of the week

Thanks to another resurgent week, the Colorado Avalanche sit just five points out of the final playoff position in the Western Conference with 13 games left on their schedule. The Avs earned four out of the six available points while playing all three games in the friendly confines of the Pepsi Center in the second week of March. After starting with a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles...
Via Mile High Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs hold off the Flames for big win

Alex Tanguay and Tyson Barrie each provided two-point efforts and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 in a tight matchup between teams battling for position in the Western Conference playoff race. Semyon Varlamov stayed scorching hot by stopping 29 shots in his fifth consecutive victory. The 26-year-old netminder has a 1.00 goals-against average with a .968 save percentage...
Via Mile High Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Varlamov helps Avalanche beat Flames 3-2

DENVER (AP) Alex Tanguay and Ryan O'Reilly scored 1:47 apart in the second period, Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Saturday night. John Mitchell added another goal for the Avalanche, who went 2-1 on a three-game homestand to remain in the playoff chase. They have a few days off before embarking on a five-game trip. Varlamov...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs edge the Devils in Varly’s return

In a contest between two teams fighting to stay in their respective playoff races, the Colorado Avalanche edged the New Jersey Devils 2-1 in a shootout on Thursday night in Denver. The Avs now sit just six points out of the final playoff position in the Western Conference after winning nine of their last 13 outings. Semyon Varlamov returned to the net for the Avalanche (31-26-11...
Via Mile High Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Iginla leads way as Avalanche grab shootout victory over Devils

  Jarome Iginla scored in the second period and got the decisive goal in the shootout, Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night. The Avs are now 1-1 on a pivotal three-game homestand as they try to remain in the playoff picture. Andy Greene scored the lone goal in regulation for the Devils and Cory Schneider made...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Iginla leads Avalanche to 2-1 shootout win over Devils

DENVER (AP) Jarome Iginla scored in the second period and got the decisive goal in the shootout, Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night. The Avs are now 1-1 on a pivotal three-game homestand as they try to remain in the playoff picture. Andy Greene scored the lone goal in regulation for the Devils and Cory Schneider...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pickard chased early in Avs’ loss to L.A.

The Los Angeles Kings jumped on the Colorado Avalanche early and never took their foot off the gas in a 5-2 win on Tuesday night in Denver. The Avalanche (30-26-11) were without regular starter Semyon Varlamov, who aggravated his groin while making his 22nd consecutive start on Sunday in Minnesota. Calvin Pickard – who was called up from the Lake Erie Monsters for the fifth time...
Via Mile High Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Overcome the Wild

It only took until the final meeting of the season, but it finally happened: the Colorado Avalanche were able to hand the Minnesota Wild a loss. After a very intense playoff series last April that went into overtime in Game Seven, the Avalanche were finally able to get over the hump of not only scoring against the Wild, but also handing them just their third regulation loss since...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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