COLORADO AVALANCHE NEWS

Schultz deal might complicate Avs’ talks with RFA Barrie

Defenseman Tyson Barrie might have been very happy when the news broke that Justin Schultz had agreed to a one-year, $3.657 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Barrie, who remains a restricted free agent, is in a similar position with the Colorado Avalanche in the sense that he’s an offensive defenseman who is coming off of his entry-level deal and is likely to end up with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vincour to return to Avs organization

After spending a season with the KHL’s AK Bars Kazan, forward Tomas Vincour has decided to return to the Colorado Avalanche’s organization, according to the Czech league’s HC Kometa Brno’s official website. Vincour, who is a native of the Czech city Brno, was taken in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars and went on to play in 86 games with the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Avs defenseman Cory Sarich details horrific bike accident

Hockey-tough Cory Sarich is living proof that you can get run over by the wheel of a three-quarter ton truck and walk away. But the former Avalanche defenseman, will never bike again. He has kept his splintered cycling helmet for teaching purposes, but ordered officials to get rid of the the rest of his biking gear that was shredded like his skin. Sarich, 36, is lucky to be alive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Colorado Avalanche C 1. Matt Duchene  2. Nathan MacKinnon  3. John Mitchell  4. Daniel Briere 5. Marc-Andre Cliche  6. Joey Hishon  L 1. Ryan O'Reilly  2. Gabriel Landeskog  3. Jamie McGinn  4. Cody McLeod  R 1. Jarome Iginla...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Avs defensemen Cory Sarich recovering well

Former Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cory Sarich is progressing well in his recovery from a cycling accident that occurred June 22nd in Windermere, British Columbia. Sarich was biking downhill when a Ford F-350 truck driven by an 85-year-old man turned in front of him without signaling. He tried to brake but ended up sliding underneath the massive truck on his stomach with the right...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cory Sarich Slowly Recovering From Bike Accident

from Kristen Odland of Canada.com, Sarich had gone out for a morning ride on July 21, taking his hybrid bike along Windermere Loop Road — a challenging, 40-minute training session on a quiet road. He approached a descent and spotted an oncoming grey Ford F-350 Ford truck. The driver made a left-hand turn in front of him without signalling. Sarich used his brakes and tried...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is a regression imminent for Avs’ Semyon Varlamov?

Heading into the new season, one of the hot topics of discussion is the impending regression of the Colorado Avalanche. A team that certainly overachieved last year in taking the Central Division title over the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, the Avs were bounced from the playoffs in the first round by the Minnesota Wild. Nonetheless, they’re setting their sights on...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How About A Steve Moore Night In Denver?

from Terry Frei of the Denver Post, Once a settlement is 100 percent confirmed, the Avalanche, which periodically honors its alumni, should schedule a Steve Moore Night during the 2014-15 season. Since Patrick Roy was hired as coach, he often has spoken of partnerships, including between the team and its fans. Moore played 12 games with the Avalanche in the final two seasons...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 days 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
11 days 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
11 days 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
11 days 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
11 days 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
11 days 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
11 days 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 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. The...
Via Hockey Fan Land
17 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
17 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
17 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
17 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
17 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
24 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
29 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
August 02, 2014  |  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
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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