COLORADO AVALANCHE NEWS

Avalanche replace Lake Erie affiliation

The Colorado Avalanche are switching their AHL affiliate from the Lake Erie Monsters to the San Antonio Rampage, Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic announced on Friday. The Rampage and Avalanche will be paired for five years, starting next season. NEWS: The #Avs have announced a new affiliation agreement with the @sarampage. MORE: http://t.co/ZNUpCjgT7E pic.twitter.com/vHxDVHLD26...
Via Mile High Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche to use San Antonio as top AHL affiliate

  The Colorado Avalanche will use San Antonio as their top minor league team beginning next season. General manager Joe Sakic announced Friday that Colorado's American Hockey League affiliate will switch from the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland to the San Antonio Rampage. The Monsters have been Colorado's AHL partner since 2007-08. The agreement is for the next five seasons, the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche to use San Antonio as top minor league team

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche will use San Antonio as their top minor league team beginning next season. General manager Joe Sakic announced Friday that Colorado's American Hockey League affiliate will switch from the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland to the San Antonio Rampage. The Monsters have been Colorado's AHL partner since 2007-08. The agreement is for the next five seasons...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL playoffs full of collegiate hockey alums

While the Colorado Avalanche may not be present in this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, fans of hockey in Colorado will still have a rooting interest. A total of 12 players who formerly featured for Colorado schools will feature in this year’s fight for the Cup. PODCAST: Avalanche season ending podcast That list includes nine University of Denver alums and three Colorado College...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche season ending podcast

The Colorado Avalanche disappointing 2014-15 season has come to a conclusion. In this season’s final podcast, hosts JJ Jerez and Nathan Roth evaluate the Avalanche disappointing 2014-15 season. They discuss why head coach Patrick Roy’s team failed to meet expectations and fell from first to worst in the competitive Central Division. Both hosts offer their season grades for Avs’...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Iginla powers Avs to season-ending victory

The Colorado Avalanche concluded their disappointing season in exciting fashion on Saturday night. Jarome Iginla scored twice on the power play – including the game-winner with just 33 seconds left in the game – to lead the Avs to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche (39-31-12) beat three consecutive playoff teams to wrap up their season despite...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Look To Bounce Back For 2016 Season

View image | gettyimages.com It was a disappointing 2014-15 season for the Colorado Avalanche. After finishing first in the Central Division with 112 points the year before, Colorado dropped all the way to last this season. Their record, 39-31-12, was still respectable but it is far off from the 52 wins the year before. The question with this team is, was last year an aberration...
Via Beyond The Benches
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs miss playoffs for 4th time in 5 seasons

DENVER (AP) Patrick Roy's beard, spotted with copious amounts of gray, is in full playoff mode. That's unlike his team as the Colorado Avalanche missed the postseason for a fourth time in five seasons. A year ago, the Avs were the buzz of the NHL with a young, fast squad and one of the top goaltenders in the league. They tied a franchise record with 52 wins and captured the Central...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Everberg likely to miss last two games

Colorado Avalanche right-winger Dennis Everberg suffered a shoulder injury in Tuesday night’s win over the Nashville Predators. In his post-game press conference, head coach Patrick Roy indicated that the rookie will likely miss the two remaining games on the Avs’ schedule. “[Everberg] is probably finished for the season with a shoulder injury,” coach Roy said. If he is...
Via Mile High Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hishon, Avalanche tame the Predators

The Colorado Avalanche played the role of spoiler on Tuesday night in Denver. The Avs beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 despite being eliminated from the playoffs already. The Predators (47-23-10) would have taken the lead in the Central Division had they won the contest. The Avalanche (37-31-12) are just playing for pride. Forward Joey Hishon provided the heroics with the game-winning...
Via Mile High Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche keep slim playoff hopes alive with win over Ducks

  Matt Duchene scored the winning goal about halfway through the third period as the Colorado Avalanche kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Duchene pulled in the puck after Corey Perry could not control it in the Avalanche zone and rocketed down the ice. Barely a step ahead of Sami Vatanen, Duchene beat John Gibson under...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Avalanche keep playoff hopes alive with win over Ducks

Matt Duchene scored the winning goal about halfway through the third period as the Colorado Avalanche kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Duchene pulled in the puck after Corey Perry could not control it in the Avalanche zone and rocketed down the ice. Barely a step ahead of Sami Vatanen, Duchene beat John Gibson under the...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche torn apart by the Sharks

In a battle between two teams desperately battling to stay alive in the playoff race, the Colorado Avalanche fell 5-1 to the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center on Wednesday night. The Avalanche (35-29-12) have lost four of their last six games and currently sit eight points out of the second wild card position in the Western Conference with five games remaining. They still aren...
Via Mile High Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs better off missing the playoffs

In politics, the saying goes that sometimes flat-lining sends a louder message than life support. It may not be politics, but it’s almost official that the 2014-15 season has flat-lined for the Colorado Avalanche. A team that defied all odds and logic en route a division title a season ago, Colorado’s loss to Edmonton on Monday night resigned even the most devout believers in...
Via Mile High Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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
20 days 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
20 days 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
23 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
25 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames’ Offensive Depth Shines, Team Buries Colorado Avalanche 3-2

Markus Granlund #60 of the Calgary Flames skates against Tyson Barrie #4 of the Colorado Avalanche at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 23, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) The Calgary Flames took down the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 at the Scotiabank Saddledome on March 24th, giving themselves a much-needed cushion in the standings...
Via The Sports Journal
27 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
March 20, 2015  |  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
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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