COLORADO AVALANCHE NEWS

Iginla scores first 2 goals of season to lead Avalanche past Canucks

  Jarome Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-3 on Friday night. Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists and Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which broke out of an offensive slump to earn its first home win of the season. It was also the first win for goalie Semyon Varlamov, who...
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Iginla leads Avalanche past Canucks 7-3

DENVER (AP) Jarome Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-3 on Friday night. Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists and Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which broke out of an offensive slump to earn its first home win of the season. It was also the first win for goalie Semyon Varlamov...
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Roy ‘not nervous about Xs and Os,’ says slumping Avs need to be better individually

At 1-4-2 and still without a win at home, the Colorado Avalanche have a lot riding on tonight’s game against Vancouver at the Pepsi Center. At least that’s the impression Patrick Roy is giving, anyway. From the Denver Post: Patrick Roy really wants this game tonight, and he really wants his players to want it even more. He talked about, essentially, players’ need to look...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Fantasy Hockey: Buy Low Candidates

Nathan MacKinnonSource: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America Sometimes in fantasy hockey, one man’s junk, is another man’s treasure. Disappointment early on in a season can cause fantasy owners to trade away players who are off to a terrible start.  Some players will have a disappointing year, while others will turn it around and help fantasy owners win a championship....
Via The Fantasy Fix
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canucks-Avalanche Preview

Semyon Varlamov's solid start to the 2013-14 season led to his nomination as a Vezina Trophy finalist as he helped guide the Colorado Avalanche to their first division title in 11 years. But even when he's been in goal this season, the Avalanche haven't been nearly as good as they were during their first campaign under coach Patrick Roy. Varlamov returns from a three...
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Avs' Varlamov says groin healed, will start in net Friday vs. Canucks

  Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he's healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team's website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. The Russian goaltender went on injured reserve after tweaking his groin in a pregame skate last Thursday at Ottawa. Reto Berra started against...
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Varlamov says groin healed, will start vs. Canucks

DENVER (AP) Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he's healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team's website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. The Russian goaltender went on injured reserve after tweaking his groin in a pregame skate last Thursday at Ottawa. Reto Berra started...
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Avs’ turnaround will be predicated on physicality

To say that the Colorado Avalanche are off to a slow start would be to state a capital-T Truth. To say that the team is already buried while in front of notoriously fiery head coach Patrick Roy would be an exercise in folly. Speaking after practice at Family Sports in centennial on Tuesday, Patrick Roy told Nick Groke of the Denver Post his plan. “The way we practiced today, this...
Via Mile High Sports
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Ryan Wilson out two to three weeks with shoulder injury

Another tough bit of medical news regarding Avalanche defenseman Ryan Wilson. He will miss two to three weeks with a shoulder injury. Wilson was hurt in Tuesday’s game against Florida after a collision with a Panther player. Wilson has had numerous other injury problems in recent years. Wilson had been playing a regular shift of late. He had a tough start to Tuesday’s game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche ice cold to start season

Anticipation was high, the fan base was as excited as ever for the start to the season. This was supposed to be the year in which the Colorado Avalanche were going to restore their name as a perennial contender. However, this has not been the case. Not even close. Colorado fell to the Florida Panthers – the team that could only draw 7,000 fans to a home game last week – last...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy on Avs: “We’re not sharp mentally.”

Following a 2013-14 that saw the Colorado Avalanche rise to become one of the most formidable teams in the Western Conference, the Avs entered 2014-15 with high expectations. Instead of building off of their very successful 2013-14, the Avs have arrived in 2014-15 with a thud. The Avs have collected just four points through their first seven games and have often looked completely...
Via Bloguin Best
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Patrick Roy on Avs: “We’re not sharp mentally.”

Following a 2013-14 that saw the Colorado Avalanche rise to become one of the most formidable teams in the Western Conference, the Avs entered 2014-15 with high expectations. Instead of building off of their very successful 2013-14, the Avs have arrived in 2014-15 with a thud. The Avs have collected just four points through their first seven games and have often looked completely...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers top Avalanche in overtime

The Colorado Avalanche jump-started their power play on Tuesday night against the Florida Panthers, but they blew a lead for the fourth consecutive game and lost in overtime. “We battled back,” coach Patrick Roy said. “That is the thing I can say. Down 2-0, we scored two power-play goals. We took the lead. Unfortunately for us, giveaways cost us the third goal and they tied...
Via Mile High Sports
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Morning Line - Patrick Roy

“Right now the way I look at, is we want an easy game. Until we’re where we want to compete at the level we were last year, we’re going to struggle. We’re not sharp mentally.” -Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy after an OT loss to Florida.  More post-game reaction from Mark Chambers of All Things Avs.
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Patrick Roy questions how hard Avalanche compete

Seven games into the season, and the Colorado Avalanche sit second from the bottom of the Western Conference standings. The latest loss came to the Florida Panthers, not necessarily a powerhouse team at 13th in the East so far, by a 4-3 final in overtime on Tuesday. That dropped Colorado’s record to 1-4-2. Remember, this was a team that finished second in the conference with 112...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Berra and Varlamov return this week

Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy said the team wouldn't panic when it came to injuries to their top two goaltenders, starter Semyon Varlamov and backup Reto Berra. Yesterday, they were informed they will getting both net-minders back this week.#186403000 / gettyimages.comAccording to Mike Halford of ProHockeyTalk,  the Avalanche plan on removing Varlamov from injured...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Berra, Varlamov set to return to Avalanche

It’s been a rough start to the 2014-15 season for the Colorado Avalanche, but for the first time this year, the Avs (and their fans) can breathe a little sigh of relief. AHL farmhands Calvin Pickard and Sami Aittokallio did their best, but the big-leaguers are on their way back: Reto Berra practiced fully on […] The post Berra, Varlamov set to return to Avalanche appeared first...
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5 steps for the Avs to get their season on track

Six games into last season, the Colorado Avalanche were 6-0 and everyone was trying to figure out if their group of young and talented players was for real. The unproven bunch finished the regular season with 112 points and a Central Division title. This time around, they stumbled out of the gate to a 1-4-1 record and are at risk of letting the season slip away before they have...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche pass on Ilya Bryzgalov

The Colorado Avalanche had a rough day in Ottawa earlier this week. On the same day, the Avalanche lost both goaltender Semyon Varlamov and goaltender Reto Berra to injuries. Varlamov suffered a groin injury during the morning skate and Berra suffered a head/neck injury after a collision. With both goalies on the shelf for an undetermined amount of time, the Avs are a team who...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Banged-up Avalanche declined Bryzgalov’s services

The Colorado Avalanche are short a couple goalies with Semyon Varlamov and Reto Berra currently out with injuries, but they’ve turned down the services of Ilya Bryzgalov. According to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox, Bryzgalov’s agent reached out to Avalanche brass and the team wasn’t interested in adding the veteran netminder.
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Subban scores twice to lead Canadiens past Avalanche

  P.K. Subban scored twice and Alex Galchenyuk had a goal and an assist in the Montreal Canadiens' 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Carey Price made 32 saves to help the Canadiens improve to 5-1-0. Alex Tanguay and Matt Duchene scored for Colorado and Calvin Pickard made 33 saves in his first NHL start. The Avalanche went 1-2-1 on their trip to drop...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs goalies Calvin Pickard, Sami Aittokallio deserve chance

After general manager Joe Sakic called on another minor-league goalie to add depth to the Avalanche's injury-riddled position Friday, coach Patrick Roy was asked about his own availability. He also was asked about signing former rival Martin Brodeur, an unrestricted free agent who is looking for a job in the NHL. Roy's answers were no on both counts. He said Calvin Pickard...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon to continue at center, between Gabe Landeskog and Ryan O’Reilly

Our latest story looks at what the Avalanche has planned in net heading into Saturday night’s game against the Canadiens. Some line items: With John Mitchell back as the third-line center, Nathan MacKinnon has ditched 30-something linemates Alex Tanguay and Daniel Briere and is now with Gabe Landeskog and Ryan O’Reilly. MacKinnon, 19, has more in common with Landeskog, 21,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche podcast: Rocky start to the season

The Colorado Avalanche first five games of the season gave hosts JJ Jerez and Nathan Roth plenty to discuss in this week’s episode of the Avalanche podcast. The Avs missed their opportunity at revenge against the Wild and blew two third period leads en route to 1-3-1 record to start the season. Goaltenders Semyon Varlamov and Reto Berra are both on the shelf with injuries and the...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries, regression to mean hurting Avalanche

We’re just five games into the 2014-15 season, but the Colorado Avalanche might be in trouble. After making a surprise run to the Central Division crown last season, the Avs have been slow out of the gate thusfar, going 1-3-1 through their first five games. Sure, that’s not a huge sample size, but there are […] The post Injuries, regression to mean hurting Avalanche appeared...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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