Avalanche Rumors & News

  • 16h
    Drew Spevak @DrewSpevak

    Patrick Roy said on his show this miring that Varlamov will return and start tonight vs STL. Pickard will start Saturday vs CHI. #Avalanche

  • Will Butcher fitting in well with Team USA, DU Pioneers

    Denver Post "Will Butcher and his under-20 American all-star team practiced Thursday at the Bell Centre in Montreal and were scheduled to go to the movies and watch a Christmas showing of "Unbroken." Team USA will play its 2015 World Junior Championship opener Friday against Finland, the defending..." December 26

  • Avs put Christmas beatdown on Blues and win 5 to 0

    Mile High Hockey "Merry Christmas* all you Mile High Hockey faithful. Joy to the hockey world, but boos to the Blues.** BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. *Merry Christmas Eve Eve (whatever fuckers) ** I don’t give a fuck, it’s Christmas time. So, I have been charged with this Christmas recap and I..." December 24

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    Coach Roy said Bordeleau is out because he fractured his kneecap. He's out for 8-10 weeks.

  • Avalanche defeats Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in shootout

    Denver Post "It was only fitting that, after producing just 12 shots and riding goalie Calvin Pickard for the scoreless first two periods, the Avalanche would ride the rookie sensation all the way to the extended end Sunday night at Joe Louis Arena. Pickard, who entered overtime having allowed just two..." December 22

  • 95 percent chance Varlamov will return Tuesday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calvin Pickard is set to make his sixth straight start for Colorado on Sunday, but Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said there’s a 95 percent chance Semyon Varlamov (groin) will be back between the pipes on Tuesday, per the Denver Post’s Mike Chambers. Varlamov’s groin injury has been an ongoing..." December 22

  • Fleury's career-best 6th shutout lifts Penguins over Avalanche in overtime

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury's salivary glands are apparently just fine, but his shutout total has swelled of late. The Penguins' goaltender notched his career-high sixth shutout Thursday during a 1-0 overtime victory over the Colorado Avalanche at Consol Energy Center. Fleury, who's 9-1-2..." December 19

  • Stuart's Decision Led To Lengthy Career

    NHL.com "Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart will hit a career milestone tonight when he takes the ice at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Penn. It will be his 1,000th career NHL game, an always-impressive feat in such a physically and mentally grueling sport. One thousand is a lofty number,..." December 18

  • Change can become fine line for the Avalanche

    Denver Post "Looking at a game slipping away against the Winnipeg Jets last week, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy twisted his lineup with a late change. He paired two of Colorado's oldest players — and it paid immediate dividends. Trailing by two goals, Jarome Iginla swapped spots with Ryan O'Reilly on the Avs'..." December 18

  • Pickard opens eyes as feel-good story for Avalanche

    NHL.com "There were no great expectations for Calvin Pickard when he reported to Colorado Avalanche training camp in September, not with Vezina Trophy finalist Semyon Varlamov and recent trade acquisition Reto Berra as the top two goalies. "I wanted to make a good impression and make a statement that..." December 18

  • Avs win a beauty as they rally past Winnipeg Jets in overtime

    Denver Post "There's no better illustration of the Avalanche's internal battle between the handsome and the hideous than two second-period goals Thursday night, scored 2½ minutes apart. The first belonged to Winnipeg. Seven players gathered around Colorado's crease as if it were a burn barrel when Jets..." December 12

  • Denver, Minnesota front-runners for Stadium Series game next season

    SB Nation "Winnipeg won't be left out either for the Heritage Classic. It's no secret that the Minnesota Wild want to host an outdoor game. You might say they feel entitled to one because of how "wild" the citizens of Minnesota are for hockey. Now, the team is close enough to landing an NHL outdoor game..." December 11

  • Predators don't need power play to blank Avs

    Tennessean "The Predators had six power plays and came up empty. It didn't matter. Filip Forsberg's first-period goal and Pekka Rinne's third shutout of the season delivered a 3-0 win over Colorado Tuesday night at Pepsi Center. "It's all about the two points, and if the power play can help us, that..." December 10

  • Wary of finger-pointing, Landeskog, Iginla and Tanguay discuss Avalanche players-only meeting

    Denver Post "An NHL dressing room is a two-section scenario. One is a public place, where everyone is on their best behavior, and the other very private, where dark stares and curse words surely abound. There’s an equipment-changing room and a suit-and-tie room. Media are only allowed in the former, unlike..." December 10

  • Avalanche’s McGinn to have back surgery next week

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Colorado Avalanche has been facing the possibility Jamie McGinn‘s season might be over due to a back injury, and it appears the club and head coach Patrick Roy will get official word on that next week. From Mike Chambers of The Denver Post: Roy told me on the side after his presser that..." December 06

  • Flames pull off late game magic again, shocking Avs 4-3 in OT

    Calgary Herald "These Calgary Flames are making a name for themselves — kings of the third period. No one’s final-frame goal differential is better. And, Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche, they needed to improve it. And, by gum, they did — to 39 goals for and only 15 against (although Alex Tanguay’s..." December 05

  • Longtime NHL enforcer George Parros announces retirement

    CBSSports.com "George Parros, a nine-year NHL veteran that was known mostly for his fighting ability and possessing one of the best mustaches in the sport, announced his retirement from the league on Friday. Parros appeared in 474 NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks,..." December 05

  • Canadiens win ugly in Denver, a game that was a microcosm of the season

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The game the Montreal Canadiens have played this year are so predictable, it's almost as if they're following a script. Not everything happens the same way, but you can be almost 100% sure that they will be outplayed in the first period by a wide margin, and slowly rally as the game goes..." December 02

  • Patrick Roy's feud with Canadiens is long gone

    Denver Post "Saturday will be the 19th anniversary of when Patrick Roy took the phone call from new Montreal Canadiens general manager Rejean Houle and heard that he had been traded to the Avalanche. Monday at the Pepsi Center, Roy will be behind the Avalanche bench, coaching against his former team, long..." December 01

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    Mike Chambers @MikeChambers

    Colin Smith and Mike Sgarbossa recalled by #Avs from LEM

  • 27d
    Adrian Dater @adater

    Mitchell: 7-10 days, Cliche 2 weeks, Street 7-10 days, Stuart not back for at least two weeks

  • Calvin Pickard or Reto Berra: Who should stay, who should go?

    Denver Post "So, we have a genuine goalie controversy on our hands, except it’s for the backup job, not the starter. Coach Patrick Roy says he will sit down with Avs GM Joe Sakic (still weird for me to write both those titles for these guys) on Sunday and debate what for Avs fans is their version of The..." November 30

  • Avs skate past Stars

    Denver Post "First, Matt Duchene was plowed into the boards and nearly injured. Then he got no power-play time after the hit. After that, Duchene played mad — and the Avalanche was the benefactor. Coach Patrick Roy sent a few messages to certain players, Duchene included, by withholding some of their ice..." November 30

  • 27d
    Mike Chambers @MikeChambers

    Jamie McGinn might have season-ending back surgery, Patrick Roy says. But no decision yet. #Avs

  • 29d
    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    Coach Roy: E.J. will play tomorrow. Mitchell should play as well. Varly is doing well.

  • Kane, Blackhawks come from behind to defeat Avalanche

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks’ power play: it’s been a source of angst the last season or two. The Blackhawks had plenty of opportunities on it in critical situations but too often it would come up empty. At its worst, the team would lose momentum because it was so ineffective. Well, times have..." November 27

  • Avs Storm Back in the 3rd; Neuter Coyotes in Overtime

    Mile High Hockey "After an awful 1st period by the Avs and Berra, Pickard came in as relief and the Avs had 4 unanswered goals to beat the Coyotes in overtime. Game 22 Recap: Thanksgiving Edition Hi there!! It’s been tooooooo long. I am sorry. I didn’t mean to not call or text after we last hung out. I was..." November 26

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    ROSTER UPDATE: Andrew Agozzino has been reassigned to the Lake Erie Monsters. Paul Carey has been recalled to the #Avs.

  • Colorado Avs rally to defeat Carolina Hurricanes

    Denver Post "Jarome Iginla entered Saturday's game with zero goals in his previous 12 games for the Avalanche. In six of the games, he had one shot or fewer. So, you could say he was due — or maybe overdue is the better word — for the contest against the Carolina Hurricanes at the loud, nearly sold-out Pepsi..." November 23

  • Alex Ovechkin scores game-winner as Capitals hold on at Colorado, 3-2

    Washington Post "The rink still pulsed with applause even as the home team fell behind, and on the Washington Capitals’ bench, Coach Barry Trotz took notice. The coach wondered whether those fans had paid to watch his team or just his brightest star? “Are they Caps fans,” he asked later, “or are they Alex..." November 21

  • Avs' Alex Tanguay out indefinitely with facial fracture

    Denver Post "Alex Tanguay will miss an undetermined amount of time with a facial fracture, which he suffered in Thursday's Avalanche loss to the Washington Capitals. If there is any good news to Tanguay's injury, it is that he did not suffer a broken jaw, coach Patrick Roy said. But Tanguay will not play..." November 21

  • Devils buried by Avalanche after blowing third-period lead

    New York Post "The Devils appeared headed for their third consecutive win, but then were buried by an Avalanche. One flick of Matt Duchene’s wrist created feelings of confidence within Colorado, and left the Devils despondent. Duchene’s tiebreaking goal with 2:53 left in the third period powered the..." November 16

  • Avalanche likely to host outdoor hockey at Coors Field

    Denver Post "Denver is "very likely" to be awarded an outdoor NHL game at Coors Field next season, two NHL sources told The Denver Post. The game , which the Avalanche would play in, is expected to be part of the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. It would be the first outdoor game for Denver since the NHL..." November 15

  • Avs pulled together and beat the Rangers, 4-3

    Mile High Hockey "It was a big game for the Avs on Thursday night, and they delivered. The Avs came out with big energy against the Rangers. That energy was only enhanced when Cody McLeod dropped the gloves with Tanner Glass. The Avs had complete control of the game early in the first. They held the Rangers in..." November 14

  • Coach Patrick Roy rearranges slumping Avalanche's lines

    Denver Post "Patrick Roy's temper occasionally has made headlines, and the Avalanche coach makes no secret he can be fiery when things aren't going well. But despite the 4-8-5 record of his team, including a 6-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday night, Roy continues to keep calm. "I want to be..." November 13

  • Islanders get revenge in 6-0 whitewash of Avalanche

    New York Post "This is one game in a long string, and one that came just about as easily as they can in the NHL. So take Tuesday night at the Coliseum for what it was — the Islanders’ best performance this season. The result might have been inflated to a gluttonous 6-0 final because of an Avalanche team that..." November 12

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Waivers: TOMAS VINCOUR COL

  • 48d
    Adrian Dater @adater

    No hearing or anything else has been scheduled so far regarding MacKinnon's hit on Schenn. Could still happen, but seems unlikely

  • Flyers jump out fast, hold on to beat Avalanche

    Philly.com "The Flyers continued their winning ways during their homestand, but it wasn't easy in their 4-3 win Saturday over the Colorado Avalanche at the Wells Fargo Center. The power-play unit scored three times and looked healthy, which is more than can be said about the organization's defensemen. A..." November 09

  • Colorado Avalanche gets a much-needed win in shootout over Toronto

    Denver Post "A season of frustration almost was extended a bit further Thursday night, when the Avalanche almost found a way to lose another game. This time, the Avs found a way to win — a 4-3 shootout victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Pepsi Center — after letting a late third- period lead get..." November 07

  • Canucks erupt in third to surprise Avs, 5-2

    Vancouver Sun "So, do you believe in the Vancouver Canucks yet? No, still waiting for California? Hard to blame you for that. The Canucks winning twice in 14 games last year against the San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks tends to blunt one’s optimism. At least you won’t have to wait much..." November 05

  • Is it time to worry about the Colorado Avalanche?

    CBSSports.com "The Colorado Avalanche lost again on Tuesday night by turning an early two-goal lead into a 5-2 loss against Vancouver thanks to a third period meltdown that saw the Canucks score four unanswered goals on only 10 shots. For the Avalanche, it's already their 11th loss in 14 games and continues..." November 05

  • Avs lose penalty kill leader Stuart to hamstring injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "The slumping Colorado Avalanche got more bad news on Wednesday, as head coach Patrick Roy announced Brad Stuart would be out a “couple weeks” with a hamstring injury. Stuart, who turns 35 on Thursday, left yesterday’s loss to Vancouver after playing just four shifts in the second period. The..." November 05

  • Surprise Start, Surprise Win; Ducks Beat Avs 3-2

    Anaheim Calling "The Ducks shrug off an unexpected emergency in between the pipes to claim their third win on their four-game road trip. First Period: Like many other Ducks fans, I had a minor panic attack when I saw not Frederik Andersen, not expected starter John Gibson, but Jason LaBarbera take to the..." November 03

  • Blues win in shootout after losing 2-0 lead against Avalanche

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues picked up another two goals from Vladimir Tarasenko. They nearly needed another hat trick from him. The Blues extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-2 shootout victory over Colorado Saturday night. But after blowing a two-goal lead, they needed a shootout goal by Joakim..." November 02

  • Nathan MacKinnon scores twice; Semyon Varlamov gets shutout as Avs beat Islanders

    Denver Post "It took Avalanche fourth-line forwards Cody McLeod and Marc-Andre Cliche 11 games to produce their first goals of the season. No surprise there. As for Nathan MacKinnon, magnificent relief replaced massive pressure Thursday night at the Pepsi Center. In Colorado's 11th game, the reigning Calder..." October 31

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    Drew Spevak @DrewSpevak

    Roy confirms Everberg is in and Briere is scratched. #Avalanche

  • Niemi holds strong, Sharks prevail in SO

    CSN Bay Area "Brent Burns and Logan Couture scored and the Sharks needed a shootout to defeat Colorado on Tuesday at Pepsi Center, 3-2. Colorado took its first lead, 2-1, at 3:04 of the third period, despite getting badly outplayed up to that point. Gabriel Landeskog was given room to operate in the..." October 29

  • Varlamov being sued by ex-girlfriend

    Pro Hockey Talk "Per TMZ, Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov is the subject of a lawsuit filed by ex-girlfriend Evgeniya Vavrinyuk: In her suit, filed in Colorado by attorney Keith Fink, Vavrinyuk claims Semyon first attacked her back in 2012 in a “drunken animal rage” … kicking and punching her even after she was..." October 27

  • Jarome Iginla scores twice, Avs explode for seven in rout of Vancouver

    Denver Post "Seven goals were scored, or more than half of the Avalanche's previous offensive total through the first seven games. Close to 50 shots on goal were taken. A victory was gained, doubling the Avs' season total. The Avs won't get it all back at once, but they took a good step toward..." October 25