Avalanche Rumors & News

  • Canadiens survive Avalanche's desperate comeback attempt

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens’ best players were their best players as Montreal defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. P.K. Subban scored two goals and goaltender Carey Price played his strongest game of the season with 32 saves, including a game-saver on Jamie McGinn in front with..." October 19

  • Banged-up Avalanche declined Bryzgalov’s services

    Sportsnet.ca "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..." October 19

  • Avs goalies Calvin Pickard, Sami Aittokallio deserve chance

    Denver Post "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..." October 18

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

    Denver Post "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..." October 18

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    Ryan Boulding @rboulding

    Varlamov has been put on IR. Calvin Pickard has been called up from the Monsters. #News #AlltheConfirmed

  • Kessel OT winner over Avs lets Leafs and fans breathe

    Toronto Star "It was Phil Kessel, the unlikely oracle of Toronto, who said it first. Guys, he said in his flat Wisconsin drawl, it’s game one. It was Friday and he said, you guys need to relax a bit here. And lo, the words were inscribed on the local parchment with appropriate solemnity, and then dutifully..." October 15

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Most wanted to see Iggy and Dion scrap, but league wants linesmen to stop fights before they start when safe to do so. Great example.

  • Iginla has 'no doubts' the Bruins 'will be just fine'

    CSN New England "It was a triumphant return for Jarome Iginla. His Colorado Avalanche literally pulled off a last-second, 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Monday afternoon, and Iginla had a couple of shot attempts and a hit to go along with a plus-1 rating (he was on the ice for Jamie McGinn’s..." October 14

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    Rick Sadowski @RickS7

    #Avs D Ryan Wilson undisclosed injury. Down to five second game in row #Avalanche

  • Wild posts second straight shutout over Avs to open season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It felt like Game 9 of the playoffs. Two nights after the Wild thumped the Colorado Avalanche 5-0 in a game that felt like — and probably deserved to be — 10-0, the bitter rivals that entertained so mightily last postseason capped their home-and-home season openers by renewing last playoff’s..." October 12

  • Matt Duchene rips Avs’ season-opening blowout loss; calls for less buck-passing

    Denver Post "It seems contradictory to think the Minnesota Wild might sneak up on the Avalanche. The two teams have played each other in eight straight games dating to a seven-game playoff series last season. And the Wild won five of the past six, including a blowout victory over Colorado on Thursday. But..." October 11

  • Wild opens new season in style with shutout win over Avs

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Craig Leipold, sweating and jittery, couldn’t believe how calm his general manager was before the Wild dropped the puck on the 2014-15 season. Chuck Fletcher explained to his owner that Thursday’s game against the rival Colorado Avalanche was only one of 82, that the Wild wouldn’t be panicking..." October 10

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Avalanche's Jarome Iginla still producing as he approaches age 40

    Denver Post "Jarome Iginla's full name is as lengthy and glorious as his hockey career. Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla, a six-time NHL all-star and first-year Avalanche right wing, is a two-time Memorial Cup champion who helped Canada capture gold medals at every international level,..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Experts expect greatness for young Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon

    Denver Post "When Nathan MacKinnon was 15 years old — which was only 3½ years ago — ESPN The Magazine came out with the following story: "Nate The Kid — For Nathan MacKinnon, the next Sidney Crosby talk is only the beginning." A buzz cut-, jeans-wearing, white-sneakered kid posed stiffly for the cover photo..." October 08

  • Nick Holden showing "undrafted" doesn't always have to mean "unwanted"

    Denver Post "Colorado's Nick Holden produced 10 regular-season goals last season, tying Montreal's P.K. Subban and others for 18th among NHL defensemen. The comparison should end there, because Subban and others can't compete with Holden's relatively paltry, by NHL standards, $600,000 salary, or that he played..." October 05

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Avalanche signed G Spencer Martin. First pro contract. 3 years / $760 000 AAV (2 way) #tvasports

  • Berra a bright spot as Avs remain winless in preseason

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Colorado Avalanche lost again last night — 2-1 in a shootout to the Kings — dropping their winless preseason record to 0-5-2. But on the bright side, they got a strong performance from new backup goalie Reto Berra, who stopped 41 of the 42 Los Angeles shots he faced. “He played really..." October 03

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Brad Stuart's two-year extension with the #avs includes a modified NTC where he names seven teams where he can be traded.

  • 20d
    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Brad Stuart signs 2 year extension with Colorado. 2 yrs at $3.6AAV for a total of $7.2M

  • Avalanche sign Brad Stuart, Cody McLeod to multi-year extensions

    CBSSports.com "Defenseman Brad Stuart hasn't played a regular-season game yet for the Colorado Avalanche, but that didn't stop them from signing him to a two-year extension that will keep him with the team through the 2016-17 season. The 14-year veteran's new deal is worth $7.2 million according to TSN's Darren..." September 29

  • Can the Colorado Avalanche avoid regression in 2014-15?

    CBSSports.com "The Colorado Avalanche may not know it yet, but they're about to become the NHL's next great case study. After shocking the hockey world with 112 points and the Central Division title despite some of the worst possession numbers in the league, the Avs are now the team that most analysts with a..." September 27

  • Jarome Iginla figures to continue scoring big working with Matt Duchene

    Denver Post "Jarome Iginla used to be something of an object of pity among the NHL media and fans when he was a Calgary Flame. If only Iginla had a good center to play with, the saying went, he could be an even greater player and have a better chance at winning a Stanley Cup. The pity has turned to..." September 22

  • Avalanche whittle preseason roster down to 56 players

    Denver Post "The Colorado Avalanche announced Sunday that they had reassigned 11 players to reduce their preseason roster to 56. Five players were reassigned to the American Hockey League training camp, with the Lake Erie Monsters: D Gabriel Beaupre, D Max Iafrate, D Markus Lauridsen, D Joey Leach and C..." September 21

  • Alex Tanguay returns to the Avs after an injury-riddled season

    Denver Post "One play Friday provided ample proof that Alex Tanguay's hip problems are long gone. During the first scrimmage of Avalanche training camp at Family Sports Center, Tanguay recognized a 2-on-1 rush opportunity and, without the puck, drove to the net with speed. A linemate put a centering pass on..." September 20

  • Joe Sakic now has full GM title with Avalanche; Greg Sherman assistant GM

    Denver Post "The Avs quietly changed the titles around a bit of Joe Sakic and Greg Sherman over the summer. Sakic retained his biggest title – executive vice president of hockey operations – but he now has the title of general manager with the Avs. Greg Sherman had the full title of general manager last..." September 20

  • MacKinnon needs to choose his shots better

    Sportsnet.ca "Every season we tune in to endless streams of scouting, draft and prospect coverage and hype, gleefully anticipating the “next one”. The NHL and the surrounding media attention builds up teens into idols before they skate in an NHL game. All of this despite the fact that projecting prospect..." September 19

  • Nathan MacKinnon wants to be 'dominant' after spending summer training with Sidney Crosby

    Yahoo! Sports "In the gym and on the ice, the kid would let The Kid go first. Nathan MacKinnon would watch Sidney Crosby start whatever exercise or drill they were doing. He would study his technique. He would study his intensity. And then he would try to match them. But on the hill, it was a race to the..." September 11

  • Avs’ MacKinnon finds new home

    Pro Hockey Talk "Part of any successful young player’s transition to the NHL is having veterans around to help with the adjustment. Many of the game’s young stars have lived with older players their first few years in the league to help adjust to life off the ice. Sidney Crosby lived with Penguins legend,..." September 06

  • Steve Moore's settlement with Todd Bertuzzi, Canucks finally official

    CBSSports.com "Former NHL rookie Steve Moore can finally move past the on-ice attack that ended his career, he said Thursday, unburdened by a decade-long legal battle that inched through the courts. Moore's multimillion-dollar suit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks over the infamous hit in 2004..." September 05

  • Avalanche Signs Tyson Barrie

    NHL.com "The Colorado Avalanche announced today that the team has signed defenseman Tyson Barrie to a two-year contract through the 2015-16 season. "Tyson is a big part of the young nucleus of our team," said Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic. "He is a gifted young..." September 05

  • Look out: MacKinnon described as stronger, more explosive

    Pro Hockey Talk "Unlike many other rookies, Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon seemed physically ready for the big-time in 2013-14. At minimum, he boasted top-of-the-line speed, something that Patrick Roy raved about before he played a single shift. Considering how strong a finish MacKinnon enjoyed..." September 04

  • Schultz deal might complicate Avs’ talks with RFA Barrie

    Pro Hockey Talk "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..." September 01

  • Report: Vincour to return to Avs organization

    Pro Hockey Talk "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..." August 31

  • Former Avs defenseman Cory Sarich details horrific bike accident

    Denver Post "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..." August 30

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    rick westhead @rwesthead

    Lawyer for Todd Bertuzzi tells TSN the Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit removed today from the court docket.

  • Is Colorado’s rise a fair example of what might happen in Buffalo?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres are frankly expected to be one of the worst teams in the league in 2014-15. It’s easy to see why: They’re a rebuilding club coming off of a season where they posted a 21-51-10 record. They could have added six wins last season and still finished in last place. For that matter,..." August 28

  • Sakic on RFA Barrie: ‘I’m confident he’ll be here’

    Pro Hockey Talk "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..." August 23

  • Jean-Sebastien Giguere Announces Retirement

    NHL.com "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..." August 22

  • Jarome Iginla "thrilled" on idea to play with Avs Landeskog, MacKinnon

    Denver Post "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..." August 22

  • Moore's Brother Says There's no Deal in Place with Bertuzzi

    TSN.ca "Steve Moore's brother Mark says there is no deal between Steve and Todd Bertuzzi, a bombshell claim that casts doubt on claims made Wednesday by the NHL and Bertuzzi's lawyers that a settlement had been reached. "I got a text message from Steve last night and he's very concerned," Mark Moore..." August 20

  • Canucks confirm settlement reached with Steve Moore

    CBSSports.com "Mere hours after a reported settlement between former NHL player Steven Moore, the Vancouver Canucks and former Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi was refuted by Moore's older brother Mark, the Canucks issued a statement saying an agreement has in fact been made. "I got a text message from Steve..." August 20

  • Todd Bertuzzi, Steve Moore avoiding salacious trial with settlement

    Yahoo! Sports "Logically, the chances that Steve Moore’s civil case against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks ever made it to trial were slim. According to Bob McKenzie, they’re getting slimmer. The TSN pundit reported late Monday night that Moore and Bertuzzi could be heading off their court showdown,..." August 19

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    Adrian Dater @adater

    Avs very much in the hunt for first-round Blackhawks pick Kevin Hayes, who will go UFA tomorrow

  • Kevin Hayes and Tyson Barrie contract situations

    Denver Post "We’re nearly a month shy of full-fledged NHL training camps, and Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie is still unsigned … More on that below. Good to see the Avalanche return to DU’s Magness Arena for the Burgundy/White intrasquad scrimmage next month. No such thing as a bad seat at Magness..." August 16

  • Giguere to announce retirement next week

    TSN.ca "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..." August 16

  • Core Values: Avs brimming with youth led by Duchene, MacKinnon

    CBSSports.com "In the salary cap era, where NHL teams have to be efficient with their money, it's important for each club to have a core group of players who set the foundation on which to build the rest of the team. This group often includes the players who consume the bulk of a team's cap space, while also..." August 12

  • Avalanche finished 2013-14 with plenty to be happy about

    Pro Hockey Talk "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..." August 08

  • Avs hope to learn from ‘nightmare’ playoff finish

    Pro Hockey Talk "In Game 7 against the Minnesota Wild, the Colorado Avalanche looked primed to win their first playoff series since the 2007-08 season. They held a one-goal lead late in the third period and Darcy Kuemper left the Wild net with an injury. Instead, the Avalanche squandered that margin and ended up..." July 24

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