Avalanche Rumors & News

  • Avalanche Shut Out the Predators 3-0

    Mile High Hockey "The Avalanche put together one of their most complete games of 2015, shutting out one of the league's top teams and earning a major milestone for Jarome Iginla. First Period: The Avalanche and Predators entered tonight's contest under very different circumstances. The Avalanche, coming off..." January 31

  • Preds Blow Lead but Smith Seals the Deal

    On The Forecheck "It had been an entire week since Nashville's penalty kill lost against Montreal. While Filip Forsberg, Shea Weber, Peter Laviolette, and Pekka Rinne's bobble head got to galavant all around Columbus for the weekend, the rest of the team probably didn't go anywhere nicer or do anything that was..." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away

    CBSSports.com "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • Avs without Erik Johnson for up to eight weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Johnson was a late omission from the All-Star Game because of what was initially described as a lower-body injury. The Colorado Avalanche revealed more about his condition on Monday and the news wasn’t good. The 26-year-old defenseman needed to have his knee scoped and will miss the next..." January 27

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    ROSTER UPDATE: The #Avs have recalled goaltender Reto Berra and forward Dennis Everberg from @monstershockey.

  • NHL announces 2016 Winter Classic, Stadium Series

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League set its outdoor calendar for the 2015-16 season during a press conference Saturday afternoon at Nationwide Arena. The Boston Bruins will host the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, playing the rival Montreal Canadiens at Gillette Sadium in Foxborough,..." January 25

  • Despite sluggish start, playoffs still attainable for Avalanche

    Denver Post "Last season, the timing was different, but at the Olympic break, the Avalanche was a gaudy 37-16-5 and was one of the NHL surprises of 2013-14. And this season? Entering the weekend all-star break, Colorado is a pedestrian 20-18-10. While the Avalanche gradually has climbed back into playoff..." January 24

  • Report: Wings to play Avalanche outdoors next season

    Detroit News "The Red Wings are likely take part in another NHL outdoor game. TSN's Bob McKenzie is reporting the league will announce during this All-Star weekend in Columbus outdoor games next season in Colorado and Minnesota. The game in Colorado would feature the rivalry game between the Red Wings and..." January 24

  • Avalanche Overcome Bruins and Power Play Failure, Win 3-2

    Mile High Hockey "A late goal from Ryan O`Reilly propels the Avs past the Bruins in the shootout. Last game before the All Star Break and it's a big one as the Avs take on a tired Bruins squad desperate for two points in the Western Conference playoff race. In the words of Captain Tenneal.... "Get it..." January 22

  • Lucic recalls 'presence' from Iginla that's now missed

    CSN New England "The trip to Colorado is a quick one for the Boston Bruins on the second night of back-to-back road games against the Stars and Avalanche, and with the players all scattering for the NHL All-Star break that begins on Thursday. But it’s expected there will be enough time on Wednesday for some of..." January 22

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in NHL.com All-Star draft

    NHL.com "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at NHL.com decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Wild, Avalanche getting NHL outdoor games in 2015-16

    Yahoo! Sports "The NHL is expected to announce its next slate of outdoor hockey games at this weekend’s All-Star Game in Columbus, and it’s going to be good news for two markets that have been craving them. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Minnesota Wild are expected to host the Chicago Blackhawks and the..." January 22

  • Blues roll into break by stopping Avs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues already had passed Chicago in the Central Division standings on a successful homestand, and had Nashville in their sights. A 3-1 win over Colorado, the reigning division champ, on Monday night gave the Blues 62 points, and they are now just two out of first place as they film the..." January 20

  • Colorado ready to deal

    Sportsnet.ca "Ryan O’Reilly on the trading block “I do think he’s available,” Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman told Boomer & Rhett on Sportsnet 960 The Fan Monday. “I think Colorado has kinda decided that they’re going to move on and he’s going to move on, so you might as well get something for him.” Friedman..." January 20

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    #Avs putting out feelers on Ryan O'Reilly as they search for D help. 2 teams showing interest include #Sabres #Leafs

  • Goalie Reto Berra scores for AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters

    Pro Hockey Talk "Reto Berra struggled keeping pucks out of the net at the NHL level for the Colorado Avalanche this season. On Friday, however, he scored an empty net for the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters. And then, well, he decided to celebrate. And it was awesome. Earlier this month, Berra was ripped in the..." January 17

  • Avs defeat Florida Panthers on Nick Holden's power-play goal in third

    Denver Post "Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden wasn't even sure exactly how he had scored. "I just wanted to get a puck to the net," he said of his shot from straight out on a Colorado power play in the third period Thursday night against the Florida Panthers. "So I just shot it. 'Macker' (Cody McLeod) had a..." January 16

  • Rask, Lindholm back Khudobin with shootout goals as Canes win over Avalanche

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters turned 50 Tuesday, then saw his team need a shootout to beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 at PNC Arena. “I got old fast,” Peters said with a wry smile. Peters wasn’t talking about the shootout. The Canes handled that well, shooting first and getting goals..." January 14

  • Caps continue to roll, beat Avalanche 2-1

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche Monday night at Verizon Center: How it happened: Alex Ovechkin broke a 1-1 tie with 2:14 remaining in the second period, snapping a shot just inside the right post for his 22nd goal of the season. Braden Holtby [31 saves]..." January 13

  • Friedman: Avalanche could be nearing trade decision on O'Reilly

    Nichols on Hockey "“I think they’ve been kind of disappointed in some of their guys. I hear O’Reilly’s name is kind of out there. I wouldn’t be surprised if Colorado is getting to the point where they’re kind of saying, ‘Maybe we have to make a decision on him, and maybe it’s time.’ “They need defensemen really..." January 13

  • Varlamov, Avs are suddenly winning like they did last season

    Pro Hockey Talk "Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy has been pretty stubborn about that whole “getting massively out-shot but relying on your skill players and goalie to bail you out” thing. Er, scratch that, Roy probably describes it as “shot quality over quantity” or something like that. Either way,..." January 11

  • Nathan MacKinnon, 19, "starting to find it" on right wing for Avs

    Denver Post "In his Calder Trophy-winning first season with the Avalanche, Nathan MacKinnon dramatically improved his scoring after Christmas. He scored nine goals in January 2014 after scoring three goals in his last four games of December. That production guided him into consideration for being the rookie..." January 08

  • Semyon Varlamov saves 54 shots as the Avs shut out Chicago 2-0

    Denver Post "A sensational start to the game — two goals within a 24-second span early in the first period — and an extraordinary 54-save shutout by goalie Semyon Varlamov lifted the Avalanche to a 2-0 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night. It was hardly a thing of beauty at the United..." January 07

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game

    Sportsnet.ca "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

  • Blue Jackets 4, Avalanche 3: Savard's wild night ends well

    Columbus Dispatch "David Savard walked around the Blue Jackets dressing room last night wearing a guilty smirk and shaking his head in disbelief. “I’ve never had a night like that,” the Blue Jackets defenseman said. “Not even close.” Savard’s deflected goal with 1:01 remaining sent the Blue Jackets to a 4-3..." January 05

  • Ryan O’Reilly boosting play just in time for Avalanche trade rumors

    Denver Post "Ryan O’Reilly centered the Avalanche’s best line Sunday against Columbus in Colorado. His blue-collar work set up several chances for Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay. That included one shining opportunity early in the game, just minutes after Iginla’s unassisted opener 30 seconds in. O’Reilly..." January 05

  • Erik Johnson living up to old expectations by not focusing on them

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Johnson was taken with the first overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and inherited the heightened expectations that come with that role. He needed time to adjust to the NHL and grow as a defenseman, but patience is not something top selections usually get from fans. The 26-year-old..." January 04

  • Daniel Briere recalls dangerous play; Borna Rendulic to stay with Avs; more

    Denver Post "Thursday’s practice report looks at Avalanche line changes to ignite the scoring woes of Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon. Avalanche winger Daniel Briere fell to the ice Wednesday in a collision with Philadelphia defenseman Michael Del Zotto, and Briere’s skate blade caught Del Zotto in the..." January 01

  • Thus begins the Ryan O’Reilly auction for Avalanche?

    Yahoo! Sports "The split between center Ryan O’Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche is inevitable. Too much vitriol under the bridge in previous contract squabbles. He’s signed through 2016 at a pretty good clip; after that, it’s UFA status and Denver in the rearview mirror. So with the Avs nine points out of a..." December 29

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    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    Patrick Roy said #Avs plan for now is all Semyon Varlamov. But he told Calvin Pickard to be ready for a back-to-back (WAS-CAR) next month.

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    ROSTER UPDATE: Calvin Pickard and Dennis Everberg have been reassigned to @monstershockey.

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    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