Avalanche Rumors & News

  • Tyson Jost Could Join Canada’s World Junior Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Hockey Canada released a list of 32 players invited to the World Junior selection camp this month, as they prepare for the tournament in Buffalo. As we wrote when the list was released, it is possible for several other NHL players could be allowed to join the tournament as well should their clubs..." December 09

  • Avalanche teenagers Tyson Jost and Sam Girard aren’t WJC candidates for Hockey Canada

    Denver Post "There is very little or no chance Avalanche rookies Tyson Jost and Sam Girard will be loaned to Hockey Canada to play in the upcoming World Junior Championship in Buffalo, Avs coach Jared Bednar said Saturday after an optional morning skate at the BB&T Center. “It’s not up to me, but if it were..." December 09

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • How Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon’s stride turned him into the NHL’s hottest player

    Denver Post "DNA applies to hockey. No two players skate the same, although the ideal skating stride is taught universally. Nathan MacKinnon, the Avalanche’s 22-year-old center and NHL player of the month for November, is an exceptional skater with an extraordinarily powerful stride. If he had a nickname,..." December 04

  • Numbers suggest Duchene is a strong fit for Senators despite struggles

    Sportsnet "For about a full year the Ottawa Senators defied all doubters and statistical measures, coming within one game of the Stanley Cup final despite many analysts (including myself) believing they weren’t even a playoff team. Without Erik Karlsson to start this season, the Senators continued to grind..." December 01

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Gabriel Landeskog suspended four games for cross-check

    ESPN "Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog was suspended four games Monday for cross-checking the Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk, the NHL's department of player safety announced. Landeskog cross-checked Tkachuk in the head during the first period of the Avalanche's 3-2 loss to the Flames on..." November 27

  • Avalanche recall Tyson Jost from AHL

    Fanrag Sports "The Colorado Avalanche have recalled forward Tyson Jost from the team’s AHL affiliate in San Antonio, the team announced on Sunday night. The 19-year-old Jost has appeared in just six games this season with Colorado, having missed time early in October due to a bone bruise. He has added one..." November 27

  • Avs' Landeskog to have hearing for cross-checking Flames' Tkachuk

    TSN "The National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced on Sunday a hearing for Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog for a cross-check on the Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk. The hearing will be held on Monday. The play in question occurred late in the first period of the..." November 26

  • While Turris continues to roll, Duchene still stuck in first gear

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side, sometimes it isn’t. The two focal points of the biggest trade this season so far in the National Hockey League find themselves on opposite sides of the old expression. On the ‘grass isn’t’ side, we find Matt Duchene, now an Ottawa Senators..." November 23

  • Looks like Nathan MacKinnon is going from star to superstar

    Pro Hockey Talk "Look, it’s not like Nathan MacKinnon has ever really been a “bad” player. The Nova Scotia-born speed demon carried two 20+ goal seasons and three 50+ point campaigns into 2017-18, which in the tough-to-score NHL, is nothing to sneeze at. This is especially true since the Colorado Avalanche have..." November 23

  • Avalanche's Dominic Toninato: Called up to parent club

    CBS Sports "Toninato was recalled from AHL San Antonio on Friday. Toninato's promotion comes after Vladislav Kamenev suffered a broken arm and Tyson Jost is down with the Rampage on what essentially amounts to a conditioning assignment." November 17

  • Brooks Orpik lands huge hit on Vladislav Kamenev, breaks his arm

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "Brooks Orpik just landed the biggest hit of the young season Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche. You have to see this. While trailing 2-0 to the Avs early in the second period, Orpik stepped up on rookie Vladislav Kamenev in the neutral zone and walloped the Russian forward to the..." November 17

  • Colorado Avalanche To Send Tyson Jost To San Antonio

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar spoke to the media today, he explained that Tyson Barrie won’t play tonight against the Washington Capitals due to an upper-body injury that has been bothering him. According to Adrian Dater of BSN Denver, he also indicated that the team would be..." November 16

  • Penguins made last-second offer to get Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t looked like themselves so far this season and GM Jim Rutherford appears to be exploring potential trades that could spark his team. One of those trades almost saw Matt Duchene moving to Pennsylvania instead of Ottawa. “I think when it was uncertain if the..." November 12

  • Duchene glad to put first game with Senators behind him

    NHL.com "Matt Duchene was off the bench and on the ice before Mark Stone could even finish his celebration. He was there before either Erik Karlsson or Derick Brassard, who actually were on the ice when the game-winning goal was scored, there before the rest of his teammates, there to revel in the win and..." November 11

  • Forsberg happy Duchene situation resolved after 'bench and trade' comment

    NHL.com "Put Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Forsberg down as someone who is certainly happy and somewhat relieved too that center Matt Duchene was traded by the Colorado Avalanche to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. The trade happened less than a month after Forsberg's comments, translated from a Swedish..." November 08

  • Avs looking to flip G Hammond

    TSN "Andrew Hammond's stay with the Colorado Avalanche could be a short one. According to James Gordon of The Athletic, Hammond will remain with the AHL's Belleville Senators on loan from the Avalanche while general manager Joe Sakic looks to trade the newly acquired netminder." November 07

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Duchene traded to Senators by Avalanche

    NHL.com "Center Matt Duchene was traded by the Colorado Avalanche to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday as part of a three-team trade that also sent center Kyle Turris from the Senators to the Nashville Predators. Duchene dressed for Colorado's game at the New York Islanders and played 1:59 in the first..." November 06

  • Senators-Avalanche trade involving Matt Duchene might still have legs

    Sportsnet "Reports surfaced Friday night indicating the Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators had been discussing a three-way trade involving Matt Duchene, Kyle Turris and various picks and prospects before talks dissipated. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, it’s possible..." November 05

  • Potential 3-team deal sending Duchene to Senators falls apart

    TSN "According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators were in discussions on a three-way trade that would have sent Matt Duchene to Ottawa. Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports that the Senators would have sent Kyle Turris..." November 04

  • Avalanche recalls Gabriel Bourque, A.J. Greer from AHL San Antonio Rampage

    Denver Post "The Avalanche on Sunday recalled forwards Gabriel Bourque and A.J. Greer from its American Hockey League affiliate in San Antonio. Bourque and Greer will replace injured forwards J.T. Compher and Tyson Jost, who both went down in Thursday’s 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues. Compher is out an..." October 22

  • Frustration growing between Avalanche and Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "Another hockey season brings another round of trade rumours in Colorado as the Matt Duchene saga continues. “Colorado improved, their young players look really good. The one sense I’m getting is that the frustration with Duchene is growing a bit,” Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman said during..." October 22

  • NHL admits off-side challenge error that cost Avalanche a goal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL admitted on Friday that a decision denying the Colorado Avalanche a tying goal against the St. Louis was wrong. Mikko Rantanen’s goal late in the third period was overturned after Sven Andrighetto was ruled to be off-side following a video review challenge issued by the Blues. Now..." October 20

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Reports: Matt Duchene still wants trade from Avalanche

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winning might fix a lot of things, but can it repair a bridge that has been burned? In the case of Matt Duchene and the Colorado Avalanche, the answer may very well be “No.” On Monday, Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston declared as much during an intermission interview with Jeff Marek (no video or..." October 19

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon injured by nasty high stick

    Sportsnet "Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon was on the receiving end of a nasty-looking high stick from Anaheim Ducks centre Derek Grant Friday. Grant, in an apparent attempt to lift MacKinnon’s stick, caught the 2013 first-overall pick underneath the visor with the blade of his stick midway..." October 14

  • A fresh start with Avalanche is yielding promising results for Nail Yakupov

    Pro Hockey Talk "It had been a difficult few years for Nail Yakupov since he broke into the NHL. Now 24 years old, he’s with his third team. He’s been injured. He’s been a healthy scratch. He so far hasn’t produced offensively like you’d expect from a No. 1 overall pick. His time in Edmonton was disappointing...." October 12

  • Team says it made substantial Duchene trade offer

    Fanrag Sports "Matt Duchene probably remains the player most likely to be traded in the National Hockey League, although that’s really been the case since the summer and no deal has come to fruition yet. The general perception, whether it’s accurate or not, is that Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic..." October 12

  • Montreal sources tell Dreger Canadiens not in on Duchene

    Fanrag Sports "While the laborious wait continues on the Matt Duchene trade front, we tend to hear the same names of teams circling around the Colorado Avalanche as potential suitors. As things stood on Tuesday afternoon, it didn’t seem as if the Canadiens were currently involved in these particular..." October 11

  • Matt Duchene responds to Peter Forsberg’s “bench and trade” interview

    Denver Post "Following the Avalanche’s 4-0 win Monday against the Boston Bruins, Matt Duchene said he didn’t take Peter Forsberg’s comments about him personally. Forsberg, an Avalanche legend and 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, said the Avs should “bench and trade” Duchene, who reported to training camp..." October 10

  • Avs coach rejects Peter Forsberg's views on how to handle Duchene

    Denver Post "Avalanche coach Jared Bednar met with the media before Monday’s Columbus Day matinee against the Boston Bruins and said he has not seen what former Avs center Peter Forsberg said he suggests the team should do with center Matt Duchene. But Bednar has much to say about what has become one of the..." October 09

  • Peter Forsberg says he'd bench and trade Duchene

    Denver Post "During a Swedish broadcast of the Avalanche-New Jersey Devils game Saturday in Newark, N.J., former Avs center and Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Forsberg was a guest in-studio analyst and said Colorado should “bench and trade” disgruntled center Matt Duchene. Duchene, who is visibly unhappy to be..." October 09

  • Colorado Avalanche Claim Patrik Nemeth

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars took a chance when they waived defenseman Patrik Nemeth to try and send him to the AHL yesterday, and they didn’t get away with it. The Colorado Avalanche have claimed Nemeth off waivers, and will add him to their roster for the start of the season. Nemeth, 25, spent 40 games..." October 03

  • Blue Jackets 'very, very much' still in the mix for Avalanche's Matt Duchene

    Fanrag Sports "With the NHL’s 2017-18 regular season set to begin next week, Matt Duchene remains a member of the Colorado Avalanche. It’s not a lack of interest in the 26-year-old forward that’s precluding a trade from being consummated, it’s simply that general manager Joe Sakic has stood firm on meeting a..." October 01

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Jared Cowen among players released from tryouts today

    Pro Hockey Talk "So, is Jared Cowen going to torch the Colorado Avalanche this time around? During his PTO with the Avs, Cowen criticized the “joke” of a buyout experience he had with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Now that’s over, as Cowen headlined Wednesday’s list of players released from their tryouts. Cowen..." September 28

  • Colorado Avalanche release Jared Cowen from PTO

    CBS Sports "Cowen was released from his professional try out with the Avalanche on Wednesday. A2009 first-round pick, Cowen attempted to earn a roster spot with the Avalanche on short notice after having the final year of his contract with the Maple Leafs bought out." September 27

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Avalanche tough guy A.J. Greer says his nastiness comes naturally

    Denver Post "Avalanche rookie A.J. Greer emerged from the trainer’s room Thursday night with a bloody right hand, which was protected by a surgical glove. He said the wound was from a previous fight — not the one he had just been in with Dallas’ Greg Pateryn. Pateryn got the better of Greer in that fight..." September 22

  • Russian Nikita Zadorov finally reports to Avalanche camp

    Denver Post "Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov finally reported to training camp Thursday morning, nearly a week after signing a contract extension. The 22-year-old Russian was held up in Ottawa, Ontario, because of issues with his immigration papers. “It usually takes a few days to get it,” Zadorov said..." September 22