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  • The Colorado Avalanche are listening to offers for Nikita Zadorov

    Mile High Hockey "With the NHL trade deadline a week away, teams are beginning to finalize their plans for the remainder of the season as well as the summer. Thanks to a terrible slide down the standings that started at the beginning of December, the Colorado Avalanche have found themselves..." February 20

  • Colorado Avalanche “Trying To Move” Sven Andrighetto

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Colorado Avalanche have had an incredibly turbulent season. At one point earlier in the year they looked like they were going to battle for the Presidents Trophy, sitting at 15-6-4 through 25 games and boasting one of the most dominant lines in hockey. Since then, the team has gone 9-18-7..." February 19

  • Colorado’s Odds At The First Overall Pick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Early this season, the Colorado Avalanche were in the most enviable position in sports. Their team was excelling and looking playoff-bound, but without any negative effect on their draft status. Because as the Avs won games, the Ottawa Senators were losing them and Colorado owned the..." February 17

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Colorado Avalanche could be ideal destination for Andre Burakovsky

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After another loss last night, the Colorado Avalanche are win-less in their last eight games. Normally, this would send a team plummeting down the standings, but in this season’s Western Conference “turtle derby”, the Avs are tied for tenth-place in the West and just four..." February 13

  • The Avalanche defense just took a big hit

    BSN Denver "The Avalanche got some bad news earlier today: veteran defenseman Ian Cole will be out indefinitely with what the team says is an upper-body injury. Cole suffered the injury in a third-period fight with Washington’s Tom Wilson Thursday night. Cole clearly took the worst of the..." February 09

  • Sakic not willing to trade 1st-round picks, prospects

    The Score "Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic is not going to compromise the team's future, but that doesn't mean he won't try to make it better in the short term. "We're looking at the big picture here. We love what's coming," Sakic said, according to..." February 07

  • Five teams that should call about Jimmy Howard

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the third year in a row the Detroit Red Wings are going to miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs and that means with the NHL trade deadline fast approaching they should be looking to sell off all of their pending unrestricted free agents to the highest bidder. As well as any other..." February 07

  • Senators make minor trade, Max McCormick swapped for J.C. Beaudin

    Silver Seven "The Senators and Avalanche made a minor swap this morning, with the Avs acquiring Max McCormick, and the Sens receiving Jean-Christophe Beaudin in exchange. Trade: February 06

  • Colorado collapse – What’s eating the Avalanche?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Typically, the U.S. Thanksgiving break serves as a solid benchmark in the NHL for which teams will make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. For this year’s Colorado Avalanche, a peek at the standings on the final day of November would prove that Colorado was tied with Nashville in points..." February 04

  • Avalanche splitting up Nathan MacKinnon, Gabe Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen line

    Denver Post "Avalanche coach Jared Bednar had the NHL All-Star break and the team’s designated bye week to reflect on its 3-7 skid in the last 10 games and strategize about the remaining 32 regular-season games. Changes were expected and, indeed, the Avs will have a different look Saturday night when..." February 02

  • Colorado Avalanche announce Tyson Jost will be out for “an extended period of time”

    Mile High Hockey "Tyson Jost just can’t catch a break. Just as it looked like he was starting to find his game with the Colorado Eagles in the AHL, Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar told the media Jost has sustained an injury and will be on the shelf for a while. Jost was expected to be called up..." February 01

  • Jost Is Challenging the Avalanche Development Model

    The Hockey Writers "Tyson Jost could very well become the poster boy for the Colorado Avalanche’s player development issues. Jost, the 20-year-old forward in his second full season with the Avalanche, was sent down to the AHL’s Colorado Eagles on Jan. 17. The promising forward hasn’t managed..." February 01

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • The Semyon Varlamov Situation: how the Colorado Avalanche can handle the trade deadline

    Mile High Hockey "To trade or not to trade? It’s the question that grips fans every year right around the end of the All Star Break, no matter their team or tanking position. Even the best teams find themselves preoccupied with the questions; if you aren’t looking to trade away players,..." January 31

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Tyson Jost is finding his game in the AHL

    Mile High Hockey "When the Colorado Avalanche sent Tyson Jost down to the AHL a couple weeks ago, the hope was that he would be able to find the offensive touch that made him the 10th overall selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The stay with the Eagles is likely to be a short one, but it..." January 28

  • Can Avalanche, Sabres get back on track in second half?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Colorado Avalanche and Buffalo Sabres are having a nearly identical experience on the roller coaster ride that is their 2018-19 season. It all started with what was probably considered a pleasant surprise and a lot of excitement, and has quickly devolved into a season that could..." January 27

  • Kevin Hayes to the Avalanche? Possible trade scenarios for the Rangers

    Forever Blueshirts "The firesale is going to start soon. With the Rangers clearly out of the playoff hunt and the team getting calls about the Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello and others you can be sure the rumor mill will be churning up until the trade deadline. Sooner rather than later some fan favorites will be..." January 26

  • Nathan MacKinnon goes to All-Star Weekend to avoid suspension

    USA Today "Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin believed he needed a break badly enough that he accepted a one-game suspension in order to sit out the All-Star Game. Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon took a different approach. Bothered by a badly bruised foot,..." January 26

  • Are the Colorado Avalanche targeting André Burakovsky to help their forward group?

    Mile High Hockey "As the NHL’s trade deadline approaches, we’re going to start hearing more and more reports about players the Colorado Avalanche might be interested in. The latest comes to us from Pierre Lebrun of The Athletic. In his Notebook this week, Lebrun lists the..." January 25

  • Rantanen, Avalanche will wait for offseason to start contract negotiations

    The Score "The Colorado Avalanche and Mikko Rantanen won't be holding contract negotiations until the offseason, the superstar winger revealed during his media availability at the All-Star festivities on Thursday night. January 25

  • MacKinnon to undergo MRI on foot, could miss All-Star weekend

    The Score "The Colorado Avalanche aren't taking any chances when it comes to the health of superstar Nathan MacKinnon. The 23-year-old will undergo an MRI on his foot Thursday and could be held out of this weekend's All-Star festivities in San Jose, Calif., Sportsnet's John Shannon..." January 24

  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson sitting out until after break

    CBS Sports "Coach Jared Bednar said Johnson has concussion-like symptoms and hopes he can return after the All-Star break, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. Johnson exited Saturday's game versus the Kings and didn't return. The Avalanche recalled Anton Lindholm from AHL Colorado on..." January 20

  • Mikko Rantanen exits vs. Kings for precautionary reasons

    The Score "The Colorado Avalanche avoided a major scare Saturday, as superstar Mikko Rantanen was held out of the third period versus the Los Angeles Kings for precautionary reasons, according to Ryan Clark of The Athletic. The 22-year-old is set to play the club's..." January 19

  • Jost, Graves Assigned to Colorado Eagles

    coloradoeagles.com "The Colorado Eagles, proud AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, have announced that forward Tyson Jost and defenseman Ryan Graves have been assigned to the Eagles by the team’s NHL affiliate. Jost has generated six goals and nine assists in 43 games with the Avalanche this season and..." January 17

  • Senators still dealing with ramifications of Matt Duchene blockbuster

    Sportsnet "For more than a quarter-century, the Colorado Avalanche has been one of those obscure western teams that hardly registered a pulse in Ottawa. That changed dramatically in the fall of 2017, when Colorado, Ottawa and Nashville pulled off a blockbuster trade that sent Matt Duchene from..." January 16

  • Returning veterans should buoy a turn around for the Colorado Avalanche

    Mile High Hockey "With a big win Monday night in Toronto, and very winnable games upcoming against the Kingsand Senators, there is good reason to believe the Colorado Avalanche can push out of the slump they’ve been in for the last month. The 6-3 victory over the Maple..." January 15

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Maple Leafs task Tavares line with stopping Avalanche’s all-star trio

    Sportsnet "For the second straight game, the Toronto Maple Leafs will face one of the most dynamic and most stacked lines in hockey. And for the second straight game, the weighty task of shutting down a trio of all-star-calibre forwards will fall to the John Tavares and wingmen Mitch Marner and..." January 14

  • MacKinnon: Avs should split up top line if skid lingers

    TSN "The line of  Gabriel Landeskog (27 goals, 24 assists),  Nathan Mackinnon (26 goals, 40 assists) and Mikko Rantanen? (20 goals, 48 assists) has been dominant this season, but with the Colorado Avalanche struggling it may be time to split up the trio, at least..." January 14

  • MacKinnon calls outburst directed at HC Bednar 'unacceptable'

    NHL.com "Nathan MacKinnon said his outburst on the bench during the Colorado Avalanche's loss to the Calgary Flames on Wednesday was unacceptable and said he and coach Jared Bednar have moved on from it.  The center was visibly upset with Bednar after Calgary scored an empty-net goal..." January 12

  • Landeskog, Skinner, Letang, Draisaitl named Last Men in winners

    NHL.com "Gabriel Landeskog will join Colorado Avalanche linemates Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon at the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center in San Jose on Jan. 26 (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). Landeskog was among the four players who won the 2019 NHL..." January 11

  • MacKinnon, Avs are frustrated; should they be worried?

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the late stages of the Avs’ 5-3 loss to the Flames on Wednesday, Nathan MacKinnon lost his cool in a way that felt strangely “on-brand” for one of the NHL’s goofiest superstars. The elite forward who tends to be the comic foil for Sidney Crosby in Tim..." January 10

  • Will the Blue Jackets trade Sergei Bobrovsky? Here are six potential landing spots for the veteran goalie

    CBS Sports "Some surprising news came out Columbus on Thursday afternoon when the Blue Jackets announced that goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky would be absent from the team during their game against the Nashville Predators. There wasn't a lot of information given with that announcement, but the language of..." January 10

  • Barrie Becomes Franchise Leader In D-Man Scoring

    NHL.com "Tyson Barrie is now the Colorado Avalanche franchise leader in scoring by a defenseman. The blueliner had three assists in a 6-1 win over the New York Rangers at Pepsi Center on Friday night to bring his career total to 278 points and pass John-Michael Liles (275) for the most points..." January 05

  • Sharks' Radim Simek sustained concussion from hit by Sam Bennett

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Discouraging news for San Jose Sharks fans to start out the new year as defenseman Radim Simek did not participate in the team’s morning skate ahead of their matchup Wednesday with the Avalanche in Colorado. Sharks’ head coach Peter DeBoer told the media present in..." January 02

  • Avalanche to Host Outdoor Game at Air Force in 2020

    NHL.com "The Colorado Avalanche, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, will host an outdoor game at the United States Air Force Academy on Feb. 15, 2020, it was announced today by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. The Avalanche's opponent for the NHL Stadium Series contest at Falcon Stadium..." January 01

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • McDavid, Ovechkin, Matthews, MacKinnon voted NHL All-Star captains

    NHL.com "Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid will be captain of the Pacific Division for the third straight year at the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center in San Jose on Jan. 26 (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). McDavid will be joined by Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin of..." December 27

  • Colorado Avalanche lose Colin Wilson to a shoulder injury

    Mile High Hockey "Last night the Colorado Avalanche found themselves on the wrong side of an incredible goaltending performance from rookie Collin Delia as they fell 2-1 to the last place Chicago Blackhawks. The team lost more than the game as coach Jared Bednar announced afterwards that forward Colin..." December 22

  • Should Ian Cole be suspended for kneeing Brock Nelson?

    Pro Hockey Talk "On paper, Monday was an excellent night for Barry Trotz and the New York Islanders. The Islanders topped the Colorado Avalanche 4-1, keeping the Avs’ scorching-hot top line mostly in check. Nathan MacKinnon grabbed an assist on Gabriel Landeskog‘s power-play..." December 18

  • Should the Avalanche make a move before the holiday roster freeze?

    Mile High Hockey "On Last week’s edition of Hockey Night in Canada, Chris Johnston mentioned that the NHL’s trade market seems to me more active than it usually is at this time of year. Parity in the league means that teams are going to be looking for any advantage they can. For those who see..." December 17

  • Mikko Rantanen is on pace for the best offensive season in the modern era

    Mile High Hockey "When we talk about the modern-era for the NHL, Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers are likely referring to the post-expansion era but for Millennials, the modern era really refers to 2005 and beyond. Since the lockout that cost the NHL the entire 2004-05 season, the league has changed. New..." December 17

  • Avs’ duo of MacKinnon, Rantanen chasing rare feat

    Pro Football Talk "One of the many downsides to the NHL’s goal-scoring decline over the past two decades has been the impact it has had on individual numbers and milestones. For quite a while it looked like the 100-point scorer was becoming a thing of the past, if it was not already entirely..." December 10

  • Vladislav Kamenev To Undergo Surgery, May Be Out For The Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Avalanche forward Vladislav Kamenev has suffered a shoulder injury that requires surgery, reports A.J. Haefele of BSN Denver (Twitter link).  He’s listed as out indefinitely but Haefele adds that the procedure could keep him out for the rest of the season.  The team announced..." December 10

  • Avalanche top line on historic pace

    NHL.com "MacKinnon, Landeskog and Rantanen have combined for 120 points (46 goals, 74 assists) in 28 games this season. Their line has accounted for 43 percent of the Avalanche's total points (278). For comparison, the Calgary Flames first line of Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau and Elias Lindholm has..." December 06

  • Detroit Red Wings Tyler Bertuzzi Suspended Two Games

    Last Word On Hockey "The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Detroit Red Wings winger Tyler Bertuzzi has been suspended for two games. This is his first career suspension. Bertuzzi has been suspended for two games for unsportsmanlike conduct and roughing for an incident..." December 03

  • Red Wings’ Bertuzzi facing discpline after punching Calvert from bench

    Pro Hockey Talk "Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi will have a disciplinary hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Monday for an incident that happened in Sunday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. The incident in question was Bertuzzi removing his glove..." December 03

  • Laine named NHL's first star for November

    NHL.com "Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine, Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon and Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of November.   FIRST STAR - PATRIK LAINE, RW, WINNIPEG..." December 01