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  • Avalanche continuing to build their Russian presence

    The Sports Daily "The Colorado Avalanche made an interesting acquisition at the National Hockey League trade deadline on Monday when they acquired center Vladislav Namestnikov from the Ottawa Senators for a fourth round draft pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Namestnikov, a native of Zhukovskiy, Russia..." February 26

  • Emergency backup goalie rules expected to be discussed at GM meetings

    NHL.com "The emergency backup goalie procedure for NHL games is expected to be discussed at the general managers meetings that begin next week, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Tuesday. The emergency backup (EBUG) is in the spotlight again after David Ayres played for the Carolina..." February 26

  • Which NHL teams hold most draft picks after 2020 trade deadline?

    Sportsnet "The NHL’s 2020 trade deadline has come and gone, with a total of 31 trades comprising the final day before the cut-off. Now, rosters are set and teams begin either their climb to the Stanley Cup Playoffs or their road to the NHL draft. For the first of those groups, deadline day..." February 25

  • Deadline deals indicate Colorado Avalanche comfortable and confident with roster

    Mile High Hockey "After the Colorado Avalanche were tied to just about every big name available — from Henrik Lundvist and Chris Kreider to Jonathan Drouin and Joe Thornton — it is officially past the 2020 NHL trade deadline and the general..." February 24

  • Trade Deadline Day Broken Down By Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2020 trade deadline was extremely busy, with more than 30 transactions taking place before the bell rung. It’s hard to keep track of everything as it is happening, so we’ll break it down by team: Anaheim Ducks Added: Joel Persson (EDM)February 24

  • PSD NHL Trade Tracker
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Follow along as the NHL Trade Deadline ticks away. We will be updating you all day long as trades flow through. Follow us on Twitter @PSDnews for immediate breaking trades! February 24

  • Maple Leafs Acquire Calle Rosen From Avalanche for Michael Hutchinson

    NHL.com "The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Calle Rosen from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for goaltender Michael Hutchinson. Rosen, 26, has appeared in eight games with the Avalanche in 2019-20, recording a pair of assists. In 35 games with the..." February 24

  • Senators trade Vladiskav Namestnikov to Avalanche for 2021 fourth-round pick

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have traded Vladislav Namestnikov to the Colorado Avalanche for a 2021 fourth-round draft pick.   " February 24

  • Avalanche likely to trade Tyson Jost before the deadline

    Mile High Hockey "With the NHL trade deadline only hours away, one thing is beginning to sound more and more certain - Tyson Jost has played his last game as a member of the Colorado Avalanche. The 10th overall selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Jost is one of the longest..." February 24

  • 'It's like losing a brother': The human aspect of the NHL trade deadline

    NBC Sports Washington "The NHL trade deadline is always a fun time for fans. It's a time for buyers to bring in the final key pieces of a Stanley Cup roster or maybe those one or two players needed to complete a run to the playoffs. For sellers, it is time to move players away and begin looking towards the..." February 24

  • Getting Nathan MacKinnon & Jonathan Drouin Back Together In Colorado Would Be A Stanley Cup Cheat Code

    Barstool Sports "As we've all known for quite some time now, Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is addicted to making trades. The Burger Van just can't help himself once he gets a sweet little taste of the action. You just look at the amount of players he's traded over the last few seasons...." February 24

  • 25 NHL trade candidates: Who will stay, who will go?

    680 News "As the weeks leading up to the deadline have played out, a few players from our list have been dealt away and crossed off. But with the height of trade season upon us, we still have 25 candidates who could be dealt before 3:00 p.m. ET on Monday. It’s crunch time, and teams are..." February 24

  • Trade Deadline Primer: Colorado Avalanche

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Avalanche have been one of the top-scoring teams in the league all season long which has them comfortably in a playoff spot.  However, a recent rash of injuries has the team on the lookout for some depth at the very least to help get them through the next little while until some of..." February 22

  • USA hockey hotbed heat check: What's the center of the American hockey universe?

    ESPN "Picture hockey in the United States like its own universe. There are some large, gaseous planets with many moons, such as Boston and the Twin Cities. There are smaller planets, with the buoyancy of new life, such as Chicago or Washington. There are dimming, dying stars, and there are..." February 22

  • Avalanche sign goaltender Pavel Francouz to two-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Colorado Avalanche have signed goaltender Pavel Francouz to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Friday. According to Ryan Clark of The Athletic, the deal has an annual cap hit of $2 million. " February 21

  • Avalanche and Canadiens working on something big before the trade deadline

    Mile High Hockey "With only a few days remaining before the NHL Trade deadline, it sounds as though Colorado Avalanche General Manager Joe Sakic is ready to start wheeling and dealing. By now, everyone knows about his rendezvous with his counterpart from Montreal over the past week. Marc Bergevin..." February 21

  • Sabres to waive Zach Bogosian to terminate deal

    TSN "The Buffalo Sabres will place Zach Bogosian on unconditional waivers at Noon ET for contract termination after the veteran defenceman refused to report to the AHL's Rochester Americans, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. Bogosian was suspended by..." February 21

  • Oilers looking to add forward prior to Trade Deadline

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers are looking to add a player or two prior to the NHL Trade Deadline to help secure a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, general manager Ken Holland said Thursday. "You can say we're first place in the [Pacific Division], but we're also [four] points from..." February 21

  • Seven trades we'd like to see before the NHL trade deadline

    ESPN "As we approach the NHL trade deadline on Monday, there's some mild trepidation around the league that player movement on deadline day could be slower and less consequential than in years past. There are any number of reasons for that. The standings currently look..." February 21

  • Seven Cup contenders yet to make a move

    TSN "Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic was in a playful mood on Wednesday night when asked about the presence of Canadiens counterpart Marc Bergevin at back-to-back games this week in Denver. “His daughter goes to CU [University of Colorado], you should ask Berg about that,”..." February 21

  • Joe Sakic: Avalanche hoping to add goalie before trade deadline

    Sportsnet "The Colorado Avalanche are one point out of first place in the Western Conference and allow the ninth-fewest goals per game in the NHL, however Joe Sakic wants to fortify his team’s goaltending prior to the playoffs. “We’re going to pursue and see if we can..." February 20

  • 3 teams that should trade for Dustin Byfuglien

    The Score "Dustin Byfuglien doesn't appear likely to play an NHL game this season, but he's suddenly an intriguing option ahead of the Feb. 24 trade deadline. The Winnipeg Jets are reportedly attempting to exhaust all options on potential deals for the imposing..." February 20

  • 5 players who would benefit from a change of scenery

    The Score "Sometimes players just don't work with certain teams for intangible reasons. They could be newcomers who don't gel properly or veterans simply needing to move on and reignite their game. A change of scenery can sometimes go a long way toward revitalizing careers. Ahead of next..." February 20

  • Avalanche’s Mikko Rantanen gets good news on MRI for injury

    Sportsnet "An MRI on Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen‘s upper-body injury has reportedly come back with positive signs. Adrian Dater, who covers the Avalanche for ColoradoHockeyNow.com, says it’s good news for Rantanen and he should return before the end..." February 19

  • Cale Makar and Ryan Graves proving to be an ideal pair for the Colorado Avalanche

    Mile High Hockey "Life comes at you fast, and in the National Hockey League, it can move even faster it seems. For the Colorado Avalanche’s top-pairing defensemen of rookie Cale Makar and sophomore Ryan Graves, if you asked them if they’d be in this position a couple..." February 19

  • Why Mikko Rantanen's injury puts Avalanche in the spotlight with the trade deadline approaching

    The Hockey News "The outlook wasn’t good for the Colorado Avalanche from the moment Mikko Rantanen peeled himself off the ice. After his legs were taken out by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak, the star winger collided with the boards and was left writhing in pain on the ice. As he got..." February 19

  • Beyond Rentals: 10 trade deadline targets who won't become UFAs this summer

    The Hockey News "With the trade deadline one week away, the focus in all trade chatter tends to shift to the rentals. And, hey, not without reason. Given the teams in true Stanley Cup contention are up against the cap or will have major contract concerns to address in the off-season, the best course of action..." February 19

  • How the Seattle NHL franchise is bringing hockey to everyone

    ESPN "Kyle Boyd was a high school history teacher who had recently relocated to Seattle because his wife got a new job. He grew up playing hockey, and one weekend last year, decided to go skating because he missed it. He drove 45 minutes to a rink in the suburbs for an open skate. The ice was packed..." February 19

  • Avalanche’s Mikko Rantanen out ‘weeks’ with upper-body injury

    Sportsnet "Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen will miss multiple weeks with an upper-body injury that he suffered in Monday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.      

    February 18

  • Four potential trade destinations for Joe Thornton

    Sportsnet "The last time a potential Joe Thornton trade was even conceivable was back in 2014. The San Jose Sharks had finished second in the Pacific Division and met the rival Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the playoffs. San Jose dominated the early part of the series,..." February 18

  • Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins emerge as front-runners for Chris Kreider

    TSN "Tick tock. While the New York Rangers remain in negotiation to keep winger Chris Kreider, but the Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins appear to have emerged as front-runners for his services on the trade market. Kreider, 28, has been No. 1 on the TSN Trade Bait..." February 18

  • 5 teams that need to make a move before the trade deadline

    The Score "The right trade can go a long way in vaulting a contender closer to the Stanley Cup. With the Feb. 24 trade deadline around the corner, we've identified five teams vying for playoff berths that need to make a move to bolster their respective lineups. Note: Deadline cap space..." February 18

  • Colorado Avalanche recall former first round pick Martin Kaut

    Mile High Hockey "Tuesday morning, the Colorado Avalanche recalled Martin Kaut from the AHL Eagles. The move comes less than 12 hours after the team lost star winger Mikko Rantanen to a serious upper body injury. Selected 16th overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Kaut has..." February 18

  • Phillipp Grubauer out indefinitely for Avalanche with lower-body injury

    NHL.com "Philipp Grubauer will be out indefinitely for the Colorado Avalanche because of a lower-body injury. The goalie was injured in the third period of the 2020 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series against the Los Angeles Kings at Air Force Academy in Colorado on Saturday. He..." February 17

  • Philipp Grubauer leaves Stadium Series game after collision with teammate

    The Score "Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer was forced to exit Saturday night's Stadium Series contest against the Los Angeles Kings. Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole bumped into the netminder after a scoring chance by Kings forward Austin..." February 16

  • Improved depth makes Avalanche Stanley Cup contender

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Colorado Avalanche have had one of the NHL’s most dominant top lines for a couple of years now thanks to the trio of Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, and Gabriel Landeskog. When they are on the ice together and playing at their best they can be borderline..." February 14

  • Scott Howson Elected AHL President

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The AHL’s board of governors has unanimously elected Scott Howson as the league’s next president and CEO. He will replace the outgoing David Andrews, who will vacate the position after June 30th. Andrews will continue in his position as chairman of the board...." February 14

  • Bargain Hunting: 10 cost-effective trade options contending teams should target at the deadline

    The Hockey News "If you go back through the past five trade deadlines and peruse the moves made by Stanley Cup-winning sides, one thing stands out: the big budget, headline-making, splashy moves are the exception, not the rule. Last season, for instance, the St. Louis Blues made one acquisition at the..." February 14

  • The NHL Olympics debate is a sham

    ESPN "It's getting very, very hard to sympathize with the National Hockey League when it comes to Olympic participation. For a while, it was easy. The International Olympic Committee was on the other side of the table, an organization that makes FIFA look like Amnesty International by..." February 14

  • Are the Avalanche looking to acquire Kyle Connor in a blockbuster trade?

    Mile High Hockey "When it comes to the NHL trade deadline, most Colorado Avalanche fans don’t expect any big moves from Joe Sakic - and rightfully so. The Avs General Manager has a propensity for doing his heavy lifting either in the summer or early in the season. Two years ago,..." February 14

  • Analyzing the best and worst linemate situations in the NHL

    TSN "On Tuesday, I had an interesting conversation with The Athletic’s Justin Bourne about which forward has the most favourable deployment situation in the National Hockey League. Bourne was making the argument that Toronto’s Alex Kerfoot – a winger on a line..." February 14

  • The Colorado Avalanche have turned from lovable underdogs to legitimate Stanley Cup contenders

    Mile High Hockey "Starting on December 16th, the Colorado Avalanche had only four regulation wins over the next month. The team that had looked like the best in the Western Conference for the first two months of the season, had fallen out of the top-3 in the Central Division and were among a handful of..." February 12

  • 25 NHL trade candidates you’ll hear about before the deadline

    Sportsnet "Less than two weeks before the trade deadline, and we’re starting to see some deals come in. Toronto acquired Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford last week, while the Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild swapped Alex Galchenyuk and Jason Zucker this week — two..." February 12

  • Leave playoff gimmicks to MLB and keep the NHL post-season just the way it is

    The Hockey News "The day after what would have been Bill Veeck’s 106th birthday – look him up on Google, kids – news came out that Major League Baseball recently had a meeting with its Players’ Association to discuss adding teams to the playoffs and a scheme in which higher-seeded..." February 12

  • Elias Pettersson is the latest in a long line of NHL stars who are targets of on-ice abuse

    The Hockey News "Anyone who has watched NHL hockey over the past season-and-a-half did not require a Hockey Night in Canada montage to come to the conclusion that Elias Pettersson is a target of abuse. This has been going on pretty much since Pettersson first stepped onto the ice as a rookie. And as..." February 11

  • Avalanche eye offensive help with Nazem Kadri out week-to-week

    TSN "Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury, head coach Jared Bednar announced on Altitude Sports Radio Tuesday. According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, Kadri is considered week-to-week after suffering the injury in Sunday's..." February 11

  • NHL 'not even close' on agreement to send players to Olympics

    ABC7 "The NHL remains reluctant to reverse course and compete in the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, despite new assurances --which have the backing of the league's players -- from Olympic officials to resolve some major stumbling blocks. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly..." February 11

  • Blue Jackets using most first-year players in NHL

    NHL.com "1-Columbus Blue Jackets  Total games played by rookies (11 players): 240 games Players: Forwards Alexander Texier, Emil Bemstrom, Eric Robinson, Kevin Stenlund, Ryan MacInnis, Kole Sherwood; defensemen Vladislav Gavrikov, Gabriel..." February 10

  • Colorado Avalanche Sign Hunter Miska To NHL Deal

    CBS Sports "Miska signed a two-way contract for the rest of the year with Colorado on Monday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. The Avalanche are gearing up for a playoff run, so locking down Miska gives them depth in the crease going forward. " February 10

  • Senators have flexibility ahead of trade deadline

    Sportsnet "There isn’t another team in the league with the roster flexibility of the Ottawa Senators, who not only have 10 pending unrestricted free agents but just four non-ELC players signed beyond next season (Thomas Chabot, Nikita Zaitsev, Colin White and Bobby..." February 10