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  • The early years of Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon

    The Athletic "Still wearing his skates and his white Shattuck-St. Mary’s sweater, Nathan MacKinnon followed Christian Bragnalo out of the locker room and into the coach’s windowless office. A TV played NHL hockey in the corner as Bragnalo sat behind his desk, MacKinnon across from..." April 19

  • Examining the likely surgery to Pavel Francouz

    Colorado Hockey Now "Pavel Francouz was declared out for the remainder of the season this past week and we initially had that news. The Avalanche have not disclosed any details around the specifics of the injury or surgery. However, if he had the same procedure as Semyon Varlamov in 2017, then we can..." April 19

  • Analyzing Gossip on Jack Eichel, Tony DeAngelo and More

    Bleacher Report "There's going to be plenty of excitement around the NHL over the next few weeks as the chase for a place in the Stanley Cup playoffs intensifies. Even though there will be a ton of action on the ice, it's not too early to start looking ahead to the upcoming offseason..." April 19

  • Avalanche's Bowen Byram: Removed from COVID-19 list

    CBS Sports "Byram was removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Monday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Byram missed seven games with an upper-body issue before he was placed on the COVID-19 list.  " April 19

  • Can an NHL team with high-priced stars win in the playoffs?

    The Athletic "So it would appear the NHL will make some cap era history in this year’s playoffs. For the first time since the salary cap was instituted in 2005, a team carrying a player with a double digit cap hit is going to actually win a playoff round. In fact, a few teams might..." April 19

  • NHL jersey advertising could begin as early as 2022-23 season

    Yardbarker "NHL jersey advertising could begin as early as the 2022-23 season, according to Mark J. Burns of the Sports Business Journal. However, nothing has been approved or finalized by the league's Board of Governors. Burns writes: "In recent weeks, NHL clubs have been..." April 18

  • 5 NHL Players Most Likely to Be Traded During the 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "With the NHL's trade deadline having passed, the trade market is shuttered until the end of the regular season. Once the postseason begins, non-playoff clubs can make deals with each other, but most moves will take place once the playoffs end in July. Several notable players who..." April 17

  • NHL Rumors: Latest Buzz and Post-2021 Trade Deadline Talk

    Bleacher Report "The buildup to the NHL trade deadline is always an eventful time of year for the league's 31 teams. Even if a team doesn't complete any deals, that doesn't mean they didn't try to swing one or two, as there are always plenty of discussions being had. There..." April 17

  • Why 37 NHL goalies changed pads this year: Inside the high-stakes game of hockey equipment branding

    The Athletic "One season after winning the Vezina Trophy, Connor Hellebuyck did something unexpected for a goalie at the top of his game: He switched his pads. After using CCM-branded gear for the first five years of his NHL career, the Winnipeg Jets goalie is now wearing pads from True..." April 17

  • NHL trade deadline strategies and how the Avalanche got what they needed

    The Athletic "Thoughts and afterthoughts from an NHL trade deadline that generated enough interesting moves that, even a few days after the fact, it’s worthwhile to pluck at a few leftover threads. Let’s begin with one of the annual bothersome anomalies: When the NHL issues its annual news..." April 16

  • Next three Avalanche games postponed

    TSN "The National Hockey League announced on Friday that the Colorado Avalanche's next three contests - later on Friday and Sunday against the Los Angeles Kings and on Apr. 20 versus the St. Louis Blues - have been postponed. The decision comes after a third Avalanche player entered..." April 16

  • Which NHL teams hold most draft picks after 2021 trade deadline?

    Sportsnet "It has been several days since the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline and we’ve already seen Boston go 2-0 since adding Taylor Hall, while Anthony Mantha scored in each of his first two games with Washington. The deadline was quieter than usual with just 17 deals compared to the 31 we saw..." April 16

  • NHL Not Opposed To Third-Party Salary Retention In Trades

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Perhaps the story of the NHL Trade Deadline, since it certainly wasn’t the quantity of trades or the numerous star players on the move, was the advent of the third-party salary cap broker in trades. Three different deals were made at the deadline that included three teams, with the third..." April 16

  • Avalanche cancel morning skate after positive COVID-19 test

    Sportsnet "The Colorado Avalanche announced Friday that they've cancelled their morning skate after a positive COVID-19 test in the organization. The team says the person is in isolation, after receiving the result from Thursday's testing, and all other staff and players have..." April 16

  • Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer out at least 2 weeks after positive COVID-19 test

    The Score "Colorado Avalanche netminder Philipp Grubauer has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. Grubauer will miss "more than 14 days," head coach Jared Bednar said Wednesday, per The Denver Post's Kyle..." April 15

  • The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Deals That Didn’t Happen

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline came and went with relatively little fanfare. Deadline day saw just 17 trades made (a new 8-year low) that involved only 26 players (a new 20-year low). The obvious downside to a quiet deadline is that it’s not very exciting to follow and..." April 15

  • Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer tests positive for COVID-19

    The Score "Colorado Avalanche netminder Philipp Grubauer has tested positive for COVID-19, reports Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. Colorado canceled its morning skate Wednesday as a result. " April 14

  • Trades That Should Have Happened at 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Just as quickly as it arrived, it's gone. The NHL's trade deadline came and went Monday afternoon with a flurry of deals—including one involving last fall's highest-profile free agent—that reshaped the rosters of the league's top contenders while..." April 14

  • Avalanche cancel Wednesday morning skate after positive COVID-19 result

    Sportsnet "The Colorado Avalanche announced Wednesday that they’ve cancelled their morning skate after receiving a positive test result for COVID-19 yesterday. The Avalanche did not provide further information on who in the organization tested positive. " April 14

  • Avalanche get vaccinated

    Colorado Hockey Now "All players and staff on the Colorado Avalanche have now been vaccinated, Colorado Hockey Now has learned. All players and team staff were given doses of a vaccine after their game against the Arizona Coyotes. It is not known which type of vaccine was administered. " April 14

  • Avalanche's Pavel Francouz undergoes surgery

    CBS Sports "Francouz is expected to be healthy ahead of the 2021-22 season, but the Avalanche will have to roll with the trio of Philipp Grubauer, Devan Dubnyk and Jonas Johansson for the rest of the current campaign.  " April 13

  • The Real Winners and Losers from the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The lead-in seemed endless. But once it arrived, the day was kind of a blur. The NHL's annual trade deadline came and went Monday with something between a bang and a whimper. There was the long-awaited move of last fall's highest-profile free agent as well as a..." April 13

  • Renting out cap space for NHL draft picks is a trend that’s here to stay

    The Athletic "The most stunning trade of trade deadline 2021, in many ways, has its roots in a deal that was consummated almost two years ago. When the Carolina Hurricanes agreed to absorb the final year of Patrick Marleau’s contract, carrying a $6.25 million AAV, in June 2019 and the Toronto..." April 13

  • CHL announces cancellation of 2021 Memorial Cup

    Sportsnet "The CHL announced Tuesday it has made the "very difficult decision" to cancel the 2021 Memorial Cup in association with the WHL, OHL and QMJHL.   " April 13

  • Is going all in at the NHL trade deadline worth it?

    Sound Of Hockey "The NHL trade deadline is always a fun time for NHL fans. If our team is in the thick of the playoff picture, we hope it makes huge trades and pushes all our collective chips into the center of the table with hopes of playing for the Stanley Cup. But is this the right approach? ..." April 13

  • Tony DeAngelo may be solution to other’s expansion problems

    Forever Blueshirts "The New York Rangers have been willing to let teams use their cap space to facilitate trades for awhile. Thus far they’ve had no takers as we’ve already had around a dozen deals coming into today’s NHL Trade Deadline. So far, many of the deals that required cap help..." April 13

  • Gabriel Landeskog Reaches 500 Career Points in Typical Fashion

    NHL.com "Gabriel Landeskog has made his office in the NHL in the front of opposing goaltenders and has become one of the best in the league with scoring on redirections. He tallied his 16th goal of the season on Sunday doing just that and also added two assists to reach 500 career points..." April 12

  • NHL trade deadline winners and losers

    The Athletic "You know what? That NHL trade deadline wasn’t nearly as bad as most of us figured it would be. In spite of COVID-19 outbreaks, a looming expansion draft and a flat salary cap the deadline exceeded almost all expectations for drama and the unexpected, including a blockbuster..." April 12

  • 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Tracker
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Follow along all day as NHL GM's work the phone furiously to make a deal! ProSportsDaily has you covered as the deals flow in. April 12

  • Avalanche Acquire Carl Soderberg From Blackhawks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Colorado Avalanche are bringing back a familiar face, acquiring Carl Soderberg from the Chicago Blackhawks. The Avalanche will send Josh Dickinson and the draft rights to Ryder Rolston in return. " April 12

  • Latest Buzz on Top Players and Teams Entering 2021 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 NFL trade deadline arrives at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, and after that, in-season deals will be done for the year. This means that while teams have a month to go before the playoffs—scheduled to begin May 11—those looking to make moves for postseason pushes will have..." April 11

  • Avalanche acquires goalie Devan Dubnyk from San Jose Sharks

    Denver Post "The Avalanche got its veteran backup goalie Saturday, acquiring pending unrestricted free agent Devan Dubnyk from the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Greg Pateryn and a fifth-round draft pick in 2021. Dubnyk, 34, has played in 537 NHL games for five teams (Edmonton, Nashville, Arizona,..." April 10

  • 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs start date to be determined by NHL

    NHL.com "The start date for the Stanley Cup Playoffs is unknown after the end of the NHL regular season was extended to May 16 on Saturday. The extension was necessary to accommodate rescheduled games for the Vancouver Canucks, who had eight games postponed after a COVID-19 outbreak within the..." April 10

  • 4 buyers set up to make a NHL trade deadline splash

    Sportsnet "A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. We're under 60 hours till deadline. LTIR you ready? 1. “It’s all on the table for us at this point,” Kyle Dubas declared during a Maple Leafs TV..." April 10

  • Avs Trade for Detroit Red Wings' Patrik Nemeth

    CBS Sports "Detroit traded Nemeth (undisclosed) to the Avalanche for a 2022 fourth-round pick Friday. Nemeth missed the last two games with an unknown issue, but the Red Wings may have just been protecting a trade asset. " April 09

  • Inside how the NHL trade deadline is shaping up as deals begin to go down

    The Athletic "Trade deadline week has finally produced some results and the first two deals give us an idea of where this is all perhaps headed. Florida and Chicago put a package together Thursday that is very reflective of the salary cap environment. The Blackhawks have told teams for..." April 09

  • Top Landing Spots for NHL's Biggest Trade Deadline Targets

    Bleacher Report "The NHL's 2021 trade deadline is Monday at 3 p.m. ET. While the big day is fast approaching, the trade market isn't as busy compared to previous years for several reasons. This season's stagnant salary cap means most playoff contenders have limited cap space. Several..." April 09

  • 2021 NHL trade deadline: Six deals we'd like to see

    ESPN "The 2021 NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET on Monday. The New York Islanders kicked off trade season on Wednesday night, acquiring veteran forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils. But there are many more mutually beneficial..." April 09

  • Avalanche cancel morning skate after positive COVID-19 test result

    Sportsnet "The Colorado Avalanche have cancelled the team's morning skate after receiving one positive test result for COVID-19, the club announced Friday. The team is currently in Anaheim, set to play a pair of games against the Ducks on Friday and Sunday. They played two games in..." April 09

  • Bubble hockey could be coming back to the NHL for the playoffs

    Toronto Sun "Is the bubble coming back for the playoffs? Players and team owners may not want it to. But after seeing what’s happened to the Vancouver Canucks in the past week, I don’t see how the league avoids it. There’s far too much at stake. We’re..." April 09

  • Trade Candidates Unlikely To Move At 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

    Featurd "Less than a week remains until the NHL's April 12 trade deadline. Speculation is growing among pundits and fans over which players could be on the move over the coming days. Most players dealt on deadline day are slated to become unrestricted free agents in the offseason. Several..." April 09

  • Dream trade deadline fits for each Stanley Cup contender

    The Score "This year's trade deadline presents some significant roadblocks for teams looking to add. The flat salary cap, cross-border quarantine rules, and impending Seattle expansion draft are all major hurdles that could mitigate the yearly frenzy excitement. But no number of limitations..." April 09

  • Sabres' Taylor Hall open to signing extension with new team if traded

    Sportsnet "Taylor Hall, one of the highest profile players available heading into the NHL trade deadline, is willing to consider signing an extension with a team that acquires him, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston has learned. Hall's willingness to consider a new deal means, if a team trades..." April 09

  • Three Destinations That Make Sense for Nick Foligno

    1st Ohio Battery "As the trade deadline approaches and the Columbus Blue Jackets oscillate between wins and losses, they have a lot of tough decisions to make–and soon. They only have a select few players in the last year of their contracts, and with Riley Nash getting hurt, the list gets..." April 09

  • Who was the best player to ever be the worst player in an NHL trade?

    The Athletic "With just days until the deadline, I want to try to tackle one of those questions that sounds simple but ends up being tougher than you might think: Who was the best worst player in an NHL trade? In other words, if you took every player from a given trade and ranked them from best to..." April 09

  • Avalanche's Jacob MacDonald suspended two games for head hit on Wild's Ryan Hartman

    Sportsnet "Colorado Avalanche defenceman Jacob MacDonald has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman, the NHL's department of player safety announced Thursday. The incident occurred with close to five..." April 09

  • 9 defencemen who could be moved by the 2021 NHL trade deadline

    Sportsnet "It's a buyer's market out there this year, but with the demand for defensive depth always high, might this be the position where we see the most movement at the NHL trade deadline? Anything can happen at the deadline — especially in a year as unpredictable as this, with..." April 08

  • NHL Trade Deadline preview: Teams that could make moves, players who could move

    Yardbarker "The NHL trade deadline is on Monday, April 12, at 3 p.m. ET and we are here to get you ready for some of the teams that could be in the market for deals and players that could be on the move. The salary cap situation is going to make it a little more difficult to make moves this season,..." April 08

  • NHL Trade Deadline: 9 defensemen teams might target

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mattias Ekholm, Predators (30 years old, signed through 2021-22, $3.75M cap hit): As Juuse Saros keeps juicing the Predators’ win-loss record, defensemen like Ekholm keep slipping down various “trade bait” boards. But we might as well get two..." April 08

  • 5 NHL players that are looking for a change of scenery

    The Score "Sometimes things just don't go as planned. Many NHL players entered the season with high hopes but have failed to meet expectations for one reason or another. Others have been stuck in the same situation for years or have simply hit a wall in their development. With the..." April 08