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Avalanche reach deal with defenseman Francois Beauchemin

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche fortified their blue line by signing defenseman Francois Beauchemin to a three-year deal. The 35-year-old Beauchemin averaged a team-best 22 minutes, 44 seconds of ice time per game for Anaheim last season. He also ranked second among Ducks defensemen with a career-high 11 goals. Colorado general manager Joe Sakic said the signing of Beauchemin...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Sign Francois Beauchemin: 3 Years, $13.5 Million

  A longer-than-expected off-season has seen the Colorado Avalanche state time and time again their desire to add quality left-handed defensemen to the fold and now they have signed one in Francois Beauchemin. The 35-year old Beauchemin departs the Anaheim Ducks, his second stint with the team, after spending parts of the last five seasons there as he has inked a 3-year, $13.5 million...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Francois Beachemin Signs With Avalanche

View image | The Colorado Avalanche have made first (somewhat) significant signing of free agency.  They have signed Francois Beachemin to a 3 year deal with an AAV of about 4.5 million. Beachemin is a veteran defenseman who has spent the majority of his career with the Anaheim Ducks. Beachemin will provide some defensive effort, will score about 20 points, and...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Extend Qualifying Offers to Pickard, Grigorenko and 6 More

  Before tackling the July 1st free agency period, the Colorado Avalanche needed to take care of some business in-house, making qualifying offers to a number of their restricted free agents in advance of this afternoon’s qualifying offer deadline. After revealing this weekend that Joey Hishon would be qualified and Jordan Caron would be let go, the Avalanche, according to...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL Free Agent Defensemen: Who Should Colorado Pursue?

  Yesterday we took a look at which UFA forwards the Avalanche should pursue when NHL Free Agency opens later this afternoon but today, with just a few hours left before “Free Agent Frenzy” we turn our attention to the defensemen available in this UFA class. As one of the worst possession teams in the NHL last season, the Colorado Avalanche’s woes on the defensive side of...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Meet the newest Avalanche draftees

The Colorado Avalanche made plenty of noise this past weekend during the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. With the big headlines being the Ryan O’Reilly trade and the Avs first round selection of Mikko Rantanen, their picks in the subsequent rounds did not go unnoticed. On Saturday, Colorado went on to sign six additional players on day 2 of the NHL Draft. The Avs selected three defensemen...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avs ink Soderberg for five years, $23.75M

According to ESPN’s Craig Custance early Friday, the Colorado Avalanche and forward Carl Soderberg have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with an average annual value of $4.75 million. Carl Soderberg deal with Colorado is done. 5 years, 4.75 AAV. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 26, 2015 The Avalanche traded for the rights to Soderberg, who was set to become a...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential draft targets for Avs at No. 10

With the NHL Draft approaching (June 26-27), we will find out what direction Colorado goes with the No. 10 pick. After a mightily disappointing season last year, the Avalanche are keen on making the 2015-16 season a redemption season. Leading up to the draft, coach Patrick Roy and vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic have repeatedly said that they will select the best player...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carl Soderberg Signs 5-year, $23.75 million with Avalanche

Carl Soderberg and his new team didn't waste any time getting a deal done.
Via CLNS Radio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Could an O'Reilly trade land the Avalanche a left-handed defenseman?

Brad Stuart, Jan Hejda, Nick Holden.Those were the only three left-handed Colorado Avalanche defensemen this year who played more than 10 games in the regular season.Does any of them scream top-pairing defenseman?Probably not.That's the hole the Avalanche are looking to fill this year, a top of the line, left-handed defenseman that can play alongside either Tyson Barrie or Erik Johnson...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic Still Wants To Sign Forward Ryan O’Reilly

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says it’s still his desire to sign Ryan O’Reilly to a long-term contract before the start of next season. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Sakic said he’s not out to trade his star center. He praised O’Reilly, saying: “I like Ryan a lot. He is a very valuable player. He’s part of our core and yeah, my...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Colorado Avalanche

  Before we start I would like to thank all of the guys who have taken part so far for their hard work.  This is a big time consuming project, and having guys on the ball makes it much easier.  I thank you all for making it a success thus far. Here is where we are in the Community Draft. TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM ...
Via The Pensblog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche listening to offers for Ryan O’Reilly, looking for help on D

The Colorado Avalanche are reportedly listening to offers for Ryan O’Reilly and they’re believed to be looking for help on defense. O’Reilly’s name has been involved in trade rumors for quite some time, but to date the Avalanche have retained their forward. That may now change due to the fact the Avs are reportedly moving on from Jan Hejda and Ryan Wilson and they’re looking...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche not expected to re-sign Jan Hejda and Ryan Wilson

The Colorado Avalanche will likely have a new look on defense next season. Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie will again be the face of the team’s defense, but it appears that Jan Hejda and Ryan Wilson won’t be returning. The Denver Post reports that the Avs likely won’t re-sign either Hejda or Wilson and will allow the duo to hit free agency. Coach Patrick Roy has often said...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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