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Former Avs defensemen Cory Sarich recovering well

Former Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cory Sarich is progressing well in his recovery from a cycling accident that occurred June 22nd in Windermere, British Columbia. Sarich was biking downhill when a Ford F-350 truck driven by an 85-year-old man turned in front of him without signaling. He tried to brake but ended up sliding underneath the massive truck on his stomach with the right...
Via Mile High Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cory Sarich Slowly Recovering From Bike Accident

from Kristen Odland of Canada.com, Sarich had gone out for a morning ride on July 21, taking his hybrid bike along Windermere Loop Road — a challenging, 40-minute training session on a quiet road. He approached a descent and spotted an oncoming grey Ford F-350 Ford truck. The driver made a left-hand turn in front of him without signalling. Sarich used his brakes and tried...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How About A Steve Moore Night In Denver?

from Terry Frei of the Denver Post, Once a settlement is 100 percent confirmed, the Avalanche, which periodically honors its alumni, should schedule a Steve Moore Night during the 2014-15 season. Since Patrick Roy was hired as coach, he often has spoken of partnerships, including between the team and its fans. Moore played 12 games with the Avalanche in the final two seasons...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sakic on RFA Barrie: ‘I’m confident he’ll be here’

The Colorado Avalanche are so close to having all their business wrapped up for the summer. The team has one restricted free agent left to re-sign in defenseman Tyson Barrie. At 23 years old, he’s got a bright future ahead of him and showed the Avs how vital he can be last season. According to Colorado’s president of hockey operations Joe Sakic, they’ll have Barrie back in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere retires from NHL

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is calling it a career after 16 NHL seasons, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. Giguere announced Thursday he is retiring from the NHL. “On behalf of the Colorado Avalanche, I would like to congratulate Jean-Sebastien on an outstanding hockey career,” executive vice president of hockey operations Joe...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere Retires After 16 NHL Seasons

Jean-Sebastien Giguere officially retired on Thursday after a 16-year NHL career. The veteran goaltender was the last active player to be drafted by the Hartford Whalers. In addition to the Whalers, he played for the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche. Giguere is best known for his time with the Ducks, with whom he played for from 2000-01 until...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giguere hanging up goalie pads after 16 seasons in NHL

  Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is retiring after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made the announcement in Quebec on Thursday while with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team. He's part owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League squad. Avs executive Joe Sakic calls...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla "thrilled" on idea to play with Avs Landeskog, MacKinnon

In his first public comments since moving to Colorado following his July 1 free-agent signing with the Avalanche, Jarome Iginla's eyes brightened Thursday when asked about playing right wing on a line with two of the last three Calder Trophy winners. Left wing Gabriel Landeskog was named the NHL's rookie of the year in 2012 and center Nathan MacKinnon won the award in June...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Sakic On The Retirement Of Jean-Sebastien Giguere

DENVER – Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic issued the following statement today regarding the retirement of goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere. "On behalf of the Colorado Avalanche, I would like to congratulate Jean-Sebastien on an outstanding hockey career.  His achievements speak for themselves, from winning the Stanley Cup to winning...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giguere’s retirement is the official end of the Hartford Whalers

It’s the end of an era. Jean-Sebastien Giguere’s retirement officially closes the book on the Hartford Whalers. When J.S. Giguere retires next week, it will be the official end of the Whalers. He is the last former Hartford player in the NHL. — Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) August 15, 2014 Surely this means it’s time to resurrect the Whalers, right?
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche finished 2013-14 with plenty to be happy about

Colorado’s playoff run was short-lived thanks to the Minnesota Wild, but it’s hard to look at the Avalanche’s 2013-14 campaign as anything but a success. In the lockout shortened season, the Avalanche finished with their worst record from a points percentage perspective since they moved to Colorado and they followed it up with the second best regular season in their franchise’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Sarich doesn't expect surgery, is up and moving

According to James O'Brien of NBC Sports, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cory Sarich, who had been in a cycling accident last week, looks to be in better shape than he had expected. Sarich had sustained five broken vertebrae, after being struck by a vehicle while on his bicycle, as well as a severe case of road rash. However, he has confirmed that he will not be needing surgery...
Via Sports Injury Alert
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla Key Addition For Avalanche

#489209473 / gettyimages.com On Jarome Iginla’s 37th birthday, the forward embarked on his 20th NHL season by signing a three-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. His contract with the team is worth $16 million dollars. Despite Iginla’s older age, he was a top choice in this year’s free agency. Last season with the Boston Bruins, Iginla scored 30 goals and 61 points...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche finally sign Ryan O’Reilly

The Colorado Avalanche were finally able to lock up their man, and not a moment too soon. Colorado Avalanche front office personnel Joe Sakic, Greg Sherman and Patrick Roy were ready to head into arbitration with their forward, Ryan O’Reilly, where the next contract for him would be decided. It was then that the two sides finally decided that they could come to an agreement without...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Colorado Avalanche’s free agency

The first week and a half of the free agency period for the Colorado Avalanche has been intriguing, to say the least. Just over a week ago, as the July 1st deadline approached, there was a growing concern that Paul Stastny was going to be lost to another club. Would the Avs surprise everyone and re-sign him? If they didn’t, whom would they get to fill the void left in his absence...
Via isportsweb.com
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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