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AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sean Bergenheim breaks Nathan MacKinnon’s nose

Nathan MacKinnon’s 2014-15 is the perfect example of a sophomore slump. In his second year in the NHL, MacKinnon is poised to fall well short of matching his offensive numbers from his rookie seasons. To make matters worse, MacKinnon was on the receiving end of a brutal check from Sean Bergenheim which left MacKinnon with a broken nose. There was no penalty on the play. As you...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Avalanche And Wild Get Extremely Chippy, Punches Thrown Between Benches

GIF: Cody McLeod crashes the net, Devan Dubnyk gives him a good solid two-handed whack. Goal. pic.twitter.com/OIuWJi59hw — CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 1, 2015 The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild were rather hostile towards one another on Saturday night. It started when Avalanche forward Cody McLeod took a shot at Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk and […] The post The Avalanche And...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Effort buys the Avs a free pass

Sitting with a record of 26-24-11 on Feb. 25 seemed improbable when the season started for the Colorado Avalanche, but here we are. Patrick Roy’s second season behind the bench has been nothing short of disappointing. After winning the Central Division last season, Roy’s young squad now occupies the basement. Colorado’s only hope of making the playoffs is to complete the daunting...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs reassign Stefen Elliott

The Colorado Avalanche reassigned defenseman Stefan Elliott to the Lake Erie Monsters on Wednesday, the team announced on Twitter. The #Avs have reassigned Stefan Elliott to @monstershockey. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) February 25, 2015 The 24-year-old was called up from Lake Erie on Jan. 28, but failed to score a single point in five games played. Elliott was healthy...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Colorado Avalanche a Top 20 Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Matt...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Trade deadline looms

To keep him or to deal him? That is the question facing Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy for the Colorado Avalanche prior to the trade deadline. The Colorado Avalanche are gearing up for a playoff run, and with the clock ticking away until the trade deadline, all eyes are fixed towards Ryan O’Reilly. O’Reilly is currently on a line with Nathan MacKinnon and Gabe Landeskog, a line that...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Young stars awaken

The captain and the net-minder. Gabe Landeskog is catching fire, and Semyon Varlamov continues to be the backbone for the Colorado Avalanche. We have hit the 60-game mark in the season, and the Colorado Avalanche are finally hitting their stride. And, more importantly, it is their key young stars that are starting to play up to expectations- finally. Colorado is 4-1 in their past...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hat Trick Alert! Featuring Nathan MacKinnon

Sunday night the Colorado Avalanche hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Pepsi Center. The Avs would take the 5-4 victory, but we also saw something that we’ll probably see a lot of in the future. A Nathan MacKinnon hat trick. MacKinnon tallied one goal in the first period and two more in the second period before he and the ice were showered with hats. Check out all three of the...
Via Beyond The Benches
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford gives up embarrassing goal from center ice (Video)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford gave up an embarrassing goal on a puck dumped from center ice by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart during the third period of Friday night's game at the United Center.Stuart dumped the puck straight to Crawford, who tried to catch the Avs off guard by playing the puck. The puck took some funny hops and managed to sneak right under...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Barrie's pair of goals leads Avalanche past Blackhawks

  Tyson Barrie had two goals and an assist, Gabriel Landeskog scored for the fifth straight game, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Friday night. Colorado used a pair of costly interference penalties on Chicago to win for just the third time in its last eight games. Brad Stuart added his second goal of the season when goaltender Corey Crawford badly misplayed...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanguay converting shots at a league-leading clip

After being written off by many as over the hill following a season in which he was limited to just 16 games with a hip injury, Alex Tanguay’s sharpshooting has the veteran in the middle of a resurgent year with the Colorado Avalanche. The 35-year-old winger is second on the Avalanche with 15 goals and 38 points – both of which equal his totals for the last two seasons combined...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Playoff march starts tonight

It is do-or-die time for the Colorado Avalanche, and the first of several key match-ups is set to go tonight, when they face the Los Angeles Kings at Pepsi Center. The Avalanche have won 6 of their past 8 home games, while the Kings enter the match-up having won their past 5 games. However, for both teams, this is a must-win game. According to Terry Frei of the Denver Post, Semyon...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Long climb ahead for Colorado

View image | gettyimages.com After a whirlwind 2013-14 season, the Colorado Avalanche have come back to Earth this year and are now in a precarious position. After a four-game losing streak, followed shortly by a two-game winning streak, the Avs sit on the edge of a cliff looking up. Above their heads is the playoffs, […] The post Long climb ahead for Colorado appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
12 days ago  |  Discuss

McLeod, Duchene strike quickly as Avalanche beat Coyotes 5-2

DENVER (AP) Cody McLeod and Matt Duchene scored 9 seconds apart, Jarome Iginla had two assists and the Colorado Avalanche beat the slumping Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Monday night. Gabriel Landeskog, Tyson Barrie and Nick Holden also scored for the Avalanche. Semyon Varlamov faced only five shots through the first two periods before giving way to backup Reto Berra to start the third...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Briere's underappreciated career nearing its close

DENVER -- Every day Daniel Briere enters the Pepsi Center for Avalanche practices or games, he walks past the visiting locker room where he lost his NHL innocence. At age 37, with his diminished role and an expiring contract at the end of the season, you might even say he's walking the full circle of his NHL life. "I do think about it every time I see that locker room," Briere said...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 53: Continue beating bad teams in Colorado

After barely squeaking out a win in Toronto, the Rangers are in Denver tonight to take on the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs sit in last place in the Central Division after making the playoffs last season. This isn’t that surprising, as most #fancystats folks predicted a monumental fall from grace, which was followed up by multiple Read more → The post Game 53: Continue beating...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fixing the Avalanche power play

Last month, Along the Boards started a series denoted to fixing the Colorado Avalanche. Then, the Avalanche decided to get hot, hot enough to delay and change parts of the series. Even through the month of January that saw Colorado get back into the playoff hunt, one part of their game has been found sorely […] The post Fixing the Avalanche power play appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan O’Reilly trade rumors swirling in Colorado

It’s no secret that the Colorado Avalanche and Ryan O’Reilly have a strained relationship, dating back to an infamous offer sheet the forward signed with the Flames in 2013. The move stunned the Avalanche and its fan base, forcing the hand of then-GM Greg Sherman. Things escalated from there with an email from O’Reilly’s father, […] The post Ryan O’Reilly trade rumors...
Via Along the Boards
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Cody McLeod misses a check, ends up in Tampa Bay’s bench

Cody McLeod was lining up a huge check during Saturday’s game between the Avalanche and Lightning. As he sped in for a big hit, Mark Barberio stepped aside and McLeod flew over the boards and into Tampa Bay’s bench. You can tell that there isn’t much of a rivalry between the Avs and Bolts by the fact McLeod was able to hop right back out of the bench without incident. The...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

AHL goalie Reto Barra scores goal and celebrates in style (Video)

Lake Erie Monsters goaltender Reto Barra became only the 11th goaltender in AHL history to score a goal with an empty netter against the Chicago Wolves, and he celebrated in style by skating to the bench for high-fives.Barra, who was sent down to the minors by the Colorado Avalanche just last weekend, shot it down the ice and nailed it dead center into the Chicago net for the goal...
Via Holdout Sports
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Opponents not happy with goalie's celebration

Goalies scoring goals are like fat guy touchdowns: They don’t happen often, and they aren’t often pretty, but they’re always fun to watch. Reto Berra became the latest goaltender to turn the tables, as he found the back of the net Friday night in an AHL game. Berra’s currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche’s AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, and he’s making...
Via NESN.com
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche looking to trade Ryan O’Reilly

The Colorado Avalanche are reportedly shopping around Ryan O’Reilly and are looking to acquire defensive help. This report falls squarely in the “rumor” department, but it’s worth discussing considering the skill involved in a potential deal and the fact O’Reilly was at the center of several trade rumors during his contract dispute this summer. The source of this report...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Post fires Avalanche writer Adrian Dater

Ed Note: On November 30th, Awful Announcing fired associate editor Steve Lepore after becoming aware of a pattern of harassing behavior on social media.  You can read our entire statement on the matter here.  Adrian Dater always seemed on his way to a blow-up.  After multiple very public episodes of bombastic behavior throughout his career, Dater was let go by the Denver...
Via Awful Announcing
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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