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AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

For Avs, it all comes down to the core

The 2015-16 NHL season will be an interesting one for the Colorado Avalanche, to say the least. After a surprising playoff appearance in Patrick Roy’s first season as coach, followed by a disappointing sophomore season that saw Roy and 2013 No. 1 overall draft pick Nathan MacKinnon miss the playoffs, there’s really no telling what’s in store this year. With training camp less...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Avalanche find a Ryan O'Reilly replacement?

When the Colorado Avalanche sent Ryan O'Reilly to the Buffalo Sabres, that was in no way, shape or form an insignificant loss.O'Reilly finished with 38 assists and 55 points last season, good for second and third, respectively, on the Avalanche.Colorado wanted to keep O'Reilly on the team, but according to G.M. Joe Sakic, the Avalanche simply couldn't meet O'Reilly's contract demands...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Briere retires after 17-year NHL career

Danny Briere’s long and productive NHL career has come to an end. The 37-year-old forward announced his retirement Monday after 17 seasons in the NHL. He played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche. “After taking a few weeks to think about it, it’s time to hang them up and spend a little more time at home...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Where you’ll find the top Avs prospects this season

With the 2015-16 NHL season just over two months away, it’s time to start lacing up those skates and preparing for another 82-game season that will hopefully extend into the postseason for the Colorado Avalanche. Before the NHL season starts, NHL.com is reviewing all 30 teams in the league and identifying their top five prospects. Here, we offer our take on the five they’ve...
Via Mile High Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, have alternate jersey revealed

Icethetics.com, a website that specializes in hockey jerseys, has leaked the Anaheim Ducks and the Colorado Avalanches' third jersey.It marks the Avalanche's first third-jersey in 15 seasons, and the first new uniform since 2009.The jersey sports features a brand new logo on the main crest, a new number design and a Colorado state patch on the shoulder.The Ducks sport a brand new...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New Colorado Avalanche Third Jerseys Unveiled

  The hockey jersey website Icethetics.com revealed an exclusive first look at the new third jerseys to be used by the Colorado Avalanche in the upcoming 2015-16 season. The Avalanche are expected to officially unveil the jersey later. Having retired the recent “blueberry” third jerseys after six seasons in use, the Avalanche shift gears into more of an homage to the old Colorado...
Via BSN Denver
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Signs Calvin Pickard

  The Colorado Avalanche have announced they signed restricted free agent goalie Calvin Pickard to a one-year contract. The contract is a two-way contract worth $850,500 at the NHL level. The 23-year old Pickard had a breakthrough season last year as he made his NHL debut while filling in for injured goaltender Semyon Varlamov and pushing backup Reto Berra to regain his form. Pickard...
Via BSN Denver
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Signing with the Avalanche was easy for Soderberg

When Carl Soderberg was traded to the Colorado Avalanche this offseason, the Avalanche were quickly able to sign the 29-year-old forward.It turns out, according to the Denver Post, Soderberg didn't really want to have to deal with being a free agent, and he was more than happy to quickly sign his five-year, $23.75 million deal.“I was waiting for Boston to come back to me,” Soderberg...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Briere is on the fence about retiring

Daniel Briere is a man without a contract. At 37, Briere is currently debating whether or not he should return and skate in 2015-16 or hang up his skates and call it a career. Briere has spent time with the Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and the Colorado Avalanche over the last three seasons and his career is now at a crossroads. After struggling with the Avalanche last...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Signs Joey Hishon

  The Colorado Avalanche announced they have signed restricted free agent Joey Hishon to a one-year contract. The 23-year old Hishon made his regular season NHL debut last year, appearing in 13 games and registering 1 goal and 1 assist in his time with the big club. As a member of the Avs’ AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, Hishon posted a very respectable 36 points (16 goals...
Via BSN Denver
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche planned to replace Ryan O’Reilly with Carl Soderberg

The Ryan O’Reilly saga appeared to be a slow unraveling situation in Colorado leading up to the forward’s trade to Buffalo, but a recent report suggests that everything went according to plan for the Avalanche. As seen over in the Denver Post, the Avalanche reportedly planned to move O’Reilly and replace him with Carl Soderberg. It was really no surprise that O’Reilly and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Carl Soderberg, Avalanche Agree On Five-Year Deal Worth $23.75M

It didn’t take long for Carl Soderberg to sign on with the Colorado Avalanche. ESPN’s Craig Custance reported Friday morning that Soderberg has signed a five-year contract with the Avalanche. The deal, according to Custance, carries an annual value of $4.75 million, which works out to $23.75 million over the five years. The Boston Bruins traded Soderberg’s rights to Colorado...
Via NESN.com
June 26, 2015  |  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...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2015  |  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
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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