AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Preview: Trade Winds Swirl as Ducks Host Avalanche

The 2016-17 season has been an abject disaster for the Colorado Avalanche. Former head coach Patrick Roy bolted just weeks before the season began, leaving them little time to find his eventual replacement in Jared Bednar. With so little time to prepare for the season, it’s difficult to grade Bednar on anything but a lenient curve. That doesn’t make the disappointment of another...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 hour ago

Game 43 Preview: Avalanche @ Ducks

After an offensive loss to the Blackhawks, the Avs (13-28-1) hit the road against the Ducks (25-13-9). Most nights the Avs' problem is goals. Tuesday night that was not the case as the Avs put up four goals against the Blackhawks and for the second game in a row blew a third period lead to lose the game. The Avs simulated a road game on Tuesday, but will head on the road for real...
Via Mile High Hockey
2 hours ago

Nolan Patrick, NHL’s top draft prospect, is in the Avalanche’s sights

If the NHL season ended today, the league-worst Avalanche would have have a 20 percent chance at selecting center Nolan Patrick with the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL draft and would be guaranteed to pick no worse than No. 2. Patrick, the captain of major-junior’s Brandon Wheat Kings in Manitoba, Canada, is deemed the top draft-eligible player in June by the NHL’s Central Scouting...
Via The Denver Post
13 hours ago

Matt Nieto fits in nicely with the Colorado Avalanche

Avalanche newcomer Matt Nieto, a Jan. 5 waiver-wire pickup from the San Jose Sharks, is a solid bet to survive the team’s likely roster overhaul. Only four games into his time with the downtrodden Avs, the southern California native scored a gritty goal Tuesday and is on a two-game points streak. Playoff-bound San Jose (54 points) is deep at forward and Nieto was a healthy scratch...
Via The Denver Post
14 hours ago

Semyon Varlamov shelved through NHL All-Star break

Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, after allowing five goals Tuesday in a 6-4 loss to the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, missed practice Wednesday with another groin-muscle issue and will be shut down through the Jan. 26-30 NHL All-Star break, coach Jared Bednar said. The Avs were scheduled to depart for Anaheim on Wednesday afternoon, and minor-league goalie Spencer Martin is scheduled...
Via The Denver Post
17 hours ago

Matt Duchene laments the Avalanche’s inability to close

If you ever want to take the pulse of the Colorado Avalanche, you needn’t look any further than forward Matt Duchene. The Avs’ longest-tenured player, he wears his heart on his sleeve and rarely sugarcoats anything. So how are things going, you ask? “It sucks right now,” he said after Tuesday’s loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. “We’re losing so much; it’s just so hard...
Via Mile High Sports
17 hours ago

Where do we go from here?

With the Avalanche firmly at the bottom of the standings, what do they do to turn things around. Colorado fans have been spoiled by their Avalanche. They inherited a team that was the result of another city's years of struggle; they inherited a team that was ready to contend for the Stanley Cup and did. For several years the Avalanche were a team that went out and out-bid other teams...
Via Mile High Hockey
1 day ago

Avalanche succumb to trademark futility in another home loss

  HIGHLIGHTS GAME RUNDOWN For the Colorado Avalanche, finding positives in this lost season has become increasingly difficult and heading into a home matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks was certain to present even more of an uphill battle than normal as the raucous Chicago fans lined the Pepsi Center, making it sound like a de facto home game for Chicago. The Blackhawks...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

GDT: Avalanche vs Blackhawks 1/17/17 - Game #42

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Hawks of Chicago today at the Pepsi Center. Game time is 9:00pm ET, 7:00pm local and will be broadcast on NBCSN with Moser’s radio call available as usual. The Avs kickoff the second half of the season against a team they were victorious against just a few short weeks ago. Nathan Mackinnon has agreed to stop...
Via Mile High Hockey
1 day ago

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly swirling around the Avalanche

  The Colorado Avalanche made a trade, rumors continued to swirl, and the team made some quality effort on the ice, without getting the desired result. Yet, there are a lot of interesting bits to consider from the past week with the Avalanche. THE GOOD 1. Congratulations go out to three former Avalanche players as they were named to the IIHF Hall of Fame – Joe Sakic, Uwe Krupp...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

BSN Avalanche Podcast: Saying goodbye to Cody McLeod

  The BSN Avalanche Podcast drops this week with the guys examining the Cody McLeod trade, his performance in his Nashville Predators debut, and even talk a little locker room politics.
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

The Avalanche traded Cody McLeod as a favor to him

The Colorado Avalanche recently traded Cody McLeod to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Felix Girard. The trade, one which will likely be the first of many involving the Avs, was the first move by a team which desperately needs to rebuild and get younger. Aside from the obvious need to rebuild, the Avalanche also said they dealt McLeod as a favor to the 10-year veteran. ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Avalanche 360 | 2016 Recap

Take a look back at the Avalanche's season up to this point.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Avalanche 360 | Bednar Mic'd Up

Go behind the scenes with Coach Jared Bednar as he instructs players during morning skate.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Avalanche 360 | Break Sound

Catch up with the players as they recap their 5-day break.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators acquire forward Cody McLeod from Avalanche

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have acquired Cody McLeod from Colorado in exchange for forward Felix Girard. McLeod, 32, has played in 28 games for Colorado this season and has recorded one goal and 52 penalty minutes. He has 1,359 penalty minutes, 66 goals and 51 games in 659 career games over 10 NHL seasons. His eight fighting majors this season are the fourth...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fresh off bye week, Avs try to rebound from horrid start

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Colorado All-Star forward Nathan MacKinnon took a golf lesson over the team's bye week. Defenseman Tyson Barrie hung out by the beach in San Diego. Anything to forget about the team's struggles, if only for a little bit. Now, it's back to work for the last-place Avalanche. This is a team that's laboring to score goals (a league-low 79), stop offensive rushes...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Duchene and Landeskog still on trade block

Over the past several weeks, numerous reports have surfaced suggesting that the Colorado Avalanche are open to trading Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog. Most scenarios seemed pretty unlikely, but a new report from Adrian Dater suggests that both players are still firmly on the trade block, but it’ll take something special to get the Avalanche to agree to a trade. Duchene and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla would accept a trade to a playoff contender

Jarome Iginla is considering all of his options as Colorado’s season craters. The veteran forward is entering his third season with the Avs and he’s yet to play a playoff game with the club. With Colorado’s season practically over already, the 39-year-old is looking for one last chance to win the Stanley Cup. Speaking with the Calgary Sun, Iginla said he’d be open to waive...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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