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On Iginla and HHOF

It’s a Friday in July and there’s barley anything to discuss in the hockey world. But wait. According to Joe Haggerty, Jarome Iginla is borderline Hall of Fame worthy because he has not won a Stanley Cup yet. @DaveLozo @mc79hockey I think Iginla is borderline HOF w/out a Cup. Great stats player on largely garbage […]
Via The Hockey Report
23 hours ago  |  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...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avs ‘confident’ they’ll reach deal with Barrie, says Sakic

With the Ryan O’Reilly contract saga over, Colorado will now turn its attention to another key unsigned RFA — Tyson Barrie. Though to hear executive VP of hockey ops Joe Sakic explain it, Barrie’s negotiations should be smoother than O’Reilly’s. “I’m very confident we’ll get something done with Tyson,” Sakic said on Wednesday, per the Denver Post. Barrie, who...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Cory Sarich has cycling accident, will need full recovery

According to James O'Brien of NBC Sports, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cory Sarich will remain hospitalized following several injuries sustained an accident on Monday. Sarich was involved in a cycling accident, in which he was stuck by a vehicle. It appears as though he has not suffered from any injuries which could be life-threatening. #479986371 / gettyimages.comSarich, 35...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Avalanche player Cory Sarich seriously injured in bike accident

Cory Sarich, who played 54 games for the Avalanche last season and was an unrestricted free agent, was seriously injured Monday after being hit by a car while bicycling in Invermere, British Columbia. Sarich was airlifted to a hospital in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary's CTV reported he was diagnosed with several fractured vertebrae and many bruises. "It's been a rough couple...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Avalanche Cory Sarich injured while cycling

Former Colorado Avalanche defenseman and NHL veteran Cory Sarich was airlifted to a hospital in Calgary, Alberta, on Monday morning after he was hit by a motor vehicle while cycling. Riding the bike as part of his off-season training regimen, Sarich was in Invermere, British Columbia when the incident occurred. According to his agent, Tim Hodgson, Sarich’s injuries aren’t life...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A note regarding defenseman Cory Sarich’s condition

There's been a significant amount of confusion regarding some Tweets made by former Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cory Sarich today, so the Avalanche issued a summary of Sarich's condition: Sarich Recovering Following Cycling Accident 15-season NHL veteran planning to return Veteran NHL defenceman Cory Sarich was injured in a cycling accident while training in...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres sign André Benoit to one-year deal

The Sabres have signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year deal worth 800k according to TSN's Aaron Ward. Benoit, 30, spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, where he scored seven goals and 21 assists in 79 games. He also has a tie to Tim Murray since he was in the Ottawa organization from 2010 to 2013. Although Benoit did play almost the entire season in Colorado last...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan O’Reilly signs two-year deal to avoid arbitration

Ryan O’Reilly cashed in on a two-year deal with Colorado reportedly worth $12 million. (Brace Hemmelgern, USA Today Sports) Two seasons ago, Ryan O’Reilly nearly left the Colorado Avalanche after signing a two-year, $10 million offer sheet from Calgary. After yet another contract dispute this offseason, relations between O’Reilly and Colorado seemed to be tenuous at best....
Via Around The Rink
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pride the culprit in O’Reilly, Avalanche dispute

Pride, when harnessed correctly, can be an outstanding motivator. It drives many to work harder, aim higher, dream larger. It can be beneficial for those who are delighted with their labors, enjoy the success of their own accomplishments and continue to push for consistency, efficiency, and improvement. Pride can also be divisive, if needlessly heeded over logic or ethics. It can...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche, Ryan O’Reilly Reach Deal

After appearing to be heading towards arbitration, the Colorado Avalanche and forward Ryan O’Reilly reached a two-year deal worth $12 million. The deal prevents what was expected to be a difficult arbitration process. Last season for the breakout Avalanche, O’Reilly led the team with 28 goals on the season, and his compiled 64 points was […]
Via Full Scale Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan O’Reilly, Avalanche Avoid Arbitration With Two-Year, $12M Contract

Ryan O’Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche both came to their senses, and one of the game’s best young players is staying in Denver for a couple of years. O’Reilly and the Avs came to terms on a two-year deal worth $12 million, according to multiple reports. The new contract means the two sides will avoid arbitration and puts to end a drawn-out contract dispute. TSN’s Darren...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs, O’Reilly avoid arbitration with deal

The dark days of the ongoing contract dispute between the Colorado Avalanche and 23-year-old forward Ryan O’Reilly have seemingly come to an end–for the time being–as both parties have agreed to terms on a two-year deal, according to Adrian Dater of The Denver Post. O'Reilly and Avs avoid arbitration! Two years, 5.8, 6.2. Happy days here again! — Adrian Dater (@adater...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Are Older But Better With Iginla, Briere

#492463053 / Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President Joe Sakic understands winning, he also understands leadership. The once-prolific scorer was the captain of both the 1996 and 2001 Stanley Cup champion Avalanche. Add to that the fact that he’s won an Olympic gold medal and numerous individual awards such as the Conn Smythe trophy, the Hart trophy as well...
Via Beyond The Benches
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan O’Reilly Wants $6.7M Contract, Avalanche Counter With $5.5M

Ryan O’Reilly is one of the best two-way players in the NHL, but the Colorado Avalanche aren’t willing to pay him at the level of a first-line center. According to Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, O’Reilly is seeking a one-year deal worth $6.7 million in salary arbitration. Colorado is seeking to pay him just $5.5 million, which would be the maximum pay decrease allowable under...
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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