Reviewing the 2016 Colorado Avalanche Draft Class

The Colorado Avalanche came into the 2016 NHL Entry Draft needing to re-stock their cupboards in a big way. Over the past couple of seasons the Avalanche have either traded away or allowed several previous prospects to leave the organization, leaving a pretty big hole in the pipeline. The Avalanche have done an okay job rebuilding their pipeline, but they are still in the very early...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 hours ago

Rangers acquire defenseman Nick Holden from Avalanche

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers have acquired defenseman Nick Holden from the Colorado Avalanche for a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft. The 29-year-old Holden had six goals and 16 assists and 24 penalty minutes this past season. Holden was second on Colorado in hits and ranked fourth in average ice time this past season. In addition, he was one of five players on Colorado...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche select Adam Werner 131st overall

  With their fifth round selection, the Colorado Avalanche selected Swedish goaltender Adam Werner  131st overall. Werner, 19, is 6’5″ and 198 pounds. Werner, who was undrafted in the 2015 NHL Draft despite being the 8th ranked European goaltender, spent last season predominantly playing for Farjestad BK J20 of the Super Elite league and posted a .916 save percentage and 2...
Via BSN Denver
15 hours ago

Avalanche select Josh Anderson 71st overall

  The Colorado Avalanche added to their large crop of oversized blue liners today when they added defenseman Josh Anderson of the Prince George Cougars from the Western Hockey League. Anderson is 6’2″, 220 pounds and scored 1 goal, 5 assists for 6 points in 39 games played. Anderson’s draft rankings were all over the place, ranging from 61 from TSN and Bob McKenzie to 186...
Via BSN Denver
16 hours ago

The Colorado Avalanche Select Cameron Morrison 40th Overall

With the 40th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche have selected Cameron Morrison from the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL. Morrison was the 46th ranked skater by Central Scouting, and put up 34 goals and 66 points in 60 ames played with the Phantoms. In our initial prospect profile for Morrison we noted that Morrison would be an excellent fit for...
Via BSN Denver
16 hours ago

Colorado Avalanche Select Tyson Jost #10 Overall

Colorado Avalanche select Tyson Jost 10th overall About Tyson Jost Tyson Jost was born in St.Albert, AB, played his last two years of junior hockey for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. He has all of the tools you want, Jost was named the British Columbia Hockey League Most Valuable Player last season after racking up 104 points in 48 games. He will now move on to play at...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Colorado Avalanche select Tyson Jost 10th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit There have been reports that the Colorado Avalanche were sour on prospects that play in the NCAA.  That didn’t seem to be the case during...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Avalanche re-sign restricted free agent forward Andreas Martinsen

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Hours before the start of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche were already hard at work.  On Friday, the team announced that they...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

The most memorable moments in Colorado Avalanche draft history

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Tonight at 5:00 p.m. MST, at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, the Colorado Avalanche will partake in the NHL draft for the 22nd time in...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Colorado Avalanche Draft Approach

  The Avalanche enter the 2016 Draft with the #10 overall selection, just as they did in 2015. This off-season and draft should be slightly different yet similar in multiple ways. It’ll be similar because they have contract controversy brewing with defenseman Tyson Barrie and a palpable amount of trade rumors surrounding multiple tops guys – whereas last year we had the well...
Via The Hockey Guys
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche at a Glance: Drafting and Dealing

Welcome to Avalanche at a Glance, a column by THW dedicated to anything and everything Colorado Avalanche. This week, my partner Kevin Goff and I will discuss the upcoming 2016 NHL Draft and possible Avalanche deals. Stocking the Cupboard Sebastian Hedley-Noble: The 2016 NHL Draft is just days away, and Colorado are sitting in a very comfortable position with their picks. This...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Avalanche GM Sakic isn’t ‘going to be looking’ to add when free agency opens

The Colorado Avalanche finished five points out of the post-season in 2015-16, but there are obvious issues on the blueline and a lack of depth at forward. Even with the problems facing the Avalanche, though, GM Joe Sakic says there’s not going to be a big fix coming to Colorado when free agency opens. Sakic told The Denver Post’s Mike Chambers that the Avalanche don’t have...
Via The Hockey News
7 days ago

Avalanche, onetime GM Greg Sherman part ways

DENVER (AP) Greg Sherman and the Colorado Avalanche have parted ways after the onetime general manager spent two decades with the company. Sherman spent five seasons as general manager of the Avalanche before Joe Sakic's promotion in 2014. Sherman's title was assistant general manager in 2014-15 and senior vice president of business and team operations last season. He also represented...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Decisions need to be made this offseason

After another rough season for the Colorado Avalanche, fans are left to wonder what General Manager, Joe Sakic can do to help the Avs clinch a spot in the playoffs in the 2016-2017 season. Sakic is known to stay quiet on this kind of thing, but he made several comments before the Av’s last game against the Ducks on April 9th to help settle some concerns focused around the team’s...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche fail to sign two more prospects, proving their 2014 draft was a bust

If the Colorado Avalanche had a time machine, they’d likely want a do-over for the 2014 NHL Draft. Corey Pronman of ESPN.com reports the Avalanche have failed to come to terms with Kitchener right winger Nick Magyar and Val D’Or center Alexis Pepin, two fourth-round picks from the 2014 NHL Draft. The news both is and isn’t surprising. Magyar struggled in his third season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche could move Tyson Barrie

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie is set to get paid and it appears the Avs are getting ready to shop the talented rearguard. Despite being handcuffed playing with Nick Holden as his defensive partner throughout the season, the 24-year-old still had an impressive year with 13 goals, 36 assists, and 49 points in 78 games, fifth on the Avs in scoring. Barrie has shown skill...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche are reportedly waiting for Alex Radulov, but should they?

The Colorado Avalanche are waiting for KHL free agent Alex Radulov, according to fellow Russian Semyon Varlamov. Slava Malamud translated a Sports Express story, which reported Varlamov spoke on Friday that Colorado is waiting for Radulov to make a phone call. “[The Avalanche are] waiting for Radulov. He’ll be one of the leaders there,” Varlamov said in a media scrum...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Varlamov stops 37 shots, Avalanche beat Ducks 3-0

DENVER (AP) Semyon Varlamov stopped 37 shots, Nathan MacKinnon got his 21st goal and the Colorado Avalanche beat Anaheim 3-0 Wednesday night to end the Ducks' 14-game point streak. Andreas Martinsen and Shawn Matthias also scored to help the Avalanche earn a critical win. They're in a heated race with Minnesota for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. The Ducks have...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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