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Avalanche to introduce draft picks, begin development camp

Similar-style Canadian defensemen Cale Makar and Conor Timmins, and other members of the Avalanche’s 2017 draft class, will meet the Denver media Monday afternoon at the Pepsi Center. Makar, 5-foot-11 and 187 pounds, was selected in the first round (fourth overall) on Friday and Timmins (6-1, 185) was taken with the first pick of the second round (32nd overall) on Saturday. The...
Via The Denver Post
7 hours ago

Grading the 2017 Avalanche draft class

With the lights dimmed and the stage torn down on the floor of the United Center, the scene of destruction betrays what was a weekend of building for the NHL’s 31 teams. The Colorado Avalanche, in particular, had an interesting weekend as they were at the center of the “will they, won’t they”break up in their relationship with star forward Matt Duchene. It turns out the Avalanche...
Via BSN Denver
8 hours ago

Avalanche development camp starts Tuesday

  The Avalanche will hold their annual development camp starting Tuesday at Family Sports Center. Recent draftees such as Cale Makar and Conor Timmins are slated to take part. Here is the schedule: Tuesday, June 27 Morning on-ice sessions at Family Sports (four different groups)                            8 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Media availability in dressing...
Via BSN Denver
10 hours ago

Avalanche select 3 defensemen and a goaltender among 7 draft picks

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club made seven selections at the 2017 NHL Draft held Friday and Saturday at the United Center in Chicago. The following is a complete list of the Avalanche’s selections at the 2017 NHL Draft. # Round Pick Player Pos Team (League) 1 1 4 Cale Makar D Brooks Bandits (AJHL) 2 2 32 Conor Timmins D Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 3 4 94 Nick Henry RW Regina (WHL...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

BSN Avalanche DRAFT Podcast: Reacting to rounds two through seven

The BSN Avalanche Draft Podcast drops for the second consecutive day as the guys get together to talk about what the Avalanche did in rounds two through seven. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes / Stitcher / Pocket Casts
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

NHL draft: Avalanche selects another scooter-type defenseman, five others Saturday

In Day 2 of the NHL draft Saturday, the Avalanche continued to focus on play-making defensemen and remained quiet on the trade front. With the first pick of the second round at the United Center in Chicago, the Avs chose Conor Timmins, a 6-foot-1, 184-pound defensemen who has similar attributes to Colorado’s first-round pick on Friday, Cale Makar — the draft’s highest-rated...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Penn State Hockey’s Denis Smirnov Selected by Colorado Avalanche

The sophomore forward becomes the third Nittany Lion to be selected in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Following an extraordinary campaign in which he led all NCAA freshman in scoring, Denis Smirnov has been selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the 6th round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Smirnov finished the season with 47 points in 39 games, which set a program record for points in a...
Via Black Shoe Diaries
1 day ago

2017 NHL Draft: Colorado Avalanche Select Nick Henry at #94

The Avs take a scoring winger with pick #94, Nick Henry of the Regina Pats. He’s a 6’ 190# RW that put up 35G/46A in 72 games this season. That’s stout for a WHL rookie, 2nd out of all first year players in fact. This is something the Avs really don’t have in the system right now and kind of a departure from the safe low-ceiling picks we’re used to seeing in the middle...
Via Mile High Hockey
1 day ago

2017 NHL Draft: Colorado Avalanche Select Conor Timmins at #32

The Avs take another RHD with the first pick in the 2nd round. Conor Timmins is a 6’1 183# defenseman from the Soo Greyhounds in the OHL who racked up 7G/54A last season. Timmins joins Cale Makar and Nic Meloche as righty Ds in the Avs system along with prospects like Mironov and Lindholm that play on the right side as leftys. He’s in the mold the Avs are pursuing now as a...
Via Mile High Hockey
1 day ago

2017 NHL Draft: Avalanche Pick Cale Makar #4 Overall

With the Fourth Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche Have Selected Cale Makar From the Brooks Bandits in the AJHL. About Cale Makar The second defenseman off the board, Cale Makar is one of the more well-rounded players in the entire draft. A solid defender who excels with the puck on his stick, Makar is a difference maker offensively. His play is tremendous...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Avalanche select defenseman Cale Makar with the No. 4 pick in NHL draft

The Avalanche selected NCAA-bound defenseman Cale Makar with the fourth pick in the first round of the NHL draft Friday. Makar, 5-foot-11 and 187 pounds, is a standout Tier-II player for Brooks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He is committed to play hockey for Massachusetts-Amherst next season. Scouts describe Makar, 18, as a flashy offensive-minded defenseman like Ottawa Senators’...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

2017 NHL Draft: Colorado Avalanche select Cale Makar

The Avalanche farm system needs a ton of talent and they just drafted a potentially special defenseman. With the fourth overall selection the Colorado Avalanche selected 5’11” 170 pound defenseman Cale Makar from the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits. More on this story as it develops.
Via Mile High Hockey
2 days ago

Avalanche Lose Pickard to Expansion

The Colorado Avalanche emerged from the expansion draft with one less goaltender when the Las Vegas Golden Knights selected Calvin Pickard. He was thrust into the spotlight this year when Semyon Varlamov went down for the season with injuries that required surgery on his hip and groin. Pickard played 50 games for the Avalanche this season, finishing with a record of 15-31-2. His...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Avs’ recent first-round picks have yielded mixed results

The Colorado Avalanche have the fourth overall pick in this year’s NHL Draft. With the draft just around the corner it’s time to take a peek at how the Avalanche’s recent first round picks have fared in the league. The last time the Avs picked in the top five, they had the No. 1 overall selection. This was back in 2013 when they selected center Nathan MacKinnon. MacKinnon,...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago

LOOK: Avalanche, adidas reveal new jersey for 2017-18 season

The National Hockey League and adidas Tuesday unveiled the new ADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys and uniforms for all 31 NHL teams, including the Colorado Avalanche, which will make their on-ice debut with the 2017-18 season. The adidas design team worked with the Colorado Avalanche to create a modern uniform design inspired by the team’s inaugural 1995 uniform. This new uniform features...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago

Avalanche buy out defenseman Francois Beauchemin

Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet your Stanley Cup finalists: Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators have been collecting an increasing number of bandwagon fans as they've advanced through the NHL playoffs, redefining what it means to score by committee and defend by committee. Just who is in this committee? Here's a look at the names and faces you'll need to know on the Western Conference team that's playing for the ultimate prize in hockey. 
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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