Avalanche Rumors & News

  • Alex Ovechkin scores game-winner as Capitals hold on at Colorado, 3-2

    Washington Post "The rink still pulsed with applause even as the home team fell behind, and on the Washington Capitals’ bench, Coach Barry Trotz took notice. The coach wondered whether those fans had paid to watch his team or just his brightest star? “Are they Caps fans,” he asked later, “or are they Alex..." November 21

  • Avs' Alex Tanguay out indefinitely with facial fracture

    Denver Post "Alex Tanguay will miss an undetermined amount of time with a facial fracture, which he suffered in Thursday's Avalanche loss to the Washington Capitals. If there is any good news to Tanguay's injury, it is that he did not suffer a broken jaw, coach Patrick Roy said. But Tanguay will not play..." November 21

  • Devils buried by Avalanche after blowing third-period lead

    New York Post "The Devils appeared headed for their third consecutive win, but then were buried by an Avalanche. One flick of Matt Duchene’s wrist created feelings of confidence within Colorado, and left the Devils despondent. Duchene’s tiebreaking goal with 2:53 left in the third period powered the..." November 16

  • Avalanche likely to host outdoor hockey at Coors Field

    Denver Post "Denver is "very likely" to be awarded an outdoor NHL game at Coors Field next season, two NHL sources told The Denver Post. The game , which the Avalanche would play in, is expected to be part of the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. It would be the first outdoor game for Denver since the NHL..." November 15

  • Avs pulled together and beat the Rangers, 4-3

    Mile High Hockey "It was a big game for the Avs on Thursday night, and they delivered. The Avs came out with big energy against the Rangers. That energy was only enhanced when Cody McLeod dropped the gloves with Tanner Glass. The Avs had complete control of the game early in the first. They held the Rangers in..." November 14

  • Coach Patrick Roy rearranges slumping Avalanche's lines

    Denver Post "Patrick Roy's temper occasionally has made headlines, and the Avalanche coach makes no secret he can be fiery when things aren't going well. But despite the 4-8-5 record of his team, including a 6-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday night, Roy continues to keep calm. "I want to be..." November 13

  • Islanders get revenge in 6-0 whitewash of Avalanche

    New York Post "This is one game in a long string, and one that came just about as easily as they can in the NHL. So take Tuesday night at the Coliseum for what it was — the Islanders’ best performance this season. The result might have been inflated to a gluttonous 6-0 final because of an Avalanche team that..." November 12

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


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    Adrian Dater @adater

    No hearing or anything else has been scheduled so far regarding MacKinnon's hit on Schenn. Could still happen, but seems unlikely

  • Flyers jump out fast, hold on to beat Avalanche

    Philly.com "The Flyers continued their winning ways during their homestand, but it wasn't easy in their 4-3 win Saturday over the Colorado Avalanche at the Wells Fargo Center. The power-play unit scored three times and looked healthy, which is more than can be said about the organization's defensemen. A..." November 09

  • Colorado Avalanche gets a much-needed win in shootout over Toronto

    Denver Post "A season of frustration almost was extended a bit further Thursday night, when the Avalanche almost found a way to lose another game. This time, the Avs found a way to win — a 4-3 shootout victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Pepsi Center — after letting a late third- period lead get..." November 07

  • Canucks erupt in third to surprise Avs, 5-2

    Vancouver Sun "So, do you believe in the Vancouver Canucks yet? No, still waiting for California? Hard to blame you for that. The Canucks winning twice in 14 games last year against the San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks tends to blunt one’s optimism. At least you won’t have to wait much..." November 05

  • Is it time to worry about the Colorado Avalanche?

    CBSSports.com "The Colorado Avalanche lost again on Tuesday night by turning an early two-goal lead into a 5-2 loss against Vancouver thanks to a third period meltdown that saw the Canucks score four unanswered goals on only 10 shots. For the Avalanche, it's already their 11th loss in 14 games and continues..." November 05

  • Avs lose penalty kill leader Stuart to hamstring injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "The slumping Colorado Avalanche got more bad news on Wednesday, as head coach Patrick Roy announced Brad Stuart would be out a “couple weeks” with a hamstring injury. Stuart, who turns 35 on Thursday, left yesterday’s loss to Vancouver after playing just four shifts in the second period. The..." November 05

  • Surprise Start, Surprise Win; Ducks Beat Avs 3-2

    Anaheim Calling "The Ducks shrug off an unexpected emergency in between the pipes to claim their third win on their four-game road trip. First Period: Like many other Ducks fans, I had a minor panic attack when I saw not Frederik Andersen, not expected starter John Gibson, but Jason LaBarbera take to the..." November 03

  • Blues win in shootout after losing 2-0 lead against Avalanche

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues picked up another two goals from Vladimir Tarasenko. They nearly needed another hat trick from him. The Blues extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-2 shootout victory over Colorado Saturday night. But after blowing a two-goal lead, they needed a shootout goal by Joakim..." November 02

  • Nathan MacKinnon scores twice; Semyon Varlamov gets shutout as Avs beat Islanders

    Denver Post "It took Avalanche fourth-line forwards Cody McLeod and Marc-Andre Cliche 11 games to produce their first goals of the season. No surprise there. As for Nathan MacKinnon, magnificent relief replaced massive pressure Thursday night at the Pepsi Center. In Colorado's 11th game, the reigning Calder..." October 31

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    Drew Spevak @DrewSpevak

    Roy confirms Everberg is in and Briere is scratched. #Avalanche

  • Niemi holds strong, Sharks prevail in SO

    CSN Bay Area "Brent Burns and Logan Couture scored and the Sharks needed a shootout to defeat Colorado on Tuesday at Pepsi Center, 3-2. Colorado took its first lead, 2-1, at 3:04 of the third period, despite getting badly outplayed up to that point. Gabriel Landeskog was given room to operate in the..." October 29

  • Varlamov being sued by ex-girlfriend

    Pro Hockey Talk "Per TMZ, Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov is the subject of a lawsuit filed by ex-girlfriend Evgeniya Vavrinyuk: In her suit, filed in Colorado by attorney Keith Fink, Vavrinyuk claims Semyon first attacked her back in 2012 in a “drunken animal rage” … kicking and punching her even after she was..." October 27

  • Jarome Iginla scores twice, Avs explode for seven in rout of Vancouver

    Denver Post "Seven goals were scored, or more than half of the Avalanche's previous offensive total through the first seven games. Close to 50 shots on goal were taken. A victory was gained, doubling the Avs' season total. The Avs won't get it all back at once, but they took a good step toward..." October 25

  • Roy ‘not nervous about Xs and Os,’ says slumping Avs need to be better individually

    Pro Hockey Talk "At 1-4-2 and still without a win at home, the Colorado Avalanche have a lot riding on tonight’s game against Vancouver at the Pepsi Center. At least that’s the impression Patrick Roy is giving, anyway. From the Denver Post: Patrick Roy really wants this game tonight, and he really wants his..." October 25

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    Rick Sadowski @RickS7

    Defenseman Zach Redmond will indeed make #Avs debut tonite vs #Canucks #Avalanche

  • Panthers pull out thrilling 4-3 OT win over Avalanche

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Perhaps the Florida Panthers should never come home. The Panthers, seemingly growing more confident and cohesive during every game on this weird nine-day, four-game road trip, received three goals from the reunited Killer Bs line, but needed an overtime goal by Brad Boyes to secure a wild 4-3..." October 22

  • Patrick Roy questions how hard Avalanche compete

    Pro Hockey Talk "Seven games into the season, and the Colorado Avalanche sit second from the bottom of the Western Conference standings. The latest loss came to the Florida Panthers, not necessarily a powerhouse team at 13th in the East so far, by a 4-3 final in overtime on Tuesday. That dropped Colorado’s..." October 22

  • Ryan Wilson out two to three weeks with shoulder injury

    Denver Post "Another tough bit of medical news regarding Avalanche defenseman Ryan Wilson. He will miss two to three weeks with a shoulder injury. Wilson was hurt in Tuesday’s game against Florida after a collision with a Panther player. Wilson has had numerous other injury problems in recent..." October 22

  • Canadiens survive Avalanche's desperate comeback attempt

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens’ best players were their best players as Montreal defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. P.K. Subban scored two goals and goaltender Carey Price played his strongest game of the season with 32 saves, including a game-saver on Jamie McGinn in front with..." October 19

  • Banged-up Avalanche declined Bryzgalov’s services

    Sportsnet.ca "The Colorado Avalanche are short a couple goalies with Semyon Varlamov and Reto Berra currently out with injuries, but they’ve turned down the services of Ilya Bryzgalov. According to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox, Bryzgalov’s agent reached out to Avalanche brass and the team wasn’t interested in..." October 19

  • Avs goalies Calvin Pickard, Sami Aittokallio deserve chance

    Denver Post "After general manager Joe Sakic called on another minor-league goalie to add depth to the Avalanche's injury-riddled position Friday, coach Patrick Roy was asked about his own availability. He also was asked about signing former rival Martin Brodeur, an unrestricted free agent who is looking for a..." October 18

  • Nathan MacKinnon to continue at center, between Gabe Landeskog and Ryan O’Reilly

    Denver Post "Our latest story looks at what the Avalanche has planned in net heading into Saturday night’s game against the Canadiens. Some line items: With John Mitchell back as the third-line center, Nathan MacKinnon has ditched 30-something linemates Alex Tanguay and Daniel Briere and is now with Gabe..." October 18

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    Ryan Boulding @rboulding

    Varlamov has been put on IR. Calvin Pickard has been called up from the Monsters. #News #AlltheConfirmed

  • Kessel OT winner over Avs lets Leafs and fans breathe

    Toronto Star "It was Phil Kessel, the unlikely oracle of Toronto, who said it first. Guys, he said in his flat Wisconsin drawl, it’s game one. It was Friday and he said, you guys need to relax a bit here. And lo, the words were inscribed on the local parchment with appropriate solemnity, and then dutifully..." October 15

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Most wanted to see Iggy and Dion scrap, but league wants linesmen to stop fights before they start when safe to do so. Great example.

  • Iginla has 'no doubts' the Bruins 'will be just fine'

    CSN New England "It was a triumphant return for Jarome Iginla. His Colorado Avalanche literally pulled off a last-second, 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Monday afternoon, and Iginla had a couple of shot attempts and a hit to go along with a plus-1 rating (he was on the ice for Jamie McGinn’s..." October 14

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    Rick Sadowski @RickS7

    #Avs D Ryan Wilson undisclosed injury. Down to five second game in row #Avalanche

  • Wild posts second straight shutout over Avs to open season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It felt like Game 9 of the playoffs. Two nights after the Wild thumped the Colorado Avalanche 5-0 in a game that felt like — and probably deserved to be — 10-0, the bitter rivals that entertained so mightily last postseason capped their home-and-home season openers by renewing last playoff’s..." October 12

  • Matt Duchene rips Avs’ season-opening blowout loss; calls for less buck-passing

    Denver Post "It seems contradictory to think the Minnesota Wild might sneak up on the Avalanche. The two teams have played each other in eight straight games dating to a seven-game playoff series last season. And the Wild won five of the past six, including a blowout victory over Colorado on Thursday. But..." October 11

  • Wild opens new season in style with shutout win over Avs

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Craig Leipold, sweating and jittery, couldn’t believe how calm his general manager was before the Wild dropped the puck on the 2014-15 season. Chuck Fletcher explained to his owner that Thursday’s game against the rival Colorado Avalanche was only one of 82, that the Wild wouldn’t be panicking..." October 10

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Avalanche's Jarome Iginla still producing as he approaches age 40

    Denver Post "Jarome Iginla's full name is as lengthy and glorious as his hockey career. Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla, a six-time NHL all-star and first-year Avalanche right wing, is a two-time Memorial Cup champion who helped Canada capture gold medals at every international level,..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Experts expect greatness for young Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon

    Denver Post "When Nathan MacKinnon was 15 years old — which was only 3½ years ago — ESPN The Magazine came out with the following story: "Nate The Kid — For Nathan MacKinnon, the next Sidney Crosby talk is only the beginning." A buzz cut-, jeans-wearing, white-sneakered kid posed stiffly for the cover photo..." October 08

  • Nick Holden showing "undrafted" doesn't always have to mean "unwanted"

    Denver Post "Colorado's Nick Holden produced 10 regular-season goals last season, tying Montreal's P.K. Subban and others for 18th among NHL defensemen. The comparison should end there, because Subban and others can't compete with Holden's relatively paltry, by NHL standards, $600,000 salary, or that he played..." October 05

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Avalanche signed G Spencer Martin. First pro contract. 3 years / $760 000 AAV (2 way) #tvasports

  • Berra a bright spot as Avs remain winless in preseason

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Colorado Avalanche lost again last night — 2-1 in a shootout to the Kings — dropping their winless preseason record to 0-5-2. But on the bright side, they got a strong performance from new backup goalie Reto Berra, who stopped 41 of the 42 Los Angeles shots he faced. “He played really..." October 03

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Brad Stuart's two-year extension with the #avs includes a modified NTC where he names seven teams where he can be traded.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Brad Stuart signs 2 year extension with Colorado. 2 yrs at $3.6AAV for a total of $7.2M

  • Avalanche sign Brad Stuart, Cody McLeod to multi-year extensions

    CBSSports.com "Defenseman Brad Stuart hasn't played a regular-season game yet for the Colorado Avalanche, but that didn't stop them from signing him to a two-year extension that will keep him with the team through the 2016-17 season. The 14-year veteran's new deal is worth $7.2 million according to TSN's Darren..." September 29

  • Can the Colorado Avalanche avoid regression in 2014-15?

    CBSSports.com "The Colorado Avalanche may not know it yet, but they're about to become the NHL's next great case study. After shocking the hockey world with 112 points and the Central Division title despite some of the worst possession numbers in the league, the Avs are now the team that most analysts with a..." September 27

  • Jarome Iginla figures to continue scoring big working with Matt Duchene

    Denver Post "Jarome Iginla used to be something of an object of pity among the NHL media and fans when he was a Calgary Flame. If only Iginla had a good center to play with, the saying went, he could be an even greater player and have a better chance at winning a Stanley Cup. The pity has turned to..." September 22

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