Pro Hockey Talk "The Colorado Avalanche are so close to having all their business wrapped up for the summer. The team has one restricted free agent left to re-sign in defenseman Tyson Barrie. At 23 years old, he’s got a bright future ahead of him and showed the Avs how vital he can be last season. According..." August 22
NHL.com "After 16 NHL seasons, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship, former Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is calling it a career. Giguere announced Thursday he is retiring from the NHL, ending a career that saw him win 262 games in 597 regular-season contests. He..." August 22
Denver Post "In his first public comments since moving to Colorado following his July 1 free-agent signing with the Avalanche, Jarome Iginla's eyes brightened Thursday when asked about playing right wing on a line with two of the last three Calder Trophy winners. Left wing Gabriel Landeskog was named the..." August 22
TSN.ca "Steve Moore's brother Mark says there is no deal between Steve and Todd Bertuzzi, a bombshell claim that casts doubt on claims made Wednesday by the NHL and Bertuzzi's lawyers that a settlement had been reached. "I got a text message from Steve last night and he's very concerned," Mark Moore..." August 20
CBSSports.com "Mere hours after a reported settlement between former NHL player Steven Moore, the Vancouver Canucks and former Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi was refuted by Moore's older brother Mark, the Canucks issued a statement saying an agreement has in fact been made. "I got a text message from Steve..." August 20
Yahoo! Sports "Logically, the chances that Steve Moore’s civil case against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks ever made it to trial were slim. According to Bob McKenzie, they’re getting slimmer. The TSN pundit reported late Monday night that Moore and Bertuzzi could be heading off their court showdown,..." August 19
Avs very much in the hunt for first-round Blackhawks pick Kevin Hayes, who will go UFA tomorrow
Denver Post "We’re nearly a month shy of full-fledged NHL training camps, and Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie is still unsigned … More on that below. Good to see the Avalanche return to DU’s Magness Arena for the Burgundy/White intrasquad scrimmage next month. No such thing as a bad seat at Magness..." August 16
TSN.ca "According to RDS, former Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere will officially announce his retirement from the NHL next Thursday. The 37-year-old will remain in hockey with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada organization of the QMJHL. Giguere spent his last three seasons with..." August 16
CBSSports.com "In the salary cap era, where NHL teams have to be efficient with their money, it's important for each club to have a core group of players who set the foundation on which to build the rest of the team. This group often includes the players who consume the bulk of a team's cap space, while also..." August 12
Pro Hockey Talk "Colorado’s playoff run was short-lived thanks to the Minnesota Wild, but it’s hard to look at the Avalanche’s 2013-14 campaign as anything but a success. In the lockout shortened season, the Avalanche finished with their worst record from a points percentage perspective since they moved to..." August 08
Pro Hockey Talk "In Game 7 against the Minnesota Wild, the Colorado Avalanche looked primed to win their first playoff series since the 2007-08 season. They held a one-goal lead late in the third period and Darcy Kuemper left the Wild net with an injury. Instead, the Avalanche squandered that margin and ended up..." July 24
Pro Hockey Talk "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..." July 24
Denver Post "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..." July 24
Joe Sakic tells me this is no sign-and-trade thing with ROR. "We want him long term, and we'll keep working on that"
Pro Hockey Talk "“There was never any animosity between us this whole time. Any of the perceived animosity came from the outside.” That was Joe Sakic today, to the Denver Post, after the Avalanche and Ryan O’Reilly agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract, avoiding a potentially nasty arbitration hearing in..." July 23
O'Reilly and Avs avoid arbitration! Two years, 5.8, 6.2. Happy days here again!
CBSSports.com "It appears one of the NHL's most intriguing negotiations of the offseason will reach its conclusion this week in an arbitration hearing set for Wednesday. The Colorado Avalanche went the route of team-elected salary arbitration with young center Ryan O'Reilly, a rare and possibly..." July 21
Pro Hockey Talk "It looks like the Colorado Avalanche and restricted free agent Ryan O’Reilly are going to spend Wednesday in a Toronto courtroom. When the Avalanche decided to take O’Reilly to arbitration, there was hope the two sides could get something done before heading to court. As Adrian Dater of The..." July 20
The Hockey News "So, you’re the Colorado Avalanche. You’ve just enjoyed a comeback season in which you won the regular season Central Division title and returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2010. You maybe got a little lucky with all that success, since your goalie posted a career year and you were..." July 12
Denver Post "Negotiations between the Avalanche and left wing Ryan O'Reilly toward a long-term contract appear at a standstill, so they are headed to arbitration July 23, an NHL source said Thursday. The Avs and O'Reilly still could avoid arbitration by agreeing to a deal before then, but such a prospect..." July 11
Denver Post "Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy have learned their lesson. I'm convinced they never again will allow a coveted player to remain with the team beyond the trading deadline if he can be an unrestricted free agent on July 1. They did that with Paul Stastny ... and they got burned. It's very clear — and..." July 07
Denver Post "He comes to Colorado via Boston, in search of his first Stanley Cup after nearly two decades in the NHL. He is considered one of the game's classiest players, which makes it hard not to root for him as a sentimental favorite. Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy will help try to get him that first..." July 07
STL files for arb on Sobotka...third team-elected one so far, joining Frolik (WIN) and O'Reilly (COL)
Denver Post "Is there still hope the Avalanche can sign Ryan O'Reilly to a long-term contract and he won't go to arbitration? While it seems unlikely, based on the history between the sides, that remains the goal of Joe Sakic, the Avs' executive vice president of hockey operations. "We're going to focus on..." July 05
Denver Post "Avalanche free-agent signee Zach Redmond has an interesting story. The 6-foot-2 defenseman was born in Houston among triplets in 1988, minutes after his brother and shortly before his sister. His parents moved to Houston from Trinidad and Tobago, an island country off the northern edge of South..." July 04
The Fourth Period "The Boston Bruins are looking to free up some salary cap space and appear to be shopping defenseman Johnny Boychuk in order to create some room. The Bruins have roughly $5.7 million in available cap space, which includes center Marc Savard's $4.027 million salary being attributed to LTIR...." July 04
Yahoo! Sports "Steve Moore’s civil suit against the Vancouver Canucks and Todd Bertuzzi, a.k.a. hockey’s pending O.J. Trial, just got about $30 million more interesting. Moore’s lawyers have filed documents that increase his financial claims in the case from $38 million to $68 million, according to the..." July 03
TheScore.com "The Colorado Avalanche made several moves during the opening of free agency including signing Jarome Iginla, trading for Daniel Briere and losing scoring forward Paul Stastny. General manager Joe Sakic told The Denver Post on Wednesday he was happy with the transactions the team made, although..." July 03
As per @TSNBobMcKenzie, Jarome Iginla signs with Colorado
According to sources, #Isles were more than competitive with offers to targeted FAs: Offered 3 years to Dan Boyle, 4 years to Jarome Iginla.
Iginla NMC in COL
Joey Hishon has accepted his qualifying offer. Great situation for both sides. He'll have a great chance to establish himself next season.
Avs likely out on Niskanen. Only $10 mil under cap, O'Reilly and Barrie still unsigned. Unless they deal one of them
I don't see where McLeod fits into Avs lineup anymore. But he's got one year left on deal. Possible trade bait
Colorado Avalanche sign forward Ben Street
Zach Redmond to COL 2yrs, 1.5 total
When Jarome Iginla signs, I expect it will be a three-year deal. TB, COL and VAN are the finalists.
COL signs Bruno Gervais to a one year deal.
Nick Holden extension in COL 3 yrs, 1.5/1.65/1.8
Iginla's agent: Don Meehan, Newport Sports. Same agency of O'Reilly and Barrie (and both unsigned still)
Breaking News: Jesse Winchester signs 2 year deal with Colorado Avalanche at $900,00 per year
Hearing WASH to make a hard run at Brooks Orpik...CAL, COL, FLA also there
Hearing Col in on a top 4 D man also. Col is a team right there and look to add some veterans.
COL, MIN, TB, VAN still in on Jarome Iginla.
Hearing #SJSharks getting a 2nd rd. pick in 2016 and 6th round pick in 2017 back from Colorado for Brad Stuart
Denver Post "T-minus 2 hours, 25 minutes until the start of NHL free agency here. We’ll probably know the fate of Paul Stastny soon (nobody saying much from the parties, so speculate away…). One thing I can report with certainty: the Avs plan to make a strong bid for Jarome Iginla. We’ll see if they can..." July 01
Paul Stastny and the Avalanche were not able to get a deal done. He'll hit the market tomorrow. #tvasports