Avalanche Rumors & News

  • Ottawa Senators win 4th straight in Denver

    Ottawa Sun "For the second night in a row, the Senators turned a three-goal third period lead into a nail biter. Once again, they left the rink with a victory secured by an empty netter. Rookie Shane Prince scored the first two goals of his NHL career and added an assist to lead Ottawa to a 5-3 victory..." November 26

  • Alex Tanguay resumed skating for Colorado Avalanche

    Denver Post "Avalanche veteran winger Alex Tanguay, who hasn't played since Nov. 6 because of a knee injury, resumed skating Tuesday with a small group of teammates. Colorado coach Patrick Roy noted that the original estimate was that Tanguay would be out about three weeks and added, "It's probably going to..." November 25

  • Avalanche end seven-game road trip 4-3 with win over Jets

    Denver Post "For the fourth time on this franchise record-tying long trip and eighth overall, Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" was teed up and played loudly in the Avalanche's locker room at the MTS Centre. When Queen rocks the room, two points were earned. Behind third-period goals from Cody McLeod,..." November 24

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Avs activate Varlamov from injured reserve

    Pro Hockey Talk "Semyon Valarmov’s time on injured reserve is over. The 27-year-old has been sidelined with a groin injury since Oct. 6 (seven games), but he’s expected to be between the pipes for Monday’s game against Winnipeg. Reto Berra did a great job filling in for Varlamov at first, but his play faded..." November 23

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    Mike Chambers @MikeChambers

    #Avs officially announce Pickard reassignment and Varlamov off IR

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    Mike Chambers @MikeChambers

    Patrick Roy said he thinks Varlamov will be ready Monday at Winnipeg #Avs

  • Capitals start fast and don’t let up in a 7-3 rout of Avalanche

    Washington Post "On Saturday morning, Washington Capitals Coach Barry Trotz laid out the percentages in a team meeting, outlining how much better the team’s chances of winning were when it scored first. Defenseman John Carlson couldn’t remember the last time the Capitals scored the first goal — a sign that it had..." November 22

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    Mike Chambers @MikeChambers

    Reto Berra back in net for #Avs

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • Malkin, Crosby come through as Penguins hold on for win over Avalanche

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin can lead the Penguins with words like they did when speaking at a team meeting following a poor performance in New Jersey last weekend. They can lead the Penguins with work ethic and defensive awareness as they have on a regular basis this season and..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • Huge If True: Is a Matt Duchene trade plausible?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Rumor The stock-in-trade of rumor mongers across the league is the fact that they come up with things that theoretically could happen. Very few of them will actually say things like, “The Penguins are struggling, so I've heard they're looking to trade Sidney Crosby for Luca Sbisa, Bo..." November 19

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced

    NHL.com "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Power play lights up Avalanche in Maple Leafs win

    Toronto Sun "While it’s still too early to build that James Reimer statue ex-coach Ron Wilson mockingly said fans would erect because the goaltender won a few games back in 2011, five years have shown he’s not made of straw. On a Maple Leafs team that needs strong goaltending when the league’s best shooters..." November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Matt Duchene handling Avalanche trade rumours like a pro

    Sportsnet "The most interesting thing about Matt Duchene‘s name being included in a trade rumour isn’t that rival teams have shown interest in prying him from the Colorado Avalanche. It’s the way the 24-year-old forward has handled being blind-sided by the news, especially since it came at a time when the..." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Matt Duchene wants to stay with Avalanche

    Denver Post "Matt Duchene might have flinched upon hearing he recently led a TSN "Insider Trading" segment, but it didn't take the Avalanche forward long to realize the rumor had little substance. Respected Canadian journalists hosting the show only suggested Duchene might be moved. "It's part of hockey...." November 16

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    Colorado also announced that the team has placed Semyon Varlamov (groin) on Injured Reserve (retroactive to Nov. 10).

  • Avalanche pounds NHL points leader Montreal, improves to 3-0 on trip

    Denver Post "By now, it can be considered a trend. The Avalanche can be really good when the challenge is great and the odds are stacked on the other side. Following Saturday night's 6-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens — making Colorado 3-0 on its seven-game road trip — the Avs have now handily defeated..." November 15

  • Tyson Barrie could find himself on trading block

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Colorado Avalanche are pretty hot on the ice right now, yet they also seem to be boiling on the hot stove. Earlier this week, PHT touched on rumors about Matt Duchene‘s name possibly coming up in trade talks. During Saturday’s latest Headlines segment on Sportsnet (worth a full watch, by..." November 15

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    SiriusXM NHL Network @SiriusXMNHL

    The #Avalanche have claimed forward Chris Wagner off waivers from the #Ducks

  • Grigorenko on top line for Avalanche vs. Canadiens

    NHL.com "The Colorado Avalanche will be without left wing Gabriel Landeskog when they try to continue their strong start to a seven-game road trip against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Saturday. Landeskog, Colorado's captain, was assessed a two-game suspension by the NHL on Friday for his..." November 14

  • Avalanche forward Landeskog suspended two games

    NHL.com "Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand during NHL Game No. 230 in Boston on Thursday, Nov. 12, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced..." November 14

  • Avalanche's Landeskog to have Player Safety hearing

    NHL.com "Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog will have a hearing Friday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand during a 3-2 Colorado win Thursday at TD Garden in Boston. Landeskog received a match penalty for an illegal..." November 13

  • Avalanche rallies for victory at Boston behind Matt Duchene's goal

    Denver Post "Another excellent result for the Avalanche on Thursday night coincided with another big goal from Matt Duchene. The suddenly cool-and-crisp Avs improved to 2-0 on their seven-game road trip by rallying from a two-goal deficit to beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 at TD Garden. Steady nerves..." November 13

  • NHL reviewing Landeskog, Marchand for incident

    CSN New England "The NHL Department of Player Safety is busy in their situation room on Thursday night after the second period string of events in Boston’s 3-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at TD Garden. Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog was ejected from the win nearly six minutes into the second period when he..." November 13

  • Avalanche thinking about trading Matt Duchene

    CBS Sports "The Colorado Avalanche are in a tier all their own the Central Division, but unfortunately for them it's in the basement. Trailing sixth-place Chicago by six points, the early indications are that it's going to be another long season for Colorado. It's reaching the point where the Avs are..." November 13

  • Iginla shows no signs of slowing down for Avalanche

    NHL.com "Many NHL players would love to play 10 seasons, but even as Jarome Iginla approaches his second decade in the League, he is thriving. In his 19th NHL season, and at 38 years old, Iginla has played in all 15 games for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He leads them with seven goals and his 12..." November 12

  • Avalanche starts season-long road trip with win over Flyers

    Denver Post "When the Avalanche wins — however rare it has been this season — it usually goes big. In Colorado's four triumphs entering Tuesday, three ended with a three-goal cushion. They were dominant victories against Dallas (6-3), at Anaheim (3-0) and vs. Calgary (6-3). A similar result unfolded at..." November 11

  • Varlamov day to day with groin injury, Pickard recalled

    The Score "Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov is considered day to day with a groin injury, forcing the club to recall Calvin Pickard from the AHL. Varlamov injured his groin Tuesday at the morning skate, head coach Patrick Roy said Wednesday." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

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    Terry Frei @TFrei

    Blake Comeau not at practice because of death in family, meeting team in Phily. Berra starting in goal Tuesday.

  • Nikita Zadorov-Ryan O'Reilly trade will take years to evaluate

    Denver Post "Defenseman Nikita Zadorov's demotion to the American Hockey League on Saturday further points to the Avalanche as the short-term loser in the Ryan O'Reilly trade. Based on O'Reilly's team-leading 13 points with the Buffalo Sabres, one can suggest the Avs are taking a beating. It does not,..." November 09

  • Joe Sakic discusses Nikita Zadorov demotion & Alex Tanguay injury

    Denver Post "Predictably, Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic said Nikita Zadorov, 20, needs to play top-four minutes, which is why the 6-foot-5 defenseman was reassigned to the San Antonio Rampage on Saturday. Sakic said Zadorov’s situation is no different than winger Mikko Rantanen, 19, who played the first..." November 08

  • Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Reassigned to AHL San Antonio on Saturday

    CBS Sports "Zadorov was reassigned to AHL San Antonio on Saturday. With seven other healthy blueliners on their 23-man roster, the Avalanche is no longer in need of Zadorov's services as a depth defender. " November 07

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    Alex Tanguay has suffered a knee injury and will not return.

  • How Swede it is: Lindberg, Lundqvist propel Rangers to win over Avalanche

    New York Post "Students of Swedish history know the historical lineage of King Henrik and of Prince Oscar. Students of the NHL know that one of each now plays for the Rangers. For while Henrik Lundqvist turned in yet another masterful performance here against the Avalanche on Friday, it was Oscar..." November 07

  • Hanzal shines in return as Coyotes edge Avalanche

    Arizona Republic "When he was accumulating assists at an eye-popping pace to start the season – seven in his first four games – Coyotes center Martin Hanzal was quick to point out the fact he had yet to tally a goal. The schedule has finally flipped to November and Hanzal still hasn’t scored, but the zero next..." November 06

  • Avalanche breaks tie game with three goals in third to beat Calgary

    Denver Post "Struggling teams with a combined record of 6-15-2 entered the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night, and after 50 minutes of play, it was fittingly tied and anyone's game. So how did the Avalanche emerge a 6-3 winner? Colorado dominated the last 10 minutes, getting second goals from Matt Duchene and..." November 04

  • Forgotten Phenom Nathan MacKinnon Trying to Regain Golden-Boy Status

    Bleacher Report "Remember Nathan MacKinnon? The next great prodigy of the NHL, the kid from the same hometown as Sidney Crosby who would soon make No. 87 and others seem as outdated in the ranks of NHL superstars as that America Online CD-ROM still in the bottom of your desk drawer? Everything went as scheduled..." November 03

  • Marleau, Burns break out in Sharks' win over Avs

    CSN Bay Area "When a team is experiencing ups and downs, such as the Sharks through the first 11 games of their season, that also means certain players are having both positive and negative moments. On some nights, most of them early, Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns were major forces in helping the Sharks to..." November 02

  • Joe Sakic says Avalanche players must find a way to start winning

    Denver Post "For those not on a team's payroll, being allowed into a locker room immediately after a game is uncommon. Other teams take advantage of the league-mandated 10-minute cooling off period after a game. But the Avs do it differently. They open their locker room to the media right away. The hard-core..." November 01

  • O'Reilly showing why Sabres made him a focal point of organization

    Buffalo News "The Sabres acquired Ryan O'Reilly and signed him to the largest contract in team history because they felt he could do it all. So far, he's proving them right. *O'Reilly is fifth in the NHL in points with 13, recording four goals and nine assists. He's on pace for 29 goals, 67 assists and 96..." November 01