Avalanche Rumors & News

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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    $2.4 million AAV for Comeau. Good for him. Have always felt Comeau to be an underrated player. Very effective, esp come playoff time

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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    UFA forward Blake Comeau headed to Colorado Avalanche. Three-year deal.

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Beauchemin to Colorado according to @GagnonFrancois.

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    Drew Spevak @DrewSpevak

    NHL list of #Avalanche that did not receive QO's: Jordan Caron, Mitchell Heard, Markus Lauridsen, Tomas Vincour

  • 2d
    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Hearing Buffalo Sabres are very close to signing Ryan O'Reilly to long-term deal... likely a max deal which would be 7 yrs

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    Adrian Dater @adater

    If Avs sign Beauchemin, expect 3 year deal. Which would make him 38 at end

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Things change fast on UFA Day. Now hearing SJ no longer a top contender for Paul Martin. But COL will be in hard on Francois Beauchemin.

  • Free agent Beauchemin signs with Colorado

    Sportsnet "Colorado has improved in the area it needed to most. Unrestricted free agent Francois Beauchemin signed a three-year, $13.5-million deal with the Colorado Avalanche upon the opening of free agency Wednesday. Beauchemin’s new salary cap hit ($4.5 million) marks a raise from his $3.5 million..." July 01

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Colorado Avalanche falls back to gain picks

    Denver Post "Boston University forward A.J. Greer and two future draft picks will determine if the Avalanche made the right choice in trading the first pick of the second round in the NHL draft Saturday. The bottom line: Colorado blew its opportunity to select coveted defensemen Jeremy Roy or Brandon Carlo..." June 28

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    Aaron Musick @Avalangelist

    Hishon will be.

  • 6d
    Aaron Musick @Avalangelist

    Jordan Caron will not be qualified, per Joe Sakic.

  • Mikko Rantanen selected by Colorado Avalanche at No. 10 in NHL draft

    Denver Post "Signing a big playmaking center, orchestrating the NHL's biggest trade of the day and drafting a big winger highlighted one of the biggest player-personnel days in Avalanche history before and during the first round of the NHL draft Friday in Sunrise, Fla. The bottom line: The Avs got much..." June 27

  • Trade moves O’Reilly to center stage with Sabres

    Buffalo News "The Sabres’ rebuild timeline changed radically Friday night with a blockbuster trade. Buffalo acquired budding star center Ryan O’Reilly from the Colorado Avalanche as part of a multiplayer package that had folks at the NHL Draft buzzing and Sabres fans looking toward rapid..." June 27

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Avalanche and Carl Soderberg fairly close to a contract. Could get done Friday.

  • Avalanche sign Carl Soderberg to five-year deal

    ESPN "The Colorado Avalanche have signed Carl Soderberg to a five-year deal worth an average of $4.75 million per season after acquiring the center's negotiating rights in a pre-draft trade with the Boston Bruins. According to a source, the contract includes a full no-trade clause in the first two..." June 26

  • Bruins Acquire A 2016 Sixth Round Pick From The Colorado Avalanche In Exchange For The Rights To Carl Soderberg

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 25, that the team has acquired a sixth round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for the rights to Carl Soderberg. The 2016 sixth round pick is Boston's natural selection, as it originally belonged..." June 25

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    With new contract talks in ballpark of 60M for max contract to resign Ryan O'Reilly, #Avs feel like they have no choice but to trade him.

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

  • Avalanche would like new defenseman to be lefty, but can adjust

    Denver Post "This has been obvious since the Avalanche's season ended ... or even earlier: Colorado's top priority in free agency this summer will be landing a defenseman to join Erik Johnson in the top pairing or to anchor the second. Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy reconfirmed that in their Thursday conference..." June 22

  • Avalanche plan on choosing best player available with No. 10 pick

    Denver Post "Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic and coach Patrick Roy held a conference call Thursday, primarily to discuss the June 26-27 NHL draft in Sunrise, Fla. Colorado has the No. 10 pick, and Sakic said the team will choose the best player available, regardless of position, then draft based on need..." June 19

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Avs GM Joe Sakic said he's had talks with Ryan O'Reilly's agents at Newport. Hopes to get a deal done before the season...

  • Avalanche eyeing left-shooting defenseman in July 1 free agency

    Denver Post "The majority of the questions posed to Avalanche GM Joe Sakic and coach Patrick Roy during Thursday’s national conference call are addressed at the mothership. Please click here to get Sakic and Roy’s thoughts on next week’s NHL draft, the Ryan O’Reilly contract/trade situation, the rumored..." June 18

  • Avalanche GM Sakic would like Ryan O'Reilly 'signed by the start of the season'

    The Score "Joe Sakic doesn't appear to be picking up the phone quite yet. The Colorado Avalanche general manager expressed his intent Thursday to sign center Ryan O'Reilly to a contract extension. "I'd like to have (O'Reilly) signed by the start of the season, hopefully," Sakic said. "I like Ryan a..." June 18

  • If the Avs trade O’Reilly, they need to hit a home run

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s not often that a talented 24-year-old center is expected to be traded. But that’s the case with Colorado’s Ryan O’Reilly, whose tenure with the Avalanche has been marked by contentious contract negotiations with the club. Last summer, O’Reilly signed a two-year, $12 million deal that left..." June 17

  • Avalanche listening to offers for Ryan O’Reilly

    Sportsnet "The Colorado Avalanche are willing to listen to offers for centre Ryan O’Reilly, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported on Saturday’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada. There is no guarantee the 24-year-old gets moved by the 2015 NHL Draft on June 26 – or moved at all for that matter..." June 14

  • 20d
    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Avalanche have named Greg Sherman senior vice president of business and team operations.

  • Avalanche needs to improve its basic system of moving the puck up ice

    Denver Post "Making a clean first pass up ice to begin the exit from the defensive zone is commonly taken for granted in hockey. But it's a crucial need for any successful team. If exits aren't continually clean, the systems break down. Turnovers lead to unfavorable counter-attacks and neutral-zone strategy..." June 08

  • Avalanche unlikely to re-sign Jan Hejda or Ryan Wilson

    Denver Post "Making a clean first pass up ice to begin the exit from the defensive zone is commonly taken for granted in hockey. But it's a crucial need for any successful team. If exits aren't continually clean, the systems break down. Turnovers lead to unfavorable counter-attacks and neutral-zone strategy..." June 08

  • Daniel Briere considering retirement after 18 NHL seasons

    Yahoo! Sports "Has Daniel Briere skated his last shift in the NHL? Alain Sanscartier of RDS and Ottawa 94.5 FM reported on Thursday that Briere will announce his retirement this summer after 18 years in the NHL, most recently with the Colorado Avalanche. He’s set to become an unrestricted free agent on July..." June 06

  • Avs pursuing an American in Sweden, Derek Ryan of Spokane

    Denver Post "The Avalanche could be a frontrunner in the Derek Ryan sweepstakes. I’ve heard that Colorado is in the negotiation stage with Ryan on a two-way contract for 2015-16 and I’m in the process of confirming it with the player or his agent. The Avs declined comment. The Maple Leafs and Capitals are..." June 05

  • Avs recruitment of Alex Radulov are “only speculations” by others, team VP says

    Denver Post "Alexander Radulov played junior for coach Patrick Roy and the Quebec Remparts and is coming off a league-leading 71 points for CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League. This report from NBC Sports Network says Radulov’s agent has been contacted by the Avalanche, inquiring about Radulov’s..." May 30

  • D-man Chris Bigras joins Connor McDavid on all-OHL first team

    Denver Post "Wish I was working this week, covering the NHL’s Western Conference finals or the men’s lacrosse NCAA Tournament Final Four in Philadelphia. Instead, I’m on vacation and will play hockey for the fourth time this week Friday, attend a good friend’s wedding Saturday, and then see if my boat floats..." May 24

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBS Sports "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Avalanche parts ways with assistants coaches Andre Tourigny and Mario Duhamel

    Denver Post "Avalanche coach Patrick Roy’s right-hand man, defensive coach Andre Tourigny, and video coach Mario Duhamel will both be replaced next season. Tourigny is seeking a head coaching position and Duhamel wants to get back behind the bench, an Avs spokesman said Monday night. Tourigny resigned and..." May 19

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Avs sign big Norwegian power forward Martinsen

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Colorado Avalanche have made an interesting signing — 24-year-old forward Andreas Martinsen, who spent the last three seasons playing in Germany. Martinsen, who’s represented Norway internationally on a number of occasions, scored 18 goals and 41 points in 50 games for Dusseldorfer last..." May 15

  • NHL learning curve: Nathan MacKinnon learns sophomore lessons

    The Chronicle Herald "Nathan MacKinnon is the first to admit his second NHL season did not go the way he expected it would. The 19-year-old from Cole Harbour struggled to find his groove in the first half and then suffered a season-ending broken foot on March 4. It was all quite frustrating for a guy who won the..." May 15

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek?

    Sportsnet "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as NHLNumbers.com offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit

    TSN "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    All four #Avs have points in Canada’s opening game: Barrie: 1 assist Duchene: 1 goal MacKinnon: 1 goal, 2 assists O’Reilly: 1 assist

  • Avs captain Gabe Landeskog recovering from wrist surgery

    Denver Post "Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog and teammates John Mitchell and Jarome Iginla and assistant trainer Scott Woodward attended Friday’s 25th Shaka Franklin Foundation luncheon at the downtown Marriott City Center. Landeskog declined to play for Sweden at the upcoming World Championship because..." April 25

  • Agitator extraordinaire Ville Nieminen calls it a career

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the NHL’s more colorful characters is stepping away from the game. Ville Nieminen, who appeared in 385 career games with Colorado, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Calgary, San Jose, St. Louis and the New York Rangers, announced his retirement over the weekend after playing his final game in the..." April 20

  • List of pending UFA defensemen the Avalanche might pursue July 1

    Denver Post "As a follow-up to this story in Monday’s paper about improving the Avalanche blue line next season, here is a list for pending NHL unrestricted free agent defensemen. There are no superstars in the mix. Washington’s Mike Green is at the top of most lists, but his 19:06 average ice time with the..." April 18

  • Better puck-moving defensemen on Avs' wish list for next season

    Denver Post "Feeding the forwards was a problem for the Avalanche. Despite being the only NHL team to have six 50-point scorers this season, Colorado finished 27th in the 30-team league in shots per game (averaging 27.9). The Avs' shots-against average (33.2) ranked fourth-highest in the league. So the Avs..." April 13

  • Avalanche’s Ryan O’Reilly on upcoming contract extension talks

    Denver Post "At the Avalanche-Winnipeg game Thursday, I was among three reporters speaking with GM Joe Sakic, and I used his comments in the featurized game story that night and also in a supplementary blog. In the former, Sakic reiterated that the Avalanche would try to sign Ryan O’Reilly to a contract..." April 13

  • Avs Go Down Fighting, Beat Blackhawks 3-2 in Finale

    Mile High Hockey "Before we get into the meat of this season finale I want to extend a thank you to everyone who clicks, reads, comments, and contributes to Mile High Hockey. You guys make this a very special place and regardless of the result on ice you make MHH a great place to be all season. We'll do our best..." April 12