Avalanche Rumors & News

  • Avalanche's Erik Johnson won't play against Edmonton

    Denver Post "Erik Johnson again was on the ice with the Avalanche at Monday's morning skate, but Colorado coach Patrick Roy later said Johnson wouldn't play against Edmonton. "Erik will practice fully (Tuesday), and then we'll make decisions after that," Roy said. Colorado, which could close to within..." March 30

  • Patrick Roy remains upbeat about Sabres' Grigorenko

    Buffalo News "Patrick Roy has seen Mikhail Grigorenko at his best. When the two were together in Quebec – Roy as the coach of the junior team, Grigorenko as the star player – the center was nearly unstoppable. The success hasn’t carried over to Grigorenko’s professional career, but Roy has little doubt..." March 29

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    Rick Sadowski @RickS7

    #Avs Johnson won't play tonight; Roy said "we'll see" about Edmonton on Mon. or at San Jose on Wed. "Getting very close." #Avalanche #Sabres

  • Patrick Roy: Avs learned lesson, will "come to camp ready and hungry"

    Denver Post "This "second" season has been a trying one for Patrick Roy, who as a rookie NHL coach won the Jack Adams Trophy as the league's coach of the year for 2013-14. It also has been a learning experience — for Roy, his coaching staff and the Avalanche's players. Complacency, even short-lived and..." March 28

  • Avs Dominate Early and Hold on Late. Beat Canucks 4-1

    Mile High Hockey "Gabe Landeskog and a big 2nd period performance led the Avalanche to a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks First Period: Moments before puck drop, there was no question which team looked better, as the Vancouver Canuck's donned their beautiful Vancouver Millionaires throwback jerseys...." March 27

  • Oilers pull out the win despite Avalanche comeback threat

    Edmonton Sun "Leave it to the Edmonton Oilers to turn a blowout win into a thriller. Or a choke job into a character-revealing win. On a night when the game was pretty much over after 10 minutes, and the only thing left to be determined was how badly Edmonton was going to beat up the Colorado Avalanche,..." March 26

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit

    CBSSports.com "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Calgary Flames snapshots -- What a rush! And it’s started by Karri Ramo save

    Calgary Sun "Karri Ramo didn’t get credit for an assist. No problem. What irked the Calgary Flames’ netminder was that he didn’t even get credit for the stop. Ramo stretched across his crease to rob Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog of a sure-goal on a wraparound attempt during Monday’s..." March 24

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    Roy said Johnson practiced for the 1st time w/ the team. He won't travel. He'll continue to skate in Denver. Could play next home game.

  • Matt Duchene supports 3-on-3 hockey for overtime periods

    Denver Post "Showcasing skill should not wait until shootouts. Going to 3-on-3 in NHL overtime makes sense for all involved. The skilled players want it. The coaches with skilled players want it. And the fans deserve it. "Give us 3-on-3 as much as possible," said Avalanche center Matt Duchene. Tuesday,..." March 22

  • All-Star Defenseman Erik Johnson close to returning for Avalanche

    Denver Post "Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson is not traveling with the team and will miss consecutive-night, two city games beginning Thursday at the Arizona Coyotes. Colorado's only selected NHL all-star has missed the past 21 games after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in the days leading into..." March 19

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Avalanche Outlast Devils in Shootout

    Mile High Hockey "The Avalanche took on The New Jersey Devils Thursday night as Varly returned to action. few weeks ago The Avs turned around a few things, including puck luck. Despite missing Erik Johnson, the team started getting a few wins strung together. Coming off of a frustrating loss to the very hungry..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Semyon Varlamov missed practice Wednesday, but might start Thursday vs. New Jersey

    Denver Post "Game story from Tuesday’s 5-2 to the Los Angeles Kings is here. The Avs on Wednesday practiced like it was their last. Very spirited, intense practice. But no Semyon Varlamov, who was scratched Tuesday with another (or the same) groin injury. In his post-practice presser, coach Patrick Roy said..." March 12

  • These three Kings find win over Avalanche fulfilling

    Los Angeles Times "There was one King, combining on a nicely executed give-and-go with center Jeff Carter for their second goal. Another one of the Kings managed to score in close with one hand on his stick and the other on the stick of Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart, who was none too happy with the..." March 11

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    Mike Chambers @MikeChambers

    UPDATED: Semyon Varlamov missed practice Wednesday, but might start Thursday vs. New Jersey: http://t.co/jk90Jg2R30 via @mikechambers

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    Mike Chambers @MikeChambers

    Calvin Pickard recalled for precautionary reasons. Semyon Varlamov (lower body) expected to participate morning skate Tue w LAK in town

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday

    CBSSports.com "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Patrick Roy irate at Minnesota reporter, defends Cody McLeod

    Denver Post "Local hockey writer Chad Graff of our sister paper, the Pioneer Press/TwinCities.com, asked Avalanche coach Patrick Roy about Sunday’s game at the Xcel Energy Center. Here is Roy’s response: First of all, this morning I was reading an article by Mike Russo. I thought it was very unhealthy for..." March 09

  • There's no love lost between Wild, Avalanche

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "There are some rivalries that almost seem manufactured to live up to the hype. That’s definitely not the case when it comes to the Wild and Colorado Avalanche, the two NHL Northwest Division leftovers in the Central Division. These combatants, who will face off for a fifth and final time this..." March 08

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    UPDATE: The #Avs have recalled Freddie Hamiltom from @monstershockey.

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    UPDATE: Nathan MacKinnon will be out 6-8 weeks with a fractured foot.

  • Avalanche Honor Tanguay, Down Penguins 3-1

    Mile High Hockey "The Avalanche put together a strong 60 minute performance at home against the Penguins to give Alex Tanguay a win in his 1000th game. 1,000 games for Alex Tanguay, and game 1 for Joey Hishon. Lets go. 1st Period: Patrick Roy started the game with Alex Tanguay and the Avalanche's 3rd line..." March 05

  • Avalanche's McLeod, Landeskog fined for actions at end of Feb. 28 game vs. Wild

    NHL.com "Colorado Avalanche forwards Cody McLeod and Gabriel Landeskog each have been fined the maximum amounts allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement for their respective actions during the final seconds of NHL Game No. 930 in Denver on Saturday, February 28, the National Hockey League's..." March 03

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    Mike Chambers @MikeChambers

    #Avalanche trades F Max Talbot and F Paul Carey to BOS for F Jordan Caron and 6th rd. pick 2016. Carey is from Boston, played at BC

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    Mike Chambers @MikeChambers

    Joey Hishon called up by #Avs

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Ducks also get D Korbinian Holzer from Toronto for a draft pick and player along with C Michael Sgarbossa from Colorado for D Mat Clark.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Bostons Caron to the Avs for Max Talbot as main elements.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Believe BOS interest is in COL's Max Talbot

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    The #Avs have acquired Freddie Hamilton from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Karl Stollery.

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  • Bruins deal Caron to Avalanche for Talbot

    Sportsnet.ca "The Boston Bruins have traded forward Jordan Caron to the Colorado Avalanche for forward Max Talbot." March 02

  • Sharks acquire Karl Stollery from Avalanche for Freddie Hamilton

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Karl Stollery from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Freddie Hamilton. Stollery, 27, has played in seven NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche, posting four penalty minutes." March 02

  • Wild picks up a win over physical Colorado

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The chances of the Wild and Colorado Avalanche meeting in the first round of the playoffs again are slim to none, but the two Central Division rivals on Saturday night picked up right where they left off last spring. In a catch-your-breath, blood-boiling affair that resembled last year’s..." March 01

  • Sakic hopes to re-sign O’Reilly over the summer

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Colorado Avalanche might still trade Ryan O’Reilly, but it probably won’t happen before Monday’s 3:00 p.m. deadline. That’s because GM Joe Sakic hopes the 24-year-old forward will still factor into their long-term plans. “Ryan is part of our core,” Sakic told ESPN.com. “My intention is that..." March 01

  • Nashville Predators 5, Colorado Avalanche 2: Home Sweet Home

    On The Forecheck "Nashville played a tremendous game tonight as they handled business against the Colorado Avalanche. Every aspect of the Preds' game was on point tonight. The defense was smothering, the offense was clicking, and the goaltending, well, the goaltending didn't have to do much tonight. The scoring..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Nathan MacKinnon scores hat trick as Avs top Lightning

    Denver Post "The delayed-but-fierce weekend snowstorm resembles the Avalanche's offense this season. It has arrived, and as expected, it is formidable. Teenager Nathan MacKinnon caused hats to drop like snowflakes Sunday at the Pepsi Center as his three goals powered Colorado to a 5-4 victory over the..." February 23

  • ‘I don’t know why we’re so comfortable,’ says Toews after loss to Avalanche

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks weren’t in a bad position to start the third period of Friday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. But the Blackhawks ended the night on the losing end of a 4-1 score, after allowing three goals in the span of 3:08 past the midway point of the final period. The final..." February 21

  • Kings score three times in the second to hand the Avs crucial loss

    Denver Post "A continuous offensive attack was not enough to override a tough second period for the Avalanche on Wednesday night. In a late-night, nationally televised game at the Pepsi Center, the Los Angeles Kings overcame a large shots disadvantage to win 4-1 and snap the Avs' modest two-game winning..." February 19

  • Iginla believes Avalanche heading in right direction

    NHL.com "It's been a disappointing season for the Colorado Avalanche, to say the least. They're last in the Central Division following a surprising first-place finish a year ago and have plenty of work to do to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But veteran forward Jarome Iginla, who signed a..." February 18

  • Avs top Coyotes, end scoreless power play streak at 32

    Denver Post "From Jan. 15 on, defenseman Nick Holden has scored all of the Avalanche's power-play goals. All two of them. Among the Colorado accomplishments Monday night in a 5-2 victory over Arizona at the frigid Pepsi Center was the ending of its streak of scoreless power plays at 32 when Holden beat..." February 17

  • ESPN writer: Red Wings' solution is Avs' Stefan Elliott

    Detroit Free Press "It's no secret the Detroit Red Wings could keep close eyes on defensemen to add as the NHL's trade deadline approaches. ESPN hockey insider Ryan Wagman has one solution: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Stefan Elliott. "While there is some cognitive dissonance in poaching a defender from one of..." February 14

  • With Avs’ playoff hopes dwindling, is it time to start selling?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here’s the deal for the Colorado Avalanche. To make the playoffs, they’ll need to go in the neighborhood of 17-6-4 in their final 27 games. And the way the team is playing, that’s very unlikely to happen. “Our confidence is not there, no doubt about it,” coach Patrick Roy said, per the Denver..." February 14

  • Rangers pick up struggling St. Louis by burying Avalanche

    New York Post "There were the Rangers on a power play with 2:40 remaining in the third period holding a 5-3 lead over the Avalanche. And there was Marty St. Louis stapled to the bench for the duration of the man advantage, as he had been for all but one 43-second shift following an egregious giveaway deep in..." February 13

  • Jets bury Avalanche to deep-six skid

    Winnipeg Sun "This was precisely the type of response the Winnipeg Jets needed, given the mitigating circumstances. After dropping six consecutive games coming out of the NHL All-Star break and dealing with the type of off-ice drama that threatened to derail a promising season, the Jets found a way to pull..." February 09

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    Rick Sadowski @RickS7

    #Avs get shut out again 1-0, 6 periods in a row, blanked eight times this year, no goals 3 gms vs #Wild #Avalanche