Avalanche Rumors & News

  • Blues beat Avs to keep streaking

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Blues thought they were ready for the final game of a tough road trip, but when the Colorado Avalanche came on strong, St. Louis scrambled to stay in the game. Thanks to goaltender Jake Allen, the Blues are headed home with a big win. Allen made 26 saves, Magnus Paajarvi..." March 22

  • Avalanche's Johnson: 'We're the worst team in 20 years'

    Denver Post "Erik Johnson, who turned 29 Tuesday, is signed through the 2022-23 season, at $6 million per year. The Avalanche’s top defenseman is not untradable, but probably close to it. So his assessment of how things have gone in this horrible season comes in a context of mutual long-term..." March 22

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Blackhawks stun Avalanche with third-period binge

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- For the better part of 50 minutes Sunday night, it appeared the Chicago Blackhawks' winning streak had reached its end. But in a span of 34 seconds, everything changed, as a flurry of sudden offense allowed the Blackhawks to keep rolling. The Blackhawks went from down two goals to..." March 19

  • Tatar tallies twice as Red Wings rout Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- No longer is anyone asking Tomas Tatar about his goal-scoring slump. The left winger scored twice to reach the 20-goal plateau for the third time in four seasons as the Detroit Red Wings dumped the Colorado Avalanche, 5-1, on Saturday. Tatar scored only four times through..." March 18

  • Compher, Soderberg score in 3rd as Avs top Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- J.T. Compher gave the Colorado Avalanche a glimpse into the future with a big goal against a bitter rival. Compher's first NHL goal gave Colorado the lead early in the third period, Carl Soderberg scored 1:55 later, and the Avalanche beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Wednesday..." March 16

  • Smith sets Coyotes shutout record in win over Avs

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Mike Smith was not aware he was within striking distance of the Coyotes' franchise shutout record when the season began. On Monday, he took sole possession of it. Brendan Perlini scored his 13th goal of the season and Smith made 22 saves to record his franchise-record 22nd..." March 14

  • Duchene on slump: Crazy how bad it's gone

    TSN "Colorado forward Matt Duchene was held without a point for the 11th straight game on Monday night as the Avalanche were shut out by the Arizona Coyotes. The 26-year-old, who was the subject of trade rumours throughout the month of February, owns 16 goals on the season, but just one in his past 25..." March 14

  • Senators, Anderson shut down Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Alexander Burrows has become Ottawa's good-luck charm -- especially when it comes to playing the Colorado Avalanche. Burrows scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and added an assist, Craig Anderson stopped 14 shots to become Ottawa's all-time wins leader, and the..." March 11

  • Avalanche slip past Devils with late goal

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche have experienced a trio of two-game winning streaks this season but have failed to extend them to three. They'll get a fourth crack at it Saturday after a nail-biting win Thursday night. Francois Beauchemin scored the tiebreaking goal at 18:46 of the..." March 10

  • Barrie helps Avalanche snap four-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche haven't had many opportunities to celebrate on home ice this season, so they savored Tuesday's rare chance. Tyson Barrie had a goal and two assists, Gabriel Landeskog also scored and the Avalanche rallied for two quick goals in the second period to beat the..." March 08

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Stastny's first goal vs. Avs helps Blues earn win

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Paul Stastny waited 11 games to finally score against his former team, and he got the goal with a captive audience right in front of him. Stastny scored early in the first period to the delight of his family, Jake Allen had 27 saves to make it stand up, and the St. Louis Blues..." March 05

  • Jets rout Avalanche 6-1

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Colorado Avalanche dodged a bullet Saturday night, but still took a serious shot to their waning confidence as they remain in the cellar of the NHL standings. The Avalanche were a mere 15.4 seconds away from being blanked for an 11th time this season, as the Winnipeg Jets..." March 04

  • Duchene’s contract could complicate things for Avs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Any team that acquires Matt Duchene from the Colorado Avalanche will want to keep him for more than two years. And therein lies a potential problem for Avs GM Joe Sakic. Duchene is only signed for two more seasons, and he’s not eligible to ink an extension until the summer of 2018. To..." March 03

  • Burrows shines in Senators debut

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- One day past the NHL trade deadline, rookie Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion is looking pretty shrewd. His much-criticized decision to deal a top prospect for a 35-year-old winger paid immediate dividends when Alex Burrows scored both goals in Ottawa's 2-1 win over the..." March 02

  • Prices for Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog were too high for potential trading partners

    Ottawa Citizen "As the clock struck 3 p.m. Wednesday, Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog were on the ice with their Colorado Avalanche teammates at Canadian Tire Centre. Duchene neither crossed the hallway to join the Ottawa Senators, nor did he pack his bag to head to the Montreal Canadiens, New York..." March 02

  • Kings working on potential Iginla deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jarome Iginla‘s time with the Colorado Avalanche could be on the verge of coming to an end, and it could lead to a reunion with one of his former coaches, Darryl Sutter. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie the Los Angeles Kings are showing interest in the veteran forward and that Iginla — whose..." March 01

  • Avs closing on trading Iginla to Kings

    TSN "The Colorado Avalanche are closing on a trade to send Jarome Iginla to the Los Angeles Kings, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports. Iginla, 39, has netted eight goals and 10 assists over 61 games this season, his third with the Avalanche. The 21-year veteran signed a three-year, $16..." March 01

  • Jarome Iginla Goes to L.A. Kings

    BNS Denver "Jarome Iginla found a new home after all: Los Angeles. The 39-year-old right wing has been traded by the Avalanche to the L.A. Kings, where he will play for a former coach of his, Darryl Sutter, and try to help the Kings make the playoffs. The Kings have a history of rejuvenating the careers..." March 01

  • Canadiens acquire forward Andreas Martinsen from Avalanche

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have acquired forward Andreas Martinsen from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Sven Andrighetto." March 01

  • Jarome Iginla: Still Hope

    BNS Denver "Been chatting some with the agent for Jarome Iginla, the legendary Don Meehan. While Meehan doesn’t know what will happen yet, he’s “hoping” Avs GM Joe Sakic will be able to move him by the 1 p.m. (MST) trade deadline. Let me translate more of that: An Iginla trade still could be in the works...." March 01

  • Avalanche acquire forward Brendan Ranford for Joe Whitney

    Sportsnet "The Colorado Avalanche have acquired forward Brendan Ranford from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Joe Whitney. Ranford will be assigned to Colorado’s farm club in San Antonio, the third AHL team the 24-year-old will join this season. He has six goals and 17 points in 46 AHL games this..." March 01

  • Simmonds, Mason lead Flyers over Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Judging from their reactions following Tuesday night's 4-0 victory over the struggling Colorado Avalanche, the Flyers seem to understand their road to the postseason is a steep one. "It was good for us, we needed that," Wayne Simmonds said after his fourth two-goal game of..." February 28

  • Avalanche Journal: Somebody out there probably was playing his last Colorado home game

    Denver Post "At the Buffalo-Colorado opening faceoff Saturday night, the NHL trading deadline was 89 hours away. It remained almost certain that one or more Avalanche player was skating in his final home game in the Pepsi Center as Colorado knocked off the Sabres 5-3. Yes, the possibilities included Gabe..." February 27

  • Landeskog leads Avalanche past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche are reduced to spoilers this season. They played the role well Saturday night to deliver a tough blow to a Buffalo team trying to claw its way into a playoff spot. Gabriel Landeskog had two goals and an assist, and the Avalanche beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on..." February 26

  • Somebody out there probably was playing his last Colorado home game

    Denver Post "At the Buffalo-Colorado opening faceoff Saturday night, the NHL trading deadline was 89 hours away. It remained almost certain that one or more Avalanche player was skating in his final home game in the Pepsi Center as Colorado knocked off the Sabres 5-3. Yes, the possibilities included Gabe..." February 26

  • Erik Johnson plans to return to Avalanche lineup Saturday against Buffalo

    Denver Post "Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, who hasn’t played since suffering a broken fibula against Dallas on Dec. 3, shed his orange no-contact jersey, went through a full practice Wednesday and then said he planned to return to the lineup Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres at the Pepsi Center. He..." February 25

  • Forsberg's second straight hat trick lifts Predators past Avs

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators' media relations staff has taken to calling the year's second month Fil-bruary. If Filip Forsberg keeps scoring like this, more people might take the hint. Becoming the first NHL player in seven years to notch hat tricks in back-to-back..." February 24

  • Budaj helps Kings top Avalanche to snap 3-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Peter Budaj has found a groove again -- and some luck. Budaj stopped 24 shots and got some fortunate bounces against his former team as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Tuesday night. Tyler Toffoli and Trevor Lewis had goals to help Budaj win for the..." February 22

  • Avs' Zadorov out for season after suffering ankle fracture at practice

    Denver Post "On the Avalanche’s last drill Monday, and on the same day top defenseman Erik Johnson resumed practicing with the team, young defenseman Nikita Zadorov became tangled with forward Mikko Rantanen, fell to the ice and required assistance to get to the trainers’ room because of a leg injury. Hours..." February 21

  • Drouin's OT goal lifts Lightning over Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Jonathan Drouin was nearly out of gas, but he found enough in his tank to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a big win. Drouin scored unassisted at 2:27 of overtime, and the Lightning beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Sunday night. Ben Bishop made 27 saves, Brayden Point and..." February 20

  • Let’s rave about Rantanen

    Pro Hockey Talk "Even with a 2-1 OT win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, the Colorado Avalanche remain easily the worst team in the NHL. They have 34 standings point while only one team (the unevenly tanking Coyotes) is even under 50 with 47. Their -77 goal differential is worse than the next two..." February 18

  • Avs top 'Canes in OT to snap 5-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- With by far the NHL's worst record, the Colorado Avalanche have had few bright spots this season. Overtime has been one of them. Mikko Rantanen scored with 36.4 seconds left in overtime as the Avalanche snapped their five-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the..." February 17

  • Avs should trade Nathan MacKinnon

    BNS Denver "Would it be the worst thing in the world if the Avs traded Nathan MacKinnon? If you just fainted and fell back in your chair, I apologize. The Avs are rumored to be trying to move Matt Duchene and Gabe Landeskog. That’s fine. But the asking price is reportedly very high, which is also fine...." February 17

  • Avs expect Varlamov will ‘be fully healthy next year’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Almost lost in their disastrous campaign is the fact that, in late January, the Avs shut down No. 1 netminder Semyon Varlamov so he could have season-ending groin surgery. To hear GM Joe Sakic explain it, the move was designed so Varlamov could get a head start on next season. “I expect him..." February 16

  • Avalanche GM Joe Sakic continues to listen to offers as trade deadline approaches

    Denver Post "As Joe Sakic spoke during Avalanche practice in the KeyBank Center Wednesday afternoon, two weeks remained until the NHL trading deadline. The Avalanche general manager predictably was coy about what he might do up until 1 p.m. on March 1, but also made it clear that the one certainty is that..." February 16

  • Jarome Iginla is eyeing a trade to a contender -- but his cap hit could be a hindrance

    ESPN "Who doesn’t want to see Jarome Iginla escape the Colorado Avalanche and get another playoff run under his belt before he retires? The 39-year-old winger has publicly stated his desire to join a playoff team if at all possible. Could a reunion with his former Calgary Flames coach/GM Darryl..." February 15

  • Possible Islanders Trade Packages for Duchene

    The Hockey Writers "The Colorado Avalanche have a decision this trade deadline — whether or not they trade former first-round pick Matt Duchene. The New York Islanders have an even more important decision: do they trade away pieces of their valued defensive core and youth in order to get him? The Isles have one of..." February 14

  • Devils grab 3-2 win over Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Since the end of November, the New Jersey Devils have more losses than wins. They are hardly in a position to take anyone lightly, even the lowly Colorado Avalanche with a starting goaltender making his NHL debut. If the Devils are to stay in the playoff hunt, they need to..." February 14

  • More teams than we know want Duchene and Landeskog

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL trade deadline is two weeks away, and Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog continue to attract interest across the league. Hockey Insider Elliotte Friedman was part of an NHL Network panel discussion Monday, and was quizzed about the potential asking price for one of those..." February 14

  • 4 Avs Vegas Fans Should Be Watching

    The Hockey Writers "The Avalanche haven’t been much to watch this season, even for the most diehard Colorado fans. A two hour flight from Denver however, and you’ll find a fan base that’s very interested in what is going on with the worst team in the National Hockey League. Vegas Golden Knights faithful should be..." February 14

  • Current Avs-Sens trade scenario 'wouldn’t make sense' for Ottawa: Dorion

    Ottawa Sun "Don’t go out and purchase a Matt Duchene jersey if you’re an Ottawa Senators fan. Senators GM Pierre Dorion, speaking on TSN 1200 after the club’s skate at the Canadian Tire Centre Monday, confirmed he has held talks with Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic about a possible trade but indicated a..." February 14

  • Isles pull away from Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In a span of 12 weeks, the New York Islanders have gone from the worst team in the NHL to a playoff contender, doing what it has to do in beating up on the worst team in the NHL. Anders Lee scored a pair of third period goals Sunday as the Islanders continued their recent surge..." February 12

  • Canes eyeing Duchene?

    TSN "An unlikely candidate may be emerging in the trade rumours swirling around Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene. The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch reported that according to league executives, the Carolina Hurricanes may be making the hardest push for the Avs' forward. However, any package for..." February 12

  • Pittsburgh Penguins rumoured to have interest in acquiring Matt Duchene

    HockeyBuzz "Tonight during the Sportsnet broadcast the Headlines panel talked about Matt Duchene as a trade target. That really isn't surprising. There has been a lot of buzz around the possibility of a Duchene trade. Things got interesting when the panel linked Pittsburgh to Matt Duchene. You may be..." February 12

  • Lundqvist earns 400th win as Rangers defeat Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK, NY -- Henrik Lundqvist became just the 12th goaltender to win 400 career games in the National Hockey League Saturday as the New York Rangers rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in front of a celebratory crowd at Madison Square Garden. "I'm proud, for sure, but I..." February 11

  • Hornqvist, Murray power Penguins past Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Sidney Crosby didn't get the two points he needed but his team picked up a valuable pair despite an off night. Patric Hornqvist scored two goals, Matthew Murray had 27 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Thursday night. Crosby had chances but..." February 10

  • With playoff hopes gone, Avalanche has a new goal

    Denver Post "Avalanche players realize they have virtually no chance of making the playoffs with this team, thus the every-day goal is not the postseason. Instead, it’s to feel good about themselves. A two-game winning streak that started Saturday afternoon with a 5-2 win over Winnipeg and then continued..." February 10