Avalanche Rumors & News

  • 8h
    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Brad Stuart's two-year extension with the #avs includes a modified NTC where he names seven teams where he can be traded.

  • 19h
    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Brad Stuart signs 2 year extension with Colorado. 2 yrs at $3.6AAV for a total of $7.2M

  • Avalanche sign Brad Stuart, Cody McLeod to multi-year extensions

    CBSSports.com "Defenseman Brad Stuart hasn't played a regular-season game yet for the Colorado Avalanche, but that didn't stop them from signing him to a two-year extension that will keep him with the team through the 2016-17 season. The 14-year veteran's new deal is worth $7.2 million according to TSN's Darren..." September 29

  • Can the Colorado Avalanche avoid regression in 2014-15?

    CBSSports.com "The Colorado Avalanche may not know it yet, but they're about to become the NHL's next great case study. After shocking the hockey world with 112 points and the Central Division title despite some of the worst possession numbers in the league, the Avs are now the team that most analysts with a..." September 27

  • Jarome Iginla figures to continue scoring big working with Matt Duchene

    Denver Post "Jarome Iginla used to be something of an object of pity among the NHL media and fans when he was a Calgary Flame. If only Iginla had a good center to play with, the saying went, he could be an even greater player and have a better chance at winning a Stanley Cup. The pity has turned to..." September 22

  • Avalanche whittle preseason roster down to 56 players

    Denver Post "The Colorado Avalanche announced Sunday that they had reassigned 11 players to reduce their preseason roster to 56. Five players were reassigned to the American Hockey League training camp, with the Lake Erie Monsters: D Gabriel Beaupre, D Max Iafrate, D Markus Lauridsen, D Joey Leach and C..." September 21

  • Alex Tanguay returns to the Avs after an injury-riddled season

    Denver Post "One play Friday provided ample proof that Alex Tanguay's hip problems are long gone. During the first scrimmage of Avalanche training camp at Family Sports Center, Tanguay recognized a 2-on-1 rush opportunity and, without the puck, drove to the net with speed. A linemate put a centering pass on..." September 20

  • Joe Sakic now has full GM title with Avalanche; Greg Sherman assistant GM

    Denver Post "The Avs quietly changed the titles around a bit of Joe Sakic and Greg Sherman over the summer. Sakic retained his biggest title – executive vice president of hockey operations – but he now has the title of general manager with the Avs. Greg Sherman had the full title of general manager last..." September 20

  • MacKinnon needs to choose his shots better

    Sportsnet.ca "Every season we tune in to endless streams of scouting, draft and prospect coverage and hype, gleefully anticipating the “next one”. The NHL and the surrounding media attention builds up teens into idols before they skate in an NHL game. All of this despite the fact that projecting prospect..." September 19

  • Nathan MacKinnon wants to be 'dominant' after spending summer training with Sidney Crosby

    Yahoo! Sports "In the gym and on the ice, the kid would let The Kid go first. Nathan MacKinnon would watch Sidney Crosby start whatever exercise or drill they were doing. He would study his technique. He would study his intensity. And then he would try to match them. But on the hill, it was a race to the..." September 11

  • Avs’ MacKinnon finds new home

    Pro Hockey Talk "Part of any successful young player’s transition to the NHL is having veterans around to help with the adjustment. Many of the game’s young stars have lived with older players their first few years in the league to help adjust to life off the ice. Sidney Crosby lived with Penguins legend,..." September 06

  • Steve Moore's settlement with Todd Bertuzzi, Canucks finally official

    CBSSports.com "Former NHL rookie Steve Moore can finally move past the on-ice attack that ended his career, he said Thursday, unburdened by a decade-long legal battle that inched through the courts. Moore's multimillion-dollar suit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks over the infamous hit in 2004..." September 05

  • Avalanche Signs Tyson Barrie

    NHL.com "The Colorado Avalanche announced today that the team has signed defenseman Tyson Barrie to a two-year contract through the 2015-16 season. "Tyson is a big part of the young nucleus of our team," said Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic. "He is a gifted young..." September 05

  • Look out: MacKinnon described as stronger, more explosive

    Pro Hockey Talk "Unlike many other rookies, Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon seemed physically ready for the big-time in 2013-14. At minimum, he boasted top-of-the-line speed, something that Patrick Roy raved about before he played a single shift. Considering how strong a finish MacKinnon enjoyed..." September 04

  • Schultz deal might complicate Avs’ talks with RFA Barrie

    Pro Hockey Talk "Defenseman Tyson Barrie might have been very happy when the news broke that Justin Schultz had agreed to a one-year, $3.657 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Barrie, who remains a restricted free agent, is in a similar position with the Colorado Avalanche in the sense that he’s an..." September 01

  • Report: Vincour to return to Avs organization

    Pro Hockey Talk "After spending a season with the KHL’s AK Bars Kazan, forward Tomas Vincour has decided to return to the Colorado Avalanche’s organization, according to the Czech league’s HC Kometa Brno’s official website. Vincour, who is a native of the Czech city Brno, was taken in the fifth round of the..." August 31

  • Former Avs defenseman Cory Sarich details horrific bike accident

    Denver Post "Hockey-tough Cory Sarich is living proof that you can get run over by the wheel of a three-quarter ton truck and walk away. But the former Avalanche defenseman, will never bike again. He has kept his splintered cycling helmet for teaching purposes, but ordered officials to get rid of the the rest..." August 30

  • 31d
    rick westhead @rwesthead

    Lawyer for Todd Bertuzzi tells TSN the Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit removed today from the court docket.

  • Is Colorado’s rise a fair example of what might happen in Buffalo?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres are frankly expected to be one of the worst teams in the league in 2014-15. It’s easy to see why: They’re a rebuilding club coming off of a season where they posted a 21-51-10 record. They could have added six wins last season and still finished in last place. For that matter,..." August 28

  • Sakic on RFA Barrie: ‘I’m confident he’ll be here’

    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 23

  • Jean-Sebastien Giguere Announces Retirement

    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

  • Jarome Iginla "thrilled" on idea to play with Avs Landeskog, MacKinnon

    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

  • Moore's Brother Says There's no Deal in Place with Bertuzzi

    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

  • Canucks confirm settlement reached with Steve Moore

    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

  • Todd Bertuzzi, Steve Moore avoiding salacious trial with settlement

    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

  • 44d
    Adrian Dater @adater

    Avs very much in the hunt for first-round Blackhawks pick Kevin Hayes, who will go UFA tomorrow

  • Kevin Hayes and Tyson Barrie contract situations

    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

  • Giguere to announce retirement next week

    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

  • Core Values: Avs brimming with youth led by Duchene, MacKinnon

    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

  • Avalanche finished 2013-14 with plenty to be happy about

    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

  • Avs hope to learn from ‘nightmare’ playoff finish

    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

  • Avs ‘confident’ they’ll reach deal with Barrie, says Sakic

    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

  • Former Avalanche player Cory Sarich seriously injured in bike accident

    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

  • 68d
    Adrian Dater @adater

    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"

  • Sakic says there was ‘never any animosity’ between Avs and O’Reilly

    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

  • 68d
    Adrian Dater @adater

    O'Reilly and Avs avoid arbitration! Two years, 5.8, 6.2. Happy days here again!

  • Avs' Ryan O'Reilly seeking one-year, $6.75 million in arbitration

    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

  • O’Reilly, Avs destined for Wednesday arbitration hearing

    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

  • What should the Colorado Avalanche do with Ryan O’Reilly?

    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

  • Ryan O'Reilly, Avs headed to arbitration after talks falter

    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

  • Colorado Avalanche won't repeat the Paul Stastny situation

    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

  • Jarome Iginla hopes to follow in Ray Bourque's Avalanche footsteps

    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

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    STL files for arb on Sobotka...third team-elected one so far, joining Frolik (WIN) and O'Reilly (COL)

  • Avalanche executive Joe Sakic shifts attention to Ryan O'Reilly deal

    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

  • D Zach Redmond chose to leave Winnipeg, sign with Avalanche

    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

  • Bruins shopping Boychuk

    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

  • Steve Moore now seeking $68 million in Todd Bertuzzi suit

    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

  • Sakic on not acquiring a top defenseman: 'I'm not disappointed it didn't happen'

    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

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    As per @TSNBobMcKenzie, Jarome Iginla signs with Colorado

  • 90d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    According to sources, #Isles were more than competitive with offers to targeted FAs: Offered 3 years to Dan Boyle, 4 years to Jarome Iginla.