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AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Johnson out 3-8 weeks after knee scope

Colorado Avalanche no. 1 defenseman Erik Johnson is expected to miss three to eight weeks after undergoing a knee scope on Monday, head coach Patrick Roy announced. Coach Roy: He is, first of all, very disappointed about the situation. It’s out of our control. Nashville is what we need to focus on. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) January 26, 2015 Johnson sat out of Sunday’s...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson out 3-to-8 weeks with knee injury

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche will be without top defenseman Erik Johnson for three to eight weeks due to a knee injury. Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said the team received the update on Johnson after he had a scope Monday. Roy was ''disappointed by the situation,'' but added that he has a ''lot of confidence in our group.'' Johnson made the All-Star team, but didn't play in the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Defenseman Erik Johnson out 3-to-8 weeks with knee injury

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche will be without top defenseman Erik Johnson for three to eight weeks due to a knee injury. Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said the team received the update on Johnson after he had a scope Monday. Roy was ''disappointed by the situation,'' but added that he has a ''lot of confidence in our group.'' Johnson made the All-Star team, but didn't play in...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stuart’s understated impact on the Avs’ turn around

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart had to wait 16 games while he sat out with a hamstring injury that he suffered in early November before he finally returned to play in his 1000th career game on Dec. 18 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Though his numbers don’t jump off the box score, the 35-year-old’s return to the line up has fortified the backend while allowing the...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jarome Iginla a top 10 right winger?

  With his 14th goal of the season on Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche right winger Jarome Iginla moved into 20th all-time in goals scored with 574. That puts him just three behind Mark Recchi for 19th on the all-time list and he’ll need to crack the 600 mark to get further than that. Having hit such a big milestone, I was left wondering: where does...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jarome Iginla a top 10 all-time RW?

With his 14th goal of the season on Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche right winger Jarome Iginla moved into 20th all-time in goals scored with 574. That puts him just three behind Mark Recchi for 19th on the all-time list and he’ll need to crack the 600 mark to get further than […] The post Is Jarome Iginla a top 10 all-time RW? appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche, Wild getting NHL outdoor games in 2016

Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports The NHL will soon announce that the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild will be hosting outdoor games next season, reports TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. The league is expected to make the announcement during All-Star Game festivities this weekend in Columbus. The Avalanche are expected to host the Detroit Red Wings while the Wild will likely...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan O’Reilly trade rumors swirling in Colorado

It’s no secret that the Colorado Avalanche and Ryan O’Reilly have a strained relationship, dating back to an infamous offer sheet the forward signed with the Flames in 2013. The move stunned the Avalanche and its fan base, forcing the hand of then-GM Greg Sherman. Things escalated from there with an email from O’Reilly’s father, […] The post Ryan O’Reilly trade rumors...
Via Along the Boards
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Myers for Ryan O’Reilly? Not going to happen

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Seemingly every year for the last 50 or so years, the annual trade rumor mill has featured two names consistently: Tyler Myers and Ryan O’Reilly. Now, not to defend those who perpetuate those rumors constantly, but there’s reason for it: O’Reilly can’t seem to ever agree on a long-term deal with the Colorado Avalanche, leaving him looking...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reto Berra scores empty-netter in Lake Erie debut

In his Lake Erie Monster debut, Avalanche backup goaltender Reto Berra became the 11th goalie in AHL history to score a goal with an empty-netter late in a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Wolves on Friday. Berra is just the seventh netminder to actually shoot the puck into the net in the league’s 79-year history. With the goalie pulled and about 90 seconds left in the game, the Wolves...
Via Mile High Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Cody McLeod misses a check, ends up in Tampa Bay’s bench

Cody McLeod was lining up a huge check during Saturday’s game between the Avalanche and Lightning. As he sped in for a big hit, Mark Barberio stepped aside and McLeod flew over the boards and into Tampa Bay’s bench. You can tell that there isn’t much of a rivalry between the Avs and Bolts by the fact McLeod was able to hop right back out of the bench without incident. The...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

AHL goalie Reto Barra scores goal and celebrates in style (Video)

Lake Erie Monsters goaltender Reto Barra became only the 11th goaltender in AHL history to score a goal with an empty netter against the Chicago Wolves, and he celebrated in style by skating to the bench for high-fives.Barra, who was sent down to the minors by the Colorado Avalanche just last weekend, shot it down the ice and nailed it dead center into the Chicago net for the goal...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning vs. Avalanches sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Tampa Bay Lightning's game against the Colorado Avalanche. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Goalie Reto Berra Aimed, Shot, and Scored a Goal down in the AHL

Colorado Avalanche Goalie Reto Berra, on a conditioning stint in Lake Erie for the Lake Erie Monsters, shoots and scores ... and then celebrates. Berra is the 11th goalie in AHL history to score a goal. Monsters won game 5-1.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Opponents not happy with goalie's celebration

Goalies scoring goals are like fat guy touchdowns: They don’t happen often, and they aren’t often pretty, but they’re always fun to watch. Reto Berra became the latest goaltender to turn the tables, as he found the back of the net Friday night in an AHL game. Berra’s currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche’s AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, and he’s making...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Goalie Reto Berra scores goal for Lake Erie in AHL

  Reto Berra became the 11th goalie in American Hockey League history to score when he fired a shot into an empty net in the Lake Erie Monsters' 5-1 victory over the Chicago Wolves on Friday night. With Chicago goalie Matt Climie off for an extra attacker, Berra lofted a shot that slid into the empty net with 1:26 left to make it 4-1. He's the seventh AHL goalie to actually shoot...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Playoffs within reach

As the NHL All-Star game nears, the contenders and pretenders are separated. As we close in on the ceremonies that will be going on in Columbus, the Colorado Avalanche are showing that, once again, they belong in the category with the contenders. After play finished on Thursday, the Colorado Avalanche had compiled 47 points, leaving them a meager 3 points behind the Los Angeles Kings...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Semyon Varlamov returns

One of the keys to success this season for the Colorado Avalanche was the continued phenomenal play of their MVP from a season ago, Semyon Varlamov. After the game tonight, the Colorado Avalanche will have played exactly half of their games. At the beginning of the season, it was expected that Semyon Varlamov would play about 60 of the team’s 82 games. With that in mind, that would...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (1/4/15) vs Colorado Avalanche

As old conference rivals collided in an up and down, roller coaster type game in Denver, Colorado. Many were left wondering what the heck happened. The Blue Jackets were able to pull away with a 4-3 win on a David Savard goal with a minute left. Join me after the jump won’t you? Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly   The Good: Cody Goloubef and Brandon Dubinsky Goloubef...
Via BS Hockey
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche looking to trade Ryan O’Reilly

The Colorado Avalanche are reportedly shopping around Ryan O’Reilly and are looking to acquire defensive help. This report falls squarely in the “rumor” department, but it’s worth discussing considering the skill involved in a potential deal and the fact O’Reilly was at the center of several trade rumors during his contract dispute this summer. The source of this report...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Barret Jackson Fights Jarome Iginla, Makes New Friend From Penalty Box (Video)

Hockey is a funny game. After St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackson engaged in a spirited bout with Jarome Iginla of the Colorado Avalanche toward the end of the first period of Saturday night’s game, the blue-liner showed off his softer side and made a friend from the penalty box. The second period began with the two players still having to serve a good chunk of their major...
Via NESN.com
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Post fires Avalanche writer Adrian Dater

Ed Note: On November 30th, Awful Announcing fired associate editor Steve Lepore after becoming aware of a pattern of harassing behavior on social media.  You can read our entire statement on the matter here.  Adrian Dater always seemed on his way to a blow-up.  After multiple very public episodes of bombastic behavior throughout his career, Dater was let go by the Denver...
Via Awful Announcing
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Luck – Colorado can’t beat an Avalanche of shots

Much has been made of the downfall of the Colorado Avalanche so far this season. As predicted by many bloggers and mainstream media alike the Avalanche have come back to earth, so to speak, this season. Unlike last season when the Avalanche had 35 wins (76% of the games) when they were out shot, which was good for first in the NHL, this season the Avalanche have only won two games...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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