Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Giguere’s retirement is the official end of the Hartford Whalers

It’s the end of an era. Jean-Sebastien Giguere’s retirement officially closes the book on the Hartford Whalers. When J.S. Giguere retires next week, it will be the official end of the Whalers. He is the last former Hartford player in the NHL. — Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) August 15, 2014 Surely this means it’s time to resurrect the Whalers, right?
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giguere to announce retirement next week

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 the Avalanche mostly in a backup role and became an unrestricted free agent this summer....
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions Facing The Colorado Avalanche

from Rick Sadowski at NHL.com, Did the Avalanche do enough to improve their weakest link? -- Colorado's defense allowed 40-plus shots on goal in 10 games and between 35 and 39 shots in 18 others. The Avalanche added a much-needed physical presence in Brad Stuart, who was acquired from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and a sixth...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche finished 2013-14 with plenty to be happy about

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 Colorado and they followed it up with the second best regular season in their franchise’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Duchene’s Wow Moment In The NHL

Being a young kid coming into the National Hockey League there are multiple chances to look around and see some of the same players that you looked up to, skating right beside you. Check out who Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene faced in one of his first games that made him say ‘wow’. The post Matt Duchene’s Wow Moment In The NHL appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Sarich doesn't expect surgery, is up and moving

According to James O'Brien of NBC Sports, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cory Sarich, who had been in a cycling accident last week, looks to be in better shape than he had expected. Sarich had sustained five broken vertebrae, after being struck by a vehicle while on his bicycle, as well as a severe case of road rash. However, he has confirmed that he will not be needing surgery...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla Key Addition For Avalanche

#489209473 / gettyimages.com On Jarome Iginla’s 37th birthday, the forward embarked on his 20th NHL season by signing a three-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. His contract with the team is worth $16 million dollars. Despite Iginla’s older age, he was a top choice in this year’s free agency. Last season with the Boston Bruins, Iginla scored 30 goals and 61 points...
Via Beyond The Benches
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche finally sign Ryan O’Reilly

The Colorado Avalanche were finally able to lock up their man, and not a moment too soon. Colorado Avalanche front office personnel Joe Sakic, Greg Sherman and Patrick Roy were ready to head into arbitration with their forward, Ryan O’Reilly, where the next contract for him would be decided. It was then that the two sides finally decided that they could come to an agreement without...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 with Tyson,” Sakic said on Wednesday, per the Denver Post. Barrie, who...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Cory Sarich has cycling accident, will need full recovery

According to James O'Brien of NBC Sports, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cory Sarich will remain hospitalized following several injuries sustained an accident on Monday. Sarich was involved in a cycling accident, in which he was stuck by a vehicle. It appears as though he has not suffered from any injuries which could be life-threatening. #479986371 / gettyimages.comSarich, 35...
Via Sports Injury Alert
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Avalanche Cory Sarich injured while cycling

Former Colorado Avalanche defenseman and NHL veteran Cory Sarich was airlifted to a hospital in Calgary, Alberta, on Monday morning after he was hit by a motor vehicle while cycling. Riding the bike as part of his off-season training regimen, Sarich was in Invermere, British Columbia when the incident occurred. According to his agent, Tim Hodgson, Sarich’s injuries aren’t life...
Via Mile High Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Are Older But Better With Iginla, Briere

#492463053 / gettyimages.com Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President Joe Sakic understands winning, he also understands leadership. The once-prolific scorer was the captain of both the 1996 and 2001 Stanley Cup champion Avalanche. Add to that the fact that he’s won an Olympic gold medal and numerous individual awards such as the Conn Smythe trophy, the Hart trophy as well...
Via Beyond The Benches
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Colorado Avalanche’s free agency

The first week and a half of the free agency period for the Colorado Avalanche has been intriguing, to say the least. Just over a week ago, as the July 1st deadline approached, there was a growing concern that Paul Stastny was going to be lost to another club. Would the Avs surprise everyone and re-sign him? If they didn’t, whom would they get to fill the void left in his absence...
Via isportsweb.com
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche sign Jarome Iginla to three-year deal

The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Jarome Iginla to a three-year contract worth $16 million, reports TSN.com. In 78 games with the Boston Bruins in 2013-2014, Iginla scored 30 goals and added 31 assists. Iginla, 36, has 560 goals and 607 assists for 1167 points in 1310 career games with the Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and Bruins. Iginla, originally selected by the...
Via Sports-Glory
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche trade PA Parenteau to Canadiens for Daniel Briere

The Colorado Avalanche traded forward PA Parenteau and a fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Daniel Briere on Monday., reports NHL.com.  Briere waived his no-move clause in order for the trade to be completed. Parenteau, 31, had 32 goals and 76 points in 103 games over two seasons in Colorado.  In 55 games last season...
Via Sports-Glory
June 30, 2014  |  1 Comment
MORE STORIES >>
Avalanche News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Team unveils plaid football helmets

How Mo’Ne Davis got started in baseball

Jones' son 'snatched' Manziel card away on draft day

Best and worst of WWE Summerslam

Greatest moments lost in '94 MLB strike

Six MLB teams that need to make a deal before Aug. 31

Calipari wouldn’t have gone to Cavs, even for LeBron

SI writer temporarily arrested in Ferguson

Falcons RB: Clowney is 'just a guy'

Man U. fans planning protest of owners

Bret Bielema wants fans to beat up Auburn spies?

Chip Kelly: Eagles would listen to offers for Mark Sanchez

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.