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AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Avalanche F MacKinnon out 6-to-8 weeks with broken foot

DENVER -- Nathan MacKinnon recently broke his nose and still sped back to the ice. No way to do that with a fractured foot, though. The Colorado Avalanche will be without their fast-moving forward for at least six weeks after an MRI revealed the break, coach Patrick Roy confirmed Friday. More than likely, MacKinnon's season is finished. Unless, of course, the Avalanche rally over...
Via AP on Fox
56 minutes ago  |  Discuss

MacKinnon likely done for season with fractured foot

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon has a broken bone in his foot and will miss the next 6-8 weeks, the club announced on Friday morning. The injury effectively puts an end to a disappointing sophomore season for last year’s Calder Trophy winner – who had not previously missed a game in his NHL career. “He got a shot against Tampa and we had x-rays that were negative...
Via Mile High Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: MacKinnon’s year done

The frustrating season for the Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon has taken on one more chapter, and unfortunately it will be the final chapter for him – and quite possibly the team as well. Terry Frei of the Denver Post broke the news this morning that Nathan MacKinnon will be sidelined 6-8 weeks with a fractured foot. Avs have announced Nathan MacKinnon has broken foot...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon to miss 6-8 weeks with broken foot

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports The Colorado Avalanche announced Friday morning that forward Nathan MacKinnon will miss 6-8 weeks with a fractured foot. MacKinnon, 19, has 14 goals and 24 assists in 64 games this season for Colorado.  He has five goals in his last five games and nine points in his past 10 contests. The Avalanche are currently in last place in the Central...
Via Sports-Glory
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: With this second period goal Jarome Iginla won some dude a car

Noticed this while listening to the Av’s feed. Because the Av’s scored in the first 20 seconds of the period, someone wins a car. In the first half of this recording the Avalanche broadcast team starts talking about it, and on the second half you can hear the PA announcer talking about it:
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Season on the line

With the season essentially on the line heading into tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, it’s time to see what the Colorado Avalanche are really made of. The trade deadline has now come and gone in the NHL. All through the day the Avalanche partook in very minor deals involving minor leaguers – shipping out defenseman Karl Stollery and forward Michael Sgarbossa...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche's McLeod, Landeskog fined by the NHL

Looking at the schedule. The Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche play again on March 8, 2015, at the Xcel Energy center. This has the possibilities of being a very interesting game. This time, the Wild will have some added muscle with newly acquired forward Christ Stewart who was acquired from the Buffalo Sabres. NEW YORK -- Colorado Avalanche forwards Cody McLeod and Gabriel...
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Landeskog, McLeod fined for actions in Wild game

Colorado Avalanche forwards Gabriel Landeskog and Cody McLeod have each been fined the maximum amount allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement for their actions at the end of Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild. According to the NHL’s press release, “McLeod has been fined $3,091.40 for entering the game on a legal line change for the purpose of starting an...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody McLeod, Gabriel Landeskog fined for late-game antics

Colorado Avalanche forwards Cody McLeod and Gabriel Landeskog each have been fined for their actions during the final seconds of Saturday night’s game against the Minnesota Wild. From the NHL: McLeod has been fined $3,091.40 for entering the game on a legal line change for the purpose of starting an altercation with 8.1 seconds remaining in regulation. Directly off a face...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche captain Landeskog, forward McLeod fined by NHL

NEW YORK (AP) Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog and forward Cody McLeod were fined by the league for their actions in the waning seconds of a 3-1 loss to Minnesota on Saturday. Landeskog was fined $5,000 for a punch he threw at Wild forward Mikko Koivu as both players headed to their benches with 3.3 seconds remaining. Landeskog was given a misconduct penalty. The NHL...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche call up Joey Hishon from Lake Erie

Following the NHL’s trade deadline on Monday, the Colorado Avalanche announced that they had called up Joey Hishon from the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters. The 23-year-old forward will fill a roster spot that was opened by the Avs’ deadline deal that sent Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey to the Boston Bruins. UPDATE: The #Avs have recalled Joey Hishon from @monstershockey. — Colorado...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Bergenheim breaks Nathan MacKinnon’s nose

Nathan MacKinnon’s 2014-15 is the perfect example of a sophomore slump. In his second year in the NHL, MacKinnon is poised to fall well short of matching his offensive numbers from his rookie seasons. To make matters worse, MacKinnon was on the receiving end of a brutal check from Sean Bergenheim which left MacKinnon with a broken nose. There was no penalty on the play. As you...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Avalanche And Wild Get Extremely Chippy, Punches Thrown Between Benches

GIF: Cody McLeod crashes the net, Devan Dubnyk gives him a good solid two-handed whack. Goal. pic.twitter.com/OIuWJi59hw — CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 1, 2015 The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild were rather hostile towards one another on Saturday night. It started when Avalanche forward Cody McLeod took a shot at Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk and […] The post The Avalanche And...
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche rally, beat Stars in shootout

Ryan O'Reilly scored on the first shot of a shootout, and it was enough for the Colorado Avalanche to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night. Colorado's Semyon Varlamov stopped all three Stars shots in the shootout after O'Reilly lifted the puck over Dallas' Kari Lehtonen and in off the crossbar. The teams began the night tied for sixth place in the Central Division with 63 points...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Colorado Avalanche a Top 20 Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Matt...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Trade deadline looms

To keep him or to deal him? That is the question facing Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy for the Colorado Avalanche prior to the trade deadline. The Colorado Avalanche are gearing up for a playoff run, and with the clock ticking away until the trade deadline, all eyes are fixed towards Ryan O’Reilly. O’Reilly is currently on a line with Nathan MacKinnon and Gabe Landeskog, a line that...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford gives up embarrassing goal from center ice (Video)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford gave up an embarrassing goal on a puck dumped from center ice by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart during the third period of Friday night's game at the United Center.Stuart dumped the puck straight to Crawford, who tried to catch the Avs off guard by playing the puck. The puck took some funny hops and managed to sneak right under...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Long climb ahead for Colorado

View image | gettyimages.com After a whirlwind 2013-14 season, the Colorado Avalanche have come back to Earth this year and are now in a precarious position. After a four-game losing streak, followed shortly by a two-game winning streak, the Avs sit on the edge of a cliff looking up. Above their heads is the playoffs, […] The post Long climb ahead for Colorado appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Briere's underappreciated career nearing its close

DENVER -- Every day Daniel Briere enters the Pepsi Center for Avalanche practices or games, he walks past the visiting locker room where he lost his NHL innocence. At age 37, with his diminished role and an expiring contract at the end of the season, you might even say he's walking the full circle of his NHL life. "I do think about it every time I see that locker room," Briere said...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 53: Continue beating bad teams in Colorado

After barely squeaking out a win in Toronto, the Rangers are in Denver tonight to take on the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs sit in last place in the Central Division after making the playoffs last season. This isn’t that surprising, as most #fancystats folks predicted a monumental fall from grace, which was followed up by multiple Read more → The post Game 53: Continue beating...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
21 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
January 17, 2015  |  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
January 17, 2015  |  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
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