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Questions For The Colorado Avalanche Before Training Camp Opens

from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post, Does Jarome Iginla have much left in the tank? The numbers indisputably say yes. Iginla led a good Boston team in goals last season (30). Not since the 1999-2000 season has Iginla failed to score 30 goals in a season (excluding the NHL's 2012-13 lockout year). He scored 29 in the 1999-2000 season for the Flames. He is 37 and not...
Via Kukla's Korner
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche preview: Nathan MacKinnon

Will the young core of the Avalanche mature enough to make this team a long-term contender? See ya later, Pauly Walnuts (Paul Stastny). Au revoir, PA Parenteau. Welcome to the club, Jarome Iginla, Brad Stuart and Daniel Briere. Thanks for agreeing to stick around, Ryan O’Reilly and Tyson Barrie. Now that introductions are over, it’s time to get down to the reason all these guys...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL rule changes will affect the Avs

The NHL announced 10 rule changes that they will implement for the upcoming season on Thursday via NHL.com. Most are minor changes, but here are the new rules that will have the biggest impact on the Colorado Avalanche in the upcoming season and why. “Rule 57 – Tripping The rule relating to “Tripping” will be revised to specifically provide that a two minute minor penalty...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2PS Top 5 Prospects: Colorado Avalanche

We here at 2PS are looking at the top five prospects in each system. Then we had a thought: everyone and their mother likely has a list up on their blog, so why not do a different take on it? Instead of a straight top five, we’ll take a look at the top forward, top […] The post 2PS Top 5 Prospects: Colorado Avalanche appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs have plenty of “bubble” players

With training camp getting under way next week, here is a look at the Colorado Avalanche prospects most likely to make the team or be called up into NHL action at some point during the 2014-15 season. These players have the opportunity to force Avalanche management to make a tough decision and keep them on the opening night roster by having an extraordinary training camp and preseason...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

CHL Leading Goal Scorer Greg Mauldin Out For Rest of Group Stage

Gotteron’s best player will be out for six weeks. Greg Mauldin. © Aldo Ellena Fribourg-Gottéron star Greg Mauldin suffered a broken jaw in practice on Tuesday and will be on the sidelines for the next six weeks. Mauldin has taken the Champions Hockey League by storm this year, scoring eight goals in just four games to date. Currently sitting behind the Frölunda Gothenburg duo...
Via The Hockey House
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs face several key games in 2014-15

Colorado Avalanche hockey is just around the corner as the puck drops to start the NHL season just a month from today. With training camp getting under way next week, let’s take a look at some of the must-see games on the Avalanche schedule for the 2014-15 season. Colorado Avalanche @ Minnesota Wild on Thursday, Oct. 9th, 2014 The Avalanche’s season opener will be an opportunity...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs’ MacKinnon finds new home

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, and part owner, Mario Lemieux for many years. In Philadelphia Sean Couturier lived with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche News: Tyson Barrie Signs New Deal

Tyson Barrie is returning to the Colorado Avalanche.#486251203 / gettyimages.comThe Denver Post's Mike Chambers reports the team announced Barrie's new two-year, $5.2M deal on Thursday, finishing contract talks between the Avalanche and the 23-year-old defensemen. The deal's AAV hits right within Chamber's previous prediction of Barrie's contract, as he believed...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Barrie re-signs with Avalanche

The wait is finally over for Colorado Avalanche fans. Tyson Barrie, the last major remaining restricted free agent (you may remember the other being recurring free-agent and major negotiating opponent Ryan O’Reilly) left for the Avalanche to sign, has inked a brand new deal and will be in camp with the team. There was a little bit of concern in Avalanche camp after the Edmonton...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche D Barrie signs 2-year deal after breakout season

  The Colorado Avalanche signed Tyson Barrie to a two-year deal after a breakout season by the defenseman. Barrie gave the Avalanche an offensive presence at the blue line as he led the defensemen with 13 goals. The 23-year-old played a big role in helping the team advance to the playoffs under first-year coach Patrick Roy. Barrie was a key loss when he went out in Game 3 of the...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Look out: MacKinnon described as stronger, more explosive

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 last season, opponents probably crossed their fingers for a so-called “sophomore slump...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Colorado Avalanche C 1. Matt Duchene  2. Nathan MacKinnon  3. John Mitchell  4. Daniel Briere 5. Marc-Andre Cliche  6. Joey Hishon  L 1. Ryan O'Reilly  2. Gabriel Landeskog  3. Jamie McGinn  4. Cody McLeod  R 1. Jarome Iginla...

Cory Sarich Slowly Recovering From Bike Accident

from Kristen Odland of Canada.com, Sarich had gone out for a morning ride on July 21, taking his hybrid bike along Windermere Loop Road — a challenging, 40-minute training session on a quiet road. He approached a descent and spotted an oncoming grey Ford F-350 Ford truck. The driver made a left-hand turn in front of him without signalling. Sarich used his brakes and tried...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Sakic On The Retirement Of Jean-Sebastien Giguere

DENVER – Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic issued the following statement today regarding the retirement of goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere. "On behalf of the Colorado Avalanche, I would like to congratulate Jean-Sebastien on an outstanding hockey career.  His achievements speak for themselves, from winning the Stanley Cup to winning...
Via Kukla's Korner
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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