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AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Homer Hockey Play-By-Play Men

from Luke Winkie of Extra Mustard at Sports Illustrated, MIKE HAYNES, Colorado Avalanche Listen to how excited this grown man gets when a player on the Colorado Avalanche beats up a player on the Chicago Blackhawks. I mean, it's Doug Gilmour so I get it BUT STIILL. I don’t know much about Mike Haynes, but what I do know is that he shouted “HOW YOU LIKE THEM APPLES”...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former BU Goalie Kieran Millan Retires From Professional Hockey

Two years after completing an illustrious career at Boston University, goaltender Kieran Millan is hanging up his skates for good. The 24-year-old netminder, who joined the Colorado Avalanche organization after graduating from BU, announced his retirement Friday via Twitter. Moving from Hockey to the business world starts with.. more hockey! Help support Hockey Helps the Homeless...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche & O’Reilly Agree On Two-Year Deal

  The Colorado Avalanche made, maybe, their biggest move of the off-season a few days ago when they resigned Ryan O’Reilly to a two year contract worth 12 million dollars. O’Reilly is coming off his best season as a pro scoring 28 goals and 64 points. He also took home the Lady Byng Trophy a few weeks ago at the NHL Awards ceremony after only registering two penalty minutes...
Via Beyond The Benches
7 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
7 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
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Avalanche player Cory Sarich seriously injured in bike accident

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 with several fractured vertebrae and many bruises. "It's been a rough couple...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A note regarding defenseman Cory Sarich’s condition

There's been a significant amount of confusion regarding some Tweets made by former Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cory Sarich today, so the Avalanche issued a summary of Sarich's condition: Sarich Recovering Following Cycling Accident 15-season NHL veteran planning to return Veteran NHL defenceman Cory Sarich was injured in a cycling accident while training in...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres sign André Benoit to one-year deal

The Sabres have signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year deal worth 800k according to TSN's Aaron Ward. Benoit, 30, spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, where he scored seven goals and 21 assists in 79 games. He also has a tie to Tim Murray since he was in the Ottawa organization from 2010 to 2013. Although Benoit did play almost the entire season in Colorado last...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan O’Reilly, Avalanche Avoid Arbitration With Two-Year, $12M Contract

Ryan O’Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche both came to their senses, and one of the game’s best young players is staying in Denver for a couple of years. O’Reilly and the Avs came to terms on a two-year deal worth $12 million, according to multiple reports. The new contract means the two sides will avoid arbitration and puts to end a drawn-out contract dispute. TSN’s Darren...
Via NESN.com
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan O’Reilly Wants $6.7M Contract, Avalanche Counter With $5.5M

Ryan O’Reilly is one of the best two-way players in the NHL, but the Colorado Avalanche aren’t willing to pay him at the level of a first-line center. According to Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, O’Reilly is seeking a one-year deal worth $6.7 million in salary arbitration. Colorado is seeking to pay him just $5.5 million, which would be the maximum pay decrease allowable under...
Via NESN.com
11 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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