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AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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Last week's loss to the lowly Edmonton Oilers was a huge blow for the Colorado Avalanche's chances of returning to the playoffs. The Avalanche have responded with consecutive wins, but cannot afford to let another two points slip away in Monday night's rematch with the visiting Oilers. Colorado (35-28-12) had a three-game win streak in the series snapped with Wednesday's 4-3 loss...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avs hold off third period rally, beat the Sabres

The Colorado Avalanche came out flying and established a big lead before staving off a late rally and defeating the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday night in Denver. The Avalanche (35-28-12) led 4-0 after two periods before Buffalo’s upturn. “First of all, I like the buzz in the building,” Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy said. “That was fun, the fans were there and they were...
Via Mile High Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duchene, Iginla record 3 points apiece as Avalanche hold off Sabres

  Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists, Jarome Iginla had three assists and the Colorado Avalanche kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. John Mitchell scored for the second straight game, and Marc-Andre Cliche, Tyson Barrie and Brad Stuart also had goals as the Avalanche won their second in a row. Colorado has gone 12-6...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duchene, Iginla have 3 points each as Avs beat Sabres 5-3

DENVER (AP) Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists, Jarome Iginla had three assists and the Colorado Avalanche kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. John Mitchell scored for the second straight game, and Marc-Andre Cliche, Tyson Barrie and Brad Stuart also had goals as the Avalanche won their second in a row. Colorado has...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons the Avalanche will make the playoffs

The Colorado Avalanche currently sit seven points out of the final playoff position in the Western Conference with 12 games remaining on their schedule and a game in hand on all of the other teams jockeying for the final playoff spots. The club was written off by many in February, but has surged back into the playoff race by winning 11 of their last 15 outings. The Avs still have...
Via Mile High Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs stay hot with win in the desert

Gabriel Landeskog and Ryan O’Reilly led the way with two points apiece as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 and collected two vital points in the standings on Thursday night in Glendale, Ariz. The Avalanche (33-26-11) have now won four straight games on the road and six of their last seven overall. Freddie Hamilton – who the Avs acquired at the trade deadline...
Via Mile High Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Overcome the Wild

It only took until the final meeting of the season, but it finally happened: the Colorado Avalanche were able to hand the Minnesota Wild a loss. After a very intense playoff series last April that went into overtime in Game Seven, the Avalanche were finally able to get over the hump of not only scoring against the Wild, but also handing them just their third regulation loss since...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild-Avalanche Rivalry Reaching New Heights

In sports everyone loves a good rivalry, and the National Hockey League is no exception. From Bruins-Canadiens to Red Wings-Avalanche, the NHL has a rich history of intense rivalries between teams and fan bases that love nothing more than to hate one another. Well, the league’s next rivalry might be brewing out in the Western Conference’s Central Division between the Minnesota...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
21 days 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
23 days 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
24 days 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
24 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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Hat Trick Alert! Featuring Nathan MacKinnon

Sunday night the Colorado Avalanche hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Pepsi Center. The Avs would take the 5-4 victory, but we also saw something that we’ll probably see a lot of in the future. A Nathan MacKinnon hat trick. MacKinnon tallied one goal in the first period and two more in the second period before he and the ice were showered with hats. Check out all three of the...
Via Beyond The Benches
February 23, 2015  |  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
February 21, 2015  |  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
February 17, 2015  |  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
January 18, 2015  |  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

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
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