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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...
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avs' Ryan O'Reilly seeking one-year, $6.75 million in arbitration

It appears one of the NHL's most intriguing negotiations of the offseason will reach its conclusion this week in an arbitration hearing set for Wednesday. The Colorado Avalanche went the route of team-elected salary arbitration with young center Ryan O'Reilly, a rare and possibly relationship-damaging practice to reach a contract agreement. The two sides have not been able...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

O’Reilly, Avs destined for Wednesday arbitration hearing

It looks like the Colorado Avalanche and restricted free agent Ryan O’Reilly are going to spend Wednesday in a Toronto courtroom. When the Avalanche decided to take O’Reilly to arbitration, there was hope the two sides could get something done before heading to court. As Adrian Dater of The Denver Post writes, that doesn’t seem likely now and the relationship between the player...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Semyon Varlamov suffers minor ankle injury

According to Adrian Dater of The Denver Post, Colorado Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov left practice on Tuesday with an ankle injury. The practice was part of the Francois Allaire camp in Verbier Switzerland. The injury seems quite unsettling to Colorado fans.#184237996 / gettyimages.comThe information had originally been presented as a tweet by journalist Michael Roth, which can...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche/Ryan O’Reilly Preparing For Arbitration

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs, Wednesday in some office room in Toronto, the Avalanche will face off against Ryan O’Reilly, pun intended. It really does look like they are going to arbitration, folks. No last-minute settlement – as often happens between player and team right before an arbitration date – is likely. Both sides in this matter don’t like it when...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs ink four more during offseason push

The Colorado Avalanche continued shoring up the future of the franchise on Wednesday, bringing four more players back into the fold for the foreseeable future. According to Adrian Dater of The Denver Post, the Avalanche have signed forwards Joey Hishon and Paul Carey and defensemen Karl Stollery and Stefan Elliott to new contracts, again securing their rights within the organization...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs to donate ‘Bags of Fun’ as part of NHL Exchange

The Colorado Avalanche, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, is set to host the 2014-15 NHL Exchange trade show next week at Pepsi Center, the NHL announced today. Running July 22-23, the NHL Exchange will feature over 100 exhibitors–ranging from Reebok to OYO Sportstoys to Cryptozoic Entertainment–showcasing consumer products that will soon be available to the public...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Avalanche trade Ryan O’Reilly?

If you haven’t been following the Ryan O’Reilly situation with the Colorado Avalanche, there’s one word you could use to describe it – ugly. The team has an arbitration date with O’Reilly set for July 23rd and it’s clear that there’s a decent amount of resentment on both sides. Given the tension and the likelihood that O’Reilly is going to be leave as soon as he...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 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...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the Colorado Avalanche do with Ryan O’Reilly?

So, you’re the Colorado Avalanche. You’ve just enjoyed a comeback season in which you won the regular season Central Division title and returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2010. You maybe got a little lucky with all that success, since your goalie posted a career year and you were the worst possession team to qualify for the post-season, which is probably why you...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New ‘NHL 15′ Trailer Shows Jarome Iginla In Avalanche Uniform (Video)

Close your eyes if you must, Boston Bruins fans, but we have our first look at Jarome Iginla in a Colorado Avalanche uniform. It comes in the form of the latest ‘NHL 15′ trailer. The new trailer popped up on the Internet on Tuesday, and once again, it looks spectacular. This latest video is a follow-up The latest trailer details how EA Sports worked this season to make the players...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla confident he'll finally find his elusive Cup with the Avalanche

Jarome Iginla knows his pro career is coming to a close. It won't be this upcoming year or the one following, but the 18-year NHL veteran can see the event horizon. He's hungry to find the Cup championship he has worked so tirelessly for, and as a new member of the Colorado Avalanche, the 37-year-old feels he has a good a chance as ever before to finally capture hockey'...
Via BruinsLife
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Ryan O’Reilly should be top free agent priority

The Colorado Avalanche organization should be very proud of what they were able to accomplish during the first two days of July. On Monday, the Avalanche shipped winger P.A. Parenteau to the Montreal Canadians, in exchange for forward Daniel Briere. Then on Tuesday, there was a flurry of moves, which saw a few big names arrive in Colorado. Among the bunch were forward Jarome Iginla...
16 days ago  |  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 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
20 days ago  |  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  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
21 days ago  |  1 Comment
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