Colorado Avalanche: Not Time to Point Fingers

It’s true, the Colorado Avalanche didn’t end their season on a particularly high note, missing the playoffs for a second straight year. They slammed the playoff door shut on themselves and it left a bitter taste in everyone’s mouth. But this is still a very young team with one of the youngest cores. No one expected them to compete for a playoff position this season to begin...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 hours ago

Colorado Avalanche: Top 5 Draft Targets

Young Avalanche Look to Add Quality Depth to Prospect Ranks   It seems like forever ago, but the Colorado Avalanche actually won the ultra-competitive Central Division just two seasons ago. So it goes without saying that this is a talented group that isn’t nearly as far away as they may seem at times. Then again, those are the growing pains that come with a young lineup trying...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Names to watch for as Rampage search for head coach begins

  With the Colorado Avalanche moving on from the disappointing tenure of Dean Chynoweth after four listless seasons as head coach of their AHL affiliate, most recently the San Antonio Rampage, the organization sets out for a new path. As such, we give you five names to keep an eye on as potential replacements for Chynoweth and some of their background. Randy Ladouceur An assistant...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Dean Chynoweth fired as head coach of Avalanche AHL affiliate

  After a disastrous first year in San Antonio, Dean Chynoweth has been fired as head coach of the Rampage. Chynoweth has been in the Avalanche organization since June 2012 when he was hired to coach the Lake Erie Monsters. Chynoweth failed to lead his team to the playoffs in each of the four seasons he served as head coach of Colorado’s AHL affiliates. He leaves the organization...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

J.T. Compher signs entry level contract with Colorado Avalanche

  The Colorado Avalanche signed center JT Compher to an entry-level contract on Monday. Compher’s draft rights were originally acquired by the Avalanche from the Buffalo Sabres in the Ryan O’Reilly deal last offseason and is considered one of Colorado’s top prospects. Compher scored 63 points (16g, 47a) in 38 games played at the University of Michigan in 2015-16′ serving...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago

Colorado Avalanche Player Grades: Goaltending

Finishing up the series on Colorado Avalanche player grades, let’s take a look at the goalies. Goaltending has been a strong suit for the Avalanche over the past few seasons; this year, however, goaltending was like pretty much everything else on the team: inconsistent. Follow these links to see the player grades for defense and forwards. Semyon Varlamov: C+/B- People get very...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Avalanche are reportedly waiting for Alex Radulov, but should they?

The Colorado Avalanche are waiting for KHL free agent Alex Radulov, according to fellow Russian Semyon Varlamov. Slava Malamud translated a Sports Express story, which reported Varlamov spoke on Friday that Colorado is waiting for Radulov to make a phone call. “[The Avalanche are] waiting for Radulov. He’ll be one of the leaders there,” Varlamov said in a media scrum...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Semyon Varlamov says Avalanche are ‘waiting for Alexander Radulov.’ Can they sign him?

The NHL off-season has already begun for eliminated NHL teams. Among them are the Colorado Avalanche, and their starting goalie, Semyon Varlamov, has begun some personal free agent recruiting. The man Varlamov wants in an Avs jersey next year: KHL superstar and former NHLer Alexander Radulov, who reportedly wants to try his hand at the NHL again. Radulov doesn’t have much left...
Via The Hockey News
5 days ago

Avs miss playoffs for 2nd straight year, may shake up roster

DENVER (AP) Coach Patrick Roy and his intense glare will be back. That's about the only certainty after another season gone sour for the Colorado Avalanche. There are no untouchable players with the team missing the playoffs for a second straight year. Call with an offer and general manager Joe Sakic intends to listen. ''Wayne Gretzky got traded - twice,'' Sakic said. ''We have...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic says coach Patrick Roy will return

DENVER (AP) Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says coach Patrick Roy will be back next season despite missing the playoffs for a second straight year. Sakic is ''very disappointed'' by a season marred by shaky performances at home and blown third-period opportunities. The Avs were in contention for the eighth and final playoff spot before hitting a late skid. The Hall...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy once again calls out Avalanche and doesn’t realize he’s the problem

With the season winding down for the Colorado Avalanche, head coach Patrick Roy is on the warpath. Earlier this week he called out Avs leading goal scorer Matt Duchene for celebrating his 30th goal in a loss. He blasted his core, calling them out for not providing enough leadership, and now he double downed on those asinine comments. Talking with NBC Sports, Roy said Colorado...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy calls out Matt Duchene and Avalanche core after goal celebration

Patrick Roy was not a happy camper after his Colorado Avalanche lost 5-1 to the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. He specifically had an issue with Avs goal scoring leader Matt Duchene’s goal celebration when Colorado was down 4-0. https://twitter.com/MikeChambers/status/716824276490321921 “The thing I have a hard time with is the reaction of Duchy after his scores. It’s a 4-0 goal...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado fighting for its playoff life as Blues come to town

Recent struggles have the Colorado Avalanche teetering on elimination from the Western Conference playoff race again. Their remaining four games come against teams that have already booked spots in the postseason.The Avalanche try to keep their hopes alive Sunday night against the St. Louis Blues.Colorado (39-35-4) is five points behind Minnesota for the last remaining playoff spot...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs' Duchene, MacKinnon out 2 games with knee injuries

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche say top scorers Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon will miss the next two games with knee injuries and be re-evaluated. Duchene and MacKinnon won't play against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday or against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. The Avalanche are currently one point ahead of the Wild for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference...
Via Associated Press
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Avalanche recall Rantanen, as injuries take toll on their top-6

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit In a tight race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, the Colorado Avalanche picked up another two points on Friday; defeating...
Via Mile High Sports
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Iginla hoping for a happy homecoming as the Avalanche head to Alberta

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Currently at the midway point of a four-game Canadian road trip, the Colorado Avalanche will now head to Alberta for the final two contests...
Via Mile High Sports
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Semyon Varlamov has returned to the Avalanche net, and so has his confidence

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Last week, it seemed like Semyon Varlamov’s tenure with the Colorado Avalanche had reached a crossroads.  After allowing three goals in the...
Via Mile High Sports
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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