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Roy ‘not nervous about Xs and Os,’ says slumping Avs need to be better individually

At 1-4-2 and still without a win at home, the Colorado Avalanche have a lot riding on tonight’s game against Vancouver at the Pepsi Center. At least that’s the impression Patrick Roy is giving, anyway. From the Denver Post: Patrick Roy really wants this game tonight, and he really wants his players to want it even more. He talked about, essentially, players’ need to look...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Fantasy Hockey: Buy Low Candidates

Nathan MacKinnonSource: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America Sometimes in fantasy hockey, one man’s junk, is another man’s treasure. Disappointment early on in a season can cause fantasy owners to trade away players who are off to a terrible start.  Some players will have a disappointing year, while others will turn it around and help fantasy owners win a championship....
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avs' Varlamov says groin healed, will start in net Friday vs. Canucks

  Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he's healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team's website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. The Russian goaltender went on injured reserve after tweaking his groin in a pregame skate last Thursday at Ottawa. Reto Berra started against...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs’ turnaround will be predicated on physicality

To say that the Colorado Avalanche are off to a slow start would be to state a capital-T Truth. To say that the team is already buried while in front of notoriously fiery head coach Patrick Roy would be an exercise in folly. Speaking after practice at Family Sports in centennial on Tuesday, Patrick Roy told Nick Groke of the Denver Post his plan. “The way we practiced today, this...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche ice cold to start season

Anticipation was high, the fan base was as excited as ever for the start to the season. This was supposed to be the year in which the Colorado Avalanche were going to restore their name as a perennial contender. However, this has not been the case. Not even close. Colorado fell to the Florida Panthers – the team that could only draw 7,000 fans to a home game last week – last...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy on Avs: “We’re not sharp mentally.”

Following a 2013-14 that saw the Colorado Avalanche rise to become one of the most formidable teams in the Western Conference, the Avs entered 2014-15 with high expectations. Instead of building off of their very successful 2013-14, the Avs have arrived in 2014-15 with a thud. The Avs have collected just four points through their first seven games and have often looked completely...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers top Avalanche in overtime

The Colorado Avalanche jump-started their power play on Tuesday night against the Florida Panthers, but they blew a lead for the fourth consecutive game and lost in overtime. “We battled back,” coach Patrick Roy said. “That is the thing I can say. Down 2-0, we scored two power-play goals. We took the lead. Unfortunately for us, giveaways cost us the third goal and they tied...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Berra and Varlamov return this week

Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy said the team wouldn't panic when it came to injuries to their top two goaltenders, starter Semyon Varlamov and backup Reto Berra. Yesterday, they were informed they will getting both net-minders back this week.#186403000 / gettyimages.comAccording to Mike Halford of ProHockeyTalk,  the Avalanche plan on removing Varlamov from injured...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Berra, Varlamov set to return to Avalanche

It’s been a rough start to the 2014-15 season for the Colorado Avalanche, but for the first time this year, the Avs (and their fans) can breathe a little sigh of relief. AHL farmhands Calvin Pickard and Sami Aittokallio did their best, but the big-leaguers are on their way back: Reto Berra practiced fully on […] The post Berra, Varlamov set to return to Avalanche appeared first...
Via Two Pad Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 steps for the Avs to get their season on track

Six games into last season, the Colorado Avalanche were 6-0 and everyone was trying to figure out if their group of young and talented players was for real. The unproven bunch finished the regular season with 112 points and a Central Division title. This time around, they stumbled out of the gate to a 1-4-1 record and are at risk of letting the season slip away before they have...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche pass on Ilya Bryzgalov

The Colorado Avalanche had a rough day in Ottawa earlier this week. On the same day, the Avalanche lost both goaltender Semyon Varlamov and goaltender Reto Berra to injuries. Varlamov suffered a groin injury during the morning skate and Berra suffered a head/neck injury after a collision. With both goalies on the shelf for an undetermined amount of time, the Avs are a team who...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries, regression to mean hurting Avalanche

We’re just five games into the 2014-15 season, but the Colorado Avalanche might be in trouble. After making a surprise run to the Central Division crown last season, the Avs have been slow out of the gate thusfar, going 1-3-1 through their first five games. Sure, that’s not a huge sample size, but there are […] The post Injuries, regression to mean hurting Avalanche appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Goalie Reto Berra Injured on Thursday

The Colorado Avalanche continue to lose goalies as Reto Berra left Thursday night’s game at the 2:46 mark of the first period when he was involved in a collision with Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris. Colorado was leading the game 1-0 at the time but ended up losing 5-3. #476983717 / gettyimages.comThe injury to Reto Berra is being described as an upper body injury which occurred...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

As offense sputters, so do Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche entered this season with their greatest strength being their high-powered offense. Well, it may not be time to sound the alarms, but that offense has not shown up yet in a pair of games. He had their number in the playoffs last season, and to this point, Darcy Kuemper has had the Avs number again, notching 2 shutouts in back-to-back games Credit to Darcy Kuemper...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL star beats Olympic speed skater in race

Nathan MacKinnon is one of the best young players in the NHL. He’s also one of the fastest. The Colorado Avalanche forward won the Calder Trophy for the league’s best rookie in 2013-14, so his skills with a hockey stick are well-documented. If you didn’t know just how fast the 19-year-old is, though, hockey equipment manufacturer CCM would like to enlighten you. CCM equipped...
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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