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McLeod, Stuart sign contract extensions

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche signed forward Cody McLeod and defenseman Brad Stuart to contact extensions Monday. McLeod's new deal runs through the 2017-18 season, while Stuart's agreement is through 2016-17. The 30-year-old McLeod has 978 career penalty minutes, which are the most in Avalanche history. Colorado General Manager Joe Sakic said McLeod ''brings...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche sign Cody McLeod, Brad Stuart to extensions

The Colorado Avalanche signed defensemen Brad Stuart to a two-year contract extension and forward Cody McLeod to a three-year contract extension Monday. “Cody has been an Avalanche his entire career,” said Avalanche executive vice president/general manager Joe Sakic. “He brings grit, energy and passion to the rink every single day. We are excited to have him under contract...
Via Sports-Glory
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche sign Brad Stuart, Cody McLeod to multi-year extensions

Defenseman Brad Stuart hasn't played a regular-season game yet for the Colorado Avalanche, but that didn't stop them from signing him to a two-year extension that will keep him with the team through the 2016-17 season. The 14-year veteran's new deal is worth $7.2 million according to TSN's Darren Dreger, which means his cap hit matches that of his current deal which...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Brad Stuart Signs A Two-Year Extension With The Avs

Brad Stuart signs 2 year extension with Colorado. 2 yrs at $3.6AAV for a total of $7.2M — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 29, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
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Five Avs that should be All-Stars this season

NHL hockey fans have been deprived of an All-Star Game for the past two seasons. Last year, it was due to the Winter Olympics and the year before was a result of the NHL lockout. It will return this season, as the NHL will host the All-Star Game on Jan. 25, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Meanwhile, the Avalanche’s young talent is blossoming into legitimate NHL stars. Here are the five...
Via Mile High Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stuart Could Be A Big Hit In Denver

from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post, Like Avs players, Avs fans will soon appreciate having Stuart on their side. If nothing else, pay attention to Stuart's skating — his smooth, seemingly effortless stride gets him in position to make plays as well as anyone in the NHL. "He's a really steady influence," said Erik Johnson, who is playing with Stuart...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Colorado Avalanche avoid regression in 2014-15?

The Colorado Avalanche may not know it yet, but they're about to become the NHL's next great case study. After shocking the hockey world with 112 points and the Central Division title despite some of the worst possession numbers in the league, the Avs are now the team that most analysts with a statistical background are expecting to regress, perhaps even dramatically so....
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing The Colorado Avalanche

from Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet, A dozen reporters and analysts from Sportsnet’s hockey brain trust — Doug MacLean, John Shannon, Chris Johnston, Damien Cox, Mark Spector, et al. — submitted a list ranking all the teams in order of how they think the NHL season will shake out. We crunched the numbers and will be unveiling our consensus standings prediction from worst...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Alex Tanguay hopes to bounce back this season after struggling with hip/knee injuries

Alex Tanguay is hoping to have a better season after playing just 16 games in the 2013-2014 season. Tanguay was sidelined most of the season with hip and knee injuries. #455544640 / gettyimages.comLast season Tanguay started off by helping the team get to a 12 (win)-1 (loss) start. He was then sidelined for 36 games due to a hip and knee injury. After the 36 games, Tanguay returned...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

McGinn out with back injury; Avalanche cut 16

Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy updated the progress of Jamie McGinn’s recovery from offseason back surgery – and the news is not encouraging. Mike Chambers of the Denver Post first reported that McGinn has yet to begin skating and is still weeks away from playing. His availability for the season opener is in serious doubt. The 26-year-old had 38 points in 79 games...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Redmond Looks Promising in Preseason

Last July I wrote that Zach Redmond just might be the next big defensive breakout for the Colorado Avalanche. If his performance in training camp and during the Avs’ first preseason game is any indication, Redmond is well on his way to securing a spot on the team’s opening night roster. He’s also attracted the interest […] The post Zach Redmond Looks Promising in Preseason...
Via Two Pad Stack
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10 predictions for the 2014-15 Avalanche season

The Colorado Avalanche hosted their annual Burgundy/White Game yesterday at DU’s Magness Arena. As hockey fans anxiously await the start of the NHL season, here are 10 predictions for what’s in store for the 2014-15 Avalanche. 1. Nathan MacKinnon will lead the Avalanche in points. As a rookie last season, MacKinnon scored 24 goals and 63 points while playing in all 82 games....
Via Mile High Sports
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Jarome Iginla figures to continue scoring big working with Matt Duchene

Jarome Iginla used to be something of an object of pity among the NHL media and fans when he was a Calgary Flame. If only Iginla had a good center to play with, the saying went, he could be an even greater player and have a better chance at winning a Stanley Cup. The pity has turned to envy. The past two NHL seasons saw Iginla play with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as a Pittsburgh...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Sherman stripped of GM title to the surprise of no one

It’s been a while since anyone really considered Greg Sherman as the true general manager of the Colorado Avalanche. Since Joe Sakic came on as the president of hockey operations in May of 2013, he’s run the player personnel show along with head coach and vice president of hockey operations Patrick Roy, leaving Sherman the […] The post Greg Sherman stripped of GM title to the...
Via Two Pad Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Colorado Avalanche Preview: Nathan MacKinnon Ready To Join NHL’s Elite

The Colorado Avalanche were predicted by many to finish near the bottom of the Western Conference standings last season after ending the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign with the NHL’s second-worst record. The team stunned everyone and surged to a 52-22-8 record to win the Central Division over the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks and a No. 2 seed in the 2014 Western Conference...
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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