AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Colorado Avalanche facing potential turbulent summer

  Written by: Brandon Schneider On April 9, before the final game of the 2015-16 Colorado Avalanche regular season was held, Executive Vice President and General Manager Joe Sakic held a press conference to discuss the team’s performance during the season. The message Sakic conveyed that day was this: there will be changes. However, despite the wishes from some of the fan base...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Mikko Rantanen bound and determined to take on the big boys in the NHL next season

Before Mikko Rantanen even got drafted, before he knew which players he would be competing against for a job, he maintained that his goal for 2015-16 was to play in the NHL. And after the powerful right winger was taken 10th overall by the Colorado Avalanche, he did just that – for a handful of games, at least. Rantanen, the brightest prospect in Colorado’s system and Future...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Matt Duchene helps propel Canada to 2nd straight World Championship gold medal

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Although the Colorado Avalanche haven’t attained much postseason success (two playoff appearances, two first-round exits) during Matt Duchene’s...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Rumor Roundup: If Avalanche make Tyson Barrie available, Rangers could be a good trade partner

During a recent appearance on Edmonton’s 630 CHED radio, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman created some buzz by suggesting Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie could be in play this summer. Barrie, 24, is a restricted free agent with arbitration rights. Coming off two seasons with 53 and 49 points respectively, he’ll want a substantial raise over his current annual average...
Via The Hockey News
3 days ago

BSN Avalanche Podcast: NHL Draft past, present, and future

  The BSN Avalanche returned to its old Thursday schedule this week (and will be staying there moving forward) and hosts J.J. Jerez and AJ Haefele are excited about moving into a new studio and talking some NHL Draft. The show kicks off with a rundown of the Avalanche at the NHL Draft and how they’ve done in the post-Francois Giguere era when the team really shifted its focus...
Via BSN Denver
4 days ago

Colorado Avalanche Have No Reason to Move Tyson Barrie

The wheel continues to spin from around the national media, as they continue to play their game of “Which Colorado Avalanche Player is Going to be Traded This Offseason?” On a positive note for Avalanche fans, it at least seems like the attention has shifted away from Matt Duchene being traded. This time, Elliotte Friedman, of Sportsnet, has suggested that Tyson Barrie is ...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

The biggest loser in the Kentucky Derby was Erik Johnson

I think by this point, everyone knows that Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist was actually named after Detroit Red Wing Gustav Nyquist. That’s pretty weird to begin with, but for a big Red Wings fan, it might seem fairly plausible. As it turns out, the naming was less about Wings fandom and more about the owners being total dicks. Don’t believe me? We are partners with the hockey...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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
April 22, 2016  |  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
April 07, 2016  |  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
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Banged up Avalanche recall Rantanen

  Saturday morning the Colorado Avalanche announced via twitter that they had recalled Mikko Rantanen from the San Antonio Rampage: UPDATE: Mikko Rantanen has been recalled from @sarampage. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) March 19, 2016 The Avalanche selected Rantanen 10th overall at last year’s NHL Entry Draft.  The Finnish power forward made the Avalanche’s opening [...]
Via BSN Denver
March 19, 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

Varlamov stops 37 shots, Avalanche beat Ducks 3-0

DENVER (AP) Semyon Varlamov stopped 37 shots, Nathan MacKinnon got his 21st goal and the Colorado Avalanche beat Anaheim 3-0 Wednesday night to end the Ducks' 14-game point streak. Andreas Martinsen and Shawn Matthias also scored to help the Avalanche earn a critical win. They're in a heated race with Minnesota for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. The Ducks have...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Avs' Varlamov beats domestic violence rap, accuser ordered to pay

DENVER — A jury on Tuesday sided with Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov in a lawsuit filed against him by a former girlfriend who claimed he beat her during an argument in 2013.Jurors awarded Varlamov $126,608 in damages on an abuse of process claim after his attorneys argued the woman was trying to get a payout from the goalie and the evidence did not support her claims...
Via Associated Press
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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