AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Patrick Roy shows class, Barrie out for 6 weeks: Video

Tyson Barrie absorbed a knee-on-knee hit from Wild forward Matt Cooke and has been ruled out for 6 weeks. Cooke has an in-person meeting with the NHL Department of Player Safety. After watching the tape over and over, it is easy to see that the hit by Matt Cooke on Tyson Barrie will definitely be worthy of a suspension. That much is clear. What is not as clear, however, is how the...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avs’ Tyson Barrie out 4-6 weeks after knee-on-knee collision with Matt Cooke

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie suffered a knee injury in the second period of Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round series against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Monday night. Barrie and Wild Forward Matt Cooke made knee-to-knee contact in Colorado’s defensive zone.  Barrie skated slowly to the bench and immediately headed to the locker room...
Via Sports-Glory
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild’s Mikael Granlund scores incredible diving OT game-winner to beat Avs (video)

Despite setting a franchise playoff record with 46 shots on goal — essentially from every conceivable angle — during Game 3 of its series against the Colorado Avalanche, the Minnesota Wild could not solve Semyon Varlamov. The Avs netminder had stonewalled the hometown team all night and had the crease and net locked down like […] The post Wild’s Mikael Granlund scores incredible...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avs Made The Right Choice With Nathan MacKinnon

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, What sets MacKinnon apart from other teenagers trying to crack the NHL is that he has both the mind and the body to play the game at the highest level. So while the Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins can be a creative force, and made it right away too, he still hasn’t thickened beyond that rail-thin frame. MacKinnon is a...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avs' Stastny goes from trade bait to essential

As the NHL trading deadline neared six weeks ago, Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny was getting anxious. There were rumors the team was looking to move him, but he wanted to stay. So on March 5, with the 3 p.m. Eastern time deadline approaching and the team in Detroit, Stastny attended mass on Ash Wednesday and then watched “American Hustle” in his hotel room while he checked...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Duchene travels with Avalanche to Minnesota, could begin skating Monday

Holding a 2-0 first-round series lead over Minnesota, the Avalanche didn't practice Sunday before convening at a private air terminal near Denver International Airport to catch a flight to the Twin Cities area. Among the traveling party were forwards Matt Duchene and John Mitchell, neither of whom played in the first two games, and Avalanche coach Patrick Roy indicated Duchene...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon is loving the spotlight

The playoffs have been underway for a few days now, and so far we have seen some surprising outcomes with St. Louis leading Chicago 2-0 in their series, and Columbus looking like they might have what it takes to beat Pittsburgh. Some people may even be surprised by Colorado holding a 2-0 series lead against Minnesota, but I am not one of them. This team is oozing talent in numerous...
Via Puckrant.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MacKinnon is tying/breaking records with hot start

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon has participated in just two playoff games, but he’s already redefining what an 18-year-old is capable of doing in this league. He led Colorado to a 4-2 victory over Minnesota last night by becoming the third player in NHL history to post a four-point playoff game at the age of 18. The two that previously managed that feat were Pierre...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche First Line Puts On Passing Clinic Before Goal (Video)

The Colorado Avalanche’s first line connected in the most impressive fashion Saturday night in the team’s 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. The line of Paul Stastny centering Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon combined for all four goals and six assists on Saturday, no doubt as a result of some serious chemistry. The Avs’ third goal of the game was a thing of beauty. All...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Rookie’s Deke Nearly Breaks Defender’s Ankles (Video)

The Colorado Avalanche hold a two-game lead over the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs thanks to some top-notch scoring ability. The Avalanche’s offense was on full display Saturday night in the team’s 4-2 win, and an 18-year old rookie played a big part. Nathan MacKinnon, who was the number-one overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, pulled a solid...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MacKinnon’s line carrying the Colorado Avalanche: Video

Talk about coming in hot. The Colorado Avalanche have made their presence felt in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, and we are only 2 games into the Conference Quarterfinal round. The Avalanche will be heading to St. Paul, MN for Game 3 on Monday, April 21st while in complete control of the series, 2-0. Through the first two games, the Avalanche have followed the lead of their top line...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado's speed, transition game too much for Wild in Game 2

Before leaving for Colorado, the Minnesota Wild spoke about the necessity of not getting caught in a back-and-forth game with the speedy, youthful Avalanche. Colorado's transition game, which helped the Avalanche finish fourth in the NHL in scoring this season, was on display in Game 2 and Minnesota returns home down 2-0 and hoping to turn the series with two games at home. The...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Paul Stastny misses open net on breakaway

Colorado Avalanche forward Paul Stastny missed an empty net on a breakaway tonight. He did score seconds after though to solidify a Colorado win and 2-0 series lead. The final score for the game was 4-2. Along with his empty net goal, Stastny also had three assists for a great four point night. The series will head to Minnesota Monday night for the third installment of the quarter...
Via Talk Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Stastny ties game, then scores in OT to lift Avs over Wild

With 3:01 remaining Patrick Roy pulled Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche tied the Minnesota Wild 4-4 with 13.4 seconds left in the third period. Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game, lifting the Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Wild in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday night. “That overtime one, all five guys end up touching...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Avs' Erik Johnson saves empty net goal at last second

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson racing back and made an incredible play to stop an empty net goal and save the game in the late stages of the third period during Thursday night's Western Conference playoff series opener against Minnesota.The Avalanche were down 4-3 when they pulled their goalie for an extra skater with three minutes left in regulation. With the Avalanche...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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