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NHL Free Agency Forward Focus: Who Should Colorado Pursue?

  The NHL’s off-season moves at a breakneck pace with the Stanley Cup being awarded one week, the NHL Draft happening the next, and then free agency setting teams up for next season the week after that. With Chicago having won yet another Stanley Cup and the NHL Draft completed last weekend, it means it’s time for free agency to start. As the Colorado Avalanche approach free...
Via BSN Denver
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Meet the newest Avalanche draftees

The Colorado Avalanche made plenty of noise this past weekend during the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. With the big headlines being the Ryan O’Reilly trade and the Avs first round selection of Mikko Rantanen, their picks in the subsequent rounds did not go unnoticed. On Saturday, Colorado went on to sign six additional players on day 2 of the NHL Draft. The Avs selected three defensemen...
Via Mile High Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Top 10 Prospects

  With the NHL Entry Draft completed this past weekend, there’s been an infusion of youth and talent into the Colorado Avalanche organization. The trade of Ryan O’Reilly to the Buffalo Sabres also helped the Avalanche remake their prospect pool, previously one of the NHL’s weakest, in the span of just two days. The BSN Avalanche staff got together and voted on the order of...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Roundtable: Wild Weekend Recap

  With the NHL Draft completed, the dust begins to settle on one of the more chaotic 48-hour periods in recent NHL history. At the forefront of a large amount of that action was the Colorado Avalanche. Today, we’re going to touch on the Carl Soderberg acquisition, the Ryan O’Reilly trade, and the results of the NHL Draft. First question today is about Soderberg. With the team...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avs ink Soderberg for five years, $23.75M

According to ESPN’s Craig Custance early Friday, the Colorado Avalanche and forward Carl Soderberg have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with an average annual value of $4.75 million. Carl Soderberg deal with Colorado is done. 5 years, 4.75 AAV. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 26, 2015 The Avalanche traded for the rights to Soderberg, who was set to become a...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential draft targets for Avs at No. 10

With the NHL Draft approaching (June 26-27), we will find out what direction Colorado goes with the No. 10 pick. After a mightily disappointing season last year, the Avalanche are keen on making the 2015-16 season a redemption season. Leading up to the draft, coach Patrick Roy and vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic have repeatedly said that they will select the best player...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Could an O'Reilly trade land the Avalanche a left-handed defenseman?

Brad Stuart, Jan Hejda, Nick Holden.Those were the only three left-handed Colorado Avalanche defensemen this year who played more than 10 games in the regular season.Does any of them scream top-pairing defenseman?Probably not.That's the hole the Avalanche are looking to fill this year, a top of the line, left-handed defenseman that can play alongside either Tyson Barrie or Erik Johnson...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic Still Wants To Sign Forward Ryan O’Reilly

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says it’s still his desire to sign Ryan O’Reilly to a long-term contract before the start of next season. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Sakic said he’s not out to trade his star center. He praised O’Reilly, saying: “I like Ryan a lot. He is a very valuable player. He’s part of our core and yeah, my...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Colorado Avalanche

  Before we start I would like to thank all of the guys who have taken part so far for their hard work.  This is a big time consuming project, and having guys on the ball makes it much easier.  I thank you all for making it a success thus far. Here is where we are in the Community Draft. TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM ...
Via The Pensblog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche listening to offers for Ryan O’Reilly, looking for help on D

The Colorado Avalanche are reportedly listening to offers for Ryan O’Reilly and they’re believed to be looking for help on defense. O’Reilly’s name has been involved in trade rumors for quite some time, but to date the Avalanche have retained their forward. That may now change due to the fact the Avs are reportedly moving on from Jan Hejda and Ryan Wilson and they’re looking...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche not expected to re-sign Jan Hejda and Ryan Wilson

The Colorado Avalanche will likely have a new look on defense next season. Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie will again be the face of the team’s defense, but it appears that Jan Hejda and Ryan Wilson won’t be returning. The Denver Post reports that the Avs likely won’t re-sign either Hejda or Wilson and will allow the duo to hit free agency. Coach Patrick Roy has often said...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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