AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Defenseless: When will Joe Sakic address the D?

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit This story originally appeared in Mile High Sports Magazine. Read the full digital edition here. Prior to the NHL Draft Joe Sakic stressed...
Via Mile High Sports
9 hours ago

Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL August 29th, 2016

All the news that’s fit to, uh...print! Sandie is out until midweek, so you’ll have to deal with ol’ amateur hour again for a couple of days. Yes, it’s still August, so news is still sparse despite all the hubbub in Avalanche land last week. Slow news month? Replace your head coach! Ovi gets hitched — NHL.com Jeff Blashill watches fast cars turn left — NHL.com...
Via Mile High Hockey
14 hours ago

Avalanche Week in Review: August 27-28

Thanks to Patrick’s abdication we’ve had a big week in AvsLand and a pretty lively August for that matter. Thankfully JulAugust is just about over, in another couple weeks we’ll have World Cup camps and our own Rookie Camp plus Showcase to ponder and dissect. For now, let’s take a look back at the week that was. The Avs hired a new Head Coach! Plenty of articles on the...
Via Mile High Hockey
2 days ago

Avalanche’s Jared Bednar joins long list of NHL coaches who came from AHL

The new Avalanche coach had been waiting for a question about never having coached in the NHL before, and when it didn’t come, he brought up the subject himself as the news conference was about to end. “I was surprised that no one asked me a question about experience and stuff like that,” he said. “And to be honest with you, I checked one very interesting stat: 100 percent...
Via The Denver Post
3 days ago

Avalanche Roundtable: Does Bednar’s hiring improve Colorado’s playoff chances?

  Jared Bednar named the new Head Coach of the Avalanche. React! Cole: I’m a bit surprised to see Bednar leave Cleveland because with only John Tortorella ahead of him I imagined he would be the heir to the throne in Columbus but here we are. Bednar was relatively high on my list of potential candidates for the Avs’ coaching job. Put simply, he has an excellent resume, a track...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago

Joe Sakic, Jared Bednar Conference Call Transcript

Brendan McNicholas: Thank you very much and good afternoon everyone. On the line with us today is Avalanche Executive Vice President and General Manager Joe Sakic, as well as the new Head Coach for the Colorado Avalanche, Jared Bednar… (Steve ...
Via NHL.com
3 days ago

With Bednar at the helm, the focus is now on Avalanche players

Losing the star power on the bench can only help the guys in uniform. Listening to media coverage of the Colorado Avalanche the past three seasons, you’d never guess the team was rife with young, marketable stars — well-spoken, engaging young men that should be notable for reasons other than being the perpetual targets of trade speculation. No matter how good players like Tyson...
Via Mile High Hockey
3 days ago

Jared Bednar’s Avalanche staff uncertain; Patrick Roy’s support staff might be retained

The Avalanche’s coaching staff could be completely overhauled or just tweaked at the top. New head coach Jared Bednar might keep Patrick Roy’s support staff or bring in his own crew. Avs general manager Joe Sakic said Thursday that Roy’s assistant coaches Tim Army, Dave Farrish and Nolan Pratt are still employed by the team, and goaltending coach Francois Allaire and video...
Via The Denver Post
3 days ago

BSN Avalanche Podcast: Is Jared Bednar the right guy for the Avalanche?

  The BSN Avalanche Podcast drops this week coming on the heels of the Colorado Avalanche announcing the hire of new Head Coach Jared Bednar, recently of the Lake Erie Monsters. Hosts J.J. Jerez and AJ Haefele delve into Bednar’s background, the hire itself, and why Avalanche fans should be excited about this selection. The second segment features the guys talking about how Bednar’s...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago

Jared Bednar expects Avs to take another step forward in their development

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The news of Patrick Roy leaving the Avalanche was like a dust storm for Colorado hockey fans. Two weeks later, the dust settled just in time...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago

Jared Bednar named head coach of Avalanche

After a surprising exit by Patrick Roy, the Colorado Avalanche were up against the clock to hire a coach before the season starts. It looks as though they have found their man. First reported by Darren Dreger, Jared Bednar is now the head coach of the Avalanche. Bednar beat out other names like Lane Lambert and Kevin Dineen for the job. Lambert and Dineen both have experience in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche name Jared Bednar coach after Calder Cup-winning AHL campaign

The Avalanche are hoping an AHL and ECHL title can cross over to NHL success as they’ve hired now-former Cleveland Monsters coach Jared Bednar to take over as bench boss in Colorado. Bednar, 44, is coming off of a tremendously successful season in the AHL in which he coached the Monsters to a Calder Cup in just his second year behind the bench. During the post-season run with the...
Via The Hockey News
4 days ago

BREAKING: Jared Bednar announced as Colorado Avalanche head coach

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Two weeks after Patrick Roy left his position as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, the team has found his replacement. BREAKING: The ...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago

Avalanche hire Bednar to replace Roy as coach

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche have hired Jared Bednar as their new head coach. Bednar replaces Patrick Roy, who abruptly stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations earlier this month. The 44-year-old Bednar won the American Hockey League's Calder Cup championship as coach of the Lake Erie Monsters last season. He also won the ECHL's Kelly Cup in 2009 with...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Bednar selected as new Colorado Avalanche head coach

The Avalanche has selected Jared Bednar as its new head coach. He will succeed Patrick Roy, who resigned Aug. 11. This is a developing story and will be updated.
Via The Denver Post
4 days ago

Avalanche name Bednar new Head Coach

  The Colorado Avalanche have reportedly hired Jared Bednar as the new Head Coach, taking over after Patrick Roy’s resignation two weeks ago. Bednar, 44, is coming off a season in which he led the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters to the Calder Cup title. Bednar was considered a rising star in the coaching ranks and likely to receive an NHL job sooner than later based on his track record...
Via BSN Denver
4 days ago

Jared Bednar Named Avalanche Head Coach

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today the appointment of Jared Bednar as the franchise’s new head coach. Bednar becomes the seventh head coach in Avalanche history and the 15th in franchise history. “After profiling the type of c...
Via NHL.com
4 days ago

Flames’ Sean Monahan just got paid, but is he a top center?

Having a top-line center in this league isn’t just important. It’s a necessity. When you are a strong team down the middle, it makes for an easy time building out the rest of the roster. Hitting on your picks and making sure that you develop your own talent are critical, and the Flames have been rebuilding and following that plan nicely. Is the recent big investment in Sean...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Radulov center of Patrick Roy–Avalanche dispute?

Patrick Roy shocked the hockey world by announcing his resignation as head coach and VP of hockey operations with the Colorado Avalanche. Roy issued a blunt statement in which he essentially indicated that he wasn’t pleased with how much say he had over the final roster. Roy’s resignation, a move that might be a blessing in disguise for the Avalanche, might have been partially...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy’s resignation a blessing in disguise for Avalanche

In an unexpected move, Patrick Roy announced his resignation as head coach and VP of hockey operations of the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. In a statement, Roy basically admitted he didn’t have enough power over roster control, which forced his resignation. “I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might improve this team to give it the depth...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy abruptly resigns as Colorado Avalanche coach

In a stunning mid-August shake-up, Patrick Roy has stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche, citing disagreements with the organization.Roy made the announcement Thursday through a public relations agency, two months before the start of the NHL regular season."I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy abruptly resigns as Avalanche coach, V.P.

Patrick Roy abruptly resigned as head coach and vice president of the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, just two months before the regular season is slated to begin. Roy, who has coached the Avalanche for three seasons and led them to one playoff appearance, said in a statement that he and the rest of the organization were not aligned in their goals. “I have thought long and hard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy abruptly resigns as Avalanche coach and executive

Patrick Roy has stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche. Roy made the announcement Thursday through a public relations agency, two months before the start of the NHL regular season. The Hall of Fame goaltender spent the past three seasons as coach and VP of hockey operations for the team that he led to two Stanley Cups as a player...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Nolan Pratt will improve defensive game

To add to the seemingly endless list of people making a return to The Centennial State to support the Colorado Avalanche is the team’s new assistant coach Nolan Pratt. Pratt has made his way back to Denver after a five-year coaching run in the American Hockey League. He started with an assistant coach position for the Springfield Falcons in 2011 and made his way to the Lake Erie...
Via isportsweb.com
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Nathan MacKinnon has a new opportunity to lead the Colorado Avalanche

20-year-old Nathan Mackinnon has just signed a 7-year, $44.1 million deal with the Colorado Avalanche to send him through the 2022-23 season. Since Mackinnon’s arrival in Colorado in 2013, he has consistently made his mark on the team, winning the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie player. He scored 21 goals and made 31 assists last season but was out for the last ten games...
Via isportsweb.com
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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