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Barret Jackson Fights Jarome Iginla, Makes New Friend From Penalty Box (Video)

Hockey is a funny game. After St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackson engaged in a spirited bout with Jarome Iginla of the Colorado Avalanche toward the end of the first period of Saturday night’s game, the blue-liner showed off his softer side and made a friend from the penalty box. The second period began with the two players still having to serve a good chunk of their major...
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Landeskog earns top star of the week with leadership

The Colorado Avalanche broke a four-game losing streak in the process of earning a 1-1-1 record in the second week of December. The Avalanche were shutout by the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, put an end to their losing streak with a third period comeback victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, and fell in overtime to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Colorado managed to pick...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bigras Among Five Initial Cuts by Team Canada

Hockey Canada has made its first group of cuts on Sunday, with returning defenseman Chris Bigras being potentially the biggest surprise out of all. Bigras, a prospect with the Colorado Avalanche, was a member of the fourth place Canadian World Junior team. It’s uncharacteristic for Canada to make such a decision for a returning player, but following a sub-par performance during...
Via The Hockey House
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson nets two, Avalanche still lose

St. Louis 3, Colorado 2 When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 13, 2014 Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado Referees: Francois St. Laurent, Brad Watson Linesmen: Greg Devorski, Darren Gibbs Attendance: 17806 By SportsDirect Inc. Blues 3, Avalanche 2 (OT): T.J. Oshie decided not to wait for the shootout to become the hero, scoring 63 seconds into overtime to extend visiting St. Louis’...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thinking Of Adding Captain Calvin Pickard? Make It So!

Before the season started I cautioned against drafting Semyon Varlamov expecting a repeat of last season and sure enough he sucked up the joint hard to start the year then hit IR with a bum groin. He came back, sucked it up so more and then exited once more with the same injury. Again he returned and again he sucked and yet again he re-injured the same groin and is now down for “a...
Via Razzball Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Avalanche, Jets captains fight

              The captains for both the Winnipeg Jets and Colorado Avalanche decided to give their teams a spark in the second period of a 1-1 game. Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog and Jets captain Andrew Ladd dropped their gloves just before a face off and went toe-to-toe. The Avalanche erased a 3-1 deficit in the final...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche beat Jets in shootout as Duchene leads way

  Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist in regulation and got the decisive goal in the shootout, Calvin Pickard had 30 saves through overtime and stopped two more shots with the game on the line, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Thursday night. Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla also had regulation goals as Colorado stopped a four-game skid. Mark...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche beat Jets 4-3 in shootout

DENVER (AP) Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist in regulation and got the decisive goal in the shootout, Calvin Pickard had 30 saves through overtime and stopped two more shots with the game on the line, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Thursday night. Ryan O'Reilly and Jarome Iginla also had regulation goals as Colorado stopped a four-game skid...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

McGinn’s undergoes surgery; Everberg activated

Jamie McGinn underwent successful back surgery on Wednesday, and the Colorado Avalanche don’t expect to get the 26-year-old forward back this season. McGinn, who has four goals and six points in 19 games this season, will have one year left on his two-year contract with the Avs at the end of the season. He is an underrated player and the Avalanche will miss his versatility, energy...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Varlamov suffers another groin injury, out a 'couple weeks'

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov injured his groin for a third time at practice Monday and will again be shut down, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy told NBC Sports' Pro Hockey Talk. #450683873 / Rookie Calvin Pickard was recalled later Monday and is the scheduled starter Tuesday against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center. Pickard will bypass backup...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: McGinn to have back surgery next week

The Colorado Avalanche are about to lose Jamie McGinn. For how long, it will depend on the surgery he will undergo mid-next week. #459131074 / McGinn has not played a game since mid-November. He will be undergoing surgery on his back. The surgery could end his season...but depending on the extent and how it goes he could return before the end of the season...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs’ Alex Tanguay scores highlight-reel goal

Colorado Avalanche forward Alex Tanguay made some amazing moves on his way to a highlight-reel goal Thursday night in Calgary. The 35-year-old beat Flames defenseman Kris Russel and then put the puck past Karri Ramo and in the net to give Colorado a 3-2 lead. The goal was Tanguay’s ninth of the season. The Avalanche lost 4-3 in overtime. ...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Post fires Avalanche writer Adrian Dater

Ed Note: On November 30th, Awful Announcing fired associate editor Steve Lepore after becoming aware of a pattern of harassing behavior on social media.  You can read our entire statement on the matter here.  Adrian Dater always seemed on his way to a blow-up.  After multiple very public episodes of bombastic behavior throughout his career, Dater was let go by the Denver...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Are they this bad? Part III

The Colorado Avalanche are not the same team they were last season. But, it begs the question: were they even supposed to be? This is the third part of a set of stories analyzing how the first 20 games or so of the Colorado Avalanche season has gone. You can read the first story here, and the second story here. In this final installment of this series, we’ll look at the individuals...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Duchene's shot hits both posts but stays out of net (GIF)

Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene missed out on a goal after hitting both goalposts on a shot that somehow stayed out of the net during Monday night's game against Montreal.It happened in the second period as Duchene cut to the net on a breakaway opportunity. Canadiens goalie Carey Price could not have had better luck on his side, as the puck even hit Price in the back after...
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Here Come The Avs: Matt Duchene And Company Are Finally Warming Up

When the season started everyone had high expectations for a young and extremely talented Colorado Avalanche team and why wouldn’t they? Last season Nathan MacKinnon, C (1 A, 2 SOG, +1) exploded onto big ice with a stellar rookie campaign potting 25 goals and finishing with 63 points in 82 games. Matt Duchene, C (1 G, 1 A, 6 SOG) returned to form and nearly put up a point-per-game...
Via Razzball Hockey
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanguay's 3 points lead Avalanche over Stars

Alex Tanguay had a goal and two assists, Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and an assist each, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-2 on Saturday night. Jarome Iginla and Daniel Briere also scored for the Avalanche, who won for the fifth time in seven games. Defenseman Tyson Barrie tied a career-high with three assists. The game was tied 2-2 before the Avalanche...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: The Simpsons referenced the history of the Colorado Avalanche

The Simpsons briefly referenced the history of the Colorado Avalanche in their episode on Sunday night. It is a terrifying tale, isn’t it? Credit to Ryan Boulding for the clip: A video posted by Ryan Boulding (@rboulding) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:52am PST
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

CSN displayed a weird stat after Daniel Briere scored a goal

This is an odd one. After Daniel Briere scored to make it a 1-1 game against the Washington Capitals, the CSN broadcast displayed an interesting graphic. Usually these tend to mention how many goals the player has scored so far that season or something along those lines. Instead, CSN chose to display when Briere last scored four goals in a game. Spoiler alert: He hasn’t scored...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Wilson is out for the rest of the season after shoulder surgery

The Colorado Avalanche said on Tuesday that defenseman Ryan Wilson will have shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season, according to NBC Sports. #187751160 /  Wilson, 27, appeared in three games this season and averaged just over 11 minutes of ice time. He last played on Oct. 21.The Windsor, Ontario native is in his sixth season with the Avalanche and has...
Via Sports Injury Alert
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Puck Luck – Colorado can’t beat an Avalanche of shots

Much has been made of the downfall of the Colorado Avalanche so far this season. As predicted by many bloggers and mainstream media alike the Avalanche have come back to earth, so to speak, this season. Unlike last season when the Avalanche had 35 wins (76% of the games) when they were out shot, which was good for first in the NHL, this season the Avalanche have only won two games...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL star beats Olympic speed skater in race

Nathan MacKinnon is one of the best young players in the NHL. He’s also one of the fastest. The Colorado Avalanche forward won the Calder Trophy for the league’s best rookie in 2013-14, so his skills with a hockey stick are well-documented. If you didn’t know just how fast the 19-year-old is, though, hockey equipment manufacturer CCM would like to enlighten you. CCM equipped...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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