Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL October 26th, 2016

Avalanche showing signs of hope after disappointing season. [Sportsnet] {Video starts automatically} Coyotes' Jamie McGinn: Set for first appearance of season Tuesday. [CBS Sports] How Wayne Gretzky's worst defeat fuelled his greatest season. [CBC] NHL and NHLPA inspect Pyeongchang facilities. [TSN]
Via Mile High Hockey
4 hours ago

Tyson Barrie feels extra days off a time to repair, prepare and recover

  After what potentially could be the toughest stretch of matchups for the Colorado Avalanche this season, the Avs are now in the midst of their longest break between games they will have all year. Going six days without a game can be somewhat detrimental to NHL teams as it can be difficult to maintain fluidity and a high level of competition while not seeing real game action. Avalanche...
Via BSN Denver
18 hours ago

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from the Avalanche’s first full week of play

  The Colorado Avalanche launched into their first full week of hockey with energy, speed, and with great highs and some pretty deep lows. Get the full rundown in this week’s the Good, Bad, and Ugly. THE GOOD 1. The Colorado Avalanche earned a 3-2 record for the start of the season, playing against some of the toughest NHL competition. They played four games on the road and...
Via BSN Denver
18 hours ago

Mikko Rantanen skates with Nathan MacKinnon at Avalanche practice

Center Nathan MacKinnon and winger Mikko Rantanen — the Avalanche’s first-round draft picks from 2013 and 2015, respectively — are practicing Tuesday on a line with left wing Mikhail Grigorenko, a Buffalo Sabres’ first-round pick in 2012. At age 22, Grigorenko is the oldest of the three. MacKinnon is 21 and Rantanen is 19. Rantanen rejoined the Avs after playing four games...
Via The Denver Post
20 hours ago

BSN Avalanche Podcast: Nathan MacKinnon shows budding leadership

  This week’s first episode of the BSN Avalanche Podcast drops as hosts J.J. Jerez and AJ Haefele take a deeper look at the success the Colorado Avalanche experienced last week against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Next, the guys look at the debacle against the Florida Panthers, what went wrong and enjoy a heated argument over Semyon Varlamov’s play. The third segment looks at the...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Ben Smith lost to Leafs on waivers, Mitchell and Rantanen nearing return for Avs

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit On an extended in-season break, the Colorado Avalanche have decided to shake up their roster a little. The Avalanche waived forward Ben Smith...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

John Mitchell set to return to Avalanche lineup

Through the Avalanche’s first five games, veteran center John Mitchell waited — and watched — anxiously. Since training camp, his attempts to recover from a hip flexor issue were frustratingly unsuccessful, but when the Avalanche was on the road last week, Mitchell skated hard with ex-Colorado defenseman Brett Clark, a team development consultant, and on Sunday went through...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

Early Avalanche Success Through Tough Schedule

When the Colorado Avalanche released their schedule, it was obvious that the first 10 games of the season were going to be a huge challenge, mostly because of their first road trip that has taken them to Pittsburgh, Washington, Tampa Bay, and Florida. Adding in an opening night game with the high-flying Dallas Stars and the Avalanche were staring at a real possibility of another...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Duchene, Varlamov lead Avalanche past Lightning 4-0

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Matt Duchene had two goals and an assist, Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves for his 21st career shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Thursday night. Andreas Martinsen and Carl Soderberg scored for the Avalanche, who are 2-1 on a four-game trip. Colorado beat Pittsburgh in overtime and lost to Washington earlier on the trip. Duchene...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Bednar named new Colorado Avalanche head coach

Just when you thought the Blue Jackets would leave the off-season unscathed, this happens. It is being reported by Darren Dreger of TSN, that Jared Bednar, former head coach of the Cleveland Monsters, has been named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. Bednar took a team that was young and inexperienced and led them to a Calder Cup championship. His coaching ability shouldn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dmitry Orlov delivers devestating hip check to Matt Duchene

Here’s an old-school beauty hit from the NHL. In recent years, certain plays in hockey have faded with the times. The game isn’t as rough and tumble as it once was. Instead, it’s more fast-paced and skill-oriented. The change means fans haven’t been privy to many great hip checks in recent seasons, but Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov made up for it with a single...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Landeskog's OT winner lifts Avalanche by Penguins 4-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) Gabriel Landeskog redirected a shot by Nathan MacKinnon past Marc-Andre Fleury 22 seconds into overtime to lift the Colorado Avalanche by the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Monday night. Landeskog tied the game with 6:32 left in regulation with a power-play goal and his second of the night handed the defending Stanley Cup champions their first loss of the season. Jarome...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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