AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Eric Gelinas ready to write off last season and claim a spot on Avalanche defense

On March 18 in Calgary, Avalanche defenseman Eric Gelinas got tangled up with a Flames’ skater behind the net. “It wasn’t even a hard hit,” Gelinas, 25, said at Avalanche training camp Saturday. “It was one of those funky accidents. I was just tying to get the guy in and wait for him to get on me and I’d dish it to my support there. Unfortunately, he didn’t hit my body...
Via The Denver Post
22 hours ago

With the fire still burning, Rene Bourque ready to prove be belongs on the Avalanche

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit As Rene Bourque excited the ice at the South Suburban Family Sports Center in Centennial, Colo., he was dripping with sweat.  He had just completed...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Jared Bednar’s fresh perspective already reshaping Avalanche

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Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Calvin Pickard finds his groove as training camp opens

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Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Avalanche center John Mitchell says players support team’s aggressive new playstyle

Avalanche veteran John Mitchell has the IQ to play center in the NHL, and he clearly understands the breakout system new coach Jared Bednar is trying to establish. Mitchell likened it to football, with the defensemen serving as quarterbacks and the forwards as the receivers. A setup D-to-D pass is the only time Bednar wants the puck moving sideways on the breakout. “He wants us...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Jared Bednar: Creating Colorado’s New Identity

The job of a Head Coach is one of the most pressure-packed positions in all sports. Sure, it’s a great gig to have when things are going well for your team, but the second anything starts to go wrong, everybody is breathing down your neck to provide answers. Why didn’t you adjust to this? Why did X player get time in this situation instead of another? It’s a position that gets...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Avalanche Training Camp 2016: Preview & Live Thread

Good morning all. The Avalanche hit the ice as a team for the first time since the departure of Patrick Roy and begin the reinvention process for real. For once the prospects have a leg up on the vets having just completed a week of Rookie Camp and instruction on the new tactics and systems. Instead of guessing what we will see it’s a little easier to lay out what we won’t see...
Via Mile High Hockey
2 days ago

Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL September 23rd, 2016

Avs leave Patrick Roy's departure behind as camp opens Friday. [ESPN] NHL Central preview: Colorado Avalanche. [Daily Herald] Competition and chemistry bred at Rookie Camp. [NHL] The signing of Borna Rendulic is a credit to the Utica Comets. [Vancouver Courier] Team North America turning heads at World Cup. [CBC]
Via Mile High Hockey
2 days ago

Nolan Pratt to coach defensemen and penalty kill for Colorado Avalanche

New Avalanche coach Jared Bednar has named Nolan Pratt the team’s new defensive coach and responsible for the penalty kill, and said Tim Army will continue to work with the forwards and power play. Army and Dave Farrish were retained from Patrick Roy’s staff, along with goaltending specialist Francois Allaire, but Bednar said Farrish will work in a support role under Pratt, the...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

BSN Avalanche Podcast: Avalanche media day and training camp preview

  The BSN Avalanche Podcast returns for the second time this week as hosts J.J. Jerez and AJ Haefele get into the conversation about Colorado Avalanche Media Day and the interesting things heard in the main team’s first meeting with the media. The second segment features a lengthy conversation about the Avalanche assistance coach structure and the potential of the alternate captains...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago

Avs start camp under Bednar, put Roy's departure behind them

DENVER (AP) The shock and surprise of Patrick Roy's departure is wearing off. Now it's time to get back to business for the Colorado Avalanche, who open training camp Friday under first-time NHL coach Jared Bednar after Roy's stunning decision to walk away last month. ''Everybody in here liked (Patrick),'' said defenseman Francois Beauchemin, who signed with the Avalanche in July...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Morgan Rielly reacts like every fan watching Team North America

It isn’t up for debate. Team North America is the absolute best part of the World Cup of Hockey. The goal scored by Nathan Mackinnon was sensational, but the reaction from Morgan Rielly may be right up there. Here he is screaming like the young person he is. THIS IS IMPORTANTMorgan Rielly was mic'd up for @TeamNA_WCH's epic OT winner. #WCH2016 pic.twitter.com/ubTteh5Mo2 —...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mason Geertsen is excited about Avs’ new coach, ready to fight for a spot

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit This past weekend was the first chance for players in the Colorado Avalanche organization to get a taste of playing in new head coach Jared...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago

Colorado Avalanche 2016-17 Season Preview

The 2015-16 season was one long roller-coaster ride for the Colorado Avalanche. Their abysmal start to the season, coupled with their embarrassing final stretch, was the difference between the playoffs and the golf course. They’ve missed the playoffs the past two years and that’s unacceptable for a team with this much talent. Semyon Varlamov was hung out to dry about every other...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Boikov, Lindholm Ready To Make Their Mark

CENTENNIAL, Colo.—Sergei Boikov and Anton Lindholm took different routes to get to the Colorado Avalanche's Rookie Camp, but both young defensemen could find themselves in the team's lineup sooner rather than later. After being drafted by the A...
Via NHL.com
5 days ago

Mackinnon scores twice, North America beats Europe 4-0

QUEBEC CITY (AP) Nathan MacKinnon scored on a third-period penalty shot for his second goal of the game in Team North America's 4-0 victory over Team Europe on Thursday night in a World Cup of Hockey exhibition game. MacKinnon, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Johnny Gaudreau scored in a 4:43 span of the second period for the team made up of Canadian and U.S players age 23 or under as...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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