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NHL Western Conference Preview 2014-15

OCTOBER 10, 2014 — Here’s our look at the Western Conference for 2014-15.  Here is our predicted order of finish, plus a capsule look at each team: WESTERN CONFERENCE: KEY: # IS RANK IN CONFERENCE LETTER WITH NUMBER = DIVISIONAL FINISH (C=CENTRAL DIV.  /  P=PACIFIC DIV.) PLAYOFF TEAMS: SAN JOSE SHARKS (P1) ST. LOUIS BLUES (C1) CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (C2) LOS ...Full Article

Settlement Reached in Steve Moore v Todd Bertuzzi Lawsuit

AUGUST 19, 2014 — According to Geoff Adair, attorney for NHLer Todd Bertuzzi, a settlement was reached earlier today in former NHLer Steve Moore’s lawsuit over Bertuzzi’s career-ending hit ...Full Article

SIGNING: Avalanche Sign Jarome Iginla 3yrs./$15.9M

JULY 1, 2014 — The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Jarome Iginla to a three-year contract through the 2016-17 season. “We are excited ...Full Article

TRADE! San Jose Sends D Brad Stuart to Colorado

JULY 1, 2014 — SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired a second-round draft selection in the 2016 NHL Draft and a sixth-round ...Full Article

Nathan MacKinnon Wins Calder Trophy 2013-14

JUNE 24, 2014 — LAS VEGAS — Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon has won the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition ...Full Article

Avalanche Coach Patrick Roy Wins Jack Adams Award

JUNE 24, 2014 — Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy has captured the Jack Adams Award as “the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success,” as selected by the ...Full Article

Ryan O’Reilly Wins Lady Byng Trophy 2013-14

JUNE 24, 2014 — LAS VEGAS — Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly has captured the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and ...Full Article

Jack Adams Award Nominees: Babcock, Cooper, Roy

MAY 6, 2014 – NEW YORK — Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings, Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche are ...Full Article

Three Game 7’s in One Day

APRIL 30, 2014 — Ah, Spring!   For only the fifth time in its 97-year history, the NHL will see three Games 7 on the same day. NEW YORK RANGERS VS. ...Full Article

Vezina Nominees: Rask, Bishop & Varlamov

APRIL 25, 2014 – NEW YORK — Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins and Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche are the ...Full Article

Playoffs Low Down and Dirty: Matt Cooke on Tyson Barrie

APRIL 22, 2014 — Matt Cooke of the Minnesota Wild will face an in-person hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety after his knee-on-knee hit on Avalanche defenseman ...Full Article

Lady Byng Nominees: O’Reilly, St. Louis, Marleau

APRIL 22, 2014 — NEW YORK — Forwards Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks, Ryan O’Reilly of the Colorado Avalanche and Martin St. Louis of the New York ...Full Article

Round 1 Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild

The Avalanche, led by certain Jack Adams-winner Patrick Roy, jumped from 29th overall to third, becoming the first team since the NHL expanded to 21 teams in 1979 to ...Full Article

Hall, Varlamov, Pacioretty NHL 3 Stars

NEW YORK (April 7, 2014) – Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall, Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov and Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Ryan O’Reilly Clear Favorite for Lady Byng

MARCH 27, 2014 — The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is a peculiar award.  After all, the statute for the award states that it shall be given “(to the) player ...Full Article

Milan Hejduk Retires

FEBRUARY 24, 2014 — DENVER – Former Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk announced today that he is retiring from the game of hockey. “I was fortunate to play many ...Full Article

Avalanche Sign Varlamov: 5yrs/$29.5M

JANUARY 30, 2014 — DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed goaltender Semyon Varlamov to a five-year contract extension through the 2018-19 ...Full Article

Stewart, Crosby and Duchene NHL 3 Stars of the Week

NEW YORK (Dec. 23, 2013) – St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Stewart, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

What’s Up with Yeo and Heatley? Plus: Stastny trade bait…Antti Rantta surges…Sabres ratings suffer

DECEMBER 11, 2013 — Let’s take a spin around the NHL on this chilly Wednesday AM: LOS ANGELES KINGS Aside from the emergence of Martin Jones, who arrives on ...Full Article

NHL at the Quarter Pole: Steen Races Ahead; Phoenix Offense, more…

NOVEMBER 22, 2013 — A look around the NHL for some notable storylines at the quarter pole of the NHL’s 82-game, six-month regular season. 1. Harmony in New Jersey ...Full Article

Trade: Flyers Send Talbot to Avalanche for Downie

OCTOBER 31, 2013 — DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired forward Maxime Talbot from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Steve ...Full Article

Patrick Roy Provides Midas Touch For Colorado Avalanche

OCTOBER 30, 2013 — Over the first month of the 2013-2014 NHL season the Colorado Avalanche have been the surprise team of the league, moving from a last place ...Full Article

NHL: Cody McLeod Suspended 5 Games; Isles Grabner Suspended 2 Games

OCTOBER 22, 2013 — NEW YORK — The NHL announced two suspensions today: MACLEOD SUSPENDED 5 GAMES FOR BOARDING KRONWALL Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod has been suspended for ...Full Article

Monday Morning Quick Shots: Umberger off the schneid, MacKinnon vs. Crosby tonight, more…

OCTOBER 21, 2013 — LOS ANGELES — Monday morning quick shots, a fast look at the NHL…Crosby and MacKinnon to meet…tonight in Pittsburgh: MONDAY NIGHT: MACKINNON VS CROSBY IN ...Full Article

NHL 3 Stars of Week: Tomas Hertl, Avalanche Goaltenders and Sidney Crosby

NEW YORK (Oct. 14, 2013) – San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl, the duo of Colorado Avalanche goaltenders Semyon Varlamov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere, and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby ...Full Article

An Avalanche in Boston

OCTOBER 9, 2013 — BOSTON — The Colorado Avalanche are coming to Boston for the first of a home and home tilt; the only two times they will see ...Full Article

Avalanche’s Burgundy and White Game Info: Sept 15 at Air Force

JULY 23, 2013 — DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team will hold its annual Burgundy/White Game on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Cadet Ice ...Full Article

New Scoreboard and Sound System for Avalanche

JULY 11, 2013 — DENVER – This fall, Pepsi Center will drastically enhance its in-arena fan experience with the installation of a next-generation video scoreboard and sound system that ...Full Article

Avalanche Depth Charges, Prospects Signed

JULY 5, 2013 — DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed defenseman Nick Holden to a two-year contract, and defenseman Nate Guenin ...Full Article

Trade: Tanguay Returns to Avs with Sarich; Jones and O’Brien to Flames

JUNE 27, 2013 — Calgary, AB — The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired right wing David Jones and defenseman Shane O’Brien from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange ...Full Article

History on Hold? Sakic Wants a Forward, Not Defenseman Seth Jones, With 1st Pick

The Colorado Avalanche are not going to draft homegrown defenseman Seth Jones with the 1st overall pick. At least, that’s what Avs Executive Vice President Joe Sakic stated recently ...Full Article

Roy Named 6th Coach in Avalanche History

MAY 23, 2013 — DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the organization has reached an agreement in principle with Patrick Roy to become the franchise’s ...Full Article

Sacco Tossed

APRIL 28, 2013 — DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that head coach Joe Sacco has been relieved of his duties. “The organization believes a change ...Full Article

J-S Giguere’s ‘Chaotic Week’

APRIL 12, 2013 — LOS ANGELES — “It’s been a bit of a chaotic week,” said Jean-Sebastian Giguere in the understatement of the month. His Avalanche had just lost in ...Full Article

Good for Jiggy: Veteran Netminder Rips Underachieving Teammates

The fact that NHLers are the most gentlemanly of interviewees is a blessing and a curse.  A bit spicier commentary, a bit more frankness about the “pro-cess” as they ...Full Article

Avs Trade D Ryan O’Byrne to Leafs

APRIL 3, 2013 — TORONTO — Dave Nonis, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that the hockey club has acquired defenceman Ryan O’Byrne ...Full Article

Avalanche Topple Blackhawks, End Streak at 24

MARCH 8, 2013 — DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche, entering the night’s action 8-10-4 and mired deep in the Western Conference, stunned the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 at Pepsi Center ...Full Article

Downie To Undergo Season Ending Knee Surgery

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that forward Steve Downie will undergo season-ending knee surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.   Downie, 25, suffered ...Full Article