Mikko Rantanen bound and determined to take on the big boys in the NHL next season
thehockeynews.com Updated May 22
Before Mikko Rantanen even got drafted, before he knew which players he would be competing against for a job, he maintained that his goal for 2015-16 was to play in the NHL. And after the powerful right winger was taken 10th overall by the Colorado Aval…Share Tweet
NHL.com 10 hours agoTORONTO - Canada's roster for the World Cup of Hockey was finalized Friday night with the addition of four forwards and three defencemen. Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche, Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins, Claude Giroux of the Philade...Share Tweetthehockeynews.com May 7Colorado Avalanche goaltender Reto Berra had a tough time at the World Championship in 2015, but his start to the 2016 tournament may be even worse. At last year’s competition, Berra started five games for the Swiss, but his play was largely forgettable…Share Tweet
Jesse Puljujarvi and world-killing Finland just did it againthehockeynews.com Apr 25Finland has won gold again – get used to it. Led by superstar 2016 draft prospect Jesse Puljujarvi, the Finns dusted off archrival Sweden in the final of the World Under-18 Championship in North Dakota on Sunday. Puljujarvi scored a hat trick in the 6-1…Share Tweet
Semyon Varlamov says Avalanche are ‘waiting for Alexander Radulov.’ Can they sign him?thehockeynews.com Apr 22The NHL off-season has already begun for eliminated NHL teams. Among them are the Colorado Avalanche, and their starting goalie, Semyon Varlamov, has begun some personal free agent recruiting. The man Varlamov wants in an Avs jersey next year: KHL super…Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 14[Breaking down the plausibility of the week's biggest rumor.] The Colorado Avalanche missed the playoffs again this year and got worse than they were last season, going .500 on the year. It is really hard to go .500 or worse in the NHL these days, becau…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Canadiens not trying to trade Subban, but he’s not untouchablethehockeynews.com Apr 13Monday was locker clean-out day for the 14 NHL teams that failed to qualify for the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was also time for some general managers and players to field questions from the media regarding their off-season plans. Montreal Canadiens …Share Tweet
Avalanche ‘confident’ a turnaround can happen, but no one’s safe as off-season approachesthehockeynews.com Apr 12When the Colorado Avalanche were officially eliminated from the post-season, coach Patrick Roy didn’t mince words. He called it completely unacceptable, saying he was disappointed and frustrated in the performance of the Avalanche. It’s hard not to be c…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Apr 11With the NHL regular season completed, the fate of several coaches whose clubs failed to reach the playoffs is a hot topic of discussion. Much of the focus is upon Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins. Since joining the Bruins in 2007-08, Julien’s guided …Share Tweet
Oral history: How the Avalanche ended the Panthers’ Cinderella run to win the Stanley Cup in their inaugural year in Coloradothehockeynews.com Apr 10The 1995-96 NHL season began as The Year of the Rat and concluded with a Mile High Stanley Cup victory. In their first two seasons the Florida Panthers nearly made the playoffs, missing by a single point each year, and in Year 3, not only did they make …Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 9On Saturday afternoon, Andreas Martinsen of the Colorado Avalanche laid out Ryan Garbutt of the Anaheim Ducks with a hit that arrived significantly after Garbutt released the puck. Garbutt fell to the ice hard and grabbed his face. The whistles blew. Jo…Share TweetNHL.com Apr 7DALLAS - Jason Dickinson scored in his first NHL game, and the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Thursday night to move closer to the Central Division and Western Conference titles. With one game remaining for each team, the Sta...Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 7The Colorado Avalanche fascinate me. They fascinate me because Josh Kroenke handed player personnel over to Joe Sakic in May 2013, at a time when the franchise needed a nostalgic kick in the rear, Greg Sherman was seen as an ineffective general manager …Share Tweet
The Minnesota Wild, Who Backed Into The Playoffs, Don't Want To Hear That They Backed Into The Playoffsdeadspin.com Apr 6The Minnesota Wild lost their fourth straight game on Tuesday, but clinched a playoff spot anyway. Because the Colorado Avalanche also lost last night, their fourth in a row, they were eliminated from contention, and so Minnesota stumbled through the ta…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Feud with Roy fuels speculation Duchene could be on his way out of Coloradothehockeynews.com Apr 6Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene’s celebration after scoring his 30th goal of the season during a 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues didn’t sit well with Avs coach Patrick Roy. With the club’s playoff hopes hanging by a thread, Roy’s criticism of Duc…Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 6Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. Nice job by the Colorado Avalanche, who took advantage of a Minnesota Wild loss and … wait, check that, they …Share TweetNHL.com Apr 5NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Craig Smith scored at 4:17 of the third period, and the Nashville Predators eliminated Colorado from playoff contention by edging the Avalanche 4-3 Tuesday night. With the win, the Predators snapped their own four-game winl...Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 5Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg scored a gorgeous ‘between-the-legs’ goal in his team’s Tuesday night game against the Colorado Avalanche. At the 10:19 mark of the first period Forsberg ended up with the puck on his backhand in front of Color…Share TweetScoring 30 goals in a single season is no easy feat, especially in an era when defensemen are tougher to get by, goaltenders are bigger and faster and scoring is down. Given all of that, it would make sense why Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene wou…Share TweetNHL.com Apr 3DENVER - David Backes started the scoring in a three-goal first period, Anders Nilsson made 19 saves in relief of an apparently injured Jake Allen, and the St. Louis Blues beat Colorado 5-1 on Sunday night as the Avalanche moved to the brink of ...Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 3Your browser does not support iframes. The injury bug returned for St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen on Sunday. Allen missed 17 games between Jan. 8 and Feb. 20 with a knee injury and appeared to have suffered another problem in the Blues’ 5-1 win o…Share Tweet
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