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From a windshield plant to the Flames, Bob Hartley followed a d…

From a windshield plant to the Flames, Bob Hartley followed a dream he didn’t know he had

thehockeynews.com Updated 21 hours ago
By Louis Jean It’s a few minutes past 6 a.m., but Bob Hartley has already been up for a while. His hair is freshly combed, and his eyes are bright. While most of Calgary is still asleep in the morning darkness, Hartley walks down the steps of his tidy t…
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  • Varlamov, Avalanche edge Red Wings 3-2 in shootout

    Varlamov, Avalanche edge Red Wings 3-2 in shootout

    NHL.com Feb 12 (yesterday)
    DETROIT - Semyon Varlamov made 43 saves and Blake Comeau scored in both the third period and the shootout to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. Matt Duchene also scored for the Avalanche, ...
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  • Matt Bartkowski's mom talks Sedins, Canadians eating geese in h…

    Matt Bartkowski's mom talks Sedins, Canadians eating geese in hilarious interview

    yahoo.com Feb 10 (4 days ago)
    Matt Bartkowski’s mother’s became a bit of a sensation in Vancouver when she was interviewed during the Vancouver Canucks’ 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche. It’s the team’s mothers trip, and the players have their mothers with them. On Wednesday they…
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  • Alex Edler and Brandon Sutter leave Canucks trip after injuries

    Alex Edler and Brandon Sutter leave Canucks trip after injuries

    yahoo.com Feb 10 (4 days ago)
    The Vancouver Canucks were bit badly by the injury bug in their 3-1 Tuesday night win over the Colorado Avalanche. On Wednesday the team announced defenseman Alex Edler and forward Brandon Sutter both left the team’s road trip because of injuries sustai…
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  • Horvat's 2 points lead Canucks past Avalanche 3-1

    Horvat's 2 points lead Canucks past Avalanche 3-1

    NHL.com Feb 10 (4 days ago)
    DENVER - The Vancouver Canucks got defensive Tuesday night to help stop their four-game skid. Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist, Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves and chipped in with an assist, and Vancouver got four points from its defencemen t...
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  • Colorado Avalanche fight analytics stigma into playoff contenti…

    Colorado Avalanche fight analytics stigma into playoff contention

    yahoo.com Feb 9 (5 days ago)
    The Colorado Avalanche players have faith in Patrick Roy. They trust in his system, even in the face of constant criticism about his perceived non-belief in puck possession. Is this conviction misguided, or is there really something to Roy and his syste…
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  • Prospect Need to Know: Max Lajoie has stepped up in Swift Curre…

    Prospect Need to Know: Max Lajoie has stepped up in Swift Current

    thehockeynews.com Feb 9 (5 days ago)
    Boston College won its 20th Beanpot tournament in 64 years last night, with Minnesota prospect Alex Tuch firing a seeing-eye shot in overtime for the only goal in a 1-0 overtime win over archrival Boston University. On the international scene, two Five …
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  • NHL suspends Jets forward Drew Stafford one game for high-stick…

    NHL suspends Jets forward Drew Stafford one game for high-sticking

    NHL.com Feb 8 (6 days ago)
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL has suspended Winnipeg Jets forward Drew Stafford for one game for high-sticking Colorado Avalanche defenceman Nick Holden. The incident occurred at 15:15 of the second period of Winnipeg's 4-2 win in Denver on Saturd...
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  • Drew Stafford suspended one game for Nick Holden high-stick (Vi…

    Drew Stafford suspended one game for Nick Holden high-stick (Video)

    yahoo.com Feb 8 (6 days ago)
    Winnipeg Jets forward Drew Stafford was suspended one game by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for high-sticking Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden in a Saturday game. The play occurred at the 15:15 mark of the second period. “As the whistle…
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  • Stafford scores 2 goals, Jets beat Avalanche 4-2

    Stafford scores 2 goals, Jets beat Avalanche 4-2

    NHL.com Feb 7
    DENVER - Drew Stafford had two goals, including the go-ahead score, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Saturday night. Andrew Ladd and Mathieu Perreault also scored for the Jets, who beat the Avalanche for the first time...
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  • Stars' Spezza out after going head-first into boards

    Stars' Spezza out after going head-first into boards

    DALLAS - Dallas Stars forward Jason Spezza has been placed on injured reserve after he went head-first into the boards and left a game against Colorado. Spezza was injured in the second period Thursday night on a hit by Avalanche defenceman F...
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  • Jury in civil suit awards Semyon Varlamov $126,000 in damages

    Jury in civil suit awards Semyon Varlamov $126,000 in damages

    Colorado Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov has been awarded $126,000 in damages by a jury following a trial in Denver District Court. The civil suit was brought against Varlamov in October 2014 by his ex-girlfriend Evgeniya Vavrinyuk after domestic vi…
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  • Avalanche lose Brad Stuart ‘long-term’ after back surgery, coul…

    Avalanche lose Brad Stuart ‘long-term’ after back surgery, could miss rest of season

    Given Colorado’s defensive depth, Avalanche GM Joe Sakic was already likely looking at potential options on the blueline, but his team’s need for defensive help may be more desperate than he thought as it appears Colorado will be without Brad Stuart for…
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  • Youngsters dazzle at the AHL’s All-Star skills competition

    Youngsters dazzle at the AHL’s All-Star skills competition

    While John Scott was being carried on the shoulders of his all-star teammates in Nashville (I can see the reports now: Joe Pavelski, day-to-day, hernia. Brent Burns, day-to-day, hernia…), the American League’s finest were having their skills competition…
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  • Canadiens’ Subban and Sharks’ Burns display breakaway flair

    Canadiens’ Subban and Sharks’ Burns display breakaway flair

    The breakaway challenge at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition was designed to get players to show off some personality, have a little fun and display some niffy moves. Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, San Jose Sharks blueliner Brent Burns, Na…
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  • Stars, Kings, Panthers headline best of 2014-15 non-playoff tea…

    Stars, Kings, Panthers headline best of 2014-15 non-playoff teams

    The NHL All-Star weekend mostly gives players and teams a reprieve from the rigors of a long, tough season. But as soon as it ends Sunday evening, it’s back to reality. That signals crunch time, especially for teams that were on the outside of the playo…
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  • AHL to stream All-Star Challenge for free — here are five playe…

    AHL to stream All-Star Challenge for free — here are five players to watch

    Fans will be watching Nashville this weekend as the some of the world’s greatest players gather for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, but hockey fans looking to watch some great up-and-coming talent can tune into AHL’s skills competition Sunday and All-Star C…
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  • The Colorado Avalanche are in a perilous spot right now

    The Colorado Avalanche are in a perilous spot right now

    You would think that heading into the All-Star break in a playoff position would be enviable, but let’s look at precisely where the Colorado Avalanche are right now: smack in the middle of the most dangerous division in the league, the Central. Nashvill…
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  • Landeskog leads surging Avs' comeback for 4-3 win over Kings

    Landeskog leads surging Avs' comeback for 4-3 win over Kings

    NHL.com Jan 28
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Nathan MacKinnon scored the tiebreaking goal with 9:25 to play, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied for their fifth win in six games, 4-3 over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night. Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals f...
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  • Milan Lucic hits linesman with punch during scrum (Video)

    Milan Lucic hits linesman with punch during scrum (Video)

    yahoo.com Jan 28
    Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic seemed to accidentally punch a linesman in the face in a Wednesday game against the Colorado Avalanche. The play came off a scrum in front of the Colorado net in the first period when the hulking Lucic tried to hit …
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  • In honor of Thornton and Luongo’s major achievements, five othe…

    In honor of Thornton and Luongo’s major achievements, five other milestones to watch for post-break

    Joe Thornton and Roberto Luongo will both say the most important thing about Tuesday’s games were that their respective clubs picked up victories, but both veteran stars added to their Hall of Fame resumes. In the Sharks’ victory over the Avalanche, Tho…
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  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Dumba Wins It For Wild 01:03

    Dumba Wins It For Wild

    Mar 17
    Matt Dumba's seventh goal of the season won the game for Minnesota in overtime, 3-2 over Nashville.
  • Video - Ducks Rock Predators In Third Period 00:56

    Ducks Rock Predators In Third Period

    Mar 15
    Anaheim scored all four of its goals in the third period to come back and beat Nashville 4-2.
  • Video - New Norris Trophy Front-Runners 01:55

    New Norris Trophy Front-Runners

    Mar 10
    With the Flames' Mark Giordano out for the season, Scott Burnside offered some candidates for the new front-runners for the Norris Trophy.