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NHL Draft pick's sobbing grandpa will melt your heart (Video)

NHL Draft pick's sobbing grandpa will melt your heart (Video)

yahoo.com Updated Jun 25 (yesterday)
BUFFALO, NY – With the 10th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Colorado Avalanche selected Tyson Jost, a center with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. The scene that followed was unforgettable. Jost embraced his grandfather, who sobbed heavily as he hugged t…
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  • Rangers acquire defenceman Nick Holden from Avalanche

    Rangers acquire defenceman Nick Holden from Avalanche

    NHL.com Jun 25 (yesterday)
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers have acquired defenceman Nick Holden from the Colorado Avalanche for a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft. The 29-year-old Holden had six goals and 16 assists and 24 penalty minutes this past season. ...
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  • Panthers fill need for backup goaltender, send Grimaldi to Aval…

    Panthers fill need for backup goaltender, send Grimaldi to Avalanche for Berra

    thehockeynews.com NHL.com Jun 23 (3 days ago)
    One of the Florida Panthers’ needs heading into the off-season was a backup goaltender to relieve Roberto Luongo here and there. Al Montoya had performed admirably over the past two seasons in just that role, but with some options for him to go elsewher…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Tyson Barrie staying put in Colorado, GM Joe Sak…

    Rumor Roundup: Tyson Barrie staying put in Colorado, GM Joe Sakic says

    In recent weeks, Colorado Avalanche restricted free agent defenseman Tyson Barrie was a hot topic in the trade rumor mill. But according to Avalanche GM Joe Sakic, the 24-year-old blueliner isn’t going anywhere. The Denver Post’s Mike Chambers reports S…
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  • Former Bruin Savard dealt again in salary cap move

    Former Bruin Savard dealt again in salary cap move

    Marc Savard has now been traded twice without having played in a single game. The injured 38-year-old center was dealt Friday – the second time in less than a year – in a move made strictly because of salary cap implications. Savard is now a member of t…
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  • Coyotes won’t sign Bleackley before deadline, 2014 first-rounde…

    Coyotes won’t sign Bleackley before deadline, 2014 first-rounder re-enters draft

    Conner Bleackley’s NHL career has yet to begin, but the 20-year-old center has already been a first-round draft choice and a throw-in asset for a trade deadline deal. Now he’s about to be drafted again. Bleackley was originally drafted 23rd overall by t…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Troy Brouwer eyes playing for hometown Canucks

    Rumor Roundup: Troy Brouwer eyes playing for hometown Canucks

    Earlier this season, some speculation suggested the Vancouver Canucks might pursue Los Angeles Kings left winger (and Vancouver native) Milan Lucic via free agency. The Kings and Lucic, however, are reportedly working toward a new deal that will keep hi…
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  • Canada names final seven players for 2016 World Cup of Hockey r…

    Canada names final seven players for 2016 World Cup of Hockey roster

    NHL.com May 29
    TORONTO - 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...
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  • Mikko Rantanen bound and determined to take on the big boys in …

    Mikko Rantanen bound and determined to take on the big boys in the NHL next season

    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…
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  • Swiss goaltender Berra allows what could be worst goal of the y…

    Swiss goaltender Berra allows what could be worst goal of the year at World Championship

    Colorado 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…
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  • Jesse Puljujarvi and world-killing Finland just did it again

    Jesse Puljujarvi and world-killing Finland just did it again

    Finland 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…
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  • Semyon Varlamov says Avalanche are ‘waiting for Alexander Radul…

    Semyon Varlamov says Avalanche are ‘waiting for Alexander Radulov.’ Can they sign him?

    The 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…
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  • Huge If True: Colorado's offseason plans likely very ill-advise…

    Huge If True: Colorado's offseason plans likely very ill-advised

    yahoo.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…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Canadiens not trying to trade Subban, but he’s n…

    Rumor Roundup: Canadiens not trying to trade Subban, but he’s not untouchable

    Monday 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 …
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  • Avalanche ‘confident’ a turnaround can happen, but no one’s saf…

    Avalanche ‘confident’ a turnaround can happen, but no one’s safe as off-season approaches

    When 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…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Subban’s name back in rumor mill, coaching chang…

    Rumor Roundup: Subban’s name back in rumor mill, coaching changes expected

    With 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 …
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  • Oral history: How the Avalanche ended the Panthers’ Cinderella …

    Oral history: How the Avalanche ended the Panthers’ Cinderella run to win the Stanley Cup in their inaugural year in Colorado

    The 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 …
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  • Andreas Martinsen ejected for late hit on Ryan Garbutt (Video)

    Andreas Martinsen ejected for late hit on Ryan Garbutt (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 9
    On 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…
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  • Stars edge closer to clinching by beating Avalanche 4-2

    Stars edge closer to clinching by beating Avalanche 4-2

    NHL.com Apr 7
    DALLAS - 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...
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  • What are the Colorado Avalanche going to do now?

    What are the Colorado Avalanche going to do now?

    yahoo.com Apr 7
    The 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 …
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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.