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Rumor Roundup: What trades will the Penguins make this summer?

Rumor Roundup: What trades will the Penguins make this summer?

thehockeynews.com Updated Apr 22
When the Pittsburgh Penguins marched to two consecutive Stanley Cup finals (winning the Cup in 2009), future championship success seemed assured. This season, however, the Penguins barely qualified for the playoffs, prompting suggestions that their once…
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  • In trying season with dad's death, Parise has been in right pla…

    In trying season with dad's death, Parise has been in right place with (and for) Wild

    NHL.com Apr 28 (6 days ago)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild have all week to prepare for the Western Conference semifinals and their rematch with the Chicago Blackhawks. Last year, after beating the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 of that first-round s...
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  • Hi, my name is Ken…and I’m addicted to the draft lottery simula…

    Hi, my name is Ken…and I’m addicted to the draft lottery simulator

    Spoiler alert: The Buffalo Sabres will win tonight’s NHL draft lottery with the numbers 11, 5, 6 and 7. Your trusty correspondent knows this because he went to this really cool website that simulates the NHL draft lottery and it told him so. Then he did…
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  • Draft lottery odds: the most likely outcome for your team

    Draft lottery odds: the most likely outcome for your team

    It’s amazing how things will change by Saturday night. Connor McDavid will know which NHL team he will belong to. The McDavid parents will know in which city their son’s adult life will begin to unfold and flourish. Vendors will go crazy preparing McDav…
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  • Who deserves the first Stanley Cup pass on each playoff team?

    Who deserves the first Stanley Cup pass on each playoff team?

    Who can forget Ray Bourque’s big moment June 9, 2001? His Colorado Avalanche had just won their second Stanley Cup. He’d won his first at age 40 after 22 stellar, Hall-of-Fame-worthy seasons. It seemed the entire sport was cheering for him. When Avs cap…
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  • Joey Hishon scores 1st NHL goal, lifting Avalanche to 3-2 win o…

    Joey Hishon scores 1st NHL goal, lifting Avalanche to 3-2 win over struggling Predators

    NHL.com Apr 8
    DENVER - The Nashville Predators haven't won since clinching a playoff spot more than a week ago. Not exactly the sort of thing they want to be reminded of right now. It's a tad disconcerting with the post-season right around the corner. J...
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  • Patrick Roy's 'Year Two' grade in Colorado proves inconclusive

    Patrick Roy's 'Year Two' grade in Colorado proves inconclusive

    yahoo.com Apr 6
    LOS ANGELES – Colorado forward Ryan O’Reilly was soaked in sweat and disappointment following Colorado’s 3-1 loss at the Kings on Saturday. His beard, his long hair, drenched in dread after another loss – the first after the Avalanche was eliminated fro…
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  • NHL Playoff Death Watch: Avs, Panthers eliminated; Red Wings’ b…

    NHL Playoff Death Watch: Avs, Panthers eliminated; Red Wings’ big game

    yahoo.com Apr 5
    Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. RIP Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers. To the Avs, may this season be a lesson that underlying analytic…
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  • Calvin Pickard makes incredible glove save to steal goal (Video…

    Calvin Pickard makes incredible glove save to steal goal (Video)

    Calvin Pickard is a goaltending prospect for the Colorado Avalanche, starting for the Lake Erie Monsters in the AHL. If he was looking to further impress Patrick Roy, making this kind of save against the Milwaukee Admirals would do it. Pickard was track…
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  • Richard Bachman stops 29 shots as Oilers beat Avalanche 4-1 to …

    Richard Bachman stops 29 shots as Oilers beat Avalanche 4-1 to end 5-game road losing streak

    NHL.com Mar 31
    DENVER - Defenceman Justin Schultz broke a second-period tie and Richard Bachman stopped 29 shots, helping the Edmonton Oilers snap a five-game road losing streak by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday night. Brandon Davidson scored ...
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  • Dubnyk, Atkinson and O'Reilly named stars of week

    Dubnyk, Atkinson and O'Reilly named stars of week

    NHL.com Mar 30
    NEW YORK – Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk, Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson and Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 29. FIRST STAR – DEVAN DUBNYK, G, MIN...
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  • Why the Penguins should trade Sidney Crosby for the No. 1 pick

    Why the Penguins should trade Sidney Crosby for the No. 1 pick

    Before any Pittsburgh fans go and get their jerseys in a jumble, just pause for a second, take a deep breath and think about it: if the Penguins fail to get back to the Stanley Cup final for the sixth straight season, what else is left for the franchise…
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  • Landeskog, Tanguay lead the way as Canucks fall flat in loss to…

    Landeskog, Tanguay lead the way as Canucks fall flat in loss to Avalanche

    NHL.com Mar 27
    VANCOUVER - Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Tanguay each had a goal and an assist, and Reto Berra made 33 saves as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night. Jarome Iginla also scored and Ryan O'Reilly added two a...
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  • Mark your calendars – the date has been set for the NHL’s most …

    Mark your calendars – the date has been set for the NHL’s most anticipated draft lottery in years

    For months now, hockey fans have slowly built their anticipation for one of the most highly-consequential NHL draft lotteries since the process was introduced in 1995. And now it appears the league has settled on a date people can circle on their calend…
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  • Derek Roy scores winner as Oilers beat struggling Avalanche 4-3

    Derek Roy scores winner as Oilers beat struggling Avalanche 4-3

    NHL.com Mar 25
    EDMONTON - Derek Roy scored the winner as the Edmonton Oilers dealt the Colorado Avalanche's faint playoff hopes another blow, hanging on for a 4-3 victory on Wednesday. Martin Marincin, Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall also scored for the Oiler...
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  • Lance Bouma's net presence pays off for Flames in 3-2 win over …

    Lance Bouma's net presence pays off for Flames in 3-2 win over Avalanche

    NHL.com Mar 24
    CALGARY - Lance Bouma's willingness to get to the front of the net paid off for the Calgary Flames on Monday. Bouma scored the winner at 8:40 of the third period when he tipped a T.J. Brodie point shot past Semyon Varlamov as Calgary edged th...
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  • The 10 most surprising struggles of 2014-15

    The 10 most surprising struggles of 2014-15

    As much as a story like the resurgent New York Islanders or the Andrew Hammond-led Ottawa Senators pleases us, there will always be teams or players that fail to meet expectations. Be it simply a down year or a minor – or major, when it comes to a team …
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  • NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tourn…

    NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tournament

    College hockey’s Frozen Four kicks off this week with 16 teams gunning for a spot in Boston, where the semifinal and final will be held in April. Regionals spread the squads across four cities and there is a lot of firepower at this year’s installment. …
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  • Ducks win another in OT, this time vs. Avs

    Ducks win another in OT, this time vs. Avs

    ESPN.com Mar 21
    Corey Perry scored the winner as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime Friday night to sweep their three-game homestand.
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  • Rumor Roundup: Without an extension, O’Reilly’s time in Colorad…

    Rumor Roundup: Without an extension, O’Reilly’s time in Colorado could be up

    Despite considerable speculation this season over forward Ryan O’Reilly‘s future with the Colorado Avalanche, the 24-year-old was not among those on the move at the recent trade deadline. While he’ll finish this season with the Avalanche, it remains to …
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  • Put the skatearounds to bed? Evidence suggests more sleep may b…

    Put the skatearounds to bed? Evidence suggests more sleep may be better than morning practice

    NHL.com Mar 18
    DENVER - Jarome Iginla draws the blackout curtains and keeps his room at a cool temperature. He silences his cellphone and sometimes reads a relaxing book to drift off. Although he's an 18-year veteran, the Colorado Avalanche forward only rec...
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  • Calgary Flames must learn from one-season wonders in Toronto, C…

    Calgary Flames must learn from one-season wonders in Toronto, Colorado

    We’re a few months removed from the NHL holiday break, but the Calgary Flames just encountered two ghosts of Christmas past who can teach them a thing or two about their future. Those ghosts came in the forms of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Aval…
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  • Alex Tanguay, Semyon Varlamov help Avalanche hold off Flames 3-…

    Alex Tanguay, Semyon Varlamov help Avalanche hold off Flames 3-2

    NHL.com Mar 15
    DENVER - Alex Tanguay and Ryan O'Reilly scored 1:47 apart in the second period, Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Saturday night. John Mitchell added another goal for the Avalanche,...
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  • Semyon Varlamov’s huge glove save keeps Colorado’s playoff hope…

    Semyon Varlamov’s huge glove save keeps Colorado’s playoff hopes alive

    If the Colorado Avalanche have any shot at making the playoffs, they’re going to need Semyon Varlamov to be the goaltender he was last season. His glove save on Devils defenseman Jon Merrill in overtime should help inspire some confidence that he might …
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  • Iginla scores decisive goal in shootout as Avalanche beat Devil…

    Iginla scores decisive goal in shootout as Avalanche beat Devils 2-1

    NHL.com Mar 13
    DENVER - Jarome Iginla scored in the second period and got the decisive goal in the shootout, Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night. The Avs are now 1-1 on a pivotal three...
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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.
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    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.

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