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Avs look to bolster defense corps with veteran Francois Beauche…

Avs look to bolster defense corps with veteran Francois Beauchemin

thehockeynews.com NHL.com yahoo.com Updated 6 hours ago
The Colorado Avalanche needed someone to defend, so they went out and got a defenseman who established a career-high in goals last season when they signed Francois Beachemin to a three-year deal worth a reported $4.5 million per season. This, however, w…
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  • CHL Import Draft: who is coming over?

    CHL Import Draft: who is coming over?

    thehockeynews.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    The CHL’s Import Draft was held today, giving every major junior team on the continent a chance to pick up some prime European talent. Franchises are allowed to play two Euros on their roster, but no goaltenders. Teams that have a European player taken …
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  • Ryan O'Reilly has no regrets over Colorado contract negotiation…

    Ryan O'Reilly has no regrets over Colorado contract negotiations

    yahoo.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    New Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O’Reilly is done with the questions that plagued his tenure with the Colorado Avalanche – the queries about his contract negotiations, his relationships with teammates are finally over. He’s now a Sabre, and while he ackno…
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  • Colorado goes with big-time upside at the draft

    Colorado goes with big-time upside at the draft

    thehockeynews.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    SUNRISE – It would have been pretty easy for left winger A.J. Greer to have returned to Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire this season and plunder the prep ranks. Instead, the Quebec-born power forward went to Boston University, where he was a teena…
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  • Sabres stay busy, acquire Ryan O'Reilly from Avs in five player…

    Sabres stay busy, acquire Ryan O'Reilly from Avs in five player deal

    yahoo.com NHL.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)
    Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray had himself a very busy Friday. After trading for Robin Lehner in the morning, he then completed a deal to acquire Ryan O’Reilly from the Colorado Avalanche not long before selecting Jack Eichel No. 2 overall during Friday’s…
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  • Eichel, O’Reilly and Legwand greasing skids for Hodgson buyout …

    Eichel, O’Reilly and Legwand greasing skids for Hodgson buyout in Buffalo?

    thehockeynews.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)
    SUNRISE, Fla. – There probably hasn’t been an NHL player involved in more trade rumors than Ryan O’Reilly has been for the past couple of years. So the fact that it finally happened on draft day shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. O’Reilly is a guy the C…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Lucic trade talk heating up

    Rumor Roundup: Lucic trade talk heating up

    thehockeynews.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)
    Considering the increased trade speculation entering the 2015 draft, it’s only fitting Boston Bruins left winger Milan Lucic and defenseman Dougie Hamilton should resurface in the rumor mill. The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch claims the Bruins are listeni…
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  • Predators play it safe with Fisher, Avalanche play it risky wit…

    Predators play it safe with Fisher, Avalanche play it risky with Soderberg

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)
    Two signings, two centers, two Central Division teams, two very different meanings. Unrestricted free agent to-be Mike Fisher, 35, will return to the Nashville Predators. Fisher signed a two-year, $8.8-million deal. Is $4.4 million per year a bit much f…
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  • Avalanche sign Soderberg to five-year contract

    Avalanche sign Soderberg to five-year contract

    NHL.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)
    The Colorado Avalanche on Friday signed forward Carl Soderberg to a five-year contract, one day after acquiring the pending unrestricted free agent in a trade with the Boston Bruins. The contract is worth $23.75 million and includes a full no-t...
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  • 2015 Draft Preview – It’s step forward, step backwards for Colo…

    2015 Draft Preview – It’s step forward, step backwards for Colorado Avalanche

    The Colorado Avalanche endured quite the reality check in 2014-15, vindicating the stat geeks who predicted a massive regression after a “lucky” Central Division title run the year prior. Colorado’s flashy young forwards and great goaltending weren’t en…
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  • Top 5 NHL stars-turned-coaches

    Top 5 NHL stars-turned-coaches

    Members of the NHL’s coaching community come from a wide variety of backgrounds – some, like Canucks coach Willie Desjardins, have degrees in social work; others, like Dallas’ Lindy Ruff, are hockey lifers with a background as a worker bee NHLer – but, …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Blackhawks will have to get creative to re-sign …

    Rumor Roundup: Blackhawks will have to get creative to re-sign Saad

    Chicago Blackhawks left winger Brandon Saad is garnering favorable reviews for his performance in this year’s NHL playoffs. Entering Game Six of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the 22-year-old Saad’s eight goals ranks him among th…
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  • Avalanche center O'Reilly on trading block: report

    Avalanche center O'Reilly on trading block: report

    NHL.com Jun 14
    Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly is on the trading block, Sportsnet reported Saturday. Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic is believed to be asking for at least a “significant defenseman” in exchange for O’Reilly, Elliotte Freidman repor...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Kessel, Malkin and Nash in new locales next seas…

    Rumor Roundup: Kessel, Malkin and Nash in new locales next season?

    The days leading up to the NHL draft, which this year is June 26-27, are typically when the most off-season trade activity takes place, so it’s no surprise some big names are resurfacing in the trade rumor mill. Of these, few are bigger than Pittsburgh …
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  • Daniel Briere considering retirement after 18 NHL seasons

    Daniel Briere considering retirement after 18 NHL seasons

    yahoo.com Jun 5
    Has Daniel Briere skated his last shift in the NHL? Alain Sanscartier of RDS and Ottawa 94.5 FM reported on Thursday that Briere will announce his retirement this summer after 18 years in the NHL, most recently with the Colorado Avalanche. He’s set to b…
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  • Avalanche pursuing Swedish league scorer, MVP Derek Ryan

    Avalanche pursuing Swedish league scorer, MVP Derek Ryan

    Steve Moses made his mark in the KHL last season and landed himself an NHL deal with the Nashville Predators for 2015-16. Now, it appears center Derek Ryan, who was the SHL’s leading scorer this past campaign, may follow suit as the Colorado Avalanche, …
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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.

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