Colorado Avalanche News and Rumors

  • NHL Three Stars: Duchene goes five-hole; Ducks go streaking

    NHL Three Stars: Duchene goes five-hole; Ducks go streaking

    yahoo.com Updated 14 hours ago
    No. 1 Star: Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche The speedster scored a slick backhand breakaway goal and notched two assists in Colorado’s 7-3 win over Vancouver. No. 2 Star: Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks Took sole possession of the top spot in the Rocket Ric…
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  • Avs' Varlamov 'feels good;' will start Friday

    Avs' Varlamov 'feels good;' will start Friday

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he's healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver.
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  • Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says groin healed, will st…

    Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says groin healed, will start Friday against Canucks

    NHL.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    DENVER - Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he's healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team's website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. ...
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  • THN Analytics: Visualizing the trade

    THN Analytics: Visualizing the trade

    thehockeynews.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    By Benjamin Wendorf – special to THN Midseason trades are a bit of a curiosity in the NHL; they’re usually, at least on one side, expressions of immediate purpose – though intuitively both teams are getting someone they want. From a player’s perspective…
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  • How terrible is this goalie interference call on Nick Bjugstad?…

    How terrible is this goalie interference call on Nick Bjugstad? (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 22 (4 days ago)
    The Florida Panthers defeated the Colorado Avalanche in overtime on Tuesday night, 4-3, on a Brad Boyes goal. This result proves that the Hockey Gods have a sense of goodness and fairness, because the Panthers were nearly jobbed by an atrocious goalie i…
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  • Boyes scores 2:23 into overtime to lead Panthers past Avalanche…

    Boyes scores 2:23 into overtime to lead Panthers past Avalanche, 4-3.

    NHL.com Oct 22 (4 days ago)
    DENVER - Brad Boyes scored a power-play goal 2:23 into overtime and the Florida Panthers beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Tuesday night. Jussi Jokinen had two assists, including one on the winner. Jokinen fed Boyes with a pass from the back...
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  • Subban scores twice, Habs improve to 5-1

    Subban scores twice, Habs improve to 5-1

    ESPN.com NHL.com yahoo.com Oct 18 (7 days ago)
    Defenseman P.K. Subban scores twice and Carey Price makes 32 saves as the Canadiens edged the Avalanche 3-2.
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  • The Avalanche aren’t bound for the basement even after slow sta…

    The Avalanche aren’t bound for the basement even after slow start

    As the saying goes in statistics, there’s an exception to prove the rule. The Colorado Avalanche and their incredible success in 2014-14 were just that – the exception – for statistically inclined hockey fans. From the top down, it was the kind of year …
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  • Martin Brodeur to Avalanche is hockey fable that needs to happe…

    Martin Brodeur to Avalanche is hockey fable that needs to happen

    yahoo.com Oct 17
    Semyon Varlamov is on injured reserve with a wonky groin. Reto Berra is “out for a while.” Calvin Pickard was lit up against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. The Colorado Avalanche have a bit of a goalie problem at the moment, and you know what th…
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  • If Semyon Varlamov’s injury is serious, should Avs look at Mart…

    If Semyon Varlamov’s injury is serious, should Avs look at Martin Brodeur or Tim Thomas?

    Prior to the start of the season, pundits were projecting a return to earth for the Colorado Avalanche, who won 52 games in 2013-14 despite having some of the worst advanced statistics in the NHL. They leaned on goalie Semyon Varlamov and a superb shoot…
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  • Montreal Canadiens winger P-A Parenteau happy to be home

    Montreal Canadiens winger P-A Parenteau happy to be home

    The Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche were both quite successful last season thanks to goaltending, even if advanced statistics pointed to an eventual downfall. Which was why the off-season trade that saw the two squads swap forwards Daniel Brie…
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  • No NHL edict directing linesmen to break up fights before they …

    No NHL edict directing linesmen to break up fights before they start

    According to the NHL’s director of hockey operations, linesmen Greg Devorski and Scott Driscoll acted of their own accord when they decided to intervene before Jarome Iginla and Dion Phaneuf could start fighting Tuesday night, and were not following a l…
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  • Goodbye, NHL enforcers. Believe it or not, I won’t miss you

    Goodbye, NHL enforcers. Believe it or not, I won’t miss you

    There was a time when I watched a hockey game and if there wasn’t a fight I felt ripped off. I loved a good scrap; so much so that when Steve Dryden offered me a position at The Hockey News in 1992, I took the job on the condition I would never have to …
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  • Should the Colorado Avalanche be worried right now?

    Should the Colorado Avalanche be worried right now?

    How soon is too soon to sound the alarm bells? Looking around the NHL right now, you’ll see unlikely teams such as Boston and the New York Rangers struggling early, but with such a small sample size, that seems like more of a blip than a pattern. On the…
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  • Phil Kessel scores in overtime as Maple Leafs come back to beat…

    Phil Kessel scores in overtime as Maple Leafs come back to beat Avalanche

    TORONTO - When the Colorado Avalanche wore down, the Toronto Maple Leafs picked up the pace to win their second game in a row. Seeing fatigue in an opponent that played the day before, the Leafs only got better as the game went on in coming b...
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  • The Hot List: Banned in Minnesota, thriving in Vancouver

    The Hot List: Banned in Minnesota, thriving in Vancouver

    With NCAA hockey officially in full swing, there is action aplenty to watch for in the prospect world. Boston University’s Jack Eichel and Erie’s Connor McDavid already seem to have a fantastic game of anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better going on, but w…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Briere comes up clutch; Stammer's natural hatt…

    NHL Three Stars: Briere comes up clutch; Stammer's natural hatty; Wild Bill hunts Buffalo

    yahoo.com Oct 14
    No. 1 Star: Daniel Briere, Colorado Avalanche With 0.4 seconds to go, Briere potted the Avalanche's second goal of the season to beat the Bruins, 3-2. For non-Boston fans, it's alwas a little fun to hear an unhappy Jack Edwards. No. 2 Star: Steven Stamk…
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  • Video - Predators Claw Past Coyotes 00:58

    Predators Claw Past Coyotes

    Oct 21
    The Predators beat the Coyotes 4-3 in a shootout.
  • Video - Blackhawks Sneak Past Predators In OT 00:41

    Blackhawks Sneak Past Predators In OT

    Oct 18
    Jonathan Toews' shorthanded goal in overtime lifted the Blackhawks to a 2-1 win over the Predators.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 13:03

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Oct 14
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside look at the franchise instability of the Panthers and Coyotes, check in on the early race in the Atlantic Division, and name the surprising teams of the season's opening week.
  • Video - Central Division Preview 07:25

    Central Division Preview

    Sep 23
    Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun preview the toughest division in hockey, which could easily see five teams make the playoffs again this post season.

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    Oct 23
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    Oct 23
    John Clayton's First and Goal: The NFC, currently led by the surprising Cowboys, Cardinals and Lions, has a wide-open feel entering Week 8.