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Possible Colorado Avalanche Off-Season Moves

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 05: Ryan Dzingel #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on April 05, 2019 in New York City. The Blue Jackets defeated the Rangers 3-2 in the shoot-out to gain a playoff position. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The 2019 Colorado Avalanche off-season has been among the most active so far. They have acquired four forwards with NHL experience either via free agency or trade to supplement an increasingly talented team. However, there are still some remaining moves they could make. The team has...

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Colorado Avalanche Defence Takes Shape With Recent Signings

CALGARY, AB – APRIL 13: Sean Monahan #23 of the Calgary Flames battles Samuel Girard #49 of the Colorado Avalanche in Game Two of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 13, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) News broke Monday afternoon that the Colorado Avalanche defence retained another potential contributor. They signed defender Ryan Graves to a one-year extension with the organization. The two-way contract is worth $350,000 if he’s playing in the AHL and $735,000 in the NHL. Mike Chambers of the Denver Post...

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Josh Leivo Signs with Vancouver Canucks

DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 27: Josh Leivo #17 of the Vancouver Canucks skates in the overtime shoot out against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on February 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) News broke Friday afternoon that the Vancouver Canucks signed a 1-year, $1.5 million dollar deal with wing Josh Leivo. The team’s Twitter account announced the move shortly before noon CST. OFFICIAL: #Canucks sign Josh Leivo to a one-year contract. https://t.co/avEstMS9FY — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) July 5, 2019 Leivo was originally a third round selection by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the...

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Top 10 Unrestricted Free Agents Remaining

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 05: Ryan Dzingel #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on April 05, 2019 in New York City. The Blue Jackets defeated the Rangers 3-2 in the shoot-out to gain a playoff position. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Ranking the top 10 unrestricted free agents for 2019 NHL free agency is something that always stirs debate. Some fans believe their favorite who has struggled is due for a good season. Others will think someone coming off a good year is overpaid and going to...

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Dallas Stars Free Agency Moves

SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 10: Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks wears a new guard on his helmet against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period in Game One of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 10, 2019 in San Jose, California. Pavelski scored a goal after a puck ricochet off of his face in the first period. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The start of the Dallas Stars free agency has been fairly active to begin July. The team brought in several veteran...

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Colorado Avalanche Free Agency/Trade Moves

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 10: Alexandar Georgiev #40 of the New York Rangers makes the first period save on Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on February 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The first day of Colorado Avalanche free agency caused quite a stir in NHL circles. The team essentially rebuilt several of their lines in a short span of time. Not including guys who will start in the AHL, Colorado brought in three new forwards, extended a fourth, and made a huge trade with...

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Brendan Leipsic Signs With Washington Capitals

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 25: Brendan Leipsic #14 of the Los Angeles Kings looks to pass during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on February 25, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) The Washington Capitals have signed free agent forward Brendan Leipsic to a one-year deal worth $700,000. Capitals beat writer Mike Vogel announced the deal mid-afternoon on Monday. Word on Leipsic’s deal with the #Caps: it’s a one-way, one-year deal for $700K. Leipsic and Hathaway certainly give the team’s fourth line a fresh new look,...

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Report: Calvin Pickard to sign with Detroit Red Wings

CALGARY, AB – FEBRUARY 18: Calvin Pickard #30 of the Arizona Coyotes in action against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 18, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) News broke late afternoon on Sunday that Calvin Pickard is signing with the Detroit Red Wings. Frank Seravalli of TSN Sports was the first to report the deal. Sounds like Calvin Pickard is joining the #RedWings on a two-year deal. He’s expected to compete with Jonathan Bernier in training camp to back up Jimmy Howard. — Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 30,...

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The Positives of the Colorado Avalanche Dealing Carl Soderberg

SAN JOSE, CA – MAY 08: Carl Soderberg #34 of the Colorado Avalanche skates up ice with control of the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of Game Seven of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 8, 2019 in San Jose, California. The Sharks won the game 3-2. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Earlier today we Colorado Avalanche fans saw an announcement that Carl Soderberg had been traded to the Arizona Coyotes for defenceman Kevin Connauton. It is time for some analysis of...

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Colorado Avalanche 2019 Draft Review

KELOWNA, BC – FEBRUARY 7: Bowen Byram #44 of the Vancouver Giants skates with the puck against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on February 7, 2018 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) The draft is over and it’s time to look at what happened. Here’s your Colorado Avalanche 2019 Draft Review. Refer to Ben Kerr’s excellent pre-draft analysis for each player. The Avalanche had themselves an exceptionally strong year when it comes to selecting the newest crop of prospects. Eight new faces will call themselves members of Colorado’s farm system, which already boasts the likes of...

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