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Colorado Avalanche Matches Calgary Flames’ Offer Sheet for Ryan O’Reilly
February 28th, 2013 at 8:58 PM
Colorado had seven days to match the offer sheet given to Ryan O'Reilly. But general manager Greg Sherman only needed a couple of hours. The Avalanche have decided to match the two-year, $10 million offer given by the Calgary Flames. O'Reilly should be in uniform for the next Colorado game Sunday at...

Ryan O’Reilly Signed to Offer Sheet by Calgary Flames
February 28th, 2013 at 7:22 PM
The disgruntled forward's time as a member of the Colorado Avalanche may be coming to an end. Flames general manager Jay Feaster has signed Avs forward Ryan O'Reilly to an offer sheet. The deal worth $10 million over two years.  Colorado has seven days to match the offer or receive draft-pick compensation,...

Avalanche Claim Palushaj Off Waivers from Montreal
February 6th, 2013 at 7:40 PM
The Colorado Avalanche claimed winger Aaron Palushaj off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens. The Livonia, Mich. native played in 41 games Montreal, scoring one goal and four assists. He will be wearing number 17 for the Avalanche.

Top Five All-Time Milan Hejduk Moments
February 4th, 2013 at 10:46 AM
With his 1,000th game coming Monday against the Dallas Stars, Avalanche 101 takes a look at the top five Milan Hejduk moments. Hejduk will become the first player to play 1,000 games in a Colorado Avalanche sweater. 5. First career goal in first career game. On Oct. 10, 1998, Hejduk scored...

Landeskog, Duchene to lead the Charge Up Front
January 18th, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Amongst the forwards on the Colorado Avalanche, success hinges on two players: Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene. Landeskog,who was named the youngest in the history in the NHL, has the weight of the franchise on his shoulders. He will be looking to avoid the sophomore slump, that has succumbed previous Calder Trophy...

Colorado Has Options with Young, Tall Blueline
January 17th, 2013 at 8:18 PM
With only two current defensemen over the age of 30, youth will be served on the Colorado Avalanche blueline. Not only are they young, but tall. Five of the current players are over six foot tall. That starts and ends with Erik Johnson. The former number one overall draft pick will...

Goaltending Tandem to Determine Avalanche Success
January 16th, 2013 at 8:44 PM
The most important position on a hockey team, good or bad, is the goaltender. Sporting one of the youngest teams in the league, the Colorado Avalanche will need solid play in the net from their goaltending tandem. Semyon Varlamov will be looking to continue his outstanding play coming back from the...

Varlamov Named Starter in KHL All Star Game
December 18th, 2012 at 10:06 PM
With the KHL All star game coming up Jan. 13, the starters have been named and one of them is Avalanche player and current Lokomotiv goalie Semyon Varlamov. He was able to edge out Pekka Rinne of Dinamo Minsk by only 140 votes. Varly earned 26,344 votes. He leads the league in...

Cutthroats Strong, MacQueen Called Up to Lake Erie
December 12th, 2012 at 9:23 PM
Denver's Dean Strong and Jamie MacQueen were called up to the Lake Erie Monsters. Those two become the second and third members to be called up the Monsters. The first was defenseman Markus Lauridsen. Strong was sent down on Dec. 6, playing in three Cutthroats wins. He will be sporting the...

Duchene Headed to Switzerland to Play For Ambri-Piotta
December 9th, 2012 at 1:05 PM
Thans to the lockout, Matt Duchene is starting to fill up his passport. The Avalanche forward has signed to play for HC Ambri-Piotta of the Swiss National League A. His contract is good until Dec. 31, 2012, after which the club can extend the deal to the end of the season....

Cutthroats’ Millan Named CHL First Star for November
December 8th, 2012 at 5:59 PM
After a slow start to begin his professional career, Denver Cutthroats goalie Kieran Millan turned it on in November to earn the CHL First Star of the month. He went 5-2-1 with a 1.80 goals against average and a .943 save percentage, helping Denver shoot to fourth in the standings. The Avalanche...

Avs Ryan O’Reilly Headed to Magnitogorsk
December 7th, 2012 at 11:08 AM
With no end of the lockout in site, Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly will be playing alongside Evgeni Malkin for Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the KHL. The Varna, Ontario native has signed to play for Magnitogorsk through the 2013-14 season. The Steelers will honor any contract O'Reilly receives from Colorado. But O'Reilly does not...

Denver’s Smyth Named CHL Player of the Week
December 3rd, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Denver Cutthroats' forward Brad Smyth has been named the CHL player of the week after notching five points in three games. He helped lead the Fish to two wins last week. He is currently on a six-game point streak, which is the longest in the league.  He is second on the team...

Avs Defenseman O’Byrne Signs with ECHL’s Everblades
November 30th, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Colorado defenseman Ryan O'Byrne is taking his talents to the Sunshine State. With no results in the lockout, O'Byrne has signed to play the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, located outside of Ft. Myers. "At some point, you have to play some hockey," he said in an interview with the Times Colonist...

Duchene Staying Healthy, Succeeding with Frolunda
November 30th, 2012 at 10:21 PM
After an injury plagued 2011-12 season, in which he played in only 58 games, Avalanche forward Matt Duchene has been dishing the pucks out left and right during the lockout for the Frolunda Indians. Playing on a line with former NHLers P.J. Axelsson and Fabien Brunnstrom, Duchene is currently second on the...

Sgarbossa Adjusting Well to Life in AHL
November 26th, 2012 at 9:14 PM
New team, new league. Same scoring touch. Avalanche prospect and Lake Erie center Michael Sgarbossa has adjusted well in his rookie season in the AHL. He is currently second in scoring amongst rookies with 17 points in 19 games. Only Justin Schultz of Oklahoma City has more points. He also leads the...

Forsberg to Be Inducted into IIHF Hall of Fame
November 23rd, 2012 at 7:01 PM
Joe Sakic is not the only one former Avalanche player to be inducted into a hall of fame this year. Peter Forsberg, along with four other players, will go into the IIHF's Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place in Stockholm, Sweden in May at the World Hockey Championships. It...

Colorado Avalanche Greats by Number: 60 and Over
November 20th, 2012 at 9:15 PM
In the final part in the series, all jersey numbers over 60 are listed. Click here for part six. 60: Jose Theodore (2006-08), former Hart Trophy winner, was acquired for David Aebischer in 2006. Prior to arriving in Colorado, he famously failed a drug test before the start of the Olympics. His...

Colorado Avalanche Greats by the Numbers: 50 Through 59
November 17th, 2012 at 9:30 PM
This is the sixth installment in the series. Numbers 56 and 58 will not be on here because nobody in Colorado history has worn either of those jerseys. Click here for part five. 50: Brian Willsie (2000-2003, 08-10) was drafted 146th in the 1996 draft. He did not make the roster...

Paul Stastny Signs to Play With EHC Munchen
November 16th, 2012 at 11:33 PM
With the lockout in the middle of its third month, Paul Stastny has taken his talents to Munich to play for EHC Red Bull Munchen of the German hockey league. He joins fellow NHLer Blake Wheeler on the Red Bull squad, who have been hit hard by the injury bug in...