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Which Colorado Avalanche Prospect is Most Likely to Debut This Season?
August 14th, 2014 at 6:07 PM
With the depth that the Colorado Avalanche currently have on the roster, the team appears to be in pretty good shape heading into the upcoming season. While that is good for the team and the fans, it does mean that some of the young prospects in the developmental system will...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Nathan MacKinnon
July 31st, 2014 at 3:06 PM
The time has at last come for the final installment of the player preview series for the upcoming season, concluding with none other than superstar in the making, Nathan MacKinnon. After just his first year in the NHL, it is clear that MacKinnon is on track to become one of...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Ryan O’Reilly
July 28th, 2014 at 2:32 PM
It was a bit of long wait to be able to preview the upcoming season for Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly. For almost three months since the Avalanche had their last campaign cut short, O'Reilly was not under contract with Colorado, and until that changed, it was not reasonable to...

Ryan O’Reilly, Colorado Avalanche Finally Agree to Terms and Avoid Arbitration
July 23rd, 2014 at 2:48 PM
In mid June, the Colorado Avalanche announced that they would arrange for a salary arbitration hearing with restricted free agent Ryan O'Reilly, as the team and O'Reilly's agent had been unable to agree on an extension for the talented forward. Now, almost a month and a half later, the Avalanche...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Matt Duchene
July 18th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
At the forefront of the Colorado Avalanche's core of young stars is center Matt Duchene, who was the first of those core players to be brought to the Avalanche when he was drafted 3rd overall in 2009. He is coming off a season where he had a career high 70...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Jarome Iginla
July 11th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
Headlining the trio of additions the Colorado Avalanche made at the end of June and beginning of July is future Hall of Fame forward Jarome Iginla. The longtime Calgary Flames star has had an illustrious NHL career in which he has scored 560 goals and 607 assists over 17 seasons....

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Daniel Briere
July 8th, 2014 at 3:27 PM
In the aftermath of the flurry of roster changes that occurred last week, there are some new faces on the Colorado Avalanche who will fill various roles on the team. The first newly acquired player to officially become a part of the Avalanche was veteran forward Daniel Briere, who is...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Gabriel Landeskog
July 3rd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Still only 21 years old, Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog already has the look of an excellent player entering his prime, although he isn't quite there yet. It's scary (in a good way) to imagine how good he will be when he actually reaches his prime. Then again, the same could...

Free Agent Jarome Iginla Signs with the Colorado Avalanche
July 1st, 2014 at 3:07 PM
On the heels of losing Paul Stastny via free agency, the Colorado Avalanche have nabbed a high profile free agent of their own by signing Jarome Iginla to a three year contract. Avalanche fans should already be very familiar with Iginla from his many years with the Calgary Flames where...

Paul Stastny Signs Four-Year Contract with St. Louis Blues
July 1st, 2014 at 2:45 PM
It didn't take very long after free agency started for us to learn center Paul Stastny's fate. When free agency opened today, Stastny promptly signed a four-year contract that will pay him an average of $7 million per year with the St. Louis Blues. For this to happen immediately upon the...

Breaking: Daniel Briere Acquired in Trade for P.A. Parenteau and 5th Round Pick
June 30th, 2014 at 2:40 PM
One day before the beginning of free agency, the Colorado Avalanche have struck a major trade with the Montreal Canadiens, sending them forward P.A. Parenteau and a 5th round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft in exchange for veteran forward Daniel Briere.  ***PHOTO1*** Briere, who will turn 37 just before next season...

Colorado Avalanche Select Conner Bleackley 23rd Overall at 2014 NHL Draft
June 27th, 2014 at 8:52 PM
With the 23rd pick at the 2014 NHL Draft, the Colorado Avalanche have selected forward Conner Bleackley of the WHL's Red Deer Rebels, adding to the already fantastic depth the Avalanche have up front. At first, one might begin to wonder why Colorado seems to always take a forward in the...

Patrick Roy, Nathan MacKinnon, Ryan O’Reilly Win Hardware at 2014 NHL Awards
June 24th, 2014 at 8:30 PM
The Colorado Avalanche practically made out like bandits at this year's NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Head Coach Patrick Roy won the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year, Nathan MacKinnon won the Calder Memorial Trophy for rookie of the year, and Ryan O'Reilly won the Lady Byng Memorial...

Colorado Avalanche and Ryan O’Reilly to Go to Salary Arbitration
June 15th, 2014 at 8:20 PM
Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly is entering a contract year with the team, following a 2-year extension he signed in February of 2013. He will become a restricted free agent on July 1 unless resigned by the Avalanche before then. If O'Reilly is allowed to reach free agency, there would be...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: John Mitchell
June 10th, 2014 at 6:45 PM
The Colorado Avalanche scouts and front office get a lot of well deserved credit for building a strong, young core of players who will be the faces of the team for many years to come. Something else they should get credit for is finding quality depth to play behind that...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Cody McLeod
June 9th, 2014 at 3:24 PM
For several years, forward Cody McLeod was the lone player on the Colorado Avalanche who played the role of enforcer, an incredibly tough player who makes up for his lack of high level skill with unequaled passion and determination. Size and strength help a lot too. Starting last season, he...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Maxime Talbot
June 2nd, 2014 at 6:42 PM
It came as a bit of a surprise to many Colorado Avalanche fans when the team struck a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers last fall, acquiring forward Maxime Talbot in exchange for forward Steve Downie. During his short time with Colorado, Downie had proven to be a player who was...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Joey Hishon
May 15th, 2014 at 9:42 PM
It has been about half a month since the Colorado Avalanche had their season come to an untimely close. There has been time to reflect and time to digest everything that happened this past year. Now it is time to look forward as the team heads into the meat of...

Nathan MacKinnon Becomes Second Youngest Canadian to Score at IIHF World Championships
May 12th, 2014 at 4:36 PM
As competition continues at the annual World Championship tournament held by the International Ice Hockey Federation, Nathan MacKinnon, the young Colorado Avalanche star, continues to reach new milestones. In Canada's third game of the preliminary round, MacKinnon contributed a goal in a 4-3 victory over the Czech Republic, his first ever...

Nathan MacKinnon Makes IIHF World Championship Debut
May 9th, 2014 at 4:52 PM
With the Colorado Avalanche having recently begun their offseason, the opportunity to play at the annual International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships presented itself to several Avalanche players. Ultimately, only the Calder Trophy favorite Nathan MacKinnon (Canada) and reserve goaltender Reto Berra (Switzerland) made the trip to Minsk, Belarus for...