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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,...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Colorado Avalanche Greats by the Numbers: 40 Through 49
November 15th, 2012 at 5:57 PM
Here is fifth installment in the series, Colorado Avalanche greatest players by jersey number: 40 through 49. Click here for part four. 40: Alex Tanguay (1999-2006) has his number 18 retired for the Halifax Mooseheads. He scored at least one point in his first five games as a rookie, including his first...

Colorado Avalanche Greats by the Numbers: 30 Through 39
November 12th, 2012 at 4:52 PM
Here is the fourth installment in the series, Colorado Avalanche greatest players by jersey numbers: 30 through 39. Click here for part three. 30: Marc Denis (1996-2000) was drafted in the first round in the 1995 draft as the goalie of the future. It never worked out for Denis, who only...

Joe Sakic and His Overtime Magic
November 11th, 2012 at 11:10 PM
In honor of Joe Sakic, who goes into the Hockey Hall of Fame Monday, here is the list lf his NHL record eight playoff overtime goals. All goals came after the team moved from Quebec. 1. 4/25/1996, Western Conference Quarterfinals versus Vancouver. After the teams had split the first four games,...

Colorado Avalanche Greats by the Numbers: 20 Through 29
November 9th, 2012 at 2:30 PM
Here is the third installment in the series, Colorado Avalanche all-time greatest players by jersey number: 20 through 29. Click here for part two. 20: Rene Corbet (1995-99) won the AHL rookie of the year trophy in 1994 as a member of the Cornwall Aces. He score two goals in game two...

Colorado Avalanche Greats by the Numbers: 10 through 19
November 6th, 2012 at 11:18 AM
***PHOTO1*** Here is the second installment in the series, Colorado Avalanche all-time greatest players by jersey number: 10 through 19. Click here for part one. 10: Brad May (2005-07) was a tough guy who never backed down from a fight. His short time is Colorado was not without controversey. There was a...

Colorado Avalanche Greats by the Numbers: Single Digits
November 3rd, 2012 at 4:38 PM
Since the day the Colorado Avalanche arrived in the mile high city from Quebec in 1995, 221 players have worn the burgundy and steel blue sweater for at least one game. From numbers one through 99, only 67 have actually been in use. Some numbers are obvious (19, 21,33), others not...

NHL Players Find New Teams While Lockout Continues
October 5th, 2012 at 6:08 PM
With the lockout now in full swing, NHL players are looking else where for work. There are several Avalanche players are rumored to go overseas during the lockout. Newly-named captain Gabriel Landeskog has been linked to playing for Rosenborg (Norway) and Djurgardens (Sweden). Between the two teams, going to Djugardens would...