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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...

Matt Duchene Among Eight Candidates to Grace the Cover of NHL ’15
May 5th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The time has come once again for hockey fans to vote for the player they want to see on the cover of EA Sports yearly hockey game, the latest edition to be NHL '15. As was the case last year, the Colorado Avalanche's own Matt Duchene is one of the...

As Expected, Nathan MacKinnon Named Calder Trophy Finalist
April 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 PM
One day after Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, his teammate Nathan MacKinnon has been officially named a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy for rookie of the year. Truthfully, this surprises no one. MacKinnon led all rookies with 63 points, 24 goals...

Colorado Avalanche Can Clinch Second Place in Central Division Tonight
April 10th, 2014 at 3:52 PM
When the Colorado Avalanche take on the Vancouver Canucks tonight they will have an opportunity to secure home ice in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by clinching second place in the central division. It seems hard to believe, but that is just how amazing this season has...

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...