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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...