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Jean-Sebastien Giguere Officially Announces His Retirement from the NHL
August 21st, 2014 at 1:33 PM
A truly great NHL career came to a close today as former Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere officially announced his retirement from hockey as a player. This news has been expected all offseason long, and now the book can close on what was a tremendously successful career. ***PHOTO1*** Giguere made his NHL...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Semyon Varlamov
July 25th, 2014 at 7:27 PM
Last season was a genuine breakout campaign for Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov. He silenced all the doubters by posting a career high .927 save percentage while facing more shots than any other goalie in the NHL, recording a franchise-record 41 wins, and being nominated for the Vezina Trophy. At...

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...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Jean-Sebastien Giguere
May 19th, 2014 at 5:15 PM
Since coming to the Colorado Avalanche in 2011, goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere has been a stabilizing force for the team. He came in at the same time that Colorado acquired Semyon Varlamov, as it had been apparent the previous season that the team needed to push the reset button on their...

Semyon Varlamov Named a Finalist for Vezina Trophy
April 25th, 2014 at 3:57 PM
It has been a strange week for the Colorado Avalanche. While they have been unable to get anything accomplished on the ice, three of their players have officially been named finalists for NHL awards, the latest being goaltender Semyon Varlamov who is up for the Vezina Trophy awarded to the best...

Colorado Avalanche Helpless Again as Minnesota Wild Dominate Game 4
April 24th, 2014 at 11:05 PM
What is there to say about Game 4 of this opening round series between the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild? Aside from the fact that the Wild won by a 2-1 score that doesn't even begin to show how thoroughly they manhandled the Avalanche, it wasn't much to look...

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 Fall 1-0 in Overtime in Game 3, Tyson Barrie Injured
April 21st, 2014 at 9:12 PM
Despite a heroic performance from Vezina Trophy candidate Semyon Varlamov, the Colorado Avalanche dropped Game 3 to the Minnesota Wild 1-0 tonight at Xcel Energy Center. Varlamov made 45 saves in what was arguably his best game of the entire season, but shot number 46 was the one that found its way...

Central Division Series Preview: Colorado Avalanche Vs. Minnesota Wild
April 15th, 2014 at 4:36 PM
At last the time has come. The book is closed on the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are here. And the Colorado Avalanche find themselves in a better position than anyone could have hoped for. On Thursday they will commence their opening round series against the Minnesota Wild...

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’ 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...

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...

Varlamov Shines in Shutout Victory Over Slovan
November 14th, 2012 at 9:49 PM
The two week break did not bother Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov and his Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. He stopped all 32 shots in a 4-0 shutout victory over HC Slovan Bratislava at the Arena 2000. The shutout, his second on the season, pushed his save percentage to the top of the KHL at .946. The win...

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...

Varlamov Playing Well, Will It Carry Over?
November 2nd, 2012 at 6:46 PM
One of the biggest surprises so far this season in the KHL has been the resurgence of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl after the tragic plane accident last September. A huge part of their success has been Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov. Since signing with his former junior club on Sept. 27, he is 7-2-0,...

A Look at the Colorado Avalanche Goaltending Prospects
October 17th, 2012 at 6:13 PM
All good teams are built from the goal out. Colorado may not have the best goaltending in the league, but they do have several top-level prospects, which will be battling it out for playing time in Lake Erie or Denver (CHL). Avalanche goalie prospects start and end with Calvin Pickard. He...