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Peter Forsberg and Rob Blake Named to Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2014
June 23rd, 2014 at 9:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** The number of former Colorado Avalanche players in the Hockey Hall of Fame will increase from four to six on November 17 when Peter Forsberg and Rob Blake are inducted with the class of 2014. They will Join Jari Kurri, Ray Bourque, Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic as former Avalanche players...

Colorado Avalanche Should Be Well Represented at National Hockey League Awards
April 6th, 2014 at 12:07 PM
As the end of the National Hockey League regular season draws near, there is plenty for fans of the Colorado Avalanche to be excited about. Of course, there is the well documented fact that the Avalanche have had one of their best seasons ever and will be back in 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...

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...