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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...

Colorado Avalanche Signing Spree Continues with Four More Players
July 1st, 2014 at 10:24 PM
This has been one of the busiest days in Colorado Avalanche history. On this day alone, the first day of free agency in 2014, Paul Stastny left, the team signed Jarome Iginla, traded a pair of draft picks to the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Brad Stuart, and now has signed...

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 Add Six More Developmental Prospects at 2014 NHL Draft
June 28th, 2014 at 4:09 PM
Rounds 2-7 of the 2014 NHL Draft took place earlier today, not being reserved for prime time like round one was yesterday. In the remaining rounds of the draft, the Colorado Avalanche added six more players to the team's developmental system. Those players in order of selection are as follows:...

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...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Jan Hejda
June 26th, 2014 at 4:06 PM
With the retirement of goaltender J.S. Giguere from the NHL, defenseman Jan Hejda becomes the oldest player on the Colorado Avalanche roster at 36. Even though he is in the twilight of his career, Hejda continues to play at a high level, as he and teammate Erik Johnson are the regular...

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...

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 Preseason Schedule and Home-opener Announced
June 21st, 2014 at 8:27 PM
When the next NHL season begins, the Colorado Avalanche won't have to wait long to get a shot at the team that ended their last campaign. Actually, once the season is underway, Colorado won't have to wait at all, as they will open the season with a two game home...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: P.A. Parenteau
June 19th, 2014 at 8:15 PM
Last season was a bit of a down year for Colorado Avalanche forward P.A. Parenteau. He had 14 goals and 19 assists for a total of 33 points in 55 games. He dealt with several injury problems throughout the year that limited his availability, and when he was on the...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Jamie McGinn
June 17th, 2014 at 6:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** There are numerous ways in which the Colorado Avalanche have found good value in the players they have brought to the team. They have found it in players they drafted themselves. They've found it in players other teams took a late flier on but then let go of. They've found...

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: Tyson Barrie
June 13th, 2014 at 5:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** This past season was a certified breakout campaign for Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie. He was not a regular in the lineup at the start of the year, though he soon thereafter became one, so he only played in 64 of Colorado's 82 games during the regular season. In those...

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: Cory Sarich
June 6th, 2014 at 5:23 PM
On a team that is so well known for its young core of up and coming players, defenseman Cory Sarich is one of the few veterans with a lengthy NHL resume. He was a rookie with the Buffalo Sabres during the 1999-2000 season, then spent seven years with the Tampa Bay...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Patrick Bordeleau
June 4th, 2014 at 9:30 PM
There has been a trend over the last couple of seasons with the Colorado Avalanche of late bloomers finding an NHL home with the team. Defensemen Nick Holden and Andre Benoit, two players who fit that bill, have already been discussed on Avalanche 101. Another player, forward Patrick Bordeleau, has recently...

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...