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Experience not required: Rookie coaches a growing NHL trend
July 17th, 2017 at 9:52 AM
***PHOTO1*** Rick Tocchet is the kind of coach who doesn't mind if a player calls him at 9 p.m. to share a thought. He doesn't expect that to change as he goes from a Pittsburgh Penguins assistant to head coach of the Arizona Coyotes. Tocchet has done it before, and his...

NHL draft: Avalanche selects another scooter-type defenseman, five others Saturday
June 24th, 2017 at 11:59 AM
***PHOTO1*** In Day 2 of the NHL draft Saturday, the Avalanche continued to focus on play-making defensemen and remained quiet on the trade front. With the first pick of the second round at the United Center in Chicago, the Avs chose Conor Timmins, a 6-foot-1, 184-pound defensemen who has similar attributes...

Avalanche prospects helped Colorado Eagles reach the upcoming ECHL Finals
May 24th, 2017 at 11:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** LOVELAND â?? The Avalanche's American Hockey League affiliate,. the San Antonio Rampage, didn't make the playoffs, either. So as the season wound down, the Avalanche maneuvered to dispatch four of its young prospects to the ECHL Colorado Eagles, in the Loveland-based franchise's first year of a working agreement with the...

Predators’ postseason run has turned Music City into Smashville
May 12th, 2017 at 3:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** NASHVILLE, Tenn. â?? The place known as Smashville is ready for its close-up. The Nashville Predators have reached their first Western Conference final in franchise history and that has spread hockey fever far beyond their arena and the team's loyal legion of fans. Stars from Carrie Underwood to Lady Antebellum...

Nathan MacKinnon, Canada get to 4-0 at World Championships with win over France
May 11th, 2017 at 4:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, the tournament's second-leading scorer through four games, had an assist Thursday in Canada's hard-fought 3-2 win over France in the World Championships at Paris. Before a sellout crowd at AccorHotels Arena, Marc-Edouard Vlasic's goal broke a 2-2 tie in the third period and Canada improved to...