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Avalanche Lose Pickard to Expansion
June 22nd, 2017 at 10:49 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Colorado Avalanche emerged from the expansion draft with one less goaltender when the Las Vegas Golden Knights selected Calvin Pickard. He was thrust into the spotlight this year when Semyon Varlamov went down for the season with injuries that required surgery on his hip and groin. Pickard played 50...

Cal Foote, son of Avalanche legend Adam Foote, a likely first-round NHL draft pick
June 19th, 2017 at 12:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** During a joyous occasion in 2001 at the Pepsi Center, Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote was being interviewed at his locker stall when 2-year-old Callan Foote approached his dad for a congratulatory hug. The interview continued, as did the hug. The Avs had just defeated the New Jersey Devils in Game...

Analysis: Avalanche enters NHL’s crucial offseason stretch with significant needs
June 19th, 2017 at 6:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** The NHL's busiest off-ice time of the season is upon us, with next weekend's entry draft followed by the July 1 opening of the free agency period. This year, there is additional activity with the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who will pluck one player from each of the 30 existing...

Colorado Avalanche Draft Strategy
June 18th, 2017 at 8:23 AM
***PHOTO1*** With the 2017 NHL Entry Draft just around the corner, teams are finalizing their plans. After a 48 point season, the Colorado Avalanche need to deliver a positive draft in many ways. The Avalanche have a chance to show what the new direction of the team is going to be...

Sakic Needs to Deliver Some Hope
June 11th, 2017 at 4:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** Coming off the worst season of any NHL team in the last 20 years, the Colorado Avalanche need to accomplish a lot. They need to turn over the roster, they need to find a new set of assistant coaches and they need to prepare for the upcoming draft. However, all...