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Colorado Avalanche Sign Tyson Barrie to Two Year Contract Through 2015-2016 Season
September 4th, 2014 at 7:53 PM
As the NHL preseason draws nearer, the Colorado Avalanche have taken care of their last bit of contract business before the season begins. Budding defenseman Tyson Barrie has been signed to a deal that will keep him in an Avalanche uniform for the next two seasons. The deal is reportedly...

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...

NHL Releases 2014 Preseason Schedule, Colorado Avalanche Open on Sept. 22
August 20th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
Nearly four months since the end of the last season for the Colorado Avalanche, we now know when they will next take the ice against another NHL team. On September 22 the Avalanche will open their seven game preseason at home against the Anaheim Ducks. That game will be the...

Annual Burgundy/White Game to Be Held September 21 at University of Denver
August 15th, 2014 at 4:08 PM
In a little over a month, on September 21, the Colorado Avalanche will play their first hockey game since last April, assuming that the as yet unannounced preseason schedule doesn't have one earlier. Granted, there won't be anything at stake, but it is the event that signals the return of...

Which Colorado Avalanche Prospect is Most Likely to Debut This Season?
August 14th, 2014 at 6:07 PM
With the depth that the Colorado Avalanche currently have on the roster, the team appears to be in pretty good shape heading into the upcoming season. While that is good for the team and the fans, it does mean that some of the young prospects in the developmental system will...

Stacking up the Central Division in 2014-2015
August 9th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
The last piece on Avalanche 101 fired up the imagination to see what it would be like if there was an All-Central Division team. This time, we're going to stay a bit closer to reality and try to tease out how the division standings might shake out this season.  This could...

All-Central Division Team for 2014-2015, If There was One.
August 4th, 2014 at 8:16 PM
As the offseason drags along, it is natural to get a little antsy in anticipation of hockey's return. It is also natural to get a little imaginative to try to pass the time. To that end, Avalanche 101 has decided to imagine what it would be like if there was...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Nathan MacKinnon
July 31st, 2014 at 3:06 PM
The time has at last come for the final installment of the player preview series for the upcoming season, concluding with none other than superstar in the making, Nathan MacKinnon. After just his first year in the NHL, it is clear that MacKinnon is on track to become one of...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Ryan O’Reilly
July 28th, 2014 at 2:32 PM
It was a bit of long wait to be able to preview the upcoming season for Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly. For almost three months since the Avalanche had their last campaign cut short, O'Reilly was not under contract with Colorado, and until that changed, it was not reasonable to...

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...

Ryan O’Reilly, Colorado Avalanche Finally Agree to Terms and Avoid Arbitration
July 23rd, 2014 at 2:48 PM
In mid June, the Colorado Avalanche announced that they would arrange for a salary arbitration hearing with restricted free agent Ryan O'Reilly, as the team and O'Reilly's agent had been unable to agree on an extension for the talented forward. Now, almost a month and a half later, the Avalanche...

The Colorado Avalanche Announce the Addition of an ECHL Affiliate, the Fort Wayne Komets
July 22nd, 2014 at 5:40 PM
The family of hockey teams affiliated with the Colorado Avalanche got a little bigger on Tuesday, as the Avalanche and the ECHL's Fort Wayne Komets have announced a new affiliation agreement. Colorado now has affiliate teams in three minor leagues: The AHL's Lake Erie Monsters, the aforementioned Komets, and the CHL's...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Matt Duchene
July 18th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
At the forefront of the Colorado Avalanche's core of young stars is center Matt Duchene, who was the first of those core players to be brought to the Avalanche when he was drafted 3rd overall in 2009. He is coming off a season where he had a career high 70...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Erik Johnson
July 14th, 2014 at 10:45 PM
For a former first overall pick, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson has quietly settled into a role as half of the team's top defensive pair. Although his usual partner for the last couple of seasons has been Jan Hejda, it is expected that next season Johnson will be paired with...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Jarome Iginla
July 11th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
Headlining the trio of additions the Colorado Avalanche made at the end of June and beginning of July is future Hall of Fame forward Jarome Iginla. The longtime Calgary Flames star has had an illustrious NHL career in which he has scored 560 goals and 607 assists over 17 seasons....

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Brad Stuart
July 10th, 2014 at 9:45 PM
Amidst all of the commotion on the first day of free agency, the Colorado Avalanche acquired a player who was not a free agent. On July 1, the day that free agency opened, Colorado struck a trade with the San Jose Sharks, sending them two future draft picks for defenseman...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Daniel Briere
July 8th, 2014 at 3:27 PM
In the aftermath of the flurry of roster changes that occurred last week, there are some new faces on the Colorado Avalanche who will fill various roles on the team. The first newly acquired player to officially become a part of the Avalanche was veteran forward Daniel Briere, who is...

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...