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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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Alex Tanguay
May 28th, 2014 at 3:45 PM
Much was made of Alex Tanguay's return to the Colorado Avalanche last summer. He played his first six NHL seasons with the Avalanche and was a part of the 2001 Stanley Cup Championship team. After spending some time on other teams, predominantly the Calgary Flames, Tanguay came back to Colorado as a...

Patrick Roy Named a Finalist for the Jack Adams Award
May 6th, 2014 at 3:33 PM
Several members of the Colorado Avalanche organization have been named finalists for various pieces of hardware at this year's NHL awards. Ryan O'Reilly, Nathan MacKinnon and Semyon Varlamov are already known to be finalists for an award, and rounding out the list is none other than head coach and living legend,...

The Stage is Set for the Colorado Avalanche’s First Game 7 Since 2003
April 29th, 2014 at 6:45 PM
So it all comes down to this. One game will decide if the Colorado Avalanche will earn their first playoff series win in six years or have their storybook season cut short. The Avalanche organization has been preparing for exactly this scenario for years, this year especially. Over the grind...

Colorado Avalanche Use Script from Game 1 to Win Game 5
April 27th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
As the Colorado Avalanche were practicing in preparation for Game 5 of their first round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild, they knew there was no room for another sluggish performance. The series was tied at two games apiece, and the winner of game 5 at Pepsi Center would take...

Semyon Varlamov Named a Finalist for Vezina Trophy
April 25th, 2014 at 3:57 PM
It has been a strange week for the Colorado Avalanche. While they have been unable to get anything accomplished on the ice, three of their players have officially been named finalists for NHL awards, the latest being goaltender Semyon Varlamov who is up for the Vezina Trophy awarded to the best...

Ryan O’Reilly Named a Finalist for Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
April 22nd, 2014 at 4:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier today the NHL began its series of announcements of the finalists for the NHL awards, starting with the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy awarded to "the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." Among the finalists for...

Colorado Avalanche Fall 1-0 in Overtime in Game 3, Tyson Barrie Injured
April 21st, 2014 at 9:12 PM
Despite a heroic performance from Vezina Trophy candidate Semyon Varlamov, the Colorado Avalanche dropped Game 3 to the Minnesota Wild 1-0 tonight at Xcel Energy Center. Varlamov made 45 saves in what was arguably his best game of the entire season, but shot number 46 was the one that found its way...

Colorado Avalanche Put Their Unmatched Resiliency on Display in Game 1
April 18th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Sometimes it really does feel like hockey games are scripted. If one could write a script for how Game 1 of the opening round series between the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild would go, that script wouldn't be nearly as good as what actually happened. As they have done...

City of Denver Shows Its Playoff Pride for the Colorado Avalanche
April 16th, 2014 at 4:42 PM
In anticipation of the Colorado Avalanche going on a playoff run, the city of Denver is rallying behind its hockey team in a manner most official. At the capitol building downtown, Avalanche flags can be seen waving alongside the state flag, and they will remain there for as long as...

The Colorado Avalanche are the 2014 Central Division Champions
April 13th, 2014 at 10:30 PM
The National Hockey League regular season concluded today, and the Colorado Avalanche have won the Central Division following a St. Louis Blues loss to the Detroit Red Wings and after earning an additional point against the Anaheim Ducks. This is Colorado's first division championship since 2003 and it is well...

Tyson Barrie Has Become Mr. Clutch for the Colorado Avalanche
April 8th, 2014 at 3:45 PM
It is rather amazing how many times the same script has played out in Colorado Avalanche games this season. The game is nearly over, defeat looms, and young defenseman Tyson Barrie delivers a clutch goal to preserve points in the standings for his team. He has three overtime goals this...

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...