Colorado Avalanche

Avalanche announce signings, but Zadorov may still be KHL-bound
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In the case of the Colorado Avalanche’s Tuesday signings, the most noteworthy name is one that wasn’t on the list. Defenseman Nikita Zadorov still needs a deal, which means there’s still at least some threat that he’d leave for the KHL. A little more than a week ago, reports surfaced that Zadorov may strike a […]

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Report: Duchene could start next season with Avs
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Everyone decided to take a deep breath and go back to their corners when Matt Duchene wasn’t traded July 1. It sounds like everyone is realizing the possibility he could start next season in Colorado. Friedman goes on to say that Duchene’s contract, which has two years left on it, could be a stumbling block.

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Report: Zadorov has ‘mutual agreement’ with KHL, but waiting for better offer from Avs
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Restricted free agent defenseman Nikita Zadorov has a mutual agreement with KHL team CSKA Moscow, but is waiting until the end of July to get a better offer from the Colorado Avalanche according to Igor Eronko of Russian news outlet Sport-Express. The 22-year-old Zadorov said, via Eronko, that term is the sticking point when it […]

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Avs hire two new coaches
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The Colorado Avalanche have hired Ray Bennett as an assistant coach and Jussi Parkkila as goaltending coach. “Ray brings a tremendous amount of NHL experience and hockey knowledge to our team, and Jussi has a proven track record of working with goaltenders

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If nothing else, Avalanche should give Yakupov a real chance at redemption
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When word surfaced that the Colorado Avalanche signed fledgling former No.1 overall pick Nail Yakupov, a lot of people snickered. The logic for the latter reaction is that the Avalanche have been abysmal, so they have little to lose in handing Yakupov a low-risk, one-year contract at a cheap cost. Here’s an unsolicited additional point: […]

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Morning Skate: Shayne Corson's anxiety battle
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 A couple of days after the opening of NHL free agency, the dominoes have yet to fall for a Colorado Avalanche team in need of a makeover. Matt Duchene is the main name rumored to be moved this summer, just like last summer, and a number of teams — including the Bruins — are reportedly […]

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Dallas Stars ready to contend again after summer of upheaval
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Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn, left, congratulates teammate center Devin Shore (17) after Shore scored a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. The Stars won 4-2. The fall for the Dallas Stars was swift – from first to 11th in […]

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Haggerty to Bruins: Just say no to Carlo-for-Duchene deal
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 A couple of days after the opening of NHL free agency, the dominoes have yet to fall for a Colorado Avalanche team in need of a makeover. Matt Duchene is the main name rumored to be moved this summer, just like last summer, and a number of teams — including the Bruins — are reportedly […]

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Avalanche re-sign Andrighetto to two-year deal reportedly worth $2.8 million
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Sven Andrighetto was one of the few bright spots on the Colorado Avalanche this past season — and he didn’t even join the last-place club until the beginning of March. On Wednesday, he was rewarded with a new two-year contract extension,  reportedly worth a total of $2.8 million, per Adrian Dater of BSN Denver. Originally […]

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After meteoric rise up rankings, Makar goes fourth overall to Avs
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For all the talk about Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick, at least one NHL scout believes Cale Makar is the best prospect in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The Colorado Avalanche sure hope that scout is right after they picked Makar fourth overall Friday at United Center. The 18-year-old defenseman has experienced a meteoric rise […]

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Avalanche kick off Day 2 of NHL Entry Draft
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CHICAGO — After a last-place finish in 2016-17, the Colorado Avalanche got to make the first pick of Day 2 at the NHL Entry Draft. With the 32nd overall selection, the Avs took defenseman Connor Timmins from the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. With

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: The Vegas expansion draft special
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The Washington Capitals entered the 2012 draft with high hopes. After trading Semyon Varlamov the year before to the Colorado Avalanche, the Caps had not one, but two first-round picks. Five years later, how does that draft look for Washington? Not so great. NHL.com decided to re-draft the first round of the 2012 draft as […]

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