The Colorado Avalanche are coach Jared Bednar’s team. GM Joe Sakic has indicated that Bednar, the emergency hire last summer when Patrick Roy up and quit, “deserves an opportunity” to get a second year and that he intends to build a roster better suited for his systems. Colorado announced it’s not bringing back assistant coaches […]
Elliotte Friedman dropped a bombshell during coverage of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final: The Toronto Maple Leafs have given permission to assistant general manager Kyle Duba to interview with the Colorado Avalanche. Dubas, 31, was hired as an assistant general manager by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014 by team president Brendan Shanahan. […]
Tyson Barrie’s time at the World Championship has ended as a lower-body will rule him out for the rest of the tournament. How Barrie injured himself is what will lead to questions. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Colorado Avalanche defenseman suffered a laceration on his leg while wrestling a teammate at Canada’s hotel.
Playing for Canada at the World Hockey Championship is probably a nice treat for Tyson Barrie after that disaster of a season with the Colorado Avalanche, but now that’s been tarnished as well. Hockey Canada and the Avalanche announced that Barrie will miss the remainder of the tournament thanks to a lower-body injury. On the […]
The NHL Draft Lottery was held in Toronto on Saturday night, with the New Jersey Devils winning it and the Colorado Avalanche … not winning it. Something worth your time: This Mike Johnston piece from Sportsnet.ca that goes behind the scenes of the lottery with commissioner Gary Bettman. Putting the cards in order that deputy commissioner […]
The New Jersey Devils won the NHL draft lottery, vaulting four teams including the last-place Colorado Avalanche and expansion Vegas Golden Knights for the right to the first pick in the draft. The Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars both made huge jumps in winning the second and third lottery drawings. Given just a 2.2 percent […]
The New Jersey Devils won the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night, which saw the Colorado Avalanche tumble from having the best odds all the way to No. 4 overall. The Devils had an 8.5 percent chance at winning the lottery, compared to Colorado’s 18-percent chance. The last time the Devils franchise picked first […]
After a miserable season, which saw a franchise-low 22 wins and multiple attempts to trade their young stars, the only hope Colorado had at the end of the tunnel was the No. 1 draft pick. Instead, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Dallas ALL jumped them in a shocker of a draft as the Avalanche fell to […]
Bless the hearts of the Avalanche’s social media team for trying so hard. The 2016-17 season was one to forget for the Colorado Avalanche. While the Avalanche are done playing hockey for the season, their Twitter account is still going strong as it tries — bless its heart — to make the best of a […]
Micheal Ferland is on the move again. One of his linemates, Calgary Flames star Johnny Gaudreau, takes the pass and throws a few jukes at four Colorado Avalanche skaters. As Gaudreau makes his move and wraps around short-side, Ferland reappears in the frame.
DENVER (AP) Defenseman Erik Johnson neatly summed up the Colorado Avalanche’s dreary season. “Not fun,” he said. “Don’t want to go through it again.” Here’s how far the Avalanche tumbled: Their 48 points were the lowest in a full season since 1999-2000, when the expansion Atlanta Thrashers had 39. Colorado was pretty much out of […]
Vladimir Sobotka felt as though he never left St. Louis. The Blues winger, who spent the last three seasons playing in Russia, scored in his first game back to lift the Blues over the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Blues have won 15 of their last 19 […]