Avalanche Non-Roster Players Face Contract Crossroads
The Colorado Avalanche face some tough choices with their non-roster players whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the season. Seven players who aren’t starters but are on team contracts will confront their future with the organization shortly. They all filled roles with the Colorado Eagles, the club’s AHL affiliate, and over […]
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Avalanche Face Big Choices on Players With Expiring Contracts
The Colorado Avalanche face some interesting choices over the offseason. They could be set for another substantial roster change. Currently, 12 players listed on the team’s starting roster sit on contracts ending whenever the 2019-20 season’s over. It’s the perfect time to look at each player and consider their chances of staying with the team. […]
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5 Worst Avalanche-Nordiques Draft Classes of All-Time
The Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques hit home runs on some of their drafts, particularly in the first round. However, not every draft turned into a pot o’ gold. In fact, the franchise managed a few stinkers, regardless of location. Here are the five worst drafts ever in franchise history. Buckle up, because this depth of bad […]
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Avalanche-Nordiques Top 10 Goal Scorers All-Time
Have you ever wondered who the top goalscorers are in Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques franchise history? Wonder no more. The franchise has had an interesting history that boasts some Hall of Fame names. Here are the top-10 goalscorers for the franchise. 1.Joe Sakic – 625 Goals Joe Sakic sits atop the franchise-best goalscorers list. With 625 […]
5 Best Avalanche-Nordiques Draft Classes
The Colorado Avalanche share a 40-year history with the Quebec Nordiques, including a checkered record concerning draft selections. The Nordiques joined the NHL for the 1979 season and played 16 seasons before relocating to Denver, becoming the Colorado Avalanche. While the location changed, the draft classes share a hit-or-miss track record. In breaking down the […]
Avs Go From the Basement to Contenders in 3 Years
How did the Colorado Avalanche transform themselves from one of the league’s worst teams, with 48 points in 2016-17, to contending for the top seed in the Western Conference in three short years? Changes. Lots and lots of changes. And it all started with current general manager Joe Sakic. The Perfect Storm – 2016-17 season […]
Avalanche Rookie Martin Kaut’s Tricky Road to the NHL
Rookie Martin Kaut fought to reach his debut with the Colorado Avalanche. The 20-year-old Colorado Eagles call-up proved ready for his NHL shot. His efforts pose a question – should he remain with the club once the injured veterans return? 2018 NHL Draft Kaut participated in the 2018 NHL Draft combine hoping to find a […]
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Avalanche Bet on Their Core at the Trade Deadline
Many rumors swirled around the Colorado Avalanche making a big trade prior to the deadline on Monday, Feb. 24. Those whispers crashed and burned as the cutoff time came and went. While some may wish the team made more of a splash, the front office sent a strong message, and it was a good one […]
Avalanche Face Tough Choices as Injuries Mount
The Colorado Avalanche enter the final week before the trade deadline facing some tough choices. The team has collected injuries like bees collect pollen. After a challenging week, the front office needs to pick a direction. The Sudden Injury Problem The past week put the team in a bind. It started when second-line center Nazem […]
Avalanche Fly Into Air Force Academy Stadium Series
If you haven’t been following the Colorado Avalanche, you may have missed hearing about the upcoming outdoor game. But it’s happening. Saturday, Feb. 15, the Avalanche will be hosting the Kings of Los Angeles in an NHL Stadium Series game at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Despite the lack of wide-ranging attention, […]
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Avalanche Players on the Rise
While the Colorado Avalanche vie for the top of the Central Division and the Western Conference, many of their players are looking at hitting career scoring records. The saying goes that a rising tide raises all boats. A successful Avalanche team boasts some interesting players on pace for new career highs. Some jumps are more […]
Avalanche Streak to the All-Star Break
The Colorado Avalanche headed into the All-Star break running on a much-needed five-game point streak. Racking up eight points in those five games helped the Avalanche re-establish themselves as the second seed in the Central Division. Even better, they managed to earn those precious markers during a five-game home stand, redeeming themselves on the Pepsi […]
Avalanche All-Decade Team: Forwards
It’s time for the final piece of the Colorado Avalanche All-Decade team – the forwards. In some ways, this is the most difficult compilation. The past decade saw the Avalanche move away from wily veterans who played during the team’s Stanley Cup days, to forwards who slogged through the mid-decade turbulence, onto those who are […]
Avalanche All-Decade Team: Defensemen
The Colorado Avalanche entered the past decade with a couple of big name players finishing their careers and new additions transitioning into a new era. The blueliners who took tough shifts over the past decade exemplify the kinds of changes the Avalanche experienced. Some were flashy, some were steady, and some took their share of […]
Avalanche All-Decade Team: Goaltenders
As 2020 begins, it’s time to look back at the past decade for the Colorado Avalanche and remember players who left their mark. First up, goaltenders. The netminders feature the shortest list. However, some interesting questions came up. How do you measure which goaltenders made the grade? While there may have been bigger names on […]
Avalanche Weekly: Captain Nathan MacKinnon and Losses
As Christmas draws near, the Colorado Avalanche have played like a team desperate for some good cheer. The past week has arguably been one of their more challenging weeks this season. In the spirit of the holidays, and because Avalanche fans have suffered enough recently, this week’s good, bad, and ugly will feature a lighter […]
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Avalanche Coaching Costs Them a Win
The Colorado Avalanche lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in heart-wrenching fashion, giving up a 1-0 lead by surrendering three goals in the final three minutes of the game. There’s plenty of blame to go around. While the players wrestled with their own problems on the second night of a back-to-back, they were not the only […]
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