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AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ex-Avs star Forsberg proud, humbled by Hall of Fame induction

  Peter Forsberg spent his playing days thinking about winning, not about the Hall of Fame. On Thursday, the former Colorado Avalanche star reflected on the honor he received earlier this week when he was inducted into the exclusive hockey club. "My kids and grandkids are going to go there and say, `Peter was a pretty good player.' It's an awesome feeling, and seeing my name and...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Forsberg proud, humbled by Hall of Fame induction

DENVER (AP) Peter Forsberg spent his playing days thinking about winning, not about the Hall of Fame. On Thursday, the former Colorado Avalanche star reflected on the honor he received earlier this week when he was inducted into the exclusive hockey club. Forsberg is the sixth Avalanche player to go into hockey's Hall of Fame. He joined Joe Sakic, Patrick Roy, Ray Bourque, Jari...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avs should consider moving O’Reilly

In the past, I’ve been very vocal about my belief that the way the Colorado Avalanche manage their forward lines is not a recipe for long-term success. I won’t rehash all the reasons why I believe that to be the case, but to put it in its simplest terms there are just very few teams with enough talent to be able to score consistently across three lines. Plus, even if you are...
Via Mile High Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Semyon Varlamov re-injures groin, back on the shelf

            Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports The Colorado Avalanche can’t seem to catch a break this year. Seemingly every bounce has gone against them this year, just a year after they seemingly had all the luck in the world on their side. They haven’t been bitten by the injury bug quite as hard as last year, but there are still issues. Starting...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Wilson is out for the rest of the season after shoulder surgery

The Colorado Avalanche said on Tuesday that defenseman Ryan Wilson will have shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season, according to NBC Sports. #187751160 / gettyimages.com  Wilson, 27, appeared in three games this season and averaged just over 11 minutes of ice time. He last played on Oct. 21.The Windsor, Ontario native is in his sixth season with the Avalanche and has...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche G Varlamov day-to-day with groin injury

  The Colorado Avalanche say goaltender Semyon Varlamov is day-to-day after re-aggravating a groin injury and that defenseman Ryan Wilson will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. Varlamov tweaked his groin again in a win over New Jersey on Saturday. He missed three games last month because of the groin. Reto Berra will be in goal Wednesday against Washington. Calvin Pickard...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Wilson out for the season

Soon after the Colorado Avalanche announced that Semyon Varlamov is dealing with another groin injury, coach Patrick Roy informed the media that defenseman Ryan Wilson will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. Roy said Ryan Wilson will have shoulder surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) November 18, 2014 Wilson, who has been...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Varlamov has groin injury, Pickard recalled

Bad news from the Colorado Avalanche – the club announced Tuesday morning that Semyon Varlamov is day-to-day with a groin injury and that they have recalled Calvin Pickard from the Lake Erie Monsters. Varlamov missed practice on Tuesday and there was no timetable released for his return. The injury is especially alarming because Varlamov was forced to miss three games on the injured...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Varlamov day-to-day with groin injury

Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche will be day-to-day with a groin injury, according to an announcement made on the Avalanche website. #457248570 / gettyimages.com Varlamov had been already dealing with a groin ailment this season and was placed on IR in mid-October, missing three games in the process. He had tweaked his groin in a pre-game skate in Ottawa on October...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Are they this bad? Part II

Since the time the first part of this story – which you can read here – was posted, the Colorado Avalanche have won a pair of games to wrap up an East-Coast road-trip. Both of those games, like half of the games the Avalanche played last year, were 1-goal games. Despite the current 2-game winning streak, the Colorado Avalanche still sit in 6th place in their division, above only...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Puck Luck – Colorado can’t beat an Avalanche of shots

Much has been made of the downfall of the Colorado Avalanche so far this season. As predicted by many bloggers and mainstream media alike the Avalanche have come back to earth, so to speak, this season. Unlike last season when the Avalanche had 35 wins (76% of the games) when they were out shot, which was good for first in the NHL, this season the Avalanche have only won two games...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche rumored to host future outdoor game

            The Winter Classic, the NHL’s annual New Year’s Day cash cow, isn’t going away any time soon and will likely only grow in size and spectacle. Unfortunately for Denver, they won’t be getting the NHL’s favorite day. With that in mind, the NHL is looking towards the future in terms of teams and host cities for other outdoor games. It...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy shifts lines; demotes Nathan MacKinnon

            Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Patrick Roy isn’t panicking about the Colorado Avalanche’s rough start. Instead, he’s preaching a word that he probably couldn’t even spell as a player, let alone adhere to: patience. That’s what he preached this morning as he announced tweaks to the line combinations. One of the big moves from...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy was pretty upset about Nathan MacKinnon’s boarding call

Nathan MacKinnon was assessed a five-minute major penalty for boarding after he leaned on Luke Schenn and sent him awkwardly into the boards. Though the contact appeared to be minimal, the officials decided MacKinnon’s contact on Schenn was enough to warrant the penalty. Here’s video of the incident: As you might imagine, Patrick Roy wasn’t happy: (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Winnik leaves game on stretcher after head hits ice

Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Daniel Winnik left Thursday night's game against Colorado on a stretcher after being knocked off balance from a collision and landing onto the ice head first in the very first minute of the game.Winnik chipped the puck past defenseman Jan Hejda into the Avalanche zone when Hejda took him out of the play. Unfortunately, Winnik fell so awkwardly...
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Brad Stuart could miss 2 weeks with hamstring injury

The Colorado Avalanche confirmed today that they will be without the services of defenseman Brad Stuart for potentially two weeks. According to The Score, Stuart suffered the hamstring injury in the second period of Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.#457637600 / gettyimages.comColorado head coach Patrick Roy was quoted as saying, "It's the hamstring. Hopefully...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Building momentum (Video)

Patrick Roy has been channeling his inner Aaron Rodgers, telling everyone to relax, and that the time would come when the Colorado Avalanche will start to look like the same team that stormed the NHL in the 2013-2014 season. If last night’s game against the New York Islanders is any indication of what the Avalanche are about to do, Roy was right (again). The Avalanche, while being...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche’s Erik Johnson Okay to Play After Leaving Winnipeg Game

Colorado Avalanche fans were holding their collective breath last night while waiting to hear whether or not top defenseman Erik Johnson had sustained a concussion. Johnson took an awkward tumble into the boards during play versus the Winnipeg Jets yesterday afternoon and was slow to get up, seen clutching the back of his head. The hit occurred in the third […] The post Avalanche’s...
Via Two Pad Stack
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche pass on Ilya Bryzgalov

The Colorado Avalanche had a rough day in Ottawa earlier this week. On the same day, the Avalanche lost both goaltender Semyon Varlamov and goaltender Reto Berra to injuries. Varlamov suffered a groin injury during the morning skate and Berra suffered a head/neck injury after a collision. With both goalies on the shelf for an undetermined amount of time, the Avs are a team who...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Post suspends Colorado Avalanche beat writer for foul language

The Denver Post has suspended Colorado Avalanche beat writer Adrian Dater for two weeks without pay after the writer used inappropriate language on Twitter. The suspension was handed down after Dater used obscenities in exchanges with other users on October 4th and 5th. Post Editor Gregory L. Moore commented on the suspension, saying: “Journalists need to recognize that they need...
Via Awful Announcing
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL star beats Olympic speed skater in race

Nathan MacKinnon is one of the best young players in the NHL. He’s also one of the fastest. The Colorado Avalanche forward won the Calder Trophy for the league’s best rookie in 2013-14, so his skills with a hockey stick are well-documented. If you didn’t know just how fast the 19-year-old is, though, hockey equipment manufacturer CCM would like to enlighten you. CCM equipped...
Via NESN.com
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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