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AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Avalanche's McLeod, Landeskog fined by the NHL

Looking at the schedule. The Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche play again on March 8, 2015, at the Xcel Energy center. This has the possibilities of being a very interesting game. This time, the Wild will have some added muscle with newly acquired forward Christ Stewart who was acquired from the Buffalo Sabres. NEW YORK -- Colorado Avalanche forwards Cody McLeod and Gabriel...
Via Goon's World
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cody McLeod, Gabriel Landeskog fined for late-game antics

Colorado Avalanche forwards Cody McLeod and Gabriel Landeskog each have been fined for their actions during the final seconds of Saturday night’s game against the Minnesota Wild. From the NHL: McLeod has been fined $3,091.40 for entering the game on a legal line change for the purpose of starting an altercation with 8.1 seconds remaining in regulation. Directly off a face...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche captain Landeskog, forward McLeod fined by NHL

NEW YORK (AP) Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog and forward Cody McLeod were fined by the league for their actions in the waning seconds of a 3-1 loss to Minnesota on Saturday. Landeskog was fined $5,000 for a punch he threw at Wild forward Mikko Koivu as both players headed to their benches with 3.3 seconds remaining. Landeskog was given a misconduct penalty. The NHL...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche call up Joey Hishon from Lake Erie

Following the NHL’s trade deadline on Monday, the Colorado Avalanche announced that they had called up Joey Hishon from the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters. The 23-year-old forward will fill a roster spot that was opened by the Avs’ deadline deal that sent Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey to the Boston Bruins. UPDATE: The #Avs have recalled Joey Hishon from @monstershockey. — Colorado...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avs make three deadline deals, send Talbot to Boston

Although the Colorado Avalanche did not make a blockbuster deal at the NHL’s trade deadline on Monday, the club did make three moves. Most significantly, they sent veteran winger Maxime Talbot and forward Paul Carey to the Boston Bruins in exchange for 24-year-old right-winger Jordan Caron and a 2016 sixth round draft pick. The Avalanche lose a veteran locker room presence and...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sean Bergenheim breaks Nathan MacKinnon’s nose

Nathan MacKinnon’s 2014-15 is the perfect example of a sophomore slump. In his second year in the NHL, MacKinnon is poised to fall well short of matching his offensive numbers from his rookie seasons. To make matters worse, MacKinnon was on the receiving end of a brutal check from Sean Bergenheim which left MacKinnon with a broken nose. There was no penalty on the play. As you...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Avalanche And Wild Get Extremely Chippy, Punches Thrown Between Benches

GIF: Cody McLeod crashes the net, Devan Dubnyk gives him a good solid two-handed whack. Goal. pic.twitter.com/OIuWJi59hw — CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 1, 2015 The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild were rather hostile towards one another on Saturday night. It started when Avalanche forward Cody McLeod took a shot at Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk and […] The post The Avalanche And...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs reassign Stefen Elliott

The Colorado Avalanche reassigned defenseman Stefan Elliott to the Lake Erie Monsters on Wednesday, the team announced on Twitter. The #Avs have reassigned Stefan Elliott to @monstershockey. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) February 25, 2015 The 24-year-old was called up from Lake Erie on Jan. 28, but failed to score a single point in five games played. Elliott was healthy...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Colorado Avalanche a Top 20 Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Matt...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Trade deadline looms

To keep him or to deal him? That is the question facing Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy for the Colorado Avalanche prior to the trade deadline. The Colorado Avalanche are gearing up for a playoff run, and with the clock ticking away until the trade deadline, all eyes are fixed towards Ryan O’Reilly. O’Reilly is currently on a line with Nathan MacKinnon and Gabe Landeskog, a line that...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Young stars awaken

The captain and the net-minder. Gabe Landeskog is catching fire, and Semyon Varlamov continues to be the backbone for the Colorado Avalanche. We have hit the 60-game mark in the season, and the Colorado Avalanche are finally hitting their stride. And, more importantly, it is their key young stars that are starting to play up to expectations- finally. Colorado is 4-1 in their past...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hat Trick Alert! Featuring Nathan MacKinnon

Sunday night the Colorado Avalanche hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Pepsi Center. The Avs would take the 5-4 victory, but we also saw something that we’ll probably see a lot of in the future. A Nathan MacKinnon hat trick. MacKinnon tallied one goal in the first period and two more in the second period before he and the ice were showered with hats. Check out all three of the...
Via Beyond The Benches
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford gives up embarrassing goal from center ice (Video)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford gave up an embarrassing goal on a puck dumped from center ice by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart during the third period of Friday night's game at the United Center.Stuart dumped the puck straight to Crawford, who tried to catch the Avs off guard by playing the puck. The puck took some funny hops and managed to sneak right under...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Barrie's pair of goals leads Avalanche past Blackhawks

  Tyson Barrie had two goals and an assist, Gabriel Landeskog scored for the fifth straight game, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Friday night. Colorado used a pair of costly interference penalties on Chicago to win for just the third time in its last eight games. Brad Stuart added his second goal of the season when goaltender Corey Crawford badly misplayed...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Playoff march starts tonight

It is do-or-die time for the Colorado Avalanche, and the first of several key match-ups is set to go tonight, when they face the Los Angeles Kings at Pepsi Center. The Avalanche have won 6 of their past 8 home games, while the Kings enter the match-up having won their past 5 games. However, for both teams, this is a must-win game. According to Terry Frei of the Denver Post, Semyon...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Long climb ahead for Colorado

View image | gettyimages.com After a whirlwind 2013-14 season, the Colorado Avalanche have come back to Earth this year and are now in a precarious position. After a four-game losing streak, followed shortly by a two-game winning streak, the Avs sit on the edge of a cliff looking up. Above their heads is the playoffs, […] The post Long climb ahead for Colorado appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Briere's underappreciated career nearing its close

DENVER -- Every day Daniel Briere enters the Pepsi Center for Avalanche practices or games, he walks past the visiting locker room where he lost his NHL innocence. At age 37, with his diminished role and an expiring contract at the end of the season, you might even say he's walking the full circle of his NHL life. "I do think about it every time I see that locker room," Briere said...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 53: Continue beating bad teams in Colorado

After barely squeaking out a win in Toronto, the Rangers are in Denver tonight to take on the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs sit in last place in the Central Division after making the playoffs last season. This isn’t that surprising, as most #fancystats folks predicted a monumental fall from grace, which was followed up by multiple Read more → The post Game 53: Continue beating...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Fixing the Avalanche power play

Last month, Along the Boards started a series denoted to fixing the Colorado Avalanche. Then, the Avalanche decided to get hot, hot enough to delay and change parts of the series. Even through the month of January that saw Colorado get back into the playoff hunt, one part of their game has been found sorely […] The post Fixing the Avalanche power play appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

AHL goalie Reto Barra scores goal and celebrates in style (Video)

Lake Erie Monsters goaltender Reto Barra became only the 11th goaltender in AHL history to score a goal with an empty netter against the Chicago Wolves, and he celebrated in style by skating to the bench for high-fives.Barra, who was sent down to the minors by the Colorado Avalanche just last weekend, shot it down the ice and nailed it dead center into the Chicago net for the goal...
Via Holdout Sports
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Opponents not happy with goalie's celebration

Goalies scoring goals are like fat guy touchdowns: They don’t happen often, and they aren’t often pretty, but they’re always fun to watch. Reto Berra became the latest goaltender to turn the tables, as he found the back of the net Friday night in an AHL game. Berra’s currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche’s AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, and he’s making...
Via NESN.com
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche looking to trade Ryan O’Reilly

The Colorado Avalanche are reportedly shopping around Ryan O’Reilly and are looking to acquire defensive help. This report falls squarely in the “rumor” department, but it’s worth discussing considering the skill involved in a potential deal and the fact O’Reilly was at the center of several trade rumors during his contract dispute this summer. The source of this report...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Post fires Avalanche writer Adrian Dater

Ed Note: On November 30th, Awful Announcing fired associate editor Steve Lepore after becoming aware of a pattern of harassing behavior on social media.  You can read our entire statement on the matter here.  Adrian Dater always seemed on his way to a blow-up.  After multiple very public episodes of bombastic behavior throughout his career, Dater was let go by the Denver...
Via Awful Announcing
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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