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AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien flattens Tyson Barrie with monster check (GIF)

Winnipeg Jets forward Dustin Byfuglien flattened Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie with a monster check into the corner boards during Sunday night's game at the MTS Centre.Byfuglien then immediately followed it up with a takedown of Avalanche center John Mitchell when he tried to stick up for his teammate.Byfuglien was credited with eight hits in the game, more than...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Varlamov’s new civil suit

Thanks in large part to other recent scandals throughout multiple different sports, the news coming out today regarding Semyon Varlamov, the Colorado Avalanche’s starting goaltender, is exactly that: news. With off-ice issues once again shadowing Semyon Varlamov, the Colorado Avalanche’s cornerstone goaltender will be under even more of a magnifying glass than before. Evgeniya...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Semyon Varlamov being sued by ex-girlfriend

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov is being sued by his ex-girlfriend who had previously accused him of domestic abuse, reports NBCSports.com. Varlamov was arrested on second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault charges last October, but his case was dismissed in late December. In the lawsuit, Evgeniya Vavrinyuk, Varlamov’s ex-girlfriend, alleges repeated instances...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets defeat Avalanche in overtime

The Colorado Avalanche lost in overtime for the third time of the season in a Sunday matinee on the road against the Winnipeg Jets. Colorado (2-4-3) falls to 0-3 in overtime this season after they posted a league-best 15-8 record in extra time last year. Andrew Ladd, Winnipeg’s (3-5) captain, provided a goal and an assist while leading his team to a 2-1 victory. Ladd deflected...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Iginla scores first 2 goals of season to lead Avalanche past Canucks

  Jarome Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-3 on Friday night. Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists and Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which broke out of an offensive slump to earn its first home win of the season. It was also the first win for goalie Semyon Varlamov, who...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs' Varlamov says groin healed, will start in net Friday vs. Canucks

  Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he's healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team's website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. The Russian goaltender went on injured reserve after tweaking his groin in a pregame skate last Thursday at Ottawa. Reto Berra started against...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs’ turnaround will be predicated on physicality

To say that the Colorado Avalanche are off to a slow start would be to state a capital-T Truth. To say that the team is already buried while in front of notoriously fiery head coach Patrick Roy would be an exercise in folly. Speaking after practice at Family Sports in centennial on Tuesday, Patrick Roy told Nick Groke of the Denver Post his plan. “The way we practiced today, this...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche ice cold to start season

Anticipation was high, the fan base was as excited as ever for the start to the season. This was supposed to be the year in which the Colorado Avalanche were going to restore their name as a perennial contender. However, this has not been the case. Not even close. Colorado fell to the Florida Panthers – the team that could only draw 7,000 fans to a home game last week – last...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy on Avs: “We’re not sharp mentally.”

Following a 2013-14 that saw the Colorado Avalanche rise to become one of the most formidable teams in the Western Conference, the Avs entered 2014-15 with high expectations. Instead of building off of their very successful 2013-14, the Avs have arrived in 2014-15 with a thud. The Avs have collected just four points through their first seven games and have often looked completely...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Berra and Varlamov return this week

Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy said the team wouldn't panic when it came to injuries to their top two goaltenders, starter Semyon Varlamov and backup Reto Berra. Yesterday, they were informed they will getting both net-minders back this week.#186403000 / gettyimages.comAccording to Mike Halford of ProHockeyTalk,  the Avalanche plan on removing Varlamov from injured...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

5 steps for the Avs to get their season on track

Six games into last season, the Colorado Avalanche were 6-0 and everyone was trying to figure out if their group of young and talented players was for real. The unproven bunch finished the regular season with 112 points and a Central Division title. This time around, they stumbled out of the gate to a 1-4-1 record and are at risk of letting the season slip away before they have...
Via Mile High Sports
8 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Goalie Reto Berra Injured on Thursday

The Colorado Avalanche continue to lose goalies as Reto Berra left Thursday night’s game at the 2:46 mark of the first period when he was involved in a collision with Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris. Colorado was leading the game 1-0 at the time but ended up losing 5-3. #476983717 / gettyimages.comThe injury to Reto Berra is being described as an upper body injury which occurred...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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