Colorado Avalanche Moving On

report this ad DENVER — The brief message on social media from Colorado defenceman Nikita Zadorov was rhetorical in nature: “How is your bracket ?” Because obviously, it’s pretty messy. The eighth-seeded Avalanche certainly played a big role in that. Colorado knocked off the Calgary Flames — the top team in the West — in […]

Flames Trail Avalanche 3-1 in Series

report this ad CALGARY — The saying “when eating an elephant take one bite at a time” applies to the Calgary Flames. Facing elimination in Friday’s fifth game of their opening-round playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche, Flames head coach Bill Peters doesn’t want his players making the mountain bigger by thinking they have to win […]

Avalanche Sign Makar

The Colorado Avalanche have made a significant signing as they inked Cale Makar, their fourth-overall selection from the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract. Makar just closed out his second season with UMass-Amherst in the NCAA and is set to join the Avalanche during their playoff run. Makar finished his NCAA career […]

Avalanche Beat Coyotes in Shootout

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon’s shootout goal lifted Colorado over the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night and the Avalanche tightened their grip on the second Western Conference wild-card berth. MacKinnon and Derick Brassard also had power-play goals in regulation for Colorado, which extended its lead over Arizona to three points in the race for the […]

Avalanche Battling Hard for Playoff Berth

A little over two weeks ago, the Colorado Avalanche looked dead in the water. It appeared time to focus on draft picks and free agency. The list of challenges was long. Goaltending had been uneven, at best. Both Philipp Grubauer and Semyon Varlamov had averaged save rates in the .800’s through December and January, helping […]

NHL Rumors: Edler, Barrie, Karlsson, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, we focus on the negotiations between the Vancouver Canucks and Alex Elder, whether or not the San Jose Sharks would be willing to move on from Erik Karlsson and what the Colorado Avalanche will do with defenseman Tyson Barrie. Alex Edler Deal Coming But Not Imminent Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet […]

NHL News & Notes: Landeskog, Stone & More

In today’s NHL News & Notes, Gabriel Landeskog will miss four to six weeks with an injury, Mark Stone has officially signed his new contract extension with the Vegas Golden Knights and Erik Karlsson’s latest health update isn’t very encouraging for the San Jose Sharks. Related: NHL News & Notes: Green, Lehner & More Landeskog […]

Quebec Nordiques – A History of Beer, Brawls, and Van Halen

The Quebec Nordiques almost didn’t exist. And depending on who you ask, maybe they shouldn’t have existed at all. In fact, their story begins on the other side of the continent, under the considerably warmer skies of San Francisco, California. The Nordiques (roughly translated as the “Northerners” or “Northmen”) were originally called the San Francisco Sea […]