Colorado Avalanche Wiretap

Hawks Win To Clinch Ninth Straight Playoff Berth

Mar 20, 2017 2:26 AM

After a sluggish start, Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks stormed back late with a rapid-fire rally to strengthen their grip on first place in the Central Division -- and the Western Conference.

Toews scored twice, and Richard Panik and Artemi Panarin each had a goal in a span of 3:02 in the third period to erase Colorado's two-goal lead and send the Blackhawks past the Avalanche 6-3 on Sunday night for their fifth straight win.

The victory, combined with Los Angeles' 5-2 loss at Calgary on Sunday, clinched Chicago's ninth straight playoff berth.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Henrik Lundqvist Records 400th Win

Feb 12, 2017 3:05 AM

Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for his 400th career win, and the New York Rangers earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Saturday.

Lundqvist is the 12th goaltender in NHL history with at least 400 wins and the first European-born goaltender to reach the mark.

Tags: New York Rangers, Colorado Avalanche, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

NHL Eyeing Games In Sweden, China

Feb 3, 2017 6:41 PM

While the NHL's participation in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea remains very much in doubt, the league and its players are close to finalizing two international events next season -- one in Sweden and one in China.

The NHL is awaiting word from the NHLPA on whether they will approve two regular-season games between the Avalanche and the Senators, in Stockholm, Sweden, on Nov. 10-11, as well as two preseason games between the Kings and the Canucks, in China, a source familiar with the discussions told ESPN.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor

Matt Duchene Open To Trade From Avs

Jan 27, 2017 12:08 PM

Center Matt Duchene, who leads the last-place Colorado Avalanche in goals, said he's open to a move as the Feb. 28 trade deadline approaches.

"I'm open to it," Duchene told The Denver Post on Wednesday. "When I say open to it, I know it's part of the business, and it's something that might happen. I'm not hiding from it. I'm not running away. I'm not banging my head. I understand it's part of what we deal with as pro athletes."

Duchene, 26, has two more years, worth $6 million per season, on his current deal.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Patrick Marleau Scores Four Goals In Third Period

Jan 24, 2017 2:03 AM

Patrick Marleau's four-goal flurry in a 13 1/2-minute span helped the San Jose Sharks beat the last-place Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.

The left wing became the 12th player in NHL history to score four goals in a period and the first since Mario Lemieux on Jan. 26, 1997, at Montreal, according to the NHL.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Landeskog Doesn't Want To Be Traded From Avs

Jan 17, 2017 5:54 PM

Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog said he does not want to be traded, reiterating that he wants to be a part of last-place Colorado's rebuild.

The last-place Avalanche dealt veteran forward Cody McLeod to the Predators in exchange for prospect Felix Girard.
"I want to be an Avalanche, to stay an Avalanche and be in Denver for a long, long time," Landeskog told the Denver Post on Monday.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Avs Trade Cody McLeod To Predators For Prospect

Jan 14, 2017 2:11 AM

The sell-off began in Colorado on Friday with the last-place Avalanche dealing veteran forward Cody McLeod to the Nashville Predators in exchange for prospect Felix Girard.

A source told ESPN that the Avalanche retained 40 percent of McLeod's remaining salary and cap hit. The 32-year-old has another year left on his deal after this season at a $1.33 million cap hit.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Jackets Trade Goloubef To Avs For Stanton

Nov 29, 2016 3:06 AM

The Blue Jackets have traded defenseman Cody Goloubef to the Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Ryan Stanton, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced tonight. Stanton has been assigned to the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate.

Stanton, 27, has appeared in 120 career NHL games, registering four goals and 23 assists for 27 points with 71 penalty minutes and a +14 plus/minus rating with Washington, Vancouver and Chicago. 

Goloubef, 26, was selected by the Blue Jackets in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft and tallied 2-16-18 and 41 penalty minutes in 96 career NHL games with the club. He also picked up 20-57-77 and 254 penalty minutes in 217 career AHL games, including 2-5-7 and 22 penalty minutes in 16 games with Cleveland this season.

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Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Roy In No Rush To Return To Coaching

Sep 9, 2016 1:55 AM

Patrick Roy said Thursday he's in no rush to return to coaching.

Roy, who has kept a low profile since resigning as coach of the Avalanche, met with the media for the first time since stepping down in August.

"Right now, I just want to enjoy myself," Roy said after dropping the puck before a World Cup of Hockey exhibition game in Quebec. "Obviously, if something happens, they need to talk to the Avalanche [for permission]."

Roy has one year remaining on his contract with the Avalanche. He also had served as the team's vice president of hockey operations

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor

Avs Name Jared Bednar Head Coach

Aug 25, 2016 3:55 PM

Colorado has hired Jared Bednar, former coach of the AHL champion Lake Erie Monsters, to replace Patrick Roy as coach of the Avalanche, the team announced Thursday.

Roy, the Hall of Fame goaltender, abruptly quit as Avalanche coach and vice president of hockey operations two weeks ago, sending the team on a late-summer quest to fill the vacancy.

Roy cited a disconnect between himself and management over his roles.

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic called Bednar "one of the top up-and-coming coaches in our business" and said he fit the profile he wanted after going through the interview process.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Signing

Patrick Roy Resigns As Coach Of Avs
Patrick Roy said that he was not on the same page with the organization.

Avs Sign Tyson Barrie To Four-Year Deal
Tyson Barrie led all Colorado defenseman with 49 points in 78 games last season.

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Avs, Mikhail Grigorenko Agree To One-Year Deal
Mikhail Grigorenko scored six goals and had 21 assists for the Avs last season.

Nathan MacKinnon Signs Seven-Year, $44.1M Deal With Avs
Nathan MacKinnon scored 21 goals and had 31 assists for the Avs last season.

Barrie, Kreider Among 24 Players Filing For Salary Arbitration
The NHL players' teams must now decide Wednesday whether to go to arbitration.

Avs Place Brad Stuart On Waivers
The Avalanche have the intention of buying out Brad Stuart's contract.

Avs Acquire Grimaldi From Panthers For Berra
Rocco Grimaldi scored three goals in 20 games for the Panthers last season.

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Avs Part Ways With Greg Sherman
Greg Sherman had spent five seasons as GM before Joe Sakic's promotion in 2014.

Sakic: 'Roy Will Return For Another Season'
The Avalanche have missed the NHL playoffs for a second straight season.

Avs Send Three Players To Coyotes For Mikkel Boedker
The Coyotes receive Alex Tanguary, Conner Bleackley, and Kyle Wood in the deal with the Avalanche.

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Ducks Claim Chris Wagner Off Waivers From Avs
The Ducks have assigned Chris Wagner to the AHL San Diego Gulls.

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Avs Send Colin Smith, Draft Pick To Leafs For Shawn Matthias
Shawn Matthias had scored six goals for the Maple Leafs this season.

NHL Names Varlamov, Oshie, Koivu 'Three Stars'
Semyon Varlamov went 3-0-0 with one shutout to help the Avs extend their winning streak to five games.

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NHL Names Kane, Holtby, Duchene 'Three Stars' For November
Patrick Kane led the NHL with 15 assists and 23 points to guide the Hawks to a 7-3-3 month of November.

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NHL Names Duchene, Zuccarello, Reimer 'Three Stars'
Avs center Matt Duchene led the NHL with four goals and eight points for the week ending November 15.

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Avs Claim Chris Wagner Off Waivers From Ducks
The Avs have also placed Semyon Varlamov on injured reserve with a groin injury.

Jackets Win First Game Of NHL Season
The Blue Jackets beat the Avs 4-3 on Saturday night for their first win this season.

Avs, Erik Johnson Agree To Seven-Year Deal
Erik Johnson scored 12 goals last season for the Avs, despite missing the final 34 games with a knee injury.

Coyotes Sign Stefan Elliott To One-Year Deal
Stefan Elliott went scoreless in five games with the Avalanche last season.

Avs Trade Rights Of Stefan Elliott To Coyotes For Brandon Gormley
Brandon Gormley appeared in 27 games for Arizona last season, scoring 2 goals.

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