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KHL cuts team and reveals 6-month salary delays

Denver Post (Joe Nguyen) — The Kontinental Hockey League has cut a Russian team as it tries to fix worsening financial problems, including debts to league players of over $17 million.
  • New: 26 min ago

Avalanche assistants Tim Army, Dave Farrish and Francois Allaire won’t be back

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — The Avalanche Tuesday announced that assistant coaches Tim Army, Dave Farrish and Francois Allaire won't return to Jared Bednar's staff next season.
  • 23 hr 35 min ago

Nashville Predators beat Anaheim Ducks, advance to 1st Stanley Cup Final

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Teresa M. Walker) — NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, ensuring the Nashville Predators’ magical postseason now includes the franchise’s first trip to the...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Penguins strike early, destroy Senators 7-0 to take 3-2 lead

Denver Post (Will Graves) — PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it "getting to our game."
  • 2 days ago

Nathan MacKinnon, Calvin Pickard help spark Canada to 4-2 comeback win over Russia, claiming spot in gold medal game

Denver Post: All Things Avs (The Denver Post) — Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon and his former Colorado teammate, Ryan O'Reilly, had goals 111 seconds apart late in the third period as Canada stormed back to beat Russia 4-2 in the semifinals...
  • 4 days ago

Frei: Avalanche’s 2000-01 team deservedly makes the cut to the NHL’s “Top 20 Greatest NHL Teams.” But what about…

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — A case can be made that the Avalanche winning Denver's first major-league championship in 1996 was a thrill that can't be duplicated, but the 2001 team was better, entrenched in Denver by then and...
  • 4 days ago

Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators in OT

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Teresa M. Walker) — John Gibson made 32 saves for Anaheim, which was the last team to beat the Predators in Nashville in the playoffs last spring in Game 4 of their first-round series.
  • 5 days ago

Avalanche winger Mikko Rantanen has winning goal as Finland beats U.S. in world championships

Denver Post: All Things Avs (The Denver Post) — Avalanche winger Mikko Rantanen had the decisive goal in Finland's 2-0 win over the United States and Colorado goalie Calvin Pickard stopped 19 of 20 shots to help Canada beat host-country Germany...
  • 5 days ago

Predators rally, beat Ducks to take 2-1 Western finals lead

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Teresa M. Walker) — The Predators grabbed a 2-1 lead in the series with their 10th straight home win in the postseason going back to last season.
  • 7 days ago

Avalanche’s Matt Duchene breaks scoreless string, has goal in Canada’s win over Finland

Denver Post (The Denver Post) — New York Islanders center Anders Lee scored at 12:57 of the third period to break a 3-3 tie and the United States went on to take a 5-3 win over Russia Tuesday in hockey's world championships at...
  • 7 days ago

Pittsburgh Penguins knot series with Game 2 victory over Ottawa Senators

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Will Graves) — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 shots for his second shutout of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their Eastern Conference final against Ottawa with a 1-0 victory in Game 2 on Monday...
  • 8 days ago

Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon has three assists as Canada routs Norway

Denver Post (The Denver Post) — Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon had three assists Monday in Canada's 5-0 win over Norway at the world championships in Paris, giving him five goals and six assists in six games at the tournament.
  • 9 days ago

Energized Anaheim Ducks even Western finals, beat Nashville Predators

Denver Post (Greg Beacham) — Nick Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Anaheim Ducks roared back from an early two-goal deficit to even the Western Conference finals with a 5-3 victory over...
  • 9 days ago
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Bobby Ryan lifts Senators past Penguins in OT in Game 1

Denver Post (Will Graves) — Bobby Ryan beat Marc-Andre Fleury on a breakaway 4:59 into overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference...
  • 10 days ago
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Frei: Good news is, Avalanche reps doing well in world championships. Bad news is, they’re there.

Denver Post (Terry Frei) — The woeful Avalanche has been done for five weeks after posting the worst NHL regular-season record since the expansion Atlanta Thrashers' inaugural season in 1999-2000.
  • 10 days ago
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James Neal’s OT goal puts Predators past Ducks to open West final

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Greg Beacham) — James Neal scored 9:24 into overtime, and the Nashville Predators kicked off their first appearance in the Western Conference finals with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
  • 11 days ago
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Predators’ postseason run has turned Music City into Smashville

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Teresa M. Walker) — The place known as Smashville is ready for its close-up.
  • 11 days ago
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Avalanche signs Russian defenseman Andrei Mironov

Denver Post (The Denver Post) — The Avalanche Friday signed 22-year-old Russian defenseman Andrei Mironov to a two-year entry-level contract. The signing came after the Avalanche received the long-awaited official notification...
  • 11 days ago
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Ducks eager for rematch with Pekka Rinne’s Predators in West final

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Greg Beacham) — After beating Anaheim in two previous playoff series, the fantastic Finn and his Predators are looming again in front of the Ducks in the Western Conference finals. Game 1 is Friday night in...
  • 12 days ago
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Nathan MacKinnon, Canada get to 4-0 at World Championships with win over France

Denver Post (The Denver Post) — Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, the tournament's second-leading scorer through four games, had an assist Thursday in Canada's hard-fought 3-2 win over France in the World Championships at Paris.
  • 12 days ago
Blog Articles

Draft Cupcakes: Maxime Comtois

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Scouting the 2017 Draft: Maxime Comtois could be a guy worth trading down for. [ Raw Charge ] 2017 Draft: Maxime Comtois plays with passion, drive. [ NHL ] Maxime Comtois’s NHL draft stock has...
  • New: 7 hr 40 min ago

Let’s celebrate Joe Sakic being alive

Mile High Hockey (jeremylambert88) — Even if it means people got released Joe Sakic is alive. I know many fans wondered whether or not that was the case following the most miserable season in franchise history, but Tuesday proved...
  • 13 hr 10 min ago

Playoff Nightlies 5/23/17

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good evening sports fans. We have a pair of elimination games tonight. In the Memorial Cup, St John and Seattle play to move on to the semi-finals or be done. Ottawa faces elimination at the...
  • 18 hr 40 min ago

Avalanche dismiss Roy-era bench staff

Mile High Hockey (Ryan Murphy) — In the first big organizational shake-up of the offseason, Colorado parted ways with a handful of assistant coaches. If you can remember back to last August, you might recall Patrick Roy left...
  • 22 hr 57 min ago

Avalanche assistants Tim Army, Dave Farrish and Francois Allaire won’t be back

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — The Avalanche Tuesday announced that assistant coaches Tim Army, Dave Farrish and Francois Allaire won't return to Jared Bednar's staff next season.
  • 23 hr 35 min ago

Draft Cupcakes: Nikita A. Popugaev

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — 2017 Draft: Nikita Popugaev brings big talent. [ NHL ] The next ones: Nikita Popugaev. [ The Hockey Writers ] 2017 Draft Watch: Nikita A. Popugaev. [ Editor in Leaf ] NHL Draft Spotlight:...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Nashville Predators beat Anaheim Ducks, advance to 1st Stanley Cup Final

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Teresa M. Walker) — NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, ensuring the Nashville Predators’ magical postseason now includes the franchise’s first trip to the...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Playoff Nightlies 5/22/17

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good evening sports fans. Tonight begins a series of elimination games for the NHL conference finals, could be two in a row or it could be as many as 4 in a row if there are two games 7. NHL ...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

2017 IIHF Worlds: Avalanche Player Wrap-Up

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Sweden took home gold medals from the IIHF World Championships yesterday in Cologne. I wouldn’t say they were the best team over the 3 weeks but they were the best when it mattered. Or luckiest....
  • 2 days ago

Draft Cupcakes: Kristian Vesalainen

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Kristian Vesalainen is Finland’s power forward threat for the 2017 Draft. [ The Hockey News ] Kristian Vesalainen – 2017 NHL Draft prospect profile. [ The Hockey Writers ] Kristian Vesalainen...
  • 2 days ago
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Penguins strike early, destroy Senators 7-0 to take 3-2 lead

Denver Post (Will Graves) — PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it "getting to our game."
  • 2 days ago

State of the Blog Address 2017

Mile High Hockey (Ryan Murphy) — The Colorado Avalanche must change and so must the leadership at our beloved Mile High Hockey. Happy Sunday MHH, Ryan here. You know, the guy who’s been holding the steering wheel on this beast...
  • 3 days ago

Playoff Dailies 5/21/17

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good morning sports fans. It’s medal day for the World Championships along with an afternoon game in the NHL capped off with the Mem Cup this evening. IIHF Worlds 10:15am ET - Finland vs...
  • 3 days ago

Nathan MacKinnon, Calvin Pickard help spark Canada to 4-2 comeback win over Russia, claiming spot in gold medal game

Denver Post: All Things Avs (The Denver Post) — Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon and his former Colorado teammate, Ryan O'Reilly, had goals 111 seconds apart late in the third period as Canada stormed back to beat Russia 4-2 in the semifinals...
  • 4 days ago

Playoff Dailies 5/20/17

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good morning sports fans. The IIHF Worlds present the semi-finals from Cologne, the Colorado Eagles try to clinch the Western Conference Championship and the Memorial Cup and Stanley Cup playoffs...
  • 4 days ago

Frei: Avalanche’s 2000-01 team deservedly makes the cut to the NHL’s “Top 20 Greatest NHL Teams.” But what about…

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — A case can be made that the Avalanche winning Denver's first major-league championship in 1996 was a thrill that can't be duplicated, but the 2001 team was better, entrenched in Denver by then and...
  • 4 days ago

Playoff Nightlies 5/19/17

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good evening sports fans. Tonight we have the NHL, the ECHL and the opening game of the 2017 Memorial Cup. The IIHF returns tomorrow morning with the Semi-finals Memorial Cup Host Windsor has...
  • 4 days ago

Draft Cupcakes: Kailer Yamamoto

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Kailer Yamamoto is good at big hockey. [ Raw Charge ] Kailer Yamamoto is an Intriguing Option in NHL Draft . [ Mile High Sticking ] The 2017 NHL draft profile: Kailer Yamamoto. [ The Canuck...
  • 5 days ago
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Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators in OT

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Teresa M. Walker) — John Gibson made 32 saves for Anaheim, which was the last team to beat the Predators in Nashville in the playoffs last spring in Game 4 of their first-round series.
  • 5 days ago

Avalanche winger Mikko Rantanen has winning goal as Finland beats U.S. in world championships

Denver Post: All Things Avs (The Denver Post) — Avalanche winger Mikko Rantanen had the decisive goal in Finland's 2-0 win over the United States and Colorado goalie Calvin Pickard stopped 19 of 20 shots to help Canada beat host-country Germany...
  • 5 days ago