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Matt Cooke "disappointed and sorry" for injuring Avs Tyson Barrie

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Wild forward Matt Cooke made a statement in front of reporters Thursday as Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie watched his team skate from the visiting bench at the Xcel Energy Center.
  • New: 29 min ago

Patrick Roy has little to say on Matt Cooke's seven-game suspension

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — ST. PAUL, Minn. — Avalanche coach Patrick Roy on Thursday morning had little to say about the length of Matt Cooke's seven-game suspension that was announced Wednesday night from New York.
  • New: 1 hr 59 min ago

Patrick Roy calls for Avs to "put more shots on net" during power play

Denver Post (Adrian Dater The Denver Post) — Of particular urgency to Avs coach Patrick Roy is finding a way to get his team's dormant power play going.
  • 13 hr 12 min ago

Kiszla: Antics of Wild's Matt Cooke difficult to stomach

Denver Post (Mark Kiszla The Denver Post) — Here what's sad: A tense, compelling NHL playoff series between Colorado and Minnesota has been hijacked by a clueless goon like Matt Cooke.
  • 13 hr 12 min ago

Avs coach Patrick Roy remembers Claude Lemieux's debut with Montreal

Denver Post Avalanche coach Patrick Roy was asked after practice about his decision to play rookie Joey Hishon in Thursday's Game 4.
  • 15 hr 3 min ago

Joey Hishon to Make NHL Debut in Game 4

NHL.com ST. PAUL, Minn. – Rookie Joey Hishon is going to be thrown into the deep end, so to speak.Hishon will make his NHL debut in Game 4 of the Colorado Avalanche's opening-round series with the...
  • 19 hr 45 min ago

NHL dream to become reality for Avs call-up Joey Hishon

Denver Post (Adrian Dater The Denver Post) — Joey Hishon, the talented but oft-injured 2010 first-round draft pick of the Avalanche, will make his NHL debut on Thursday as a fourth-line center in Game 4 against the Wild.
  • 20 hr 56 min ago
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Avs' Erik Johnson disgusted by Minnesota's Matt Cooke

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson hopes Matt Cooke is suspended for "a long time" for his hit on Tyson Barrie in Monday's Game 3.
  • 21 hr 18 min ago
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Matt Cooke at hearing as Wild prepares to face Avalanche

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Minus Matt Cooke, who was scheduled to appear before an NHL disliplinary committee in New York on Wednesday, the Minnesota Wild practiced at the Xcel Energy Center to prepare for Thursday's Game 4...
  • 1 day ago
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Nathan MacKinnon, Avs forward, named Calder Memorial Trophy finalist

Denver Post (The Denver Post) — Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon was named a finalist Wednesday for the Calder Memorial Trophy.
  • 1 day 3 hr ago
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MacKinnon A Finalist For NHL's Calder Trophy

NHL.com NEW YORK -- Forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Calder Memorial Trophy, which...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

Avs, Wild await word on suspension of Matt Cooke for dirty hit

Denver Post (Adrian Dater The Denver Post) — Matt Cooke presumably packed light for his one-day trip to New York City on Wednesday. The career baggage that he will bring to his supplemental disciplinary hearing with the NHL's office for...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago
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Wild returns to original game plan after falling behind Avalanche

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo was excited to see his team return to the original game plan in Monday's 1-0 overtime victory after losing its way in Colorado's 4-2 win in Game 2. Minnesota lost the...
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Avs coach Patrick Roy to evaluate Joey Hishon at practice

Denver Post (Adrian Dater The Denver Post) — A look at an interesting moment from Patrick Roy's day in the playoffs coaching the Avalanche.
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Kiszla: Matt Duchene skate encouraging for ailing Avs

Denver Post (Mark Kiszla The Denver Post) — Matt Duchene cut hard and fast, with his skates carving a huge, precise figure 8 in the ice from the blue line to the goal crease, as Avalanche coach Patrick Roy carefully watched his star center...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago
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Ryan Wilson Replaces Injured Tyson Barrie in Lineup

NHL.com ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Avs have done it all season and will now have to do it again.Every time a player has gone done with an injury, their teammates have stepped up their games to help the...
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Ryan Wilson to replace injured Tyson Barrie in Avs defense

Denver Post (Adrian Dater The Denver Post) — ST. PAUL, minn. — Ryan Wilson is the next man up on the Avalanche defense.With valuable defenseman Tyson Barrie now lost to the Avalanche for at least four weeks because of an MCL injury
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Avalanche Farm Report: April 22

NHL.com The Avalanche isn't Denver's only professional hockey team still playing for a championship.The Denver Cutthroats, the Avs' CHL affiliate, were tied 1-1 with the Arizona Sundogs in the...
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Matt Cooke hit on Tyson Barrie prompts NHL hearing request

Denver Post (Mike Chambers The Denver Post) — The NHL Player Safety committee has requested an in-person hearing with Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke for kneeing Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie in Monday's Game 3 at the Xcel Energy Center.
  • 2 days ago
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Ryan O'Reilly, Avs forward, named finalist for Lady Byng Trophy

Denver Post (Adrian Dater The Denver Post) — Ryan O'Reilly of the Avalanche on Tuesday was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy.
  • 2 days ago
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Blog Articles

Bergeron, Kopitar, Toews get Selke nods

Mile High Hockey (Cheryl Bradley) — No real surprises here, but it's going to be tough picking a winner. The NHL announced its nominees for the Selke award. It's going to be hard to pick the winner from this bunch. From the NHL...
  • New: 3 hr 49 min ago

Game 4 Preview: Avalanche at Wild

Mile High Hockey (Cole D Hamilton) — Because 3-1 and 2-2 are really, really different. Part of what makes the playoffs so fun is that every playoff series is filled with compelling narratives for the fans.  Is any two goal lead safe...
  • New: 5 hr 12 min ago

The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - April 24th, 2014

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — EJ is not a fan or Cooke. He raised the question that many fans have been asking: does Cooke belong in the NHL ? But Cooke crossed the line, the league ruled, by sticking out his knee to clip...
  • New: 7 hr 40 min ago

Matt Cooke gets seven-game suspension

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Adrian Dater) — ST. PAUL, MINN. – Seven games for Matt Cooke. This sentence outraged many tonight, at least on my Twitter feed, but it’s about what I expected. On my podcast with Minneapolis...
  • 16 hr 58 min ago

Cooke gets 7 games for knee on Barrie

Mile High Hockey (Cheryl Bradley) — After much deliberation, the Department of Player Safety made its ruling. Avalanche fans certainly are unhappy. Wild fans have a range of reactions. The fact of the matter is that a seven-game...
  • 17 hr 18 min ago

2014 Playoffs: Wednesday Night Open Thread

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Another off night, another slate of thrilling hockey matches on the NBC family of networks. Lookie here, two WC games at decent hours! 7:00pm ET - PIT @ CLB on NBCSN, PIT leads series 2-1 ...
  • 20 hr 12 min ago

Avalanche vs. Wild, 2014 Playoffs Round 1 Game 3

Mile High Hockey (Cheryl Bradley) — The boys in burgundy head to the Twin Cities for Game 3. Questions still remain... Game 2 in Denver was just... I'm not gonna lie, that third goal was like hockey Viagra™. It's been over...
  • 21 hr 50 min ago

Avalanche, Wild lineup notes for Thursday’s Game 4

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — ST. PAUL, Minn. — Interesting lineup changes for both teams heading into Thursday’s Game 4 at the Xcel Energy Center. Often-injured Joey Hishon, the Avalanche’s first-round draft...
  • 21 hr 52 min ago

Hishon will play in Game 4

Mile High Hockey (Cheryl Bradley) — It's actually happening, folks! Patrick Roy has announced that Joey Hishon will play in Game 4 against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. He'll be on the fourth line with Paul Carey Brad...
  • 22 hr 58 min ago

Matt Cooke suspension discussion, Michael Russo on “Hockey Talk”

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Adrian Dater) — A day after Game of the Avs-Wild Game 3, I sit down again with Minneapolis Star-Tribune NHL writer Michael Russo at the Red Cow restaurant in Minneapolis.
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

MacKinnon voted finalist for Calder trophy

Mile High Hockey (Cheryl Bradley) — "OMG! No way!" said no one. Everyone knew that Nathan MacKinnon was a lock for being a finalist in Calder Trophy voting. Most consider him a lock for the award itself. Anyone who's watched more...
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - April 23rd, 2014

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Don Cherry does not like the hit on Matt Cooke . Don Cherry says he can’t justify the hit Matt Cooke laid on Colorado’s Tyson Barrie during Monday’s playoff game between the Avalance and...
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Joey Hishon gets his chance to shine for Patrick Roy Wednesday

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Adrian Dater) — ST. PAUL, MINN. – No pressure on Joey Hishon today or anything. Whether he plays his first NHL game or not on Thursday, a playoff game against the Minnesota Wild, will depend on how he looks...
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2014 Playoffs: Tuesday Night Open Thread

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — For those that need something to take their minds off last night's horror show, the NHL has these tremendous offerings to salve your wounds: 7:00pm ET TBL @ MON on NHLN, Tampa is the first team...
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

Matt Cooke was “reformed?” Roll the video…

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Adrian Dater) — Catching plenty of hate on Twitter today from Minnesota Wild fans who want me to change the subject away from Matt Cooke and his nefarious hit on Tyson Barrie last night. Too bad, there’s...
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Patrick Roy and Minnesota’s Mike Yeo address Tyson Barrie injury Tuesday

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota forward Matt Cooke remains in the Twin Cities and it appears he will waive his right for an in-person NHL disciplinary hearing in New York to answer for his...
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Joey Hishon recalled from Lake Erie

Mile High Hockey (Cheryl Bradley) — Who can't be happy for the guy? It's been a long, painful process for Joey Hishon, not just physically, but emotionally. The first round pick (17th overall) of the Avalanche in the 2010 draft...
  • 2 days ago

Ryan O'Reilly finalist for Lady Byng

Mile High Hockey (Cheryl Bradley) — ...to the surprise of no one It's been made official. Ryan O'Reilly is a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy. The funny thing is that O'Reilly doesn't want to win it. He says it makes him look...
  • 2 days ago

Speculation: Who will be the 6th Defenseman?

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — With our beloved Tyson "Clutch" Barrie out for the foreseeable future, someone needs to step into the lineup in a difficult situation and be reliable at worst and something special at best. Our...
  • 2 days ago

The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - April 21st, 2014

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Does the NHL stop caring about player safety during the playoffs ? No, the most graphic was Chicago defenceman Brent Seabrook’s launch with his shoulder pad into the head of St. Louis...
  • 2 days ago