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Quarantined Zach Parise, Jason Pominville out for Minnesota Wild with mumps

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Dave Campbell) — Forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville were diagnosed with the highly contagious disease and must miss at least three games.
  • New: 2 hr 56 min ago

Maple Leafs agree to acquire Brian Boyle from Lightning, per AP source

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Stephen Whyno) — A person familiar with the trade says the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to acquire forward Brian Boyle from the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • 20 hr 5 min ago

All present and accounted for at Avalanche practice

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — All 22 healthy Avalanche players were on the ice Monday morning as Colorado practiced before its flight to Philadelphia, where it will meet the Flyers to open a three-game road trip Tuesday night.
  • 23 hr 52 min ago

Former NHL enforcer Andrew Peters suspended as youth coach following brawl

Denver Post: All Things Avs (John Wawrow) — Former NHL enforcer Andrew Peters has been suspended indefinitely as coach of a youth hockey team pending a Buffalo police investigation into his role in an on-ice brawl.
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Tick, tick, tick … the deadline approaches, and Avalanche’s Landeskog and teammates know it

Denver Post (Terry Frei) — The NHL trading deadline is Wednesday at 1 p.m., when the Avalanche will be in Ottawa and, if it sticks to the tentative schedule, will have wrapped up a practice about an hour earlier.
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

Jeremy Smith has 34 saves in Avalanche’s win over Sabres

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — This shouldn't change anything, of course, but the Avalanche jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead on goals from Gabe Landeskog, Mikhail Grigorenko and Tyson Barrie and held on to beat the Buffalo...
  • 2 days ago

Avalanche Journal: Somebody out there probably was playing his last Colorado home game

Denver Post (Terry Frei) — At the Buffalo-Colorado opening faceoff Saturday night, the NHL trading deadline was 89 hours away.
  • 2 days ago

Frei: It’s amazing that the Avalanche is drawing as well as it is. Yes, “well.”

Denver Post (Terry Frei) — In a season in which the Avalanche has pulled off very few upsets, this is at least a bit surprising. The hockey team, by far the worst in the NHL, still is outdrawing the Nuggets. Stan Kroenke...
  • 2 days ago

Avalanche’s Erik Johnson and Rene Bourque green-lighted to face Sabres

Denver Post (Terry Frei) — Defenseman Erik Johnson, out since Dec. 3 after suffering a broken fibula, and winger Rene Bourque, who hasn't played since suffering a head injury on Feb. 1, both said after the Avalanche's...
  • 3 days ago
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Avalanche can’t overcome Filip Forsberg’s hat trick in loss to Predators

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — In a game of odd bounces Thursday, the host Nashville Predators fought threw two Avalanche slow-rollers to win 4-2, sweep the five-game season series and increase their winning streak to six over...
  • 4 days ago
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Avalanche goalie Jeremy Smith gets significant start in Nashville

Denver Post (Mike Chambers) — Journeyman goalie Jeremy Smith is approaching the 10-year anniversary of becoming an NHL draft pick.
  • 4 days ago
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Avalanche podcast: Music City musings

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers, Terry Frei) — Avalanche writers Terry Frei and Mike Chambers discuss the season-ending injury to defenseman Nikita Zadorov, the pending return of blue-liner Erik Johnson, the upcoming March 1 trade deadline and...
  • 5 days ago
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Erik Johnson plans to return to Avalanche lineup Saturday against Buffalo

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — Erik Johnson is making the trip with the team to Nashville, where the Avalanche faces the Predators Thursday, but won't play.
  • 5 days ago
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Peter Budaj gets revenge as Kings top Avalanche

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — For most of the past two seasons, Peter Budaj toiled in the American Hockey League and seemed destined to finish his career in the minors, or perhaps in Europe.
  • 6 days ago
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Avs Mailbag: NHL trade deadline, expansion draft, fan frustrations and more

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — Denver Post sports writers Terry Frei and Mike Chambers post the Avs Mailbag every other Tuesday during the regular season. This week Chambers takes seven questions, including one about the state...
  • 6 days ago
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Frei: Jarome Iginla on waiting for the NHL trade deadline, talks future

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — As Jarome Iginla put on his skates Tuesday before the Avalanche's optional game-morning skate, eight days remained before the NHL trading deadline.
  • 6 days ago
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Nikita Zadorov injured as Erik Johnson eyes long-awaited return to Avalanche blue line

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — On the last drill of practice Monday, young Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov became tangled with forward Mikko Rantanen, fell to the ice and required assistance to get to the trainers' room...
  • 7 days ago
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Avalanche rallies to force overtime, but Lightning strikes

Denver Post (Mike Chambers) — Back in Denver after a five-game road trip, the Avalanche on Sunday put its one-game winning streak on the line against Tampa Bay at the Pepsi Center.
  • 8 days ago
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Colorado Avalanche’s youth movement could begin around March 1

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Mike Chambers) — General manager Joe Sakic has made it clear to The Denver Post that the Avalanche's rebuilding project will be geared toward youth.
  • 8 days ago
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Calvin Pickard still looks at the stretch run as an audition in the Avalanche net

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — Calvin Pickard played four of the five games on the Avalanche's Eastern road trip, and he is expected to start again Sunday as Colorado faces the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Pepsi Center.
  • 9 days ago
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Blog Articles

Trade Deadline Madness: 1 Day To Go - Pins & Needles

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Less than 30 hours to go before whatever happens, happens. Let your anxiety flow!
  • New: 2 hr 43 min ago

Quarantined Zach Parise, Jason Pominville out for Minnesota Wild with mumps

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Dave Campbell) — Forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville were diagnosed with the highly contagious disease and must miss at least three games.
  • New: 2 hr 56 min ago

Game 61 Preview: Avs @ Flyers

Mile High Hockey (Steven W Page) — With the NHL on the verge of the trade deadline, the Avalanche (17-40-3) begin a road trip in Philadelphia (28-26-7). It may get lost in all the commotion, but the Avalanche have a game tonight....
  • New: 3 hr 58 min ago

Daily Cupcakes: February 28th, 2017

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — At 45 Jaromir Jagr has no plans to hang up skates. [ The Star ] Kevin Shattenkirk dealt to the Washington Capitals . [ SB Nation ] ‘Well, I’m gone’: How former Toronto Maple Leafs ‘trade...
  • New: 5 hr 58 min ago

Maple Leafs agree to acquire Brian Boyle from Lightning, per AP source

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Stephen Whyno) — A person familiar with the trade says the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to acquire forward Brian Boyle from the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • 20 hr 5 min ago

All present and accounted for at Avalanche practice

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — All 22 healthy Avalanche players were on the ice Monday morning as Colorado practiced before its flight to Philadelphia, where it will meet the Flyers to open a three-game road trip Tuesday night.
  • 23 hr 52 min ago

2017 Avalanche trade deadline primer

Mile High Hockey (Ryan Murphy) — Your comprehensive guide to each Avalanche player and the likelihood they could be dressing in a different uniform next week. The NHL’s March 1st trade deadline is fast-approaching and the...
  • 1 day ago

Daily Cupcakes: February 27th, 2017

Mile High Hockey (Sandie Gauthier) — Former Sabres enforcer suspended from coaching after on-ice brawl with teen. [ The Star ] Wild pay the moon for Martin Hanzal in trade with Coyotes . [ SB Nation ] Tampa Bay Lightning ...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

Trade Deadline Madness: T minus 3 Days

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — I was going to wait until tomorrow to start these but the GM’s have gone ahead of schedule. Sunday evening we got a couple of big ones off the board: Kings trade Peter Budaj and some picks to...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Former NHL enforcer Andrew Peters suspended as youth coach following brawl

Denver Post: All Things Avs (John Wawrow) — Former NHL enforcer Andrew Peters has been suspended indefinitely as coach of a youth hockey team pending a Buffalo police investigation into his role in an on-ice brawl.
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Tick, tick, tick … the deadline approaches, and Avalanche’s Landeskog and teammates know it

Denver Post (Terry Frei) — The NHL trading deadline is Wednesday at 1 p.m., when the Avalanche will be in Ottawa and, if it sticks to the tentative schedule, will have wrapped up a practice about an hour earlier.
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

Landeskog leads Avalanche to a 5-3 home victory over the Sabres

Mile High Hockey (Ryan Murphy) — You’re not dreaming, ladies and gentlemen. This actually happened. Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals and an assist, and Jeremy Smith made 34 saves for his first NHL victory in goal as the...
  • 2 days ago

Jeremy Smith has 34 saves in Avalanche’s win over Sabres

Denver Post: All Things Avs (Terry Frei) — This shouldn't change anything, of course, but the Avalanche jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead on goals from Gabe Landeskog, Mikhail Grigorenko and Tyson Barrie and held on to beat the Buffalo...
  • 2 days ago

GDT: Avalanche vs Sabres 2/25/17 - Game #60

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Sabres of Buffalo tonight at the Pepsi Center. Gamer time is 10:00pm ET, 8:00pm local and will be broadcast on Altitude...
  • 2 days ago

Avalanche Journal: Somebody out there probably was playing his last Colorado home game

Denver Post (Terry Frei) — At the Buffalo-Colorado opening faceoff Saturday night, the NHL trading deadline was 89 hours away.
  • 2 days ago

Frei: It’s amazing that the Avalanche is drawing as well as it is. Yes, “well.”

Denver Post (Terry Frei) — In a season in which the Avalanche has pulled off very few upsets, this is at least a bit surprising. The hockey team, by far the worst in the NHL, still is outdrawing the Nuggets. Stan Kroenke...
  • 2 days ago

From the Rampage Desk: Week 20 - Salvage

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — The beloved Rampage finish off the disastrous Rodeo Road Trip this weekend with a pair of games in Winnipeg. Since winning their last home game more than 3 weeks ago they’ve gone 0-6-1 and haven’t...
  • 2 days ago

Avalanche prospect Tyson Jost doesn’t play nice

Mile High Hockey (Ryan Murphy) — The Avalanche’s top prospect had an incredible evening for UND last night. Ok, I think it’s safe to say Tyson Jost has recovered from the injuries he suffered from running into a goal post last...
  • 3 days ago

Saturday Open Thread: Sabres and more

Mile High Hockey (earl06) — Good morning all. The Avs take on the Sabres tonight, late, at 10pm in the good time zone and 8pm local. Rennie Bork and EJ will return to the lineup, Bork on the 4th with Bad Andy and either Carl...
  • 3 days ago

Avalanche’s Erik Johnson and Rene Bourque green-lighted to face Sabres

Denver Post (Terry Frei) — Defenseman Erik Johnson, out since Dec. 3 after suffering a broken fibula, and winger Rene Bourque, who hasn't played since suffering a head injury on Feb. 1, both said after the Avalanche's...
  • 3 days ago
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