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Hockey's young stars shine in NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament LOUIS - Hockey's young skill was on display at the NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament. Boston's 23-year-old David Pastrnak, Edmonton's 24-year-old Leon Draisaitl and Vancouver's Elias Pettersson put on an offensive show in the 3-on-3 finale.
Colorado Avalanche: Reaction to the PHWA Voting A couple Colorado Avalanche players have been voted into the mid-season PHWA awards. Some of the voting seems a little odd. The Colorado Avalanche are stil…
Meet Peter Forsberg and get his autograph Feb. 12 Is $99 too much to pay for a chance to not only meet Peter Forsberg, but have him sign something of your choice? I think NOT. That is the option open to you, Avalanche fan, hockey fan, come Feb. 12, when Foppa himself will be in Denver for an autograph signing availability, at 6:30 p.m.
Avalanche Prospect Portfolio: Taking steps It boggles my mind how quickly this season has gone by. With World Junior's in the rearview most of the Avs' prospects are starting in on their push for.
Kickin’ It with Kiz: True or false? Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich would’ve sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees. I'm a big hockey fan and don't think fighting is a necessary part of the game. But with that being said, basketball fights, like one at the end of the Kansas-Kansas State game, can be much more dangerous. With fans and photographers seated right on the court, there's a good chance somebody is going to get caught up in it.
NHL Rumors: NHL one month before trade deadline The NHL trade deadline is just a month away and teams are clamorning around. It is time to get a lay of the land on MY NHL Trade Rumors this Saturday.
Shots from stands, women's 3-on-3 highlight NHL skills event LOUIS - Shooting pucks from the stands and some of the best women's hockey players in the world going back and forth in a 3-on-3 game stole the show at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition. The two new events spiced up the skills competition by showcasing the kind of offensive skill that has become the norm in the sport.
Podcast episode No. 11: Avalanche midseason review In the latest "Can't Hear What Jeremy Says", presented by Bender's at the Westminster Ice Centre, Reagan Smith and I discuss the state of All Things Avs at the NHL All-Star break.
Conor Timmins returns to Eagles lineup tonight Good news: Conor Timmins, out for several weeks recently with a lower-body injury, will return to the Colorado Eagles lineup tonight against the San Antonio Rampage at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland. Game time is 7 p.m. and it offers a nice fix for Avs fans going through all-star-break withdrawal right now.
What's changed with Avs prospect Shane Bowers lately? Well… The 20-year-old former first-round pick who arrived in the three-team Matt Duchene trade has been among one of the Colorado Avalanche's most consistent prospects over the last few months. Bowers' prowess as a technically gifted, two-way skater has been further enhanced by some of the strongest offensive production he has enjoyed over his career.
Chambers: Why Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon is the mid-season NHL MVP Nathan MacKinnon is on pace to win the Hart Trophy for the very reason he finished second in the NHL MVP voting in 2018. The Avs' superstar center is the 2018 version of Taylor Hall, who won the Hart that season with "just" 93 points - four fewer than MacKinnon and 15 behind league scoring leader Connor McDavid.
Hazardous travel as snow continues to hit parts of Colorado Get ready to drop into the weekend with more fresh powder on the way to Colorado. Snow showers will continue moving across parts of the high country from Friday through Saturday, with 2 to 5 inches of new snow expected in the northern and central mountains.
Is Valeri Nichushkin Joe Sakic's best offseason addition? Make no mistake, Valeri Nichushkin is unlikely to become the most productive offseason acquisition for the Colorado Avalanche but he's certainly trending towards the best return on investment.
Avs Mailbag: Why did Cale Makar receive an All-Star Game snub? Denver Post sports writer Mike Chambers responds to questions in the Avs Mailbag every other week during the regular season. Pose an Avalanche - or NHL-related question for the Avs Mailbag. Mike, explain to me how the Avs only got one player in the All-Star Game this year.
Colorado Avalanche: The Nikita Zadorov Shift And I am only saying that based on either being at the game and watching the penalties called or listening to the Altitude TV announcers comment on the inconsistency or the nature of calling penalties in games where Zadorov has been sent to the penalty box.
A Week in the Life of Tyson Barrie: Bonding with new… 10-16 into the life of one of their most important defencemen. It is an overcast morning in Toronto as Auston Matthews drives west out of Toronto's downtown core with Tyson Barrie in the passenger seat. The Maple Leafs team charter is waiting to depart at 11 a.m.
Colorado Avalanche: NHL All-Star Weekend! NHL All-Star weekend is here! How exciting is it that our Colorado Avalanche, Nathan MacKinnon is the captain of the central division? It is his responsibility to speak on the team's behalf and to lead his players to victory.
Avs' Nathan MacKinnon is pseudo leader of four rival Blues at All-Star Game in St. Louis Nathan MacKinnon is off to Saint Louis for NHL All-Star Game weekend at Enterprise Center, home of reigning Stanley Cup-champion Saint Louis Blues. The Avalanche's only all-star will captain the Central Division - serving as the pseudo leader over 10 players, including four Blues.
Avalanche Weekly Breakdown: What to expect in the second half of the season Allie Monroy and Nathan Rudolph discuss the Avs recent success before the NHL All-Star break, what to expect in the second half of the season and more!
Colorado Avalanche 2010s All-Decade Team: Forwards Tanguay was an intricate part of the team's second Stanley Cup win in the previous decade. His re-signing heralded hope for a return to former glory. However, age remains undefeated, and Tanguay was no exception. Despite slowing down, though, Tanguay made a significant impact as a veteran leader.
Avs podcast: Former Colorado center John Mitchell, making a deal for Henrik Lundqvist and more Denver Post hockey writer Mike Chambers sat down with former Avalanche center John Mitchell and some of Chambers' long-time hockey buddies after a recent beer-league skate in the latest episode of Traffic In Front of The Net.
A.J. Greer hasn't changed a thing, despite fewer penalties and a recent uptick in offense 19 in Milwaukee, Greer earned 40 minutes of penalties and a subsequent six-game suspension from the AHL for leaving the penalty box to fight an Admirals forward. His tirade was a microcosm of that style of play Greer has become known for, only this time, in particular, it got a little out of control.
Cale Makar wins "midseason" Calder, Joe Sakic wins GM award As one of the 117 voters of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, along with my role as the chairman of the Colorado chapter, it is my sworn duty to present to you the results of the PHWA Midseason Awards. There are, as you will see, some results that will warm the hearts of Avs fans.
The Tape: Cale Makar's talent is in the details Rookie Sensation Cale Makar is no stranger to highlight-reel scoring plays that get widespread coverage. Those plays are the results of the hard work and.
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