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Mile High Hockey May 15, 2016

2015-16 Colorado Avalanche Year-End Review: Andrew Bodnarchuk

The midseason waiver wire pick-up was as disliked by fans for the contract spot he occupied as his level of play. When Andrew Bodnarchuk was claimed by the Colorado Avalanche on waivers on January 5th, 2016, general manager Joe Sakic was in a bit of a bind. Top defenseman Erik Johnson had just gone down with another knee injury, top defensive prospects Nikita Zadorov and Chris Bigras were deemed not-yet-ready-for-prime-time, and backup options Brandon Gormley and Zach Redmond were not performing well in reserve roles. The short-term solution was 27-year-old journeyman defenseman,...
Mile High Hockey Apr 25, 2016

Max Noreau Signs a Two-Year Deal In Switzerland

After scoring 75 points the last two years for Avalanche AHL affiliates, the 28-year old defenseman will taking his talents back to the land of tiny knives and timepieces. When Maxim Noreau signed a two-year AHL deal with the Colorado Avalanche in 2014-15, he surely viewed the opportunity as his best chance to return to the NHL. But when the organization chose instead to promote youngsters like Nikita Zadorov and Chris Bigras to bolster its struggling NHL blue line (and claim Andrew Bodnarchuk off waivers), he likely saw the writing on the wall. Friends of the site, Eurolanche, reported...

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