2:46 PM EDT, Sat September 22, 2018
Mile High Hockey 2 hours ago
Preseason Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Afternoon date in Minnesota

Preseason Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Afternoon date in Minnesota

The kids get a shot to see what they can do against the Wild today. NHL Preseason hockey continues to roll on as the Colorado Avalanche travel north to St. Paul Minnesota to play the Minnesota Wild in an afternoon affair. The Avs fell flat in their first preseason game against the Vegas Golden Knights, losing 5-1 at home, so head coach Jared Bednar is expecting a much more competitive performance out of his boys today. From NHL.com, Bednar stated that the group of players that didn’t play aginst Vegas will get the game today. “I expect more out of our group tomorrow [Saturday] now,...
The Denver Post 6 hours ago
Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon will long be one of the NHL’s most underpaid players — and he doesn’t care

Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon will long be one of the NHL’s most underpaid players — and he doesn’t care

Name the NHL's five-best players and Nathan MacKinnon, based on what he accomplished last season, is definitely on the list. The electrifying Avalanche center had a 39-goal, 97-point season before finishing second In Hart Trophy voting as the league's MVP.
Mile High Hockey 6 hours ago
Morning Flurries: Afternoon games and prospect success

Morning Flurries: Afternoon games and prospect success

Brandon Saigeon is picking up where he left off and the Avalanche prepare for their next preseason tilt The Colorado Avalanche raised some eyebrows when forward Brandon Saigeon, who was immediately AHL-eligible after being drafted by the team this summer, was sent back to the OHL following his time at training camp. The move certainly reeked of asset mismanagement, given that draft selections immediately eligible for pro play in the minors are somewhat rare - especially for North American players. Luckily, Saigeon isn’t being squandered back in the major juniors. He’s already getting...
The Denver Post 21 hours ago
Newcomer Philipp Grubauer in net for Avalanche in second preseason game

Newcomer Philipp Grubauer in net for Avalanche in second preseason game

Newly acquired goalie Philipp Grubauer will make his Avalanche preseason debut Saturday's at the Minnesota Wild. Grubauer, who won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals in June, will be backed up by free-agent signee Pavel Francouz.
Mile High Hockey Sep 21, 2018
Analyzing the forward depth chart of the Colorado Avalanche

Analyzing the forward depth chart of the Colorado Avalanche

Can the strong yet top-heavy offensive attack become a little more balanced this season? The Colorado Avalanche had a perfectly respectable offensive attack last season. They finished 10th in the league in goals per game, potting an average 3.1 tallies per tilt, and managed to boast the 8th ranked power play conversion rate to boot. It was a clear strength of the team, yet there was still an Achilles heel: depth scoring. If a team could manage to shut down MacKinnon’s line (no small feat), then the team hardly had any options. While that may sound dire, it offers an optimistic future....
The Denver Post Sep 20, 2018
Avalanche coach Jared Bednar is looking for difference makers

Avalanche coach Jared Bednar is looking for difference makers

Many players entered Avalanche training camp knowing there were no true open positions to try out for, but that doesn’t mean head coach Jared Bednar has already set his roster for the regular season.
Mile High Hockey Sep 20, 2018
Morning Flurries: Avalanche one of many to make massive roster cuts after Tuesday

Morning Flurries: Avalanche one of many to make massive roster cuts after Tuesday

The NHL season just keeps getting closer by the day, bringing all the hot takes and insane preseason drama we could have possibly asked for in the process! With all the NHL clubs waist-deep in preseason action, and junior clubs starting their seasons in the next handful of days to weeks, teams have started to thin out the herds a bit. Cuts have been made for a good chunk of the league, sending junior players that aren’t legitimately auditioning for an NHL role back to their current teams and minor league mainstays to their affiliates to get ready for training camp. For the Avalanche,...
Last Word on Hockey Sep 19, 2018
Colorado Avalanche Roster Faces First Cuts

Colorado Avalanche Roster Faces First Cuts

After their first preseason game last night, the Colorado Avalanche roster faced its first round of cuts. Their training camp roster, initially at 55 players, is down to 45. Colorado Avalanche Roster Reduced For the Avs, this first round of cuts consists of seven forwards and three defensemen. The vast majority of the players left off the reduced roster will report to the Avs' AHL affiliate, the Colorado Eagles. A couple of players were returned straight to their junior teams due to their age and the NHL-CHL transfer agreement. Now, most of the moves thus far were to be expected, as much of...
Mile High Hockey Sep 19, 2018
Colorado Avalanche reassign 10 players bringing camp roster to 45

Colorado Avalanche reassign 10 players bringing camp roster to 45

After dropping their first preseason game last night, the Colorado Avalanche have trimmed their training camp roster by 10. The team has reassigned a number of players to the AHL Eagles, while sending Nick Henry and Brandon Saigeon back to junior. Here is a complete look of the cuts: C J.C. Beaudin - Colorado Eagles (AHL) LW Matthew Boucher - Colorado Eagles (AHL) D Kevin Davis - Colorado Eagles (AHL) D Nolan De Jong - Colorado Eagles (AHL) C Josh Dickinson - Colorado Eagles (AHL) C Grayson Downing - Colorado Eagles (AHL) RW Nick Henry - Regina Pats (WHL) C Julien...
Mile High Hockey Sep 19, 2018
Morning Flurries: Avalanche drop preseason tilt, Senators continue to implode

Morning Flurries: Avalanche drop preseason tilt, Senators continue to implode

In a night of preseason surprises, it just wasn’t meant to be for the Colorado Avalanche. You’d think, at this point, that we’d all be used to the Vegas Golden Knights laughing the other teams right off of the ice. But after Vegas absolutely steamrolled Arizona in their first preseason tilt - taking home a 7-2 final score with Arizona’s number two in net across from WHL prospect Dylan Ferguson - and then did the same to the Avalanche on Tuesday night, skating away with a 5-1 decision in their favor. In Colorado’s defense, preseason is preseason and Paul Stastny went out there...
Mile High Hockey Sep 19, 2018
Preseason: Vegas Golden Knights grab 5-1 victory over Colorado Avalanche

Preseason: Vegas Golden Knights grab 5-1 victory over Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche lose round one of the preseason chaos Hockey is finally back. And nothing is more welcoming than Mark Rycroft saying “Mikko Rantanen is going to be the Avs’ next 50 goal-scorer.” Gotta love hometown hot takes! (I really hope he’s right) Moving on though, there’s really no reading into this atrocious score from a team standpoint. The preseason is a chance to get a look at individual players and potential line combinations, and with that in mind, let’s take you through it. First Period The Avalanche had a rough start after the MacKinnon line came off the ice and the...
The Denver Post Sep 19, 2018
Analysis: Avalanche remains patient with goalie Spencer Martin

Analysis: Avalanche remains patient with goalie Spencer Martin

If you assume Semyon Varlamov will remain healthy -- and that's been a bad assumption for the last three years -- the Avalanche appears to have enough organizational goaltending depth to not worry about the position. There's Varlamov and newly signed free agent Phillip Grubauer -- the 2018 Stanley Cup champion from the Washington Capitals -- with the Avs. And there's three other guys looking to occupy the two spots with the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League and one with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL.
The Denver Post Sep 19, 2018
Avalanche loses preseason opener to Vegas Golden Knights

Avalanche loses preseason opener to Vegas Golden Knights

Rookie defenseman Ryan Graves -- acquired from the New York Rangers for Chris Bigras in February -- scored Colorado's goal.
The Denver Post Sep 18, 2018
From DU captain to Avalanche hopeful, Logan O’Connor to make NHL preseason debut

From DU captain to Avalanche hopeful, Logan O’Connor to make NHL preseason debut

Three months ago, right winger Logan O'Connor had every intention to return to the University of Denver and play out his senior season as the Pioneers' captain.
Mile High Hockey Sep 18, 2018
Colorado Avalanche Game Day: It’s Here!!

Colorado Avalanche Game Day: It’s Here!!

The Vegas Golden Knights head to the Pepsi Center to open up the preseason schedule It’s here! Hockey is here! Tonight the Colorado Avalanche open their preseason schedule as they host the defending Western Conference champion Vegas Golden Knights. This is going to be our first chance to see the Avs in action since their incredibly surprising run to the playoffs last spring. A lot of outsiders are predicting regression for the team, so there is a lot for this group to prove this season. We are going to see the two major offseason additions tonight as both Ian Cole and Matt Calvert are...

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    Nathan MacKinnon

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    Duncan Siemens

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  • Semyon Varlamov

    Semyon Varlamov

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    Mikko Rantanen

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    Tyson Barrie

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