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Alex Pietrangelo isn’t a realistic option for the Avalanche

Alex Pietrangelo isn’t a realistic option for the Avalanche

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports It would be great to land a star like Alex Pietrangelo in free agency, unfortunately, the Avalanche won’t do what’s necessary to sign him As one of the best defensemen the NHL, Alex Pietrangelo is going to have a lot of interested suitors, should he makes it to the free agent market this offseason. Due to their abundance of salary cap space and a desire to go “all-in” for a Stanley Cup over the next few years, it stands to reason that the Colorado Avalanche would likely be among them. Unfortunately, with the way the Avs have done business over the...
Mile High Hockey Sep 21, 2020
Colorado Avalanche Nathan MacKinnon snubbed for Hart

Colorado Avalanche Nathan MacKinnon snubbed for Hart

DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 27: Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Edmonton Oilers at the Pepsi Center on November 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. | Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Snubbed, I say! Colorado Avalanche fans will be able to celebrate Cale Makar winning the Calder Memorial Trophy tonight, but it’ll be a little disappointing as it didn’t come next to a maiden Hart Trophy victory for Nathan MacKinnon. Leon Draisaitl took the Hart Trophy this year, along with the Ted Lindsay, despite being the second best player on his line all season. Leon...
Mile High Hockey Sep 21, 2020
Cale Makar wins the Calder Trophy for NHL Rookie of the Year

Cale Makar wins the Calder Trophy for NHL Rookie of the Year

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Cale Makar beats Quinn Hughes for the 2020 Calder Trophy After one of the best debut seasons we’ve seen in a long time, Colorado Avalanche defender Cale Makar has been named the winner of the 2020 Calder Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year. Makar beat out Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes and Chicago Blackhawks forward Dominik Kubalik for the honor. Cale Makar of the Avalanche won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year Monday.https://t.co/DgMOO48zXF— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) September 21, 2020 Makar received 116 first place votes from...
The Denver Post Sep 21, 2020
Avalanche’s Cale Makar wins Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year

Avalanche’s Cale Makar wins Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year

Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar, the 2019 Hobey Baker Award winner as college hockey's best player, won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year on Monday.
Mile High Hockey Sep 21, 2020
Bowen Byram could be off to Sweden for the season

Bowen Byram could be off to Sweden for the season

Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Colorado Avalanche prospect Bo Byram might be looking to continue his development in Sweden With so much uncertainty surrounding the 2020-21 hockey season in North America, a number of top prospects are looking to continue their development in European professional leagues - Bowen Byram and Montreal Canadiens prospect Cole Caufield among them. Over the weekend, a Swedish sports site mentioned Byram among a number of high-end youngsters that are being recruited to play in Europe while their North American seasons are on hiatus. As of right...
Mile High Hockey Sep 19, 2020
Colorado Avalanche ink Logan O’Connor to two-year extension

Colorado Avalanche ink Logan O’Connor to two-year extension

Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via One item of business is completed for Joe Sakic The Colorado Avalanche kicked off their offseason business by signing Logan O’Connor to a two-year contract extension. O’Connor had been on a two-year Entry Level Contract after signing out of the University of Denver in 2018. With that contract expiring following the conclusion of the 2019-20 season O’Connor was set to become a restricted free agent with arbitration rights. The Avalanche has re-signed forward Logan O'Connor to a two-year contract.https://t.co/PbcjYGpc8N— Avalanche PR...
The Denver Post Sep 18, 2020
Avalanche re-signs former DU star Logan O’Connor on two-year contract

Avalanche re-signs former DU star Logan O’Connor on two-year contract

The Avalanche re-signed forward Logan O’Connor on a two-year deal that will keep the former University of Denver star at home through the 2021-22 season, the team announced Friday.
Mile High Hockey Sep 18, 2020
Colorado Avalanche showing interest in Coyotes defender Niklas Hjalmarsson

Colorado Avalanche showing interest in Coyotes defender Niklas Hjalmarsson

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Joe Sakic could be ready to make a splash in the trade market When Erik Johnson got injured in the playoffs, it became very obvious that the Colorado Avalanche needed another veteran defender who could excel in a shut down role. With an aging Ian Cole not getting the job done when asked to expand his role, Joe Sakic’s team had a very clear hole in their depth chart. Now, it looks as though Sakic is trying to fill that hole through the trade market. This week, rumors started to swirl that the Arizona Coyotes will be looking to sell off most of the veteran...
Mile High Hockey Sep 18, 2020
Morning Flurries: Nikita Zadorov in the rumor mill

Morning Flurries: Nikita Zadorov in the rumor mill

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Speculation heats up as the offseason approaches It's finally that time of year where the NHL collectively begins to look toward plans and moves for the upcoming 2020-21 season and naturally trade speculation follows. The Athletic ($) put up their trade board update which contained unsurprisingly Nikita Zadorov but also Erik Johnson. The Colorado Avalanche will have some decisions to make on how to shape their defense going forward but also get the most out of the assets they already hold. Latest for @TheAthleticNHL: The NHL Trade Big Board...
Mile High Hockey Sep 17, 2020
Don't expect a Cale Makar extension this offseason

Don't expect a Cale Makar extension this offseason

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Colorado Avalanche are likely to wait until the end of next season to sign Cale Makar to an extension When the Colorado Avalanche drafted Cale Makar fourth overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, they thought he was going to be good - it’s hard to believe anyone thought he would be this good, this quickly. At 21-years old, Makar is already one of the best defensemen in the NHL and it’s only a matter of time before he’s an annual mainstay among the Norris Trophy finalists. Technically still a rookie this season - despite making his debut in the 2019...
Mile High Hockey Sep 16, 2020
Internal solutions aplenty for Colorado Avalanche roster holes

Internal solutions aplenty for Colorado Avalanche roster holes

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Joe Sakic has some low-cost high-upside options available to him this offseason Before NHL free agency officially kicks off on October 9th the Colorado Avalanche will undoubtedly put together a shopping list for which roster holes to address for the upcoming 2020-21 season. With the impending flat cap of $81.5M and looming extensions to Gabe Landeskog and Cale Makar the Avalanche have to watch expenditures more closely than they are used to despite currently sitting on over $22M in cap space with 28 contracts signed. The window of contention doesn’t have...
Mile High Hockey Sep 14, 2020
Who stays? Who goes? Who might the Avalanche move this offseason

Who stays? Who goes? Who might the Avalanche move this offseason

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports A breakdown on where players stand this offseason After a disappointing Game 7 loss in the second round of the playoffs, 2019-20 season is officially over for the Colorado Avalanche. As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, the focus for the Avs and general manager Joe Sakic now shifts to one of the most unorthodox offseasons we’ve ever seen. In a world where most teams will be looking to cut salary, the Avalanche are one of the few who will actually have money to spend. That doesn’t mean Joe will be bringing everyone back. With an eye towards winning a...
Mile High Hockey Sep 14, 2020
Colorado Avalanche to loan Martin Kaut To HC Dynamo

Colorado Avalanche to loan Martin Kaut To HC Dynamo

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Avalanche youngster will begin the season playing at home in the Czech Republic The Colorado Avalanche have decided to loan young forward Martin Kaut to HC Dynamo of the Czech Extraliga. Having not seen game action since March, this will give Kaut the opportunity to be on the ice in a competitive setting while we wait for the start of the 2020-21 NHL season. He is expected to make his season debut with HC Dynamo soon. While the rest of the Avalanche were in Edmonton battling in the NHL playoffs, Martin Kaut stayed home in the Czech Republic and has been...
The Denver Post Sep 12, 2020
Chambers: Nathan MacKinnon is not your typical Lady Byng winner

Chambers: Nathan MacKinnon is not your typical Lady Byng winner

Nathan MacKinnon is a deserving recipient of the 2020 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. The Avalanche's fiery superstar, however, is certainly not a quintessential choice.
The Denver Post Sep 11, 2020
Nathan MacKinnon wins Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship

Nathan MacKinnon wins Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship

Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon has won the Lady Byng Trophy given for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with strong play.

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    Cale Makar

    Avalanche’s Cale Makar wins Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year

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    Pavel Francouz

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