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How much money do the Colorado Avalanche have and what do they need in Free Agency?

How much money do the Colorado Avalanche have and what do they need in Free Agency?

Using Evolving Wild’s contract model to see where the Avalanche stand before Free Agency. The Colorado Avalanche have a lot of money they can spend this offseason and a lot of spots to fill on their roster. Currently under contract, the Avs have 6 forwards, 6 defensemen, and 1 goalie for next season. Half the minor-league system needs to be re-upped as well. That’s where things stand now, the next step will be re-signing their existing talent under team control and potentially agreeing to terms with some of their unrestricted free agents. After that? Trades (likely around the draft) and...
Mile High Hockey May 18, 2019
If anyone tries to sign someone to an offer sheet, it’s going to be the Colorado Avalanche

If anyone tries to sign someone to an offer sheet, it’s going to be the Colorado Avalanche

It’s time for Joe Sakic to make a bold move There has been a lot of speculation recently that this is the summer we’re finally going to see another offer sheet signed in the NHL. With star players becoming restricted free agents on July 1st and a number of teams in with legitimate salary cap issues, the group of potential targets is bigger than it’s ever been. Though an offer sheet is a weapon in any GM’s arsenal, there is a stigma associated with one that makes most teams shy away from them. In a league that is stuck in a pattern of old school thinking, offer sheets are generally...
Mile High Hockey May 17, 2019
2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Peyton Krebs

2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Peyton Krebs

There are some who think he might be the best playing coming out of the WHL this year “Your talent sets your floor. Your character sets your ceiling.” – Bill Belichick The early days of the Kootenay Ice are long gone. Three WHL championships in 2000, 2002 and 2011 while winning the Memorial Cup 2002 (Avalanche draftee Marek Svatos was apart of that team) are far in the rear view mirror. The 2015-16 was rock bottom. With only 12 wins to their name, they were awarded the first pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, and the Ice chose Peyton Krebs of the Rocky Mountain Raider Bantam AAA...
Puck Prose May 16, 2019

5 moves the Colorado Avalanche should make this offseason

According to general manager JoeSakic, the Colorado Avalanche plan to be aggressive this offseason. Here are five bold moves that could help turn them into Stanley Cup contenders. The Colorado Avalanche are on the cusp of greatness after making the two past Stanley Cup Playoffs. They’ve improved each year. Most importantly, the Avalanche have the […] 5 moves the Colorado Avalanche should make this offseason - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Mile High Hockey May 16, 2019
Which Colorado Avalanche free agents will return?

Which Colorado Avalanche free agents will return?

A look at all 26 expiring restricted and unrestricted free agent contracts Colorado Avalanche General Manager Joe Sakic met with the media earlier this week and outlined an anticipated busy summer ahead. Beyond the draft and upgrades on the unrestricted free agent market, the Avalanche have a lot of work to do on their own list of impeding free agents including a few high profile players. Unrestricted Free Agents With 26 total expiring contracts the Avalanche will need to first decide which, if any, of their own unrestricted free agents they want to bring back. That list includes forwards...
Mile High Hockey May 15, 2019
Gabriel Landeskog joins Team Sweden for the World Championship

Gabriel Landeskog joins Team Sweden for the World Championship

Last week we got news that a number of Colorado Avalanche players would be heading over to Slovakia for the 2019 IIHF World Championship. Sven Andrighetto (Switzerland), Nikita Zadorov (Russia), Philipp Grubauer (Germany) and Tyson Jost (Canada) all jumped at the chance to represent their countries once the Avalanche season came to an end. Now we can add the captain to that list. GABBE KOMMER! Gabriel Landeskog ansluter till Tre Kronors VM-trupp! #trekronor #folketslag pic.twitter.com/F6Kjmxxhkk— Tre Kronor (@Trekronorse) May 15, 2019 Early Wednesday morning, Team Sweden announced...
The Hockey Writers May 15, 2019

Sakic Has the Avalanche Trending up Nicely

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Back in his Colorado Avalanche playing days, Joe Sakic's approach was pretty much title or bust. As the team's general manager, a similar feeling is beginning to develop. Sakic and the Avalanche took a little time for reflection foll... The post Sakic Has the Avalanche Trending up Nicely appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Mile High Hockey May 15, 2019
Colorado Avalanche defender Erik Johnson underwent successful shoulder surgery

Colorado Avalanche defender Erik Johnson underwent successful shoulder surgery

During a playoff run that was filled with positives for the Colorado Avalanche, one thing fans were quick to criticize was the play of veteran defender Erik Johnson. After leading all Avalanche blue liners in ice time over the regular season and playing against the opposition's top line nearly every shift, the 31-year old saw his play decline significantly during the post season. His ice time fell though the San Jose series to the point that head coach Jared Bednar started dressing a seventh defender in order to save Johnson for penalty kill minutes. He wasn’t his usual physical presence...
The Denver Post May 14, 2019
Avalanche re-signing Mikko Rantanen would make him team’s highest-paid player at about $7.5 million per year

Avalanche re-signing Mikko Rantanen would make him team’s highest-paid player at about $7.5 million per year

Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic held a season-ending news conference Tuesday, less than a week after his team lost Game 7 of a Western Conference semifinal playoff series to the San Jose Sharks. Sakic touched on numerous important topics -- none more important than re-signing star right winger Mikko Rantanen.
Mile High Hockey May 14, 2019
Adam Werner’s entry-level deal adds another promising project to depth chart

Adam Werner’s entry-level deal adds another promising project to depth chart

Adam Werner could be Colorado’s next promising project in net Proud and excited to sign my first NHL contract with the @Avalanche. Thanks to my family, friends, teammates and coaches who have supported me along the way #goavsgo— Adam Werner (@awerner30) May 14, 2019 When Adam Werner was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in 2016, he joined one of the league’s most barren prospect cupboards at his position. He was the team’s first goaltender to be selected at the draft since they took Slovakian native Maximilian Pajpach in the sixth round in 2014 two years earlier, having...
The Denver Post May 14, 2019
Avalanche GM Joe Sakic discusses Nathan MacKinnon injury, Mikko Rantanen contract, Jared Bednar extension and more

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic discusses Nathan MacKinnon injury, Mikko Rantanen contract, Jared Bednar extension and more

Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic held a season-ending press conference Tuesday, less than a week after his team lost Game 7 of a Western Conference semifinal playoff series to the San Jose Sharks. Sakic touched on the following subjects:
Mile High Hockey May 13, 2019
MHH Round Table: Reflecting on the 2018-19 Colorado Avalanche season

MHH Round Table: Reflecting on the 2018-19 Colorado Avalanche season

Looking back before looking forward Now that we’ve had a little while to digest the end of the season for the Colorado Avalanche, it’s time to reflect before we look forward to the summer. How do you feel after that surprising playoff run? Tom: I think the win against Calgary is going to go a long way in the development of this young team. The run gives a sense of inspiration, not just with the team but with the management group and fans. It gave a glimpse of what the core of this team is capable of and should inspire a ton of confidence going into next season. Chris: Now that the...
The Denver Post May 12, 2019
Projecting the Colorado Avalanche 2019-20 roster breakdown. What free agents leave? Who will the Avs sign in their place?

Projecting the Colorado Avalanche 2019-20 roster breakdown. What free agents leave? Who will the Avs sign in their place?

The Avalanche's offseason has begun, and it's going to be an extremely busy one for general manager Joe Sakic and his staff.
The Denver Post May 11, 2019
Chambers: Avalanche should reach the Western Conference final in 2020 — bank on it

Chambers: Avalanche should reach the Western Conference final in 2020 — bank on it

Continued growth and success seem imminent for the Avalanche. Going 7-5 in the playoffs and coming up a win shy of advancing to the Western Conference final is an experience that will help mold the core players in what still will be considered a young NHL team next season.
The Hockey Writers May 11, 2019

The Colorado Avalanche Play the Long Game

After the Colorado Avalanche lost Game 7 of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in dramatic fashion, the team did something unique. The Avalanche took the high road. Even though a questionable call overturned a game-tying goal and drastically shifted the momentum in the second period, the team refused to dwell on the […] The post The Colorado Avalanche Play the Long Game appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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