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The Oilers would totally overpay for Nikita Zadorov

The Oilers would totally overpay for Nikita Zadorov

It feels like it’s time for a Peter Chiarelli panic trade When the best hockey player in the world puts on your jersey every game, you’re not supposed to be this bad - especially when he was the last of four first overall picks in a six year span. Yet here they are, the Edmonton Oilers. After averaging 104 points over the last two years, Connor McDavid is on pace for 115 more this season. Unfortunately, his otherworldly greatness on the ice is being squandered by years of inept management driving his Oilers team into the ground. Now, Edmonton sits second from the bottom of the worst...
The Denver Post Nov 20, 2018
Five things to know as the Avalanche play at cellar-dwelling Los Angeles on Wednesday night

Five things to know as the Avalanche play at cellar-dwelling Los Angeles on Wednesday night

Fresh off a thrilling comeback victory over the Ducks in overtime on Sunday, the Avalanche continue their three-city road trip with a showdown against the Kings on Wednesday. Here are five things to know heading into the game at the Staples Center.
Mile High Hockey Nov 19, 2018
Morning Flurries: Overtime victories

Morning Flurries: Overtime victories

The Colorado Avalanche have finally started to pick things up again, after closing out October with a slew of losses that seemed to be snowballing their season early on. They kicked off their turnaround when they picked up a 4-1 win over the hapless Edmonton Oilers last week, then went on to pick up a 6-3 win over the Boston Bruins before squeaking out a point in overtime against the defending Stanley Cup champs. Then, on Sunday night, they picked up yet another win — this time doing so on the road in sunny Southern California. Facing off against veteran Ryan Miller, the Avalanche fell...
Mile High Hockey Nov 18, 2018
Mikko and Mack: The Colorado Avalanche duo lead the way in OT victory over Anaheim Ducks

Mikko and Mack: The Colorado Avalanche duo lead the way in OT victory over Anaheim Ducks

The 1,000th win in Avalanche history was capped off on a one-time Rantanen slapper with a second to play in overtime What a Finnish. Mikko Rantanen unleashed a cannon off a pass from Nathan MacKinnon with 1.3 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. The two Avalanche forwards, who rank first and second in the NHL in scoring this season, each tallied three points as Colorado came back from a 3-1 deficit for the road victory. Rantanen now has 32 points this season (a 131 point pace). After MacKinnon drew a penalty on a...
Sportsnet.ca Nov 18, 2018
Rantanen lifts Avalanche over Ducks with 1.3 seconds left in OT

Rantanen lifts Avalanche over Ducks with 1.3 seconds left in OT

Mikko Rantanen’s power-play slap shot with 1.3 seconds on the clock in overtime gave the Colorado Avalanche a 4-3 victory Sunday over the slumping Anaheim Ducks. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
The Denver Post Nov 18, 2018
Mikko Rantanen’s overtime goal completes Avalanche’s comeback over the Ducks

Mikko Rantanen’s overtime goal completes Avalanche’s comeback over the Ducks

The Avalanche have made a habit of late-game comebacks this year, but Sunday night was a first.
Mile High Hockey Nov 18, 2018
Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Avalanche hope to ground the Ducks in Anaheim

Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Avalanche hope to ground the Ducks in Anaheim

Colorado currently sits two points ahead of Anaheim in the wildcard standings. The Avalanche mosey into the Honda Center tonight after picking up a point on Friday night against the defending Stanley Cup champions, Washington Capitals. The Avs have yet to win a game this season when playing in OT and are now tied for second in the league with 4 OT losses - not a statistic to be thrilled about. This will be the only time the Avalanche travel to Orange County this year with the home team prevailing in each of the last 5 matchups between the two clubs. The Ducks are a bit of an anomaly so...
The Denver Post Nov 17, 2018
While Avalanche’s top line hogs most of the hype, chemistry and production of second line is also imperative

While Avalanche’s top line hogs most of the hype, chemistry and production of second line is also imperative

Both Alex Kerfoot and Colin Wilson have played every game on the line together for Colorado this season, but Tyson Jost played on the fourth line for four games in addition to being sidelined for four more due to a concussion.
Mile High Hockey Nov 17, 2018
Colorado Avalanche fall 3-2 in OT to defending champion Washington Capitals

Colorado Avalanche fall 3-2 in OT to defending champion Washington Capitals

Nicklas Backstrom scored the winner in overtime after the Avs secured an important point The Colorado Avalanche were unable to win their third straight game at home on Friday night, as Nicklas Backstrom wristed a power play goal from the slot just 22 seconds into overtime after a hard-fought 60 minutes. How the game unfolded The Capitals had gone on the power play with 1:09 remaining in regulation after Ian Cole took a terrible penalty for holding after Devante Smith-Pelly beat him out wide. Colorado did a good job of killing off the initial portion of the Washington man-advantage (enough...
WTOP Nov 17, 2018

Backstrom’s OT goal lifts Capitals past Avalanche 3-2

Nicklas Backstrom scored a power-play goal 22 seconds into overtime and the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2.
The Denver Post Nov 16, 2018
Avalanche give further reason for cautious optimism, but fall to defending champion Capitals in overtime

Avalanche give further reason for cautious optimism, but fall to defending champion Capitals in overtime

There was reason for cautious optimism as the Avalanche snapped a five-game slide with 4-1 win over Edmonton on Sunday. And then that cautious optimism — the thinking the Colorado was on the early track toward achieving its preseason playoff potential — grew in Wednesday’s 6-3, comeback triumph over the Bruins at home. And two […]
NESN.com Nov 16, 2018

Bruins’ Jake DeBrusk Uses Speed To Score Breakaway Goal Vs. Avalanche

Wednesday night was a good one for Jake DeBrusk. The Boston Bruins winger netted two goals against the Colorado Avalanche at... Read More »
Mile High Hockey Nov 16, 2018
Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Let’s go streaking!

Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Let’s go streaking!

Avalanche look to make it three wins in a row against the Capitals After losing five straight, the Colorado Avalanche are now rolling in the right direction. They’ve won two in a row and will look to push the streak to three as against a depleted Washington Capitals team. A weakened Eastern Conference opponent at home before heading out west for three games; these are the games the Avalanche need to win if they hope to climb back up the Central Division standings. A win tonight would pull the Avalanche back up into a tie with Winnipeg for third in the division. Colorado Avalanche The...
Mile High Hockey Nov 16, 2018
Morning Flurries: The NHL is broken

Morning Flurries: The NHL is broken

I’m serious, everyone in the league is injured. The Avs Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov hasn’t exactly impressed this season, and his lack of productiveness is starting to worry. Tom looks at the uncertain future of Big Z in Colorado. [Mile High Hockey] Through 18 games this season, Zadorov is averaging only 15:12 minutes a game - the lowest average of his career and nearly four minutes fewer than a season ago. A lot of it has to do with being replaced by Ian Cole on the team’s top penalty kill unit, but Zadorov’s even strength TOI is down as well - his 13:10 EV...
The Denver Post Nov 15, 2018
Five things to know as Avalanche host defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals on Friday night

Five things to know as Avalanche host defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals on Friday night

Philipp Grubauer gets the start in net on Friday night for the first time since an ugly seven-goal showing in a loss at Vancouver on Nov. 2. Grubauer was 15-10-3 last season with the Capitals, including 0-1-0 in two playoff starts.

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