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Morning Flurries: Kendall Coyne-Schofield joins Chicago’s developmental staff

Morning Flurries: Kendall Coyne-Schofield joins Chicago’s developmental staff

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Kendall Coyne-Schofield continues making history by becoming one of the NHL’s first female development coach On Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks organization announced that Kendall Coyne-Schofield, former U.S. women’s national team captain, has been hired as a player development coach and youth hockey growth specialist. The organization also announced the promotion of Meghan Hunter to Director of Hockey Administration and amateur scout. The Blackhawks have hired Olympic gold medallist Kendall Coyne Schofield as a player development coach...
Nov 23, 2020
Bowen Byram and Kirby Dach have taken over as the leaders for Team Canada

Bowen Byram and Kirby Dach have taken over as the leaders for Team Canada

Colorado Avalanche fans have yet another young defensive prospect to get excited about There are still a lot of questions as to where Colorado Avalanche prospect Bowen Byram is going to play his next season. Still only 19 years old, the former fourth overall selection has proven he’s too good for the WHL, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s ready for the NHL. Avs GM Joe Sakic has been very non-committal when it comes to whether or not he sees Byram in the NHL next season. Sakic has mentioned fellow defensive prospect Conor Timmins as an almost certainty to be on the...
Nov 22, 2020
Morning Flurries: Hockey Continues to Fight Cancer

Morning Flurries: Hockey Continues to Fight Cancer

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Regardless of the 2020 offseason, hockey continues to fight cancer The NHL offseason has truly reached its lowest point as of now. There has been almost no relevant news for the Avs or NHL in general recently. Hopefully we will receive some more straightforward news soon about the 2021 season, locations, and much more. One of the few things prevalent on every NHL teams social media accounts is the recognition of Hockey Fights Cancer month. The Avalanche are no exception to this with several heartwarming Tweets celebrating the occasion: We...
Nov 20, 2020
What’s the latest in the NHL’s return-to-play hopes?

What’s the latest in the NHL’s return-to-play hopes?

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports No one is sure if we’ll see NHL players back on the ice any time soon If the NHL takes the ice on January 1st for their 2020-21 season, there will be players — through no fault of their own — who haven’t set foot in a rink for competitive game play since early- to mid-March. That, of course, is the league’s best-case goal for the upcoming year. Since their bubble-city-hosted 2020 playoffs, they’ve been insisting to fans that the goal is to start a season at the New Year and play an 82-game season, capping things off with a...
Nov 20, 2020
Morning Flurries: ECHL shutdowns, and Braden Holtby and his turtles

Morning Flurries: ECHL shutdowns, and Braden Holtby and his turtles

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports It’s reaching the point in the bizarre, chaotic 2020 NHL offseason where nothing makes sense anymore, everything is upside-down, and simultaneously everything and nothing is happening all at once. The NHL has yet to fully formulate a plan to re-start the league for the 2020-21 season; they’re still operating on the assumption that the season will begin on January 1st, but have yet to firmly set that as the start date and still haven’t figured out how many games will be played. There have been some hold-ups (we’ve written a...
Nov 19, 2020
Examining Colorado’s options for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Examining Colorado’s options for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports What can we expect from the Avalanche? The short answer is who knows… Let’s talk expansion draft. That pesky little devil that comes around once in a blue moon, serving as a mechanism to allow new teams entry into the league. While many critics of expansion become sick at even the mention of those two words, it’s a reality of an ever-changing and increasingly global game. And with that, new teams need be somewhat competitive from the start to allow for a new franchise to assemble a roster by taking their pick of a player from...
Nov 18, 2020
Morning Flurries: Avalanche to get a new look for the 25th anniversary

Morning Flurries: Avalanche to get a new look for the 25th anniversary

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 21: Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche shows the jersey that the Avalanche will wear for the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Coors Field on September 21 , 2015 in Denver, Colorado. | Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via They absolutely didn’t blue it. Can you believe it’s been 25 years? The Colorado Avalanche plan to celebrate a quarter century of their franchise in the 2020-21 NHL season. Along with a Reverse Retro Quebec Nordiques jersey that was debuted this week, it looks like the Avs are poised to change up their normal look...
Nov 17, 2020
Ranking all 31 NHL Reverse Retro jerseys

Ranking all 31 NHL Reverse Retro jerseys

Some good, some bad and lots of boring make up the new Adidas Reverse Retro NHL lineup Usually the middle of November means a regular season in full swing for the NHL. The league would be nearly six weeks in, and Nathan MacKinnon would be well on his way to another MVP-caliber run in which he gets robbed of the Hart Trophy. That’s not the case right now. Due to a world-altering pandemic, this year November falls in the dead of the offseason for the NHL. The 2020 entry draft finally took place a month ago, and the vast majority of the offseason transactions are behind us. Add to that the...
Nov 17, 2020
Will he stay or will he go? The Brandon Saad dilemma

Will he stay or will he go? The Brandon Saad dilemma

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The Avs’ newest forward is already dropping MAJOR hints about wanting to stay in Colorado, but can the team afford to keep him past this year? New forward acquisition Brandon Saad should be no mystery to Colorado Avalanche fans. Having spent seven of his nine NHL seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, the winger has only faced the Dallas Stars (30 games) more than Colorado (29 games) during his career. With five 20-goal seasons, Saad can find the back of the net, and with two Stanley Cup rings to his name, he will provide leadership to the forward group. Not...
Nov 16, 2020
Colorado Avalanche win Adidas Reverse Retro launch with Nordiques-inspired alternate jersey

Colorado Avalanche win Adidas Reverse Retro launch with Nordiques-inspired alternate jersey

The Avalanche throw back to their history in Quebec with the new Nordiques-inspired alternate jersey Over the past few weeks, the NHL and Adidas have been teasing a new Reverse Retro line of alternate jerseys for each team. Monday morning, the entire lineup was unveiled and without a question, the Colorado Avalanche have the best one. Using the iconic igloo logo with a fleur-de-lis theme, Adidas and the Avalanche decided to create a jersey inspired by the team’s history as the Nordiques while also incorporating the team’s current color palate. For years, the Avs created alternates...
Nov 15, 2020
Morning Flurries: Throwin’ it back to Quebec

Morning Flurries: Throwin’ it back to Quebec

Photo by B Bennett/ The Avs tease us with their new Reverse Retros and we are watering at the mouth for the full reveal In an NHL offseason of dry news and barren wasteland ever since the draft and start of free agency, Adidas has advertised their new promotion called “Reverse Retros,” throwing back to jerseys of the past for all 31 NHL teams. Ever since last Tuesday, the NHL and Adidas have been throwing around teasers of what the jerseys would look like and from what era. The first images were shared for the Pacific Division on Thursday, the Metropolitan Division on Friday, and...
Nov 14, 2020
Morning Flurries: Who Will Be the Top Center in the NHL in Three Seasons?

Morning Flurries: Who Will Be the Top Center in the NHL in Three Seasons?

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via It’s a cold, barren landscape – the ground upon which people stand as hockey drifts into the doldrums accompanied by the dog days of winter (!!). When will hockey return, and when will the Colorado Avalanche take the ice again? The verdict is still out, but one thing is certain: when hockey eventually makes a triumphant return, fans will be treated to some of the best centers in the world. That was the hot topic of a recent debate between NHL.com writers: which center will be the best in the NHL in three seasons? Who will be the top center in the...
Nov 13, 2020
Morning Flurries: Reverse Retro Szn

Morning Flurries: Reverse Retro Szn

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports The NHL is going to be dealing with a significant lost revenue situation this upcoming season. But if they’re looking to milk us all of a bit more money when fans won’t be able to put butts in seats, they’ve found a damn good way to do it: meet the Reverse Retro Jersey series, the league’s newest (and, imo most effective) marketing ploy for the upcoming season. #ReverseRetro Coming Soon. pic.twitter.com/DknyOald0h— adidas Hockey (@adidashockey) November 10, 2020 Every team has slowly started to tease the reverse retro concept, which...
Nov 11, 2020
Reverse Retro Reveal: Dirty ‘Diques Revival?

Reverse Retro Reveal: Dirty ‘Diques Revival?

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via With Adidas releasing a full league preview of the new Reverse Retro promotion, we can finally put together an idea of what Colorado will be wearing when they hit the ice in 2021. Today Adidas finally released a full preview of the uniform promotion for NHL’s upcoming season. They are calling it “Reverse Retro,” and a couple of leaks from other teams have made the rounds already, including a very yellow Bruins sweater. We also saw one potential piece of what the Colorado Avalanche might be rocking thanks to Nathan MacKinnon. Are the Avs getting...
Nov 11, 2020
Morning Flurries: Just when are we getting hockey back?

Morning Flurries: Just when are we getting hockey back?

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports NBA regular season announcement may be a template for NHL, an all-Canadian division, Bayne Pettinger, and Quincey family news. It’s been over two full months since the Avalanche last played a hockey game and while the NFL season is in full swing, that just doesn’t always do it for us hockey nerds. Recently, the NBA and NBPA tentatively approved a start date for the 2020-2021 season; a shortened 72-game schedule set to begin on December 22nd. NBPA STATEMENT ON THE 2020-2021 NBA SEASON START DATE AND SCHEDULE : https://t.co/BmNtnYsm63...