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Mile High Hockey May 20, 2018
Colorado Avalanche Offseason Targets: European Free Agent Ville Leskinen

Colorado Avalanche Offseason Targets: European Free Agent Ville Leskinen

The Colorado Avalanche could look to Europe and bring over free agent Ville Leskinen to fill the hole on the right side When the Colorado Avalanche look to fill out the roster for next season, one key area of concern is secondary scoring - especially at right wing. The Avalanche currently only have Nathan MacKinnon and J.T. Compher as right-shooting forwards, and both of them play center. Finding a right-shooting option to play in the middle-6 should be a priority of Joe Sakic this summer. There are options on the free agent market. David Perron and Thomas Vanek fit the bill, but they are...
Mile High Hockey May 17, 2018
Colorado Avalanche Offseason Targets:  James van Riemsdyk

Colorado Avalanche Offseason Targets:  James van Riemsdyk

James van Riemsdyk would help solve the need for secondary scoring in Colorado Next month, Nathan MacKinnon is likely going to win the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player. The 22-year old superstar had a breakout season, and was a part of one of the best lines in the NHL. Along with Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen, MacKinnon carried the offsense for the Avalanche all season. If this team is going to get better, they’re going to have to start icing a middle-6 that can pose more of a threat to opponents. Tyson Jost and Alex Kerfoot will grow with experience, but that’s...
Mile High Hockey May 16, 2018
Mark Barberio: An unheralded strength on the Colroado Avalanche blueline

Mark Barberio: An unheralded strength on the Colroado Avalanche blueline

Barberio is a lot better defensively than many give him credit for. .The Colorado Avalanche recently announced the re-signing of defenseman Mark Barberio to a two-year $2.9 million contract. The signing might have come as a surprise to some, but at a cap hit of $1.45m, Barberio is going to provide very good value on the bottom pair for the Avalanche over the next two seasons. There are a number of Avalanche fans that are upset at the signing. Barberio is seen as a risk-taker on the back-end that doesn’t seem to pass the eye test for many. But how does his play actually impact the...
Mile High Hockey May 16, 2018
Four Colorado Avalanche players make quarterfinals at World Championship

Four Colorado Avalanche players make quarterfinals at World Championship

Tyson Jost hopes to bring Canada back to their golden ways The round-robin portion of the 2018 IIHF World Championship is in the books, and all four Colorado Avalanche representatives at the tournament are moving on to the quarterfinals. ] Who will go home with a medal, perhaps even gold? Finland Photo by Martin Rose/ Mikko Rantanen helped his country grab the top seed in group B, as Finland went 5-0-1-1 (Win-OT Win-OT Loss-Loss) in the preliminary round. He was the team’s third leading scorer, with nine points - including four goals. As predicted earlier, Rantanen...
Last Word on Hockey May 15, 2018
Mark Barberio Agrees To Two-Year Contact With Colorado Avalanche

Mark Barberio Agrees To Two-Year Contact With Colorado Avalanche

Despite missing a significant amount of last season due to injury, the Colorado Avalanche and defenseman Mark Barberio agreed on a two-year contract extension. Set to become an unrestricted free agent, the Avalanche prevented that from happening. He recently spoke in an interview with TVA Sports about his excitement about the Avalanche's success this season. Barberio also spoke about his opportunities with the Avalanche and how he has been able to grow as a player. "I played well when I was given a chance in Montreal, but in Colorado I have better opportunities because I will not go back to...