Avalanche

Gabriel Landeskog...
Will Petersen

Finally, a “tentative” plan for the return of Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog

On Friday, Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar provided the good news the captain could begin skating in Denver after the All-Star break
4 days ago
Matt Nieto...
Will Petersen

Avalanche make a trade with Sharks, bring old friend Matt Nieto back home

Nieto's been a depth piece for San Jose, tallying eight goals and seven assists in 45 games; he played 251 games in his first stint with the Avs
6 days ago
Colorado Avalanche goal...
Will Petersen

While people were counting out the Avs, they found their championship fire

The sky is the limit for the Avalanche after ripping off five wins in a row, and all that chatter about back-to-back titles is completely fair game
8 days ago
Cale Makar...
Will Petersen

It wasn’t just a rest night, because Avs defenseman Cale Makar is out again

The good news is Makar skated this morning, so it's not a serious injury; Jared Bednar told reporters he has a shot to play tomorrow night in Seattle
11 days ago
Mikko Rantanen...
Will Petersen

Mikko Rantanen breaks Avalanche record set by his boss Joe Sakic in ’96

Rantanen made history for the Avs in Calgary, becoming the fastest player in team history to score 30 goals in a season; it took him 43 games
12 days ago
Avalanche celebration...
Will Petersen

It was only two games, but the Avalanche woke up and put the NHL on notice

If the Avs make a run, which they almost assuredly will, we'll remember this as the moment in time that their entire season turned around
14 days ago
Samuel Girard...
Will Petersen

Struggling Avs hold team meeting, The Athletic gives them near-failing grade

The Avs checked in at No. 16 in the NHL in The Athletic's most recent Power Rankings, but received a "D" grade for their efforts thus far
18 days ago
Nathan MacKinnon...
Mike Evans

Despite the standings, it’s still too early to be worried about the Avs

If the playoffs started today, the defending Stanley Cup champions wouldn't make the dance, but there's no reason to panic just yet
26 days ago
Cale Makar...
Jake Shapiro

Avs stud defenseman Cale Makar selected to NHL All-Star Game again

At only 24 years old Cale Makar has won nearly every major trophy in the sport of hockey, so what's left—start earning those honors again
26 days ago
Valeri Nichushkin...
Will Petersen

Avs get bad injury news as Nichushkin’s surgically repaired ankle is ailing

At his press conference on Wednesday, Avs head coach Jared Bednar delivered the bad news, and offered no timeline for Nichushkin's return
1 month ago
Nathan MacKinnon...
Will Petersen

Quickest month ever? Nathan MacKinnon already back skating for Avs

It's hard to find a tougher or more driven player in the league, so it wouldn't be shocking to see MacKinnon get back earlier than expected
1 month ago
Denis Malgin...
Will Petersen

Avalanche make a trade with Toronto, could it be a sign of things to come?

Denis Malgin had 94 points (40 goals, 54 assists) in 93 games while playing in Switzerland the last two years, before returning to the NHL
1 month ago
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Will Petersen

Michael Malone is Jared Bednar from a year ago, he needs to win big now

Bednar knew a season ago what had to happen and Malone knows it this year; one guy got it done with a championship, and the other is now up
2 months ago
Valeri Nichushkin and Artturi Lehkonen...
Jake Shapiro

Colorado Avalanche could welcome back three key players in coming days

The Colorado Avalanche may have just lost their star forward to injury and did waive a former first-round pick, but there's good news
2 months ago
Nathan MacKinnon...
Will Petersen

Hits keep coming for Avalanche as MacKinnon is now out significant time

The Avs announced on Tuesday night we won't see Mackinnon until early 2023, as he's expected to miss about a month with an upper body injury
2 months ago
Nathan MacKinnon...
Will Petersen

Latest Avs injury would be the biggest yet, MacKinnon exits in Philadelphia

It's unclear where exactly on his body MacKinnon is ailing, but he was in obvious pain and left the game in the first period on Monday night
2 months ago
Artturi Lehkonen...
Will Petersen

Avs lose another key player, Bednar thinks hit that hurt Lehkonen was dirty

On Saturday night Lehkonen was in front of the Boston net, when Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy body-slammed him to the ice
2 months ago
Mikko Rantanen...
Mike Evans

Avs are setting the standard for what other Denver sports team should be

On a Denver sports scene that is littered with poor play, poor coaching, poor ownership and poor culture, the defending Stanley Cup champs stand as a beacon on the hill
2 months ago
Mikko Rantanen...
Will Petersen

The best player in the NHL last week was Avs forward Mikko Rantanen

In just two games, Rantanen put up a ridiculous seven points, earning him No. 1 NHL Star of the Week honors as the Avs secured two wins
3 months ago
Shane Bowers...
Will Petersen

After waiting five years for NHL debut, Shane Bowers got hurt just 1:46 in

Bowers took a nasty shot into the boards and immediately grabbed his wrist; Jared Bednar didn't have an update after the game, but it didn't look good
3 months ago
Peter McNab...
Will Petersen

Avs honor Peter McNab with many tributes in first game since his passing

The Avs remembered McNab with several nice touches, including flowers on press row, a video tribute and a "moment of appreciation"
3 months ago
Valeri Nichushkin...
Will Petersen

More brutal Avs news as Nichushkin gets surgery and will miss a month

Nichushkin, who signed a massive contract this offseason, was off to an excellent start; he scored seven goals in just seven games and had 12 points
3 months ago
Nathan MacKinnon...
Will Petersen

Nathan MacKinnon takes home an honor for his dazzling play in Finland

MacKinnon had a ridiculous seven assists in just two games against Columbus, with the Avs earning wins by final scores of 6-3 and 5-1
3 months ago
Peter McNab...

Long-time Avs television analyst Peter McNab passes away at age 70

For the past 27 years, the former DU and NHL player has been calling Avalanche games, becoming an iconic part of the local sports scene
3 months ago