Capitals Trade Grubauer and Orpik to Avalanche

June 22, 2018

The Colorado Avalanche have traded the 47th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft to the defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals in exchange for goaltender Philipp Grubauer and defender Brooks Orpik, the Capitals announced Friday. This deal came less than a half hour before the first-round of the draft began. TRADE | The Washington Capitals have acquired a second round pick, 47th-overall from the Colorado Avalanche in the…


4 Avalanche Thrive at World Championship

May 22, 2018

The Colorado Avalanche’s season may have been finished with the 4-2 series defeat against the Nashville Predators in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, but that did not mean it was the end of the hockey season for four of their players. For Tyson Jost, Mikko Rantanen, Sven Andrighetto, and newly-acquired goaltender Pavel Francouz, it was one final stop to the IIHF World Hockey Championship before enjoying the offseason….


Avalanche’s Season Pummeled Expectations

April 26, 2018

The Colorado Avalanche roared back into hockey relevancy this past season, pummeling all expectations. Did they advance past the first round of the playoffs? No. But at the start of the season, the majority of opinions indicated Colorado would be basement dwellers yet again. The Avalanche had different ideas. The Avalanche Buried Last Season’s Dismal Record Colorado had a historically bad season last year, earning a paltry 48 points off…


Predators and Avs Special Teams Rocking

April 16, 2018

Game 2 between the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche was thrilling. There were huge hits, breakaway goals, and a daring late-game comeback. What’s most interesting though, is that very little of the exciting events came at five on five. Rather, four on four and special teams dominated the day as referees were determined to dispel the notion that obvious penalties get ignored in the playoffs. Besides special teams, defenses were…


Avalanche Will Test the Predators

April 12, 2018

While many people credit the Colorado Avalanche for having an incredible comeback season, few actually think they can defeat the Nashville Predators for one game, let alone a series. There are reasonable concerns about the Avalanche’s chances. Colorado went 0-3-1 against the Predators during the regular season. The last time the Avalanche beat Nashville was during the 2016 season. The Avalanche haven’t been to the postseason in four years. Colorado…


Predators & Avalanche First Round Preview

April 12, 2018

The first round of the playoffs is magical. Teams are generally healthy, stars can play 25 minutes a match, and there are between three or four games per night. It’s a hockey fan’s dream and while the number of games decreases, the intensity increases exponentially. The first round has some incredible matchups but the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche series might be a little dry. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth…


Which Colorado Avalanche Team Will Show Up Tonight?

April 7, 2018

The Colorado Avalanche enter tonight’s final regular season game against the St. Louis Blues fighting for a playoff spot. If the Avalanche find a way to win to win in regulation, they will move onto the postseason to face the Nashville Predators. If the game goes into overtime, the St. Louis Blues will advance to the postseason. While the postseason implications are fairly straightforward, the real questions surround which Colorado…


Quebec Nordiques – A History of Beer, Brawls, and Van Halen

March 23, 2018

The Quebec Nordiques almost didn’t exist. And depending on who you ask, maybe they shouldn’t have existed at all. In fact, their story begins on the other side of the continent, under the considerably warmer skies of San Francisco, California. The Nordiques (roughly translated as the “Northerners” or “Northmen”) were originally called the San Francisco Sea Hawks, under the ownership of Gary Davidson, the lawyer and businessman who co-founded and served…


Maple Leafs’ Recent Dealings With the Avalanche

March 16, 2018

While the Toronto Maple Leafs have only had four trades with the Colorado Avalanche in their 22-year existence, their dealings go back much further to a time when the Avs resided in Quebec as the Nordiques. At that time, the Leafs acquired a player that would play a major role in the franchise’s history and would eventually wear the ‘C’ for the team. But that wasn’t the most recent trade…


Andrei Mironov Explains Return to Russia

March 2, 2018

After moving to the Colorado Avalanche this summer, Andrei Mironov decided to get back to Russia after being disappointed with playing in the AHL. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian site, Andrei Mironov explained the reasons for his return to home. * You can enjoy the original article by Pavel Lysenkov following this link * Andrei Mironov (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Pavel…