AVALANCHE RUMORS & GOSSIP
Aaron Musick (@Avalanegist)
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There are just over two weeks until the NHL draft and Avalanche Nation is still split between drafting center Nathan MacKinnon or defenseman Seth Jones.
When it comes to this choice, the decision is tough. Both are good players who will help the Avalanche team going forward and both have unique skill sets. It is as tough...
Spoke with a close source today who passed along an intriguing rumor out of Dallas: General manager Jim Nill is "moving forward with an aggressive plan to make over the Stars roster now and in the future, which could include making a push for acquiring the top spot in the 2013 Draft from Colorado in order to select Seth Jones." While every team in the NHL covets Jones...
Shawn Belle, who played the past two seasons with Adler Mannheim of the DEL, has signed a one year contract with Farjestad in Elitserien. Belle was a highly touted prospect playing for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL) when he was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round, 30th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. After [...]
The Colorado Avalanche signed left winger Patrick Bordeleau to a three-year deal on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old enforcer led the team in hits (116) and finished second in penalty minutes (70). He also scored two goals and had three assists in 46 games.
Executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic said Bordeleau brings ''toughness'' to the lineup. Bordeleau...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago
No Offense, No Defense, No Chance. It’s the Story of the 2013 Colorado Avalanche.
Team Name: Colorado Avalanche
Record: 16-25-7, Fifth in Northwest, No Playoffs
Player of the Season: PA Parenteau put up 18 goals and 25 assists with 13 power-play points (6G,7A) and yet had a -11 rating last season.
Breakout of the Season: John Mitchell The fifth-season forward took a step forward...
Patrick Roy isn’t just the new head coach of the Avalanche that wants to bring a “Stanley Cup attitude” back to Colorado; he’s also the new vice president of hockey operations, a role that allows him input on all player-personnel decisions made by Joe Sakic, the executive vice president of hockey operations.
One thing Roy wants Sakic to explore, according to Renaud Lavoie...
As noted by NHL.com's staff, new Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy let the bombshells fly during the press conference introducing him as the team's coach and VP of hockey operations, including an willingness to trade the #1 overall draft pick:
The Colorado Avalanche own the No. 1 pick in next month's NHL Draft after winning the lottery. According to new coach...
Drafting dynamic young defenseman Seth Jones would be marketing gold for the Colorado Avalanche. Jones grew up playing hockey in Denver and he could some day become the face of the franchise.Naturally the Avalanche are considering trading the first overall pick – and their shot at Jones – for more immediate help.The new Joe Sakic/Patrick Roy management team wants to make a splash...
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
There are eight teams still competing for the Stanley Cup, and precisely none of them operate on the model now being proposed by the new-look Colorado Avalanche.
Then again, it's hard to explain precisely what the Colorado model is, or how it will work.
What we do know is that of the remaining eight, none are run by Hall of Fame centremen...
Patrick Roy has been hired as coach of the Colorado Avalanche.
The team says Thursday it has reached an agreement in principle with the Hall of Fame goaltender to take over as coach and vice president of hockey operations.
The 47-year-old Roy won two Stanley Cups with Colorado. He becomes the sixth coach in Avalanche history and the 14th in franchise history; the team began as...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago
The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that Patrick Roy will become the franchise’s head coach and vice president of hockey operations. The Avalanche will hold an official press conference next week in Denver. “This is a very exciting day for our fans and a significant
HEAD FOR THE ROCKIES
As a goalie, Patrick Roy lead the Colorado Avalanche to the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001, and now he will try to do the same as the team's new head coach.
Reports are circulating around the Denver Post today that legendary goaltender Patrick Roy will be Joe Sacco’s replacement as the Colorado Avalanche’s head coach. This could just be what the doctor order to help the crippling Avalanche. But the Avalanche are emphasizing that talk of the Roy deal is premature as it’s not done, according to the Denver Post’s Adrian Dater....
Former NHL goalie Patrick Roy will be named the Colorado Avalanche’s next coach, according to the Denver Post citing his brother, Stephane. “They’re discussing the final details of an arrangement. Colorado is going to be very happy. Patrick is looking for
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DENVER — The Denver Post is reporting that the brother of Patrick Roy says the Hall of Fame goalie is close to returning to the Colorado Avalanche as the team’s coach.
Roy’s brother, Stephane, told the paper late Monday night, “They’re discussing the final details of an arrangement.” Stephane Roy also reportedly announced the news on his Facebook page.
A phone message...