I think I’ll be giving Ottawa’s Mike Hoffman way too much credit if I imply in any way that he knew what he was doing here. But even if his goal yesterday against the Colorado Avalanche in Stockholm, Sweden was a complete accident, it’s still something I’ve never seen before.
Last week, the Colorado Avalanche signed their 2016 10th-overall pick Tyson Jost, a forward who spent the season at the University of North Dakota. Last night, in his fourth game, Jost scored his first career NHL goal against Minnesota.
The Colorado Avalanche still exist and play in the NHL, only because relegation isn’t an option in that league. Continue to ignore them as a team, but feast on this Nate MacKinnon goal in Wednesday’s 5-3 loss to the Capitals.
Former NHL player Marek Svatos died of “combined drug intoxication,” according to a report released today by the Douglas County (Colo.) Coroner’s Office.
It is not often we start the morning blog march with a hip check. But, as T.J. Oshie mused of Dmitry Orlov’s hit that sent Matt Duchene tumbling helmet-over-skates, “that was one of the cooler hits that I’ve ever seen.”
After three mediocre-declining-to-bad seasons behind the bench, legendary goaltender is out as Colorado Avalanche head coach and VP of hockey operations. And there’s a lot noteworthy about how this news broke, even independent of the content of Roy’s statement. (But the content is pretty telling too!)
A trade! The Coyotes send 26-year-old winger Mikkel Boedker to the Avalanche. Use this space to talk trade deadline, maybe we’ll do an actual post later if anything interesting happens.
Ciccarelli. Ysebaert. Lidstrom. Primeau. Cheveldae. Growing up in northwest Ohio and well within the night-time range of Detroit’s WJR-AM, these Detroit Red Wings players were my earliest hockey heroes. The opportunity to see some of them skate again no doubt drives the NHL’s Alumni series, which thrives in an age…
The Colorado Avalanche–for my money the team with the best geological phenomenon mascot–put a holy whooping on the Montreal Canadiens last night up in Québec. Two of those goals came in a 13 second burst from young center Nathan MacKinnon, where he scored immediately out of a face off, and then on a break.
This happened at Saturday's game between the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche in Denver. It begins with one Avs fan getting angry at visiting fans, and it ends with a much more dangerous Avs fan trying to punch a woman.
The Denver Post has fired Avalanche writer Adrian Dater, who has written for the Post since 1991, according to his Facebook page. Dater was suspended by the Post two months ago for a Twitter meltdown, and had his inappropriate Twitter direct messages—asking a woman to send him nude photos, and telling her in another…
It's early, but Colorado Avalanche center Danny Briere has already given us one of the craziest highlights of the year, swatting home a game-winning goal against the Bruins today with just milliseconds remaining on the clock.
The Denver Post yesterday announced a two-week unpaid suspension for Avalanche beat writer Adrian Dater, after he blasted a young Kings player for a three-year-old "pussy play," got into a screaming match on Twitter with just about everyone, and slid into a another writer's inbox to tell him to "fuck off." It was…
The Minnesota Wild's frenetic overtime victory was, in some ways, the antithesis of what's supposed to make a Game 7 so remarkable. You think of a Game 7 and you think of the tension. The buttclenching fear that one turnover, one save, one play is going to decide the series. And that suffocating pressure generally…
Every time the Colorado Avalanche took a lead in this Game 7, the Wild were right there to tie. And in overtime—the most important time—Minnesota finally jumped in front when Nino Niederreiter scored for a 5-4 victory to advance the Wild.
Nathan MacKinnon scored the game-winning goal, giving the Avalanche a 4-3 win in Game 5 and a 3-2 series lead over the Minnesota Wild. After an impressive debut, and a great follow-up in Game 2, the Avalanche rookie added to his short (though fast-growing) playoff resume with a three-point performance capped off by…
Colorado's two-way defenseman Tyson Barrie, who's been one of this series's best players, will miss the next four-to-six weeks with an MCL injury after this knee-on-knee hit from Matt Cooke. Cooke will miss some time too—he's got an in-person hearing scheduled with the league, which means his suspension can exceed…
We were impressed by Avalanche sensation Nathan MacKinnon's stellar play in his first playoff game, so of course, the 18-year-old followed up his postseason debut with a better game, including his first career playoff goal.
The Avs pulled off a thrilling win in Game 1 of their series with Minnesota last night, scoring the tying goal with 13 seconds left and winning it 7:27 into overtime. Neither could have happened without rookie Nathan MacKinnon, playing his first big-boy playoff hockey with the coolness of someone twice his age.