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WHERE/WHEN Number November 1 Game 11 Pepsi Center Denver, CO HIGHLIGHTS The Colorado Avalanche came into this afternoon’s game badly in need of a confidence boost to their already-sagging season and Jarome Iginla’s power play goal 5:17 into the game was precisely the start the Avs were looking for. The lead wouldn’t last, however, as Joel Ward took…...

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WHERE/WHEN October 30, 2015 Game 10 PNC Arena Raleigh, North Carolina HIGHLIGHTS Special teams has been the name of the game for the Avalanche on their three game road trip and this game was certainly no different. Colorado’s road futility continued early on as they failed to score on a 5-on-3 advantage early in the first period, paving the…...

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The losses to the Blue Jackets and Panthers were nothing short of disheartening for most Avs fans. Colorado followed up with an impressive victory over Tampa Bay. What are you biggest takeaways from this week’s slate of games? Evan: My takeaway is that this team still doesn’t have a real identity or a whole lot of chemistry at this…...

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When the Avalanche extended free agent forward Jack Skille a professional tryout (PTO) contract, it was done so with very little fan fare. Drafted seventh overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Skille was expected to be one of the forwards to lead the Blackhawks to the heights they’ve recently achieved. Instead, his career never took flight the way…...

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WHERE/WHEN October 24, 2015 Game 7 Pepsi Center Denver, CO HIGHLIGHTS Coming into the tonight’s game against the winless Columbus Blue Jackets, the Colorado Avalanche were looking at an increasingly large mountain to climb in the Central Division after just six games. They got off to the kind of start they needed before getting to the road-heavy portion of…...

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The Avalanche lost to Carolina but had a strong defensive effort. Do you take any solace in knowing they outplayed a bad team or do the results matter more to you at this point? Cheryl: I was happy to see a strong defensive effort. We’ve no doubt that this team can score goals. Now we’ve seen (even if it…...

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WHERE/WHEN Date/Game Number October 21, 2015 Game 6 City/Arena Pepsi Center Denver, CO HIGHLIGHTS Returning home from a quick road trip to South California, the Avalanche came out strong in the first period, outshooting the Carolina Hurricans 9-5 and generally dominating the play. Despite the litany of positives early on, the Avalanche finished the first 0-for-4 on the power play…...

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The NHL announced tonight Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie has been suspended three games for his hit on Simon Despres in the second period of Colorado’s game in Anaheim on Friday night. The hit is officially classified as charging and interference. This is the first suspension of Barrie’s career. This likely clears the way for the Avalanche to take…...

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This week we bring back the Avalanche roundtable, something you can expect to see every Friday here at BSN Denver. We welcome a new voice to the Avalanche staff as J.D. Killian makes his BSN debut today! Look for lots of great stuff to come from J.D. as well as the usual smorgasbord of coverage from the rest of the…...

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The Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League announced yesterday they were stripping Colorado Avalanche forward prospect Conner Bleackley of his captaincy, which he has held for the previous two seasons, and making him an alternate to new captain Wyatt Johnson. Bleackley, taken by the Avalanche with the 23rd selection of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, was widely praised…...

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WHERE/WHEN October 14, 2015 Game 3 Pepsi Center Denver, CO HIGHLIGHTS The Colorado Avalanche came into their third game of the season at home versus the stumbling Boston Bruins looking to make a statement and allay the confidence gained from the third period of their second game against the Dallas Stars into a more consistent effort against a team…...

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Today we debut our weekly BSN Avalanche Mailbag! We asked if Avalanche fans had questions and we received a handful of good ones. Questions were either sent in to our Twitter (@BSNAvalanche) or email (BSNAvalanche@gmail.com) and pulled some of our favorites to be answered. Thank you to everyone who submitted questions. Don’t be a stranger in future iterations of…...

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Where/When October 10, 2015 Game #2 Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado Highlights Coming off a crushing collapse in the season opener, the Colorado Avalanche were looking to get off to a hot start against the visiting Dallas Stars. 20 seconds into the game, Stars forward Mattias Janmark put an end to that plan as he potted his second goal of…...

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When news broke yesterday that Patrick Roy would be going back to the well and putting defensemen Nate Guenin and Tyson Barrie on a pairing together, Twitter lit up with a reaction that was overwhelmingly negative. Let’s take a look: Roy might just be testing things out in practice today. The idea of Guenin back with Barrie on…...

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The Colorado Avalanche announced their final roster moves in sending forward Dennis Everberg to San Antonio, signing forward Jack Skille to a one year contract, and placing forward Jesse Winchester on Injured Reserve in order to reach the 23-man opening night roster. Forward Borna Rendulic also is staying with the Avalanche and will likely play on Thursday against the…...

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The Colorado Avalanche have announced they’ve traded forward Freddie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a conditional 2016 seventh-round draft choice. The conditions on the draft choice have yet to be announced. Hamilton was acquired at the trade deadline last season from the San Jose Sharks and saw action in 17 games, registering 1 goal on 11…...

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The Colorado Avalanche made their latest round of roster reductions today, sending seven players to their next destinations. Andrew Aggozino, Chris Bigras, Joey Hishon, Andreas Martinsen, Maxim Noreau, and Calvin Pickard were all re-assigned to San Antonio of the American Hockey League (AHL). Conner Bleackley was sent to his junior team, the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey…...

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The Avalanche have been the most successful shootout team in the NHL since its inception. Will they be equally dangerous in the 3-on-3 overtime? Austin: The Avalanche are 63-35 since the NHL adopted the shootout, so they are going to have to be lights out in 3-on-3 hockey if they want to match that 64% all-time win…...

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The Colorado Avalanche finished up their home slate of preseason games as the Los Angeles Kings came calling to the Pepsi Center Sunday night and walked out with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Avalanche. A game mostly dominated throughout by the Kings, the Avalanche would have been happy to steal the point had this been the regular season…...

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Following the excitement of the return of hockey to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night, tonight’s contest between the visiting Calgary Flames and host Colorado Avalanche had the typical feel of a preseason game. Very slow, very few legitimate scoring chances, and a casual intensity was the name of the game as the Flames came into Denver and walked…...

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