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John Mitchell had quite a bit to say after the Avalanche held off the Wild in a spirited 2-1 overtime victory. Below is the full audio of Mitchell’s postgame comments as well as Patrick Roy’s presser....

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WHERE/WHEN December 7, 2015 Game 28 Pepsi Center Denver, CO HIGHLIGHTS   Coming off a lackluster performance against the strongly-disliked Minnesota Wild, the Colorado Avalanche were walking into a building sure to be full of energy tonight as the Wild rivalry continued on the same night the Avalanche organization was celebrating their 20th Anniversary Team. Despite a first period…...

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The Colorado Avalanche are having their 20th Anniversary Team celebration before the game against the hated Minnesota Wild. Current star forward Matt Duchene and Head Coach Patrick Roy are both members of the team being honored during a pregame ceremony and spoke about the experience. Duchene also delves into the rivalry with Minnesota and the team’s mutual hatred for…...

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When news broke a few weeks ago that New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic had requested a trade to a team in Western Canada, eyebrows all across the hockey world went up in piqued curiosity. When the details of the request were made public, the interest was even greater. A player in his prime at a premium position was…...

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WHERE/WHEN November 28, 2015 Game 23 Pepsi Center Denver, CO HIGHLIGHTS   The Colorado Avalanche faced off with the Winnipeg Jets for the second time this week and got off to the kind of start you want to see from a host team playing a tired team on the second night of a back-to-back like Winnipeg was. Blake Comeau…...

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While the Colorado Avalanche have technically nudged past the quarter mark of their season with 22 games played, it’s still close enough that I can hand out some awards for the Avs players. Using the actual postseason trophies as a guide and adding a few others just for fun, let’s dig into the team and see who has been…...

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Colorado Avalanche Head Coach Patrick Roy did not mince words tonight as Semyon Varlamov was pulled from yet another game tonight as he gave up three goals on 15 shots. The full postgame audio can be heard below from both Roy and Andreas Martinsen, whose fight in the third period sparked the Avalanche comeback that fell just short in…...

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WHERE/WHEN November 25, 2015 Game 22r Pepsi Center Denver, CO HIGHLIGHTS The Colorado Avalanche rolled back into Denver after an exhausting seven-game, 15-day road trip that saw them pick up a little momentum on the season and maybe get things rolling in the right direction. Coming out with a little jump early wasn’t enough, however, to stop the visiting…...

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WHERE/WHEN November 21, 2015 Game 20 Verizon Center, Washington, DC HIGHLIGHTS The Colorado Avalanche came into tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals looking to get things back on track after a three game winning streak to start their season-long seven-game road trip was followed immediately by losing two in a row. To say things got off to a dubious…...

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Before we get to the games, let’s just address the multitude of trade rumors surrounding this team. First it was Matt Duchene, then Semyon Varlamov and Tyson Barrie, now it’s an alleged interest in Travis Hamonic. Is this all a waste of time or should we be on the lookout for a big shakeup here? Cheryl: We should always be…...

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The NHL Department of Player Safety announced today that Colorado Avalanche forward and captain Gabriel Landeskog is suspended for two games as a result of his blindside hit on Boston’s Brad Marchand. Landeskog was given a five minute major and ejected from the game. Marchand would go on to punch Landeskog in the face as Landeskog was allegedly trying…...

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The Avalanche currently inhabit last place in the Western Conference. Is this where you see them finishing the season or do you think they will dig themselves out of this mess? Cheryl: They’ll dig themselves out, but how far is anyone’s guess. They’ve killed their own chances at the playoffs, but finishing 10th-12th wouldn’t be a stretch. J.D.:  I…...

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The Colorado Avalanche held their final home practice for the next couple weeks as they left for Philadelphia this morning. The following line combinations were used throughout practice and are subject to change as Blake Comeau was not present because of a death in the family. Gabriel Landeskog – Matt Duchene – Nathan MacKinnon John Mitchell – Carl Soderberg…...

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In a bit of early morning news that will disappoint many, the Colorado Avalanche demoted highly-touted young defenseman Nikita Zadorov to the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League. The 20-year old Zadorov was seen as the primary piece of the return the Avalanche got from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Ryan O’Reilly. He has made appearances in…...

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WHERE/WHEN November 6, 2015 Game 14 Pepsi Center Denver, CO HIGHLIGHTS   The Colorado Avalanche came into tonight’s game against the visiting New York Rangers needing a strong effort after their paltry showing in a 4-2 loss in Arizona last night. Playing with jump early, the Avalanche took advantage of the only penalty of the first period as Nathan MacKinnon…...

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Mikhail Grigorenko’s path to NHL success has run through Colorado Avalanche Head Coach Patrick Roy for a long time. The two were paired together in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League when Roy was the coach and overlord of the Quebec Remparts while Grigorenko was the top prospect, registering 85 goals in 115 games played for the team. Grigorenko was…...

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WHERE/WHEN November 3, 2015 Game 12 Pepsi Center Denver, CO HIGHLIGHTS The Colorado Avalanche came into tonight’s game against the Calgary Flames desperately in need of a “get right game” and they got off to a decent start as Matt Duchene continued trying to get the over-sized monkey off his back with a nice goal off his own rebound…...

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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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