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Peyton Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever squeeze into a helmet and sling a pigskin, no doubt about it. He’s also a caring individual, which is a unique trait for a superstar athlete. Over the 24 years of college and professional football playing, Peyton has penned many – likely hundreds – of letters to teammates, coaches,…...

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Get to Know Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson Date of Birth: 10/31/1996 Place of Birth: Stockholm, SWE Ht: 6’1″ Wt: 185 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Center Team: Omaha Lancers (USHL) Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, known by teammates and friends as “JFK”, is a rare prospect in that he came to the United States from his native Sweden two years ago. While players coming from…...

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The ‘Top 25 Avalanche Under 25’ breaks into the to single digits today but before we get to today’s entry, be sure to read up on #10 Dennis Everberg, #11 Duncan Siemens, and #12 Conner Bleackley! Today we check in at #9 with polarizing defenseman Stefan Elliott. Elliott clocked in with an average rating of 9.7, ranging from 9…...

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More of the same for the Colorado Rockies. It has been discussed at length, debated and argued. The Rockies and their struggles with pitching are something that no one can quite figure out. On Wednesday night at a miserable Coors Field, where the temperatures were below 40 degrees with a steady mist, the Rockies once again saw their pitching…...

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The Colorado Buffs Alumni team has a real chance to win a million dollars in The Basketball Tournament. “The squad is strong,” said team general manager, Beau Gamble. “As most people probably know by now, we were able to add Richard Roby to the roster, and in my mind, he was the last piece we needed to be a…...

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DENVER, Colo – Who will start at Free safety for the Broncos? That’s the $750,000 question. That’s the difference in salary this season for the two players currently vying to start at free safety, newly acquired, Darian Stewart and long-time Special Teams ace, David Bruton. Stewart signed a two-year deal worth $4.5 million after spending last season in Baltimore.…...

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Get to Know Filip Chlapik Date of Birth: 3-6-97 Place of Birth: Praha, CZE Ht: 6’1” Wt: 183 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Center Team: Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL) Filip Chlapik already had an extensive career in the Czech Republic before joining the QMJHL. His participation in international events for his national team is impressive, and he helped his team win…...

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According the Denver Post’s Chris Dempsey, Denver Nuggets All-Rookie Second Team center Jusuf Nurkic is expected to undergo offseason knee surgery Wednesday morning for a slight tear in his patella tendon. Nurkic, the 16th overall pick in last summer’s NBA draft burst onto the scene for Denver last season, averaging 6.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game in 62 games,…...

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks plans to step away from coaching for a year and will therefore no longer be in the running for the Denver Nuggets’ current head-coaching vacancy. Per Wojnarowki: Former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks plans to pass on interview chances with the Denver Nuggets…...

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With the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery in the books, the basketball conscience here at BSNDenver.com is now unequivocally shifting towards the 2015 NBA Draft. The first step in that process can be seen below: a post-Lottery chat between fellow BSN writer Harrison Wind and myself. If you’re wondering what we learned from the Lottery order, whom we like as…...

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Get to Know Pavel Zacha Date of Birth:  4/6/1997 Place of Birth:  Brno, Czech Republic Ht:  6’3″  Wt:  214 lbs Shoots: Left Position:  Center Team:  Sarnia Sting (OHL) It’s somewhat rare to see Czechs drafted in the top 10 of a draft – Jakub Voracek 7th Overall placement in 2007 was the last instance – but Pavel Zacha is making…...

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Get to Know Colin White Date of Birth: 1/30/1997 Place of Birth: Hanover, MA, USA Ht: 6’0″ Wt: 183 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Right Wing/Center Team: United States National Under-18 Team Colin White is not your typical mid-to-late first round prospect, especially coming from the US Development Program. His game is much more mature and while he isn’t nearly…...

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At long last we count down the top 10 of the Top 25 Avalanche Under 25 series.  If you missed them earlier in the week, be sure to check out the players who just missed out on a top 10 spot: #11 Duncan Siemens, #12 Conner Bleackley, and #13 Freddie Hamilton. Today the big “Swedish Bull” Dennis Everberg goes under the microscope…...

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The Colorado Rockies signed Nick Hundley in the offseason with very little fanfare. The catcher is known for his light bat and good defense. What fans didn’t realize they would get with Hundley is a winning attitude. The Rockies catcher has been no slouch at the plate, as he showed by drilling the game winning home run on Tuesday…...

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It was a long shot, and in the end the Nuggets fell short of moving up in the Lottery for the 13th time in team history. On the bright side the Nuggets didn’t move down for the ninth time in team history, a clear win in the Luck Department. Overall the Nuggets stayed right where their record placed them…...

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 Buy or sell A 30-year veteran of the bookmaking business, Chris Andrews, who now writes for AgainstTheNumber.com, released his over/under win totals for the 2015-16 college football season. Andrews says he used the same formula he would use if he was setting the lines for a Vegas book. The line for the Buffs? 4.5 wins. While I’ve said it is…...

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The best cornerback in the NFL in 2014 wasn’t Richard Sherman or Darrelle Revis. According to Pro Football Focus’ top 101 players of 2014, that title belongs to Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. He was thrown at 89 times during the season but did not allow a single touchdown. He allowed 46 receptions (51.7%), but those catches went…...

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Get to Know Daniel Sprong Date of Birth: 3-17-97 Place of Birth: Amsterdam, NED Ht: 6’0” Wt: 192 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Right Wing Team: Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL) It’s not often that a player from the Netherlands ends up in top-30 draft discussions, yet we have one in Daniel Sprong. By the time he was 7, his parents realized…...

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Get to Know Thomas Novak Date of Birth: 4/28/1997 Place of Birth: River Falls, WI, USA Ht: 6’0″ Wt: 181 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Center Team (League): Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) The 3rd overall pick in the 2013 USHL Draft (and first player actually picked), Thomas Novak came to the USHL after an extremely productive and high-profile career at…...

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As we approach the top 10 of the Top 25 Avalanche Under 25 series, don’t forget to read previous installments on #12 Conner Bleackley, #13 Freddie Hamilton, and #14 Andrew Agozzino. Today’s focus is on #11, Duncan Siemens. The lawn-guarding defenseman averaged a 10.7 ranking with five of the BSN Avalanche writers ranking him 11th and one ranking him…...

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