1. Projected Roles for Each Colorado Avalanche Player Going to Sochi

    With Tuesday’s announcement of the Canadian Olympic men’s ice hockey team, we now have an idea of all of the power players who will be on the ice in Sochi , Russia, this February...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 12 months ago 4,058 reads 0 comments

  2. 5 Biggest Areas for Improvement in 2nd Half of 2013-14 Colorado Avalanche Season

    Unless your favorite team is winning every game by a score of 5-0, there’s a good chance that they have some areas for improvement within their current squad...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 12 months ago 2,163 reads 4 comments

  3. Colorado Avalanche Awards for the 1st Half of the 2013-14 Season

    It’s been an impressive past few months for the Colorado Avalanche , who went from an NHL laughingstock to a playoff contender over the span of one short offseason...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 12 months ago 1,259 reads 1 comments

  4. Every Colorado Avalanche Star's Best Moment of 2013

    The year 2013 was, perhaps more literally than for most of their NHL brethren, a tale of two seasons for the Colorado Avalanche ...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 12 months ago 883 reads 2 comments

  5. 5 Colorado Avalanche Storylines That Won't Go Away During 2013-14 Season

    In years past, a post talking about Colorado Avalanche storylines that wouldn’t go away would have likely included a vacuum in leadership, underachieving players and who to take with the first overall pick in the upcoming NHL draft...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 1 year ago 1,919 reads 8 comments

  6. 2014 NHL Draft: 5 1st-Round Prospects Colorado Avalanche Should Have Its Eye on

    It looks like the Colorado Avalanche might not—scratch that, there’s almost no way they will—repeat at the top of the NHL Draft next summer, as an impressive turnaround so far has them poised for a return to the playoffs...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 1 year ago 2,785 reads 0 comments

  7. NHL: Shawn Thornton, James Neal Suspensions Show Disciplinary Inconsistency

    It's official: The NHL announced that Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton will be suspended 15 games for his brutal attack on the Pittsburgh Penguins ' Brooks Orpik in a Dec...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 1 year ago 3,317 reads 10 comments

  8. NHL Player Comparisons for Colorado Avalanche's Top Prospects

    Prospect comparisons are some of the most difficult things to do in any sport. There's a big difference between saying that a player's style of play is similar to a given superstar ...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 1 year ago 1,738 reads 3 comments

  9. The Best Saves from Colorado Avalanche Goalies in 2013-14

    This may be the most fun you have reading an article about the Colorado Avalanche all season. The Avs ’ surprising run from the bottom of the Western Conference to becoming ...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 1 year ago 641 reads 0 comments

  10. Boston Bruins: Complex Emotions in Shawn Thornton Beatdown Cannot Be Ignored

    It is amazing, to me, the level of hypocrisy that has been associated with the reaction to Shawn Thornton’s mugging of Brooks Orpik in Saturday’s tilt between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins ...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 1 year ago 11,525 reads 59 comments

  11. The Most Disappointing Colorado Avalanche so Far in 2013-14

    How hard is it to find disappointing players on a team tied for the second-most wins in the National Hockey League with such perennial contenders as the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks ? The answer is “incredibly...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 1 year ago 1,973 reads 5 comments

  12. Predicting the Next 5 Colorado Avalanche Prospects to Arrive in the NHL

    With the second-most wins in the NHL through this past weekend, it seems that the Colorado Avalanche have found themselves in competition for a playoff spot as this season progresses...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 1 year ago 1,277 reads 4 comments

  13. Projecting the Best Colorado Avalanche at Each Position in 5 Years

    With the existence of the salary cap and the heavy roster turnover that comes with it, it’s hard to project how NHL rosters will look one year from now, let alone five...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 1 year ago 542 reads 2 comments

  14. Colorado Avalanche's Stock Watch for Top-Six Forwards

    At 17-5-0, the Colorado Avalanche have greatly surpassed many expectations for them under first-year head coach Patrick Roy...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about 1 year ago 369 reads 0 comments

  15. Your Cheating Heart: Race Manipulation Nothing New in NASCAR

    It's been a tough week for NASCAR , with accusations of unwelcome conduct flying left and right about the manipulation of spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about over 1 year ago 1,853 reads 10 comments

  16. Breaking Brad: Why Did Defending NASCAR Champion Brad Keselowski Miss Chase?

    It's no longer the biggest story in the NASCAR world, after controversial late-race tactics by Michael Waltrip Racing earned them significant penalties, but the downfall of ...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about over 1 year ago 734 reads 3 comments

  17. Winners and Losers from the Brickyard 400

    Say what you will about stock car racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Sunday, the Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 produced one of the most compelling finishes of the season, with nobody knowing until race's end who would take the win.

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about over 1 year ago 5,342 reads 15 comments

  18. Winners and Losers from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire

    New Hampshire Motor Speedway is one of NASCAR's most unique ovals, a mile long flat track unlike almost any other on the Sprint Cup schedule. On Sunday , NHMS featured one of Sprint Cup's most unique winners: a part-time driver...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about over 1 year ago 6,538 reads 3 comments

  19. Winners and Losers from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Daytona

    Sprint Cup restrictor-plate racing usually ends with one thing—and one thing only: one winner and a bunch of torn-up racecars and angry drivers in his wake. The Coke Zero 400 was no exception...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about over 1 year ago 7,644 reads 4 comments

  20. NASCAR: Why Dale Earnhardt's No. 3 Should Never Be Retired

    One of the biggest Sprint Cup silly season stories is about the impending ascent of Austin Dillon, whose grandfather, Richard Childress, has an open seat in 2014...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about over 1 year ago 6,089 reads 8 comments

  21. Future Sprint Cup Prospects for Top 10 Current Nationwide Drivers

    Since NASCAR implemented its rule against drivers running for points at multiple levels, the Nationwide Series has once again become a proving ground in the standings for drivers ...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about over 1 year ago 1,072 reads 1 comments

  22. 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Contenders Flying Under the Radar in 2013

    It's tough to remain under the radar in the Chase for the Sprint Cup hunt. Any driver who wins a race or strings together a bunch of solid runs has an opportunity to make it in, which ...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about over 1 year ago 1,369 reads 1 comments

  23. Winners and Losers from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Sonoma

    Sonoma Raceway is one of only two road courses on the Sprint Cup schedule, meaning it's about as good of a chance as any for a dark-horse driver to shake up the running order at the end of the race...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about over 1 year ago 6,531 reads 4 comments

  24. The Top 10 Crew Chiefs in NASCAR

    What makes a crew chief one of NASCAR's best? Is it his ability to keep a driver cool, calm and collected over the course of a 500-mile race? Is it his knack for finding a loophole ...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about over 1 year ago 3,550 reads 9 comments

  25. The 10 Most Disciplined Drivers in NASCAR

    Discipline is one of the most important traits that a NASCAR driver can develop. It's a huge aid when driving at high speeds on the same consistent line to avoid accidents that could end a racer's day...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about over 1 year ago 6,844 reads 10 comments