1. Colorado Avalanche: Penalty Kill Must Improve for the Avs to Continue Winning

    The Colorado Avalanche have had a solid start to the 2011-12 season. Heading into tonight’s contest with the Calgary Flames in Denver, they have compiled a 7-5-1 record...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about almost 3 years ago 420 reads 2 comments

  2. 5 Reasons the NHL's Stanley Cup Is the Best Trophy in Professional Sports

    As I was watching the St. Louis Cardinals cap their unlikely run to be Major League Baseball's champions, I had one thought: "What a lame trophy." Sorry, MLB fans. The Commissioner's Trophy just doesn't hold a candle to the Stanley Cup ...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about almost 3 years ago 5,406 reads 10 comments

  3. NHL 2012 All-Star Game: Early-Season Picks for the Starting Lines

    We're not even a month into the 2011-12 NHL season, but some players are off to incredible starts. Here are some early-season picks for the starters at each position for the 2012 ...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about almost 3 years ago 3,809 reads 31 comments

  4. Colorado Avalanche Playing Well, but Erik Johnson Needs to Get on Board

    Much has gone right for the Avalanche through eight games. They find themselves with a 6-2 record, being the winners of all six road contests they’ve played. The team’s power play, at 29...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about almost 3 years ago 878 reads 13 comments

  5. NHL Trade Speculation: 6 Youngsters Who Could Be Traded for Immediate Help

    We're well underway in the 2011-12 NHL regular season, and it is becoming obvious that some teams have some glaring needs...

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  6. Colorado Avalanche: Peter Mueller Continues To Sit out Amid Concussion Rumors

    The Avalanche are 4-0 on their season-opening road trip. Though they were outskated for a good part of their last contest against the Montreal Canadiens , Colorado found a way to win and came away with a 6-5 shootout victory...

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  7. Colorado Avalanche Hammer Former Goalie Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators 7-1

    J.S. Giguere didn't have much to do in his first game for the Colorado Avalanche . Giguere stopped 15-of-16 shots faced, and the Avalanche peppered former goaltender Craig Anderson with 39 shots on goal...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about almost 3 years ago 408 reads 2 comments

  8. Sean Avery: Why No Other NHL Team Will Pick Him Up This Year

    Ever since the news broke that Sean Avery cleared the waiver wire and is now on the roster for the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League, I've been trying to envision scenarios ...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about almost 3 years ago 1,095 reads 6 comments

  9. Colorado Avalanche: Great Peter Forsberg TV Commercials

    The Colorado Avalanche will retire Peter Forsberg 's jersey tonight in a ceremony before the season opener against the Detroit Red Wings ...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about almost 3 years ago 568 reads 2 comments

  10. NHL Predictions: Picking All 16 Playoff Teams in 2011-12

    The NHL regular season starts today. Let the hockey fanatics rejoice! This season sees the return of the NHL to Winnipeg, Sidney Crosby starting the season on the Penguins' bench and Drew Doughty finally suiting up for the Kings in Los Angeles...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about almost 3 years ago 463 reads 1 comments

  11. Colorado Avalanche: 5 Players Who Need to Step It Up to Make the Team

    The NHL regular season starts on Oct. 6, which is a little over a week from today. The Avalanche currently find themselves 1-3 in the preseason. Their one win was a very impressive 3-0 win over Dallas in which they outshot the Stars 31-16...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about almost 3 years ago 586 reads 1 comments

  12. Colorado Avalanche Lose Jan Hejda, Brandon Yip to Preseason Injuries

    There are teams that suffer from injury problems, and then there is the Colorado Avalanche . The Avs revealed on Friday that defenseman Jan Hejda and forward Brandon Yip would be unavailable due to injuries suffered in preseason contests...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about almost 3 years ago 609 reads 7 comments

  13. Colorado Avalanche: 5 Reasons to Be Excited About Their Future

    Training camp is over. The Avalanche will play their annual burgundy vs. white team scrimmage at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Tuesday night and open the preseason on Thursday in Dallas ...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about almost 3 years ago 819 reads 5 comments

  14. NHL Trade Rumors: Kings and Avalanche in Talks Around Drew Doughty, Paul Stastny

    Rumors began circulating on Twitter this morning that the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche are currently engaged in trade negotiations centered around embattled defenseman Drew Doughty and center Paul Stastny ...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about 3 years ago 3,033 reads 5 comments

  15. 5 NHL Players Facing Pressure in 2011-12

    As we head into the 2011 NHL preseason, the majority of players and teams get the chance to start fresh—the injuries, failures and challenges of last season are gone. A clean slate exists...

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  16. Kyle Cumiskey Signs with the Colorado Avalanche, Still Has a Lot to Prove

    On Friday, the Avalanche finally got restricted free agent defenseman Kyle Cumiskey under contract. The Denver Post reports that the contract is a one-year, two-way deal worth ...

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  17. Colorado Avalanche: 10 Best Players in Franchise History

    After a few rough years for a very proud franchise, Avalanche fans are realizing how lucky they were to watch the star-studded teams of the late 1990s and early 2000s play night in and night out...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about 3 years ago 5,473 reads 4 comments

  18. Colorado Avalanche: The Best (And Worst) Things About the Avalanche Experience

    The countdown to hockey season has begun. There is a faint chill in the air hinting that fall is on its way, and that can only mean one thing. The first drop of a puck at Pepsi Center is just around the corner...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about 3 years ago 1,070 reads 4 comments

  19. Colorado Avalanche: 8 Prospects with a Chance to Make the 2011 Roster

    The Avalanche made significant moves at the NHL level this past year, but past NHL regulars could face some stiff competition for roster spots from players coming up through the team's prospect system...

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  20. Colorado Avalanche: Could Rookie Stefan Elliott Be a Calder Trophy Candidate?

    The Avalanche defense has gotten a lot bigger since last year with the additions of players like Jan Hejda and Ryan O'Byrne. A size increase was a needed adjustment. But in doing so, they lost some of their blue line's offensive capability...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about 3 years ago 819 reads 3 comments

  21. Colorado Avalanche: A Look at 2nd Overall Draft Pick Gabriel Landeskog

    Perhaps one of the biggest reasons for excitement around Avs Nation these days is the addition of Gabriel Landeskog through the second pick of this year's entry draft...

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  22. Colorado Avalanche Trade Review: Reasons for Optimism in Denver

    Nothing risked, nothing gained. This seems to be the attitude of the Colorado Avalanche front office as we move toward the 2011 NHL campaign. And it's a refreshing one, to say the least...

    Chris Hoffman Written by Chris Hoffman about 3 years ago 616 reads 9 comments