1. Avalanche-Predators: Game Preview

    Once again, I'm late. And I don't even have a decent excuse other than a mild case of burnout. In the time since my last post, we learned that Paul Stastny is about to have surgery ...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 58 reads 0 comments

  2. Avalanche Nearly blow Lead against Detroit, Win 4-3

    Due to a stacked UFC 92 card, I have only watched the first period of the game. But curiosity got the best of me and I did check on the final outcome...

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  3. Paul Stastny Injury a Real Bummer

    I was sitting around relaxing on a Saturday when two new Avalanche videos popped up in Google Reader.First, I checked out Ian Laperriere's video which was as enlightening as it gets with hockey players these days...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 258 reads 0 comments

  4. Avalanche-Red Wings: Game Preview

    The holiday season has come and gone.The presents are unwrapped. The chocolates have been eaten. The turkey has been stuffed and devoured.But one thing hasn't changed...

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  5. Colorado Avalanche Dump Phoenix Coyotes in OT, Win 5-4

    And playing the role of The Grinch tonight: Brett Clark.He nearly stole Christmas away from Avalanche fans by finding himself in the box for the Coyotes late, game-tying goal.But then he thought back on his dastardly attitude and had a change of heart...

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  6. Avalanche-Coyotes: Game Preview

    I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date.It's only 15 minutes to game time and I'm just getting to a preview...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 259 reads 0 comments

  7. Avalanche-Panthers Game Preview

    The Avalanche are in Florida this afternoon to take on the Panthers, and I'm feeling pretty good about this game.The one thing that has me a bit leery is that the Avs have won 10 straight road games against the Panthers...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about almost 6 years ago 211 reads 1 comments

  8. Avalanche Top Lightning, Win 2-1

    I finally got my television back today. Not in time to catch the whole game—of course—but I did see OT and the shootout.Hejduk "scores"The Hejduk "goal" was controversial, but by the letter of the law, Mike Smith threw his stick...

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  9. Raycroft Gets Rewarded, Budaj Gets Bombarded

    From AD: Andrew Raycroft will start in goal tomorrow night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.Well...crap.But I'll tell you what, I'm going to give Tony Granato the benefit of the doubt on this one...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about almost 6 years ago 53 reads 3 comments

  10. Colorado Avalanche Wheel Past Detroit Red Wings, Win 3-2

    (outspokinbikes) Wow. I'll come back and edit in an actual recap later. For now, I'm going to make step outside and make sure the world still exists...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about almost 6 years ago 64 reads 0 comments

  11. Avalanche-Red Wings: Game Preview

    The title says it all, doesn't it?Well, that, and Andrew Raycroft starting in goal.Yep, to face the ol' winged wheel we're sending in the second-stringer. That's some poor timing right there—though I do have a theory...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about almost 6 years ago 53 reads 0 comments

  12. Avalanche vs Blackhawks Game Preview

    It has been a bitch of a week. I'm paying a mortgage + rent (long story), still can't get a decent sleep at night, had a ridiculous end to the work week, Joe Sakic nearly severed his fingers plus I still don't have my damn TV...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about almost 6 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  13. I'm Freakin' Out Man!

    Ok, I just had a bad last hour here at work and thought I'd calm my mind by checking out the latest news.For world news it was "economic crisis" this and "recession" that so I turned to the old trusted standby: hockey...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about almost 6 years ago 26 reads 0 comments

  14. Sakic Injures Hand with Snow Blower, Out Three Months

    It is just a comedy of errors for what is shaping up to possibly be Joe Sakic's final season in the NHL. Sakic, already out with a herniated disc, just injured his hand in a snow blowing incident which required surgery by a hand specialist...

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  15. Avalanche-Kings: Colorado Dethrones Los Angeles, Wins 6-1

    Remember how last game I only got to see bits and pieces? Well, this game I saw jack squat.The cable is hooked up, but I haven't had time to move my TV over yet...

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  16. Avalanche Dump Canucks in Shootout, Win 5-4

    I'm currently in a temporary apartment and without my TV/PVR/Center Ice trifecta. And though I have a Slingbox, the wifi I'm pilfering has been hit-and-miss...

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  17. Note to Coaches: Quit Arguing Hit from Behind Penalties

    I've got the Blues-Flames game on while the Avs-Stars are in intermission and something just happened which pissed me off to no end.Mark Giordano was heading in to touch the puck for icing and he had David Backes a good step or two behind him...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about almost 6 years ago 117 reads 4 comments

  18. Avalanche-Predators: Game 25 Preview

    The Avalanche are in Nashville tonight to take on the Predators and my current mood is somber.The Avalanche are on a two-game winning streak, have scored 10 goals in those two games and shut out the Predators the last time the two met...

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  19. Avalanche Keep Streak Alive; Crush Oilers 4-1

    RecapAfter dropping their first three games, the Colorado Avalanche have now won four straight games after a 4-1 win over a listless Edmonton Oilers club...

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  20. Sharks Edge Flyers in Barn Burner

    Tonight the San Jose Sharks and Philadelphia Flyers had a combined goal count of an even dozen in the Sharks 7-6 shootout win. That's more goals than the Islanders, Lightning and Leafs have scored all season long...

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  21. Playoff Bound!

    I was just looking at the TSN NHL Standings page to see what sort of streaks were going on in the NHL these days...

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  22. Cody Mcleod Lovefest Begins

    I'll admit it. I thought putting Cody Mcleod in the lineup over Cody McCormick was a mistake. Mcleod was prone to bad penalties last season while yapping off at the most inopportune times...

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  23. Cody Mcleod Lovefest Begins

    I'll admit it. I thought putting Cody Mcleod in the lineup over Cody McCormick was a mistake. Mcleod was prone to bad penalties last season while yapping off at the most inopportune times. He just didn't seem in control of his emotions...

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  24. The Great Blogger Debate Continues

    I was going to keep my mouth shut on the whole Covered in Oil fracas that went down yesterday as a lot of people had it well covered. I think the best post came from Elliotte Friedman and was posted on Puck Daddy...

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  25. Avalanche Streak Past Kings; Win 4-3

    (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)The Colorado Avalanche held on for a 4-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings to bring their win streak to three games.The game started off on a sour note as Peter Budaj let in a brutal goal 6:19 into the game...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about almost 6 years ago 52 reads 0 comments