1. The Free Agent Frenzy Is Near

    (Fireworks Frenzy)In a mere 24 hours the gates will lift and the NHL's annual free agent frenzy will begin...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 173 reads 0 comments

  2. Liles, Foote Re-sign with the Avalanche

    (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)TSN is reporting that John-Michael Liles and Adam Foote have re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 102 reads 0 comments

  3. Report: Theodore to test the free agent frenzy

    Just as I was about to leave for a day of touring San Francisco I thought I'd check my feeds one more time...

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  4. Avalanche Extend Qualifying Offers to Four; Continue Talks with Theodore

    We finally get to hear about the Avalanche's qualifying offers! Said offers had to be in today for all restricted free agents to retain the rights to them and the Rocky Mountain News ...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 272 reads 0 comments

  5. I leave for one day...

    I leave for one day and all hell breaks loose. Ok, not all hell but maybe a tiny squeak of lava from a festering volcano...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 172 reads 0 comments

  6. NHL Entry Draft Order Released - Avalanche Pick 50th

    The NHL has released the entry draft order (PDF) and, as we all knew, the Avalanche's first choice will come midway through the second round at #50.Do I want a first-round pick for this team? Yes...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 157 reads 0 comments

  7. Joe Sakic Discusses Future with the Avalanche

    I had a craptacular day today and once it was finally winding down, I came across an article on 9News.com. And let me tell you, it let me turn down the suck and turn up the good. Anyone still remember that movie? No? Good...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 403 reads 2 comments

  8. Tony Granato Named as Colorado Avalanche Head Coach

    Today the Colorado Avalanche named Tony Granato as their new old head coach. On the heels of Joel Quenneville's departure, fans began their quest for candidates far and wide for the newly vacant position...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 447 reads 0 comments

  9. Denver Here I Come

    (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)As some of you may know, I make my home in lovely Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. And while there are some upsides to living here, there are also downsides...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 715 reads 0 comments

  10. Avalanche Sign T.J. Galiardi to Entry-Level Contract

    The Avalanche have just announced their first roster move of the summer as they have signed T.J. Galiardi to an entry-level contract.If you follow Jori's blog you might have noticed she actually scooped the Avalanche website on this one...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 125 reads 0 comments

  11. Avalanche to Poach Coach from Red Wings?

    Could the Avalanche be trying to poach from the enemy? Terry Frei thinks it's a possibility and that Todd McLellan, the Red Wings assistant coach, could be a solid fit for the vacant head coaching position for the Avalanche...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 189 reads 0 comments

  12. Patrick Roy to Coach the Colorado Avalanche?

    The speculation began even before Joel Quenneville was let go. With Patrick Roy having begun a coaching career, everyone wondered if Roy would ever coach the Colorado Avalanche...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 211 reads 0 comments

  13. Should Q Stay or Should He Go?

    Though the NHL playoffs continue, us Avalanche fans are relegated to starting our off-season banter on who should stay and who should go. Front and center in that discussion is our venerable coach Joel Quenneville...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 285 reads 1 comments

  14. Avalanche Over, What Next?

    I threw my notes on the game out last night so no point recapping. Just look at the score and you'll know all you need to know.So where do we go from here? Well, I don't know about anyone else but I still want to see who will win the Stanley Cup...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 175 reads 0 comments

  15. NHL Playoffs Round 2: Avalanche Swept by Red Wings

    (Credit)The game wasn't even half over and I was already writing a "recap" post. The Wings torched the Avalanche 8-2 to end Colorado's season. But not Joe Sakic's career...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 564 reads 2 comments

  16. RSS Awareness Day

    I'm going to use this space to promote technology for a moment rather than hockey. So if your mind is so far into preparation for tonight's game, read no further and I apologize for breaking you out of the zone...

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  17. Playoff Gameday: Avalanche vs Red Wings Game 4

    Could this be it for the Avalanche team and fans this season? Will tonight's game end in the agony of a sweep at the hands of the team's "bitter rivals", the Detroit Red Wings?I will boldy say ...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 275 reads 0 comments

  18. Red Wings Take 3-0 Series Lead Against Avalanche

    (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Well that's the season folks. The only question remaining is whether the Avalanche will go out with a bang or a whimper.For now, I'm going to go whimper into my pillow and will recap in the morning...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 151 reads 0 comments

  19. Playoff Gameday: Avalanche vs Red Wings Game 3

    UPDATE: Jib has had enough and wants to get everyone fired up and I must admit, the excessive use of profanity energized the shit out of me! Let's hope the whole team reads his blog so they can get riled up for this game too...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 217 reads 0 comments

  20. Jose Theodore to Start Game 3 for Avalanche Against Red Wings

    I said this earlier on A2Y and I'll just repeat it verbatim here as I don't have the time to formulate any more thoughts on the topic.I think starting Theodore is going to blow up in JQ’s face...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 171 reads 0 comments

  21. Red Wings-Avalanche: Detroit Hammers Colorado in Game Two

    Ouch. Double ouch. Triple ouch. Hell, it was a quadruple ouch. It was a virtual carbon copy of Thursday's game as Detroit shelled Jose Theodore for 4 goals and chased him from the net in a 5-1 win this afternoon...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 226 reads 0 comments

  22. Playoff Gameday: Avalanche vs Red Wings - Game 2

    This is going to be a brief preview and then I'm going to jump on a soapbox, so buckle up.Lineup, injuries and game timePeter Forsberg is questionable, Wojtek Wolski is out for the series, and Jose Theodore will likely start...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 267 reads 0 comments

  23. Colorado Avalanche Injury and Roster Updates - April 25

    I just finished watching the media conference with Joel Quenneville following Colorado's afternoon practice and it was a little comme ci, comme ça for me. A bit of good, a bit of bad and a bit of "You've got to be f'n kidding me...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 215 reads 0 comments

  24. Watch Colorado Avalanche Press Conference Online

    In a further sign that the NHL is finally "getting it" with regard to new media, fans can catch the post-practice media conference with our very own Joel Quenneville live, online and in living color...

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  25. Avalanche Play 30 Minutes, Lose to Red Wings

    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)You cannot play 30 minutes against the Detroit Red Wings and expect to win the hockey game.Unfortunately that's what Jose Theodore and the Colorado Avalanche tried to do tonight...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 6 years ago 375 reads 0 comments