1. Save us, Aquaman!

    Adrian Dater puts out the word that the Wings are interested in Ian Laperriere as a deadline rental.Sweet bejeebus, please don't trade him to the Wings. Unless, as jib suggests, we get a savior in return...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 25 reads 0 comments

  2. The Ryan Smyth Rumors Keep on Coming

    The Ryan Smyth trade rumors abound and as the trade deadline gets closer, the rumors get farther from reality.Today it's Bruce "Malkin to the Kings" Garrioch who states in no uncertain terms that the Colorado Avalanche are shopping Smyth...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 233 reads 2 comments

  3. Jose Theodore—Look at Me!

    AD teased us with an upcoming story where Theodore took the gloves off against his former team, the Colorado Avalanche.But what came out was barely more dramatic than the bruhaha surrounding the Montreal Canadiens...

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  4. Finally! Paul Stastny has come back...to the Avalanche

    Paul Stastny will join the Avalanche on their upcoming six-game road trip. And there'd be no reason to bring him along unless he was going to play in at least one of those games...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 50 reads 0 comments

  5. Colorado Avalanche Take Season Series Against Detroit Red Wings, Win 6-5

    Damn, that felt good!The Avalanche took down the Winged Wheel by a score of 6-5 in a game that needed 5 shootout rounds to decide the winner.For those counting, that's 3-0 against the Evil Empire this season...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 66 reads 1 comments

  6. Avalanche-Red Wings Game Preview

    The Avalanche took it to the Canadiens on Friday, but with under five minutes remaining, the Avs did what they do best— give up a goal at the most inopportune moment.The worst part? I knew it was coming...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  7. Canadiens-Avalanche: Colorado Should Change Uniforms

    By now, you should all be aware that the season is over. I was under that impression since the beginning of February and the last three losses have really driven it home.Regardless of that, the fact remains that there is a game tonight...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 62 reads 0 comments

  8. Colorado Avalanche Schooled by Blues, Lose 4-1; Hejduk Fine

    Is there still any debate on what the Avalanche should do at the deadline?After a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues, anybody who still thinks the Stanley Cup is a possibility is deluding themselves...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 32 reads 0 comments

  9. THN Top Ten Little Guys Snubs Marek Svatos

    It's another The Hockey News snub of an Avalanche player.This time, The Hockey News put out a list of the Top 10 Little Guys (players 5'9" and under) and Marek Svatos is absent from the list...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 41 reads 1 comments

  10. NHL Trade Deadline: What Should Colorado Do?

    I wrote the following piece for Illegal Curve but the folks there generously agreed to let me cross-post it here at Avs Talk...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 154 reads 0 comments

  11. NHL Trade Deadline: What Should the Colorado Avalanche Do?

    I wrote the following piece for Illegal Curve, but the folks there generously agreed to let me cross-post it here at Avs Talk...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 172 reads 0 comments

  12. Colorado Avalanche vs Toronto Maple Leafs Game Thoughts

    My thoughts on this game are going to be a bit disjointed as I watched most of the first period at my place, about half of the second at my uncles and most of the third back at home...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 35 reads 1 comments

  13. Avalanche-Leafs: Game Preview

    I just finished playing some parking lot hockey and, boy, did I feel old. I'm still in Phase One of a recovery from a prolonged illness, so I'll pretend that's the problem...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 38 reads 0 comments

  14. Minister of Defence?

    I caught a bit of the Sharks broadcast before heading out last night and one thing caught my ear.When Scott Hannan took a penalty, Randy Hahn said: "Scott Hannan, or the Minister of Defence as he's known in Colorado...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 39 reads 3 comments

  15. Avalanche Drowned by Sharks, Lose 3-0

    Of the four significant events that happened today, the Avalanche losing to the Sharks was the least shocking...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 32 reads 0 comments

  16. What he said...

    As the one drawback to following Kukla's Korner, I'm subjected to the thoughts of Bill Houlihan and his A2Y 19 "get on the stress train" crew.Contrary to what some people might think, I'm a pretty open-minded guy...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 41 reads 0 comments

  17. Undo! Undo!

    I'm half-heartedly watching the All-Star Skills Competitions/Youngstars Game while catching up on my RSS and email.I have a Google Alert set for "colorado avalanche" and frankly I hardly read them anymore...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 29 reads 0 comments

  18. Colorado Avalanche vs Los Angeles Kings Game Preview

    The Avalanche are facing the Kings tonight but while that's going on, I'll be at SaskPlace—that's right, it's SaskPlace not Credit Union Center—watching the Blades hand the Wheat Kings a beating...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 68 reads 0 comments

  19. Milan Hejduk and Ryan Smyth Hit Career Milestone

    I will be shooting for a recap at lunch—work willing—but first, congratulations to Ryan Smyth and Milan Hejduk on hitting the 300 career goals mark last night...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 51 reads 0 comments

  20. Avalanche Schooled by Blues, Lose 5-2

    A 5-2 loss. To the Blues. Good grief.I was so pumped about this game that I missed the first 30 minutes because I was shopping. That's right, shopping enthralled me more than the prospect of a game against the St...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 37 reads 0 comments

  21. Avalanche-Blue Jackets: Colorado Jobbed by BJs, Lose 4-3

    A low-scoring game exploded into a high-scoring affair in the span of less than four minutes.The Avalanche scored in the final three minutes of the first, but were answered by the Blue Jackets in the final two minutes of the second...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 45 reads 0 comments

  22. Avalanche-Penguins: Colorado Drowns Pittsburgh, Wins 5-3

    What the hell is with the Rocky Mountain News byline in their game recap?"Crosby, Malkin combine for four points"? Really?Why not "Jones, Wolski combine for five points"? Doesn't that ...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 45 reads 0 comments

  23. Avalanche-Blackhawks: Colorado Slides Past Chicago

    Full disclosure—I spent a lot of time watching funny videos on the Fail Blog during this game.It's not that the game wasn't exciting. It was. But I needed some laughter and Fail Blog never lets me down...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  24. Avalanche-Wild: Av's Lose 2-0

    I want to burn through the recap to get to the really interesting part of the night. Two second recap The Avs lost. They couldn't score. They couldn't play defense. Adam Foote got hurt...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  25. Avalanche vs Wild Game Preview

    I'm still alive!I took a few games off to rest and recharge but it appears I've regained the energy to write.While I was kicking back, I was also slacking off on watching the Avs due to the ever-exciting World Junior Hockey Championship...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about over 5 years ago 21 reads 0 comments