• Colorado Avalanche v New York Rangers

    Ryan O’Reilly and Chris Kreider Sign New Deals, Avoid Arbitration

    Restricted free agent forwards Ryan O’Reilly and Chris Kreider have successfully avoided arbitration as they have both agreed to multi-year deals with their respective teams Wednesday. O’Reilly, 23, has signed a...

  • Spezza

    Winners and Losers of NHL Free Agent Frenzy

    Three days into the unofficial start of the NHL summer, following the opening of the free agent market on July 1, Last Word On Sports takes a look at the winners...

  • Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    Jarome Iginla signs deal with the Colorado Avalanche

    Jarome Iginla and the Colorado Avalanche have agreed on a three year contract worth $5.3M per season ($5.5, $5.5, $5.0). Iginla, who previously played for the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins and Calgary...

  • Detroit Red Wings v Minnesota Wild

    Mike Babcock’s Jack Adams Case

    “I told (them) if we just do it the Red Wing way we’re going to get in” -Mike Babcock With Pavel Datsyuk out for weeks at a time and even months,...

  • Colorado Avalanche v St. Louis Blues

    NHL Central Division Top Fighters

    Prior to the 2013-14 season, I  compiled a list containing the top fighters for each team in the NHL. I also made projections as to who might be the top tough...

  • Nino Niederreiter

    Three Rounds: Avalanche Finally Bitten by Poor Possession

    Before we delve into a breakdown of this series between the Avalanche and Wild, I’d like to appreciate how exciting this series was. Seven great games filled with fast-paced, high-scoring hockey....

  • Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche - Game Five

    Puck Luck: Does it Exist?

    Is there such a thing as luck? Is there such a thing as a word that describes the indescribable, the improbable, and the desirable? When it applies to hockey, luck is...

  • Colorado Avalanche practice

    Matt Duchene back for Colorado in Game Six

    With the Colorado Avalanche heading to Minnesota looking to close out their first round series with the Wild in game six, things just got a little bit tougher for the Wild. ...

  • Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild, NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Matt Cooke Suspended Seven Games

    The NHL Department of Player safety announced today that Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been suspended for seven games as a result of his knee on knee hit on Colorado...

  • Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild, NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    3 Rounds: Jury Still Out on Colorado and Minnesota

    Three games into the first-round matchup between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild, the series remains up for grabs. Colorado currently leads 2-1, having won their two home games, and dropping Game...

  • Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild, NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Tyson Barrie Leaves Game After Knee From Matt Cooke

    Tyson Barrie, defenceman for the Colorado Avalanche, was forced to leave Monday’s Game 3 in his team’s playoff matchup against the Minnesota Wild after sustaining an obvious knee injury. He was...

  • Philadelphia Phillies v Colorado Rockies

    The Colorado Rockies Should Mirror The Avalanche

    It started immediately after they swept the National League in the 2007 MLB Playoffs: the Colorado Rockies lost their imagination, and began to face reality. They were a team destined to...

  • DENVER, CO. - MARCH 29: Colorado Avalanche center, Matt Duchene, skates back to the bench moments after getting colliding with Jamie McGinn,  early in the first period against the San Jose Sharks Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Center March 29, 2014. Duchene sat the bench momentarily and then headed into the locker room a knee injury. (Photo By Andy Cross / The Denver Post)

    Matt Duchene Likely Out For Entire First Round Series

    According to head coach Patrick Roy, the Colorado Avalanche don’t expect to have their leading scorer Matt Duchene available at any point during their first round series with the Minnesota Wild. ...

  • MacKinnon

    Rookie Post-Season Primer

    It’s no secret that to be a Stanley Cup contender, a team needs experience. The post-season is unforgiving. Any team that’s going to survive needs veterans who can lead their teammates...

  • Koivu Landeskog

    3 Rounds Preview: Avalanche vs Wild

    3 Rounds is a three-part series.  Writers select what they feel is the most important individual match-up in the upcoming playoff series and give it an in-depth preview. The second piece...

  • Colorado Avalanche v Edmonton Oilers

    Internet Hotstove: Colorado Avalanche

    Internet Hotstove is a series where Last Word On Sports asks the opinions of respected bloggers from around the internet about their team’s chances in the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. The goal...

  • Minnesota Wild v Los Angeles Kings

    Internet Hotstove: Minnesota Wild

    Internet Hotstove is a series where Last Word On Sports asks the opinions of respected bloggers from around the internet about their team’s chances in the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. The goal...

  • VANCOUVER, BC - APRIL 10: Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche fires a shot on goalie Jacob Markstrom #35 of the Vancouver Canucks during the third period in NHL action on April 10, 2014 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks tries to help defend on the play.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

    Captain Gabriel Landeskog Leads The Young Avalanche

    The Colorado Avalanche are going to the playoffs. That is a phrase that hasn’t been typed, read, or said much over the last half decade. In fact, the last time Colorado...

  • Jack Adams Award

    The Top Three Candidates for the 2013-2014 Jack Adams Award

    The Jack Adams Award is presented annually to the NHL coach who has “adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success”, as determined by the NHLBA (National Hockey League Broadcaster’s...

  • DENVER, CO. - MARCH 29: Colorado Avalanche center, Matt Duchene, skates back to the bench moments after getting colliding with Jamie McGinn,  early in the first period against the San Jose Sharks Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Center March 29, 2014. Duchene sat the bench momentarily and then headed into the locker room a knee injury. (Photo By Andy Cross / The Denver Post)

    Matt Duchene out for approximately four weeks

    After clinching a playoff spot this weekend, the Colorado Avalanche received bad news as they lost leading scorer Matt Duchene for approximately four weeks in that playoff clinching win over the...

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