• Avalanche takes on the Sharks

    Colorado Avalanche Power Outage

    Now that the season is approximately 20 games in, the Avalanche are still stuck in neutral, taking one step forward and two steps back on a nightly basis. You could focus...

  • Ottawa Senators v Calgary Flames

    Should Sens Concern Themselves with Shots Against?

    The Ottawa Senators are giving up a boatload of shots.  Every.  Single.  Night. In 17 games played, the Senators have given up 592 shots (26th in the NHL).  On an average...

  • Chicago Blackhawks v Philadelphia Flyers

    Flyers Defenseman Luke Schenn Out Two Weeks

    The Philadelphia Flyers will be without the services of defenseman Luke Schenn for two weeks, due to an upper-body injury suffered in a game against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night. INJURY...

  • Los Angeles Kings v Colorado Avalanche

    Colorado Avalanche: Top Prospects Update

    Chris Bigras (Defenseman – Owen Sound Attack OHL): After a stellar showing in his first NHL camp last season in which he was one of the last players cut, big things...

  • Colorado Avalanche v New York Rangers

    Avalanche Cut Ties With Head Scout Rick Pracey

    Over the weekend it was announced that the Avalanche had decided to part ways with long time head of amateur scouting Rick Pracey. Some would find this news somewhat interesting as...

  • Semyon Varlamov

    Avalanche Goaltending Crisis: Varlamov and Berra Out

    The Colorado Avalanche season has not started the way most fans were hoping, as the team has gone 1-3-1 and didn’t score a goal until their third game. The team has...

  • Reto Berra

    Backup Goaltenders Dominate Bruins vs Avalanche Game

    In the NHL, no player may have a tougher job than the backup goaltender. Even more so if you are playing ahead of one of the better goaltenders in the league....

  • Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche - Game One

    Colorado Avalanche: Stanley Cup Attitude

    It’s no secret that the Colorado Avalanche made a drastic turnaround this past season. Going from a second-to-last place finish in the entire league during the 2012-13 season (39 points in...

  • Colorado Avalanche v San Jose Sharks

    Fantasy Studs and Duds: Colorado Avalanche Edition

    It’s that time of year again. Hockey is starting back up, and you know what that means. It’s time for some fantasy hockey! Of course, each year on every team there...

  • Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche - Game Five

    Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Central Division

    Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our...

  • Colorado Avalanche v San Jose Sharks

    Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Colorado Avalanche

    Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our...

  • Colorado Avalanche v San Jose Sharks

    Mighty Duck: J.S. Giguere Calls It a Career

    What was long rumored in trending tweets and buzz around the NHL early last week has become a reality. Jean-Sebastien Giguere has officially retired from the NHL after a remarkable 16...

  • Avalanche Adam Foote drops Devils John Madden during the second period of the second game of the Stanley Cup finals. Photo by Hyoung Chang

    Best Of The Rest: Colorado Avalanche – Adam Foote

    Welcome to LWOS’ Summer Hockey Series, Best of the Rest.  Plenty of sites do a version of a 30 greats in 30 days series, but this year we are doing something...

  • 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...

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