Colorado Avalanche Draft Strength Shines on 2021-22 Roster

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The Colorado Avalanche sit atop most projections for the 2021-22 season. Many have the team winning the President’s Trophy, and most agree that they’ve got the best odds to win the Stanley Cup too. Prior to last season, that sentiment was largely the same, as these high expectations are becoming the norm in Denver. But […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Colorado Avalanche

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2021-22, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for […] READ MORE



Colorado Avalanche Depth Tested by Cap Constraints

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The 2020-21 Colorado Avalanche team, as Joe Sakic put it, was “as deep a team as we’re going to have here“. And really, it’s hard to disagree with him. Every position, especially after the trade deadline acquisitions, sat stocked full of capable pieces. A “Cup or bust” aura circled around the team, both inside and […] READ MORE





2021 Colorado Avalanche Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild

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Hello and welcome to perhaps the final Sunday edition of NHL rumours before the offseason officially begins! The Stanley Cup matchup is so very close to ending and that means rumours about trades and signings are nearly about to explode. That also means many more reasons to check-in for the latest hockey news here at […] READ MORE


Adam Fox Wins James Norris Memorial Trophy

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Adam Fox has been voted as the recipient for the 2020-21 Norris Trophy as defenceman of the year. The award is given to the blueliner who demonstrated the greatest all-around ability at his position and is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. It must not have been an easy decision to make, as […] READ MORE