Player Development of Top-10 Picks: Part 8

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Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE


Free Agent Forward Colin Wilson Retires After 11 Seasons

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Veteran Colin Wilson has called it a career. The forward had an injury that kept him out of action for most of the year and the former Colorado Avalanche player has retired after 11 seasons. News of the announcement broke on Monday. He had a pair of hip surgeries in 2019 that kept him off […] READ MORE



Colorado Avalanche Colin Wilson Deserves Another Chance in Denver

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The 2019-20 season was a lost one for the Colorado Avalanche’s Colin Wilson. The 30-year-old forward played in only nine games before suffering a lower-body injury. It is unclear if he will return in an Avalanche uniform at all. There is no hockey and free agents may hit the market normally in advance of the […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Vladislav Kamenev has Golden Opportunity

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There is a golden opportunity for Colorado Avalanche prospect Vladislav Kamenev. The former 2nd round pick has lost much of his lustre with season-ending injuries in consecutive seasons. He has been pushed down the depth chart and was a healthy scratch through Colorado’s first 11 games but is back on the ice. It’s time for […] READ MORE


Projecting The Colorado Avalanche Lines

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Now that the front office has finished the majority of the off-season work, one issue facing head coach Jared Bednar is the question of how he will put together the Colorado Avalanche lines in 2019-20. General manager Joe Sakic brought in four new faces to improve scoring, but it is impossible to know how players will […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Free Agency/Trade Moves

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The first day of Colorado Avalanche free agency caused quite a stir in NHL circles. The team essentially rebuilt several of their lines in a short span of time. Not including guys who will start in the AHL, Colorado brought in three new forwards, extended a fourth, and made a huge trade with the Toronto […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Re-Sign Colin Wilson

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Joonas Donskoi was not the only move the Colorado Avalanche had up their sleeve on July 1. According to Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now, the Avalanche have re-signed forward Colin Wilson to a one-year deal for $2.6 million. Wilson is set to become an unrestricted free agent again next summer. One-year, $2.6 million deal […] READ MORE



Colorado Avalanche Place Colin Wilson on Injured Reserve

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The Colorado Avalanche have placed forward Colin Wilson on the injured reserve list. Wilson played his last game for the Avalanche at TD Garden against the Boston Bruins last Sunday. Very possibly during that game against the Bruins, Wilson suffered an undisclosed injury. The Avalanche already had to play two games without injured Wilson and […] READ MORE