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


Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Colorado Avalanche

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The 2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft is coming soon. Even though the playoffs are still going on, most teams will be starting to focus on the offseason as we get further into June. The Seattle Kraken will start their inaugural year in 2021-22, and with that comes the expansion draft. There are plenty of opportunities […] READ MORE



The Colorado Avalanche Should Use Bowen Byram

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Everyone was excited when the Colorado Avalanche drafted Bowen Byram. He was the team’s first pick in the loaded 2019 Draft. The Cranbrook, British Columbia native immediately rewarded them with a very good season playing for the WHL’s Vancouver Giants. Byram has joined Colorado’s training camp for the 2020-21 season and could start as soon […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Defence Improving With Depth

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Depth is important everywhere in the modern NHL and that is especially true on defence. This is where the Colorado Avalanche defence has focused their efforts in recent years. The work they have done has made the team’s blueline one of the most intimidating for years to come. How have they built such an imposing […] READ MORE



Colorado Avalanche Announce Matt Calvert, Others Out for Game 2

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New broken by NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman show multiple line up changes for the Colorado Avalanche ahead of Monday night’s game against the Dallas Stars. According to the tweet Colorado head coach Jared Bednar says that defenceman Erik Johnson and starting goaltender Philipp Grubauer will both be out “indefinitely”.  Meanwhile forward Matt Calvert will not […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Should Keep Mark Barberio

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The Colorado Avalanche has one of the NHL’s strongest systems when it comes to defence, but every team can use a spare veteran. Mark Barberio could be exactly what the team needs to help mentor prospects and substitute when someone is hurt or tired. The 30-year-old isn’t an exciting player but there are aspects of […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Team of the Decade

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Last Word On Hockey brings our Team of the Decade series. We will dive into the best player at each position this decade for every organization. The biggest and best at each position, with the most memorable moments of the decade. Here is the Colorado Avalanche Team of the Decade lineup. Colorado Avalanche Decade Team The […] READ MORE