Joe Sakic and Jared Bednar: From Zeroes to Heroes

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In 2016-17, the Colorado Avalanche had a nightmare season, winning a measly 22 games and only getting 48 points. Losing 56 regulation games and four overtime games, the Avs took a nose dive. It was the low point of the franchise’s tenure in Denver and the fans made their frustrations known. General Manager Joe Sakic […] READ MORE


Jack Adams Award Predictions 2022

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 award predictions series. As the playoffs begin, we’ll be taking a look at potential nominees and winners for the major NHL awards. The 2022 NHL Awards will be a one-hour show between Games 3 and 4 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final, hosted by the same city that […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Extend Head Coach Jared Bednar

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The Colorado Avalanche have announced that they have extended their Head Coach Jared Bednar through the 2023-24 season. This two-year deal has been well-earned by Bednar, who took over in 2016-17 and has helped turn the franchise around. The #Avs have extended Jared Bednar through 2023-2024. — Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) November 20, 2021 Jared Bednar […] 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


What Jared Bednar Brings to the Colorado Avalanche

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Put yourself in Jared Bednar’s shoes. You are fresh off a 2016 Calder Cup championship and gearing up for another campaign when you get a call from Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic on the eve of NHL training camp. The legendary forward wants to interview in the wake of legend Patrick Roy‘s tumultuous exit. How […] READ MORE


What to Expect from Andre Burakovsky

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One of the more interesting moves made by the Colorado Avalanche was the trade for Andre Burakovsky. The team sent a 2nd and 3rd round pick in the 2020 draft plus Scott Kosmachuk to the Washington Capitals for his contract. Colorado then signed him to a one-year deal worth $3.25 million. What Has Andre Burakovsky […] READ MORE


Jared Bednar and Colorado Avalanche Agree on Extension

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The Colorado Avalanche announced they have signed head coach Jared Bednar to a two-year extension. Financials of the deal have yet to be released. This deal carries him through the 2021-22 season. Bednar was given a one-year contract extension last summer. Very much deserved ?#GoAvsGo https://t.co/ZgK2hut9yy — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 9, 2019 Jared Bednar […] READ MORE