The Best Draft Class in Colorado Avalanche History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manger gets it right […] READ MORE


Gabriel Landeskog Re-Signed by Colorado Avalanche

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One of the Colorado Avalanche’s goals was to have forward Gabriel Landeskog re-signed to a vital contract extension as the offseason progresses. The season did not end the way the team wanted it to, but they will go for it once more with one of the franchise’s most iconic players. The deal is for eight […] READ MORE



Midseason 2020-21 NHL Awards by the Numbers: GM of the Year

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With the NHL season at around the half-way mark, we are going to look at which players in the NHL deserve which award so far. We will be breaking down the midseason 2020-21 NHL awards. In this series, the Last Word on Hockey team will decide who should have won each award based on the […] READ MORE




Former Colorado Avalanche General Manager Pierre Lacroix Deserves a Banner at Ball Arena

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With heavy hearts, the Colorado Avalanche organization announced on Sunday, December 13th that former General Manager Pierre Lacroix passed away. Lacroix, 72, died tragically due to COVID-19 complications. When fans reminisce over hockey history in Denver, they think of Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, Patrick Roy, Milan Hejduk and the likes. Often forgotten, unfortunately, is the […] READ MORE