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


Questions Surround Colorado Avalanche Goaltending Depth

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Goaltending depth is a growing concern in the NHL. Gone are the days with one workhorse and the Colorado Avalanche goaltending is no exception. Many teams will need three or even four NHL-calibre goaltenders over the course of a full 82-game season. Even if the 2020-21 season is shorter than normal, the Avs will still […] READ MORE



Puck Drop Preview: 2017-18 Colorado Avalanche

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2017-18, where LastWordOnHockey.com 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 the standings in each division, and […] READ MORE


Starting Six: Colorado Avalanche All-Time Lineup

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The Starting Six series comes to you to dive into the best player at each position all-time for every organization. The biggest and best at each position, with the most memorable moments in franchise history. Here is the Colorado Avalanche all-time lineup. Starting Six: Colorado Avalanche All-Time Lineup From the cold shores of Quebec City to the […] READ MORE


2017 NHL Draft Grades

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Welcome back to Top Shelf hockey prospects the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Best Fits for Jarome Iginla

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In the past 20 years, Jarome Iginla has made his mark on the NHL as one of the best goal scorers to ever lace them up. He has potted 618 goals during his Hall of Fame career, which ranks 16th all-time. He is widely respected by his peers, has won numerous leadership awards, and would […] READ MORE


Kyle Quincey Signed by New Jersey Devils

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After spending the past four and a half seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, Kyle Quincey will be on the move to the New Jersey Devils. JUST ANNOUNCED: The #NJDevils have agreed to terms with defenseman Kyle Quincey to a one-year deal. https://t.co/0qwPeApyP5 pic.twitter.com/MYNc7OVp7D — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 28, 2016 Kyle Quincey Signed […] READ MORE



The Problem with NHL Head Injures

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All sports, professional or not, have their problems with injuries and head injuries. The latter showing long-term effects on athletes that sustain head trauma. Why then do those at the top of the league namely Gary Bettman continue to deny that recent scientific findings say that the side effects of any head injury particularly concussions can be a life […] READ MORE