OTPP: Patrick Roy Resigns and Other August News

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. Ben and Dave have taken a few weeks off as […] READ MORE


Patrick Roy Resigns From Colorado Avalanche

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Multiple sources are reporting that former head coach Patrick Roy resigned from Colorado Avalanche effective immediately. Patrick Roy quitte l'@Avalanche. Plus de détails à venir. pic.twitter.com/IDQALw3yAV — TVA Sports (@TVASports) August 11, 2016 Patrick Roy resigns from Colorado Avalanche Roy, 50, completed his third season with the Avalanche and compiled a 130-92-24 record, good for a .577% […] READ MORE


TSP: Colorado Avalanche Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf NHL Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all […] READ MORE


The Curious Case of the Tyson Barrie Contract

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That’s it, the Tyson Barrie contract took an arbitration hearing for this?!?! Barrie received a four-year $22 million ($5.5 million AAV) contract from the Colorado Avalanche two days after he went to an arbitration hearing. This was done while the arbitrator was deciding on a contract that would be imposed on the two sides. The Curious […] READ MORE


Tyson Barrie Signs Extension with Avalanche

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The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Tyson Barrie to a four-year deal worth $22 million. It is a considerable upgrade from his previous contract signed in 2014, which paid him $2.6 million per season. Tyson Barrie and COL sign a four-year deal with a $5.5M AAV — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 31, 2016 Tyson Barrie Signs Extension with […] READ MORE


The All-Time Best Colorado Avalanche Free Agent Signing

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Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series. After the historic 2016 NHL Free Agency period, it’s a good time to look at the best free agent signing in the history of all 30 NHL franchises. Up next: The all-time best Colorado Avalanche free agent signing.  Make sure to check out the previous articles in our 2016 summer […] READ MORE


Breaking Down the NHL Trade Market

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We are well into the NHL off-season. The draft has come and gone, and most free agents have signed. However, there are a significant number of teams looking to improve their clubs through trades. Let’s break down the NHL trade market. Anaheim Ducks Ducks General Manager Bob Murray would like to add some scoring but […] READ MORE


NHL’s Western Conference Has One Playoff Spot Open in 2016-17

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There have been many changes in the NHL’s Western Conference so far this off-season. But one thing should remain constant out West: That is the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks all should be playoff bound. That leaves just potentially just one playoff […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Sign Nathan MacKinnon to a Contract Extension

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The Colorado Avalanche have signed centre Nathan MacKinnon to a seven-year contract extension. The deal begins for the 2016-17 season, and is worth $44.1 million. The contract carries an AAV or cap hit of $6.3 million per season. MacKinnon had just completed his three-year entry-level contract and was a restricted free agent. #avalanche Nathan MacKinnon: 16-17 $5M, […] READ MORE


Mikkel Boedker Signs With San Jose

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Talented forward Mikkel Boedker signed a contract with the San Jose Sharks today, seeing his name taken off the list of forwards available in this summers’ free agent market. Boedker is a forward that has had much discussion around him over his career with the Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche on whether or not he is […] READ MORE