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


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


NHL’s 30 in 30: Colorado Avalanche

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For the month of June, Last Word On Sports will be covering each team in our 30 in 30 series. Once a day, we take a look at an NHL team’s past season, what their off-season looks like, and what they could hope to achieve before the start of their 2015-16 season. Everybody wants to […] READ MORE


The Colorado Rockies Should Mirror The Avalanche

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It started immediately after they swept the National League in the 2007 MLB Playoffs: the Colorado Rockies lost their imagination, and began to face reality. They were a team destined to play .500 baseball, who forgot for a second they were playing in a professional league, and kidded themselves to a world series. They were […] READ MORE


Milan Hejduk Officially Retires

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In a fitting move, the Colorado Avalanche were the ones to make the press release announcing that their former star winger, and captain Milan Hejduk was officially retiring from the NHL on Monday. “I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates,” Hejduk said in a statement […] READ MORE


Nathan MacKinnon Is Already a Star

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For the first time this year, Nathan MacKinnon occupies the number one slot in the Calder race poll according the hockeysfuture.com experts. While he has become the best rookie in the eyes of a panel of aficionados, he is already becoming the best position player in the eyes of some Colorado Avalanche fans. This opinion […] READ MORE


Avalanche Give Semyon Varlamov 5-Year Extension

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The Colorado Avalanche are one of the surprise stories of the NHL this season, and one of the biggest reasons why is the outstanding play of their goaltender Semyon Varlamov.  The Avalanche have thus decided to lock up the goaltender, who could have been a restricted free agent on July 1st, to a five-year contract […] READ MORE


Keys To The Colorado Avalanche Early Success

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It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that the 2013-14 edition of the Colorado Avalanche appear to be for real, and are stepping out of the darkest days in franchise history into a brighter future. With only one playoff appearance in the last five years and a 29th overall finish last season, it’s no surprise […] READ MORE


Building Towards the Future: The 2013-2014 Colorado Avalanche

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Welcome back to Puck Drop: NHL Preview 2013-14, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season.  Check back often as new teams are added to our Puck Drop page.  Today we take a look at the 2013-14 Colorado Avalanche. The Colorado Avalanche […] READ MORE


Avalanche Sign Gabriel Landeskog to 7 year Extension

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Last summer the Colorado made a huge commitment to Gabriel Landeskog, making the 2011 second overall pick, and 2011-12 Calder Trophy winner, the youngest team captain in NHL history.  This season they have made their young star winger another huge commitment, signing him to a 7 year contract extension that will begin in the 2014-15 […] READ MORE