The Colorado Avalanche are back in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Yes, you read that correctly. A year after finishing with an embarrassing 22 wins and 48 points, the Avs flipped a majority of its veterans for younger rookies over the past 12 months and turned it into a team that rose to the occasion and defeated the Blues (in regulation) in a winner-gets-in contest on Saturday.
How exactly did t... Read More »
The Hart Trophy has been a hot topic around the NHL for the better part of this entire season. It seems like there’s a new name added to the list of potential nominees each week. While reporters everywhere have dug into all the reasons why certain players should win, I’ve decided to look at the consistency of these players throughout the year in regards to offensive production and game-winning... Read More »
Nathan MacKinnon collected his fourth weekly NHL three-star honors this afternoon after posting six goals and two assists in four games for the Colorado Avalanche. MacKinnon’s eight points were one off of leader Alex Pietrangelo’s nine points. But as he’s been doing all season, MacKinnon has done a fantastic job collecting primary points. He scored six goals and added one primary assist to l... Read More »
For NHL standards, 32-year-old Carl Soderberg is a grizzled old veteran waiting to be replaced by a young up-and-coming star. It also doesn’t help his case that he plays for a team that has preached developing younger players at the NHL level. The Colorado Avalanche are the youngest team in the NHL with an average age of 25. Soderberg is one of just two regulars on the team in their 30’s.Takin... Read More »
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The opportunity to join an organization with a young core provides a lot of excitement for newly acquired Avs prospect JT Compher.
The third player acquired in the Ryan O’Reilly blockbuster deal, Compher believes he will “fit right in” with the Avalanche’s young players.
“It’s great anytime you join an organization that�... Read More »