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Brink McBrair returns for his second stint with The Hockey Writers, having previously covered the Colorado Avalanche. He was born and raised in Northern NJ and learned to skate at age 6.

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Recent Articles by Brink

It’s Time For Jack To Show Us His Skille

It’s Time For Jack To Show Us His Skille

In 2005, the Chicago Blackhawks selected Jack Skille with the 7th overall pick in the Entry Draft.  Skille was skating for the U.S. National (U18) Team and was months away […]

by · November 20, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers

Early Spring 2010 Prediction in Denver

Even the average fan has to ask, has Colorado done enough to return to the post-season this Spring or

Sakic- The Classiest Act

Sakic- The Classiest Act

Joe Sakic is hanging them up. After 20 years Sakic has decided to go out as he should, on his own terms. An emotitional Joe Sakic addressed the Denver media […]

by · July 13, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, News/Commentary, Uncategorized

Summertime in the Rockies

The Avalanche put together their worst statistical season since moving to Denver this past winter and are in need of serious personnel changes. These changes should start between the pipes.

Patrick Roy to Coach the Avs?

This morning Pierre Lacroix reportedly offered the Head Coaching position of the Colorado Avalanche to Patrick Roy.

Is Pierre Lacroix’s Return Temporary?

On May 24, 2006, Francois Giguere was named Executive VP and GM of the Colorado Avalanche. Today Giguere was given his walking papers. The Avs finished the campaign with a 32-45-5 record.

Avalanche Beacon for Sakic

As the 2009-2010 NHL regular season comes to a close all is can say is “ouch”. The Colorado Avalanche were a slight underdog for a playoff birth but finishing in the Western Conference’s cellar was beyond anyone’s wildest nightmares. Then the games began.

Tavares or Hedman for Colorado?

Can there possibly be a silver lining to the 2008-2009 season for the Colorado Avalanche? That answer will come on April 14th.

Mile “Low” City

It looks like for the first time since moving to Denver that the Avalanche will not break the 40 win plateau. Currently the Avalanche have 31 Wins and nine games remaining on the season.

Wild Win in St. Paul

Another game in the books, another loss for the Colorado Avalanche. Last night the Avalanche blew a lead with 1:46 to play and ended up losing in a shootout.

by · March 18, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild

Colorado Gets Thrashed

Last night in Denver the Atlanta Thrashers came into town for what looked like a confidence builder for the Avalanche. Ryan Smyth and Milan Hejduk had been carrying the team all winter but Paul Stastny is healthy and had six games under his belt since returning from injury.

Ryan Smyth- Still On Mountain Time

The 2009 NHL trade deadline is in the books. The rumors coming out of Colorado were that Ryan Smyth and his huge salary would be sent packing to a team in the playoff hunt.