August 2nd, 2015 In Colorado Avalanche 0 comments

The 2014-2015 Colorado Avalanche learned the hard way that a rough start to the season can result in a short season and the same mistake has to be avoided to start this season. To start the 2014-2015 season the Avalanche only won three games during the month of October. The first win was a buzzer beater winner scored against the Boston...

July 30th, 2015 In Colorado Avalanche 0 comments

It's been a good summer in the Mile High City. General Manager Joe Sakic has done just about everything he needed to do to improve the Avalanche. Sakic has addressed team needs in multiple areas, from defense to the salary cap. The big trade he pulled at the NHL draft, in particular, was a big step in the right direction. And while it's likely...

July 28th, 2015 In Advanced Stats, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche 0 comments

With the rise of the influence of the analytics community over the landscape of hockey, many new statistics have come to the forefront of forward-thinking analysis. One of those stats, known as PDO, was created with the primary goal of quantifying how lucky or unlucky a given team or player has been. The statistic is largely used only with...

July 16th, 2015 In Avalanche Transactions, Colorado Avalanche 0 comments

The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Russian forward Mikhail Grigorenko, the team announced on Thursday. Grigorenko was acquired by the Avs in the trade that sent Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn to the Buffalo Sabres around the draft. Colorado also acquired defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forward J.T. Compher and the...

July 9th, 2015 In Avalanche History, Colorado Avalanche 0 comments

The Colorado Avalanche are just about to celebrate their 20th anniversary when the puck drops for the 2015 - 2016 NHL season. Strictly talking about the Avalanche franchise, not including the Quebec Nordiques, they are a relatively young team compared to the original six teams and the others that followed. However throughout their twenty years...

July 3rd, 2015 In Colorado Avalanche 0 comments

The Colorado Avalanche are learning. Last off-season was a disaster for general manager Joe Sakic and company. Paul Stastny left town for nothing, and almost nothing was done to fix the mess of a blue line that was only saved by Seymon Varlamov's spectacular campaign. After a predictably poor season it's the off-season again, and at last it seems...

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