July 23rd, 2016 In Avalanche Management, Colorado Avalanche 0 comments

Arbitration is a word that nobody really likes to hear. Arbitration, in any walk of life, generally means that there is a heated argument of some kind that has the potential to end in awful ways. The worst part about it is that it's almost always avoidable but one or both sides are just being too stubborn to make things work. But is this really...

July 21st, 2016 In Avalanche Transactions, Colorado Avalanche, News 0 comments

The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed restricted free agent forward Mikhail Grigorenko to a one-year contract, according to the team. NEWS: The #Avs have agreed to terms with forward Mikhail Grigorenko. MORE INFO: https://t.co/oO6IamYfhapic.twitter.com/BZi3qDWoaN — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 20, 2016 The Russian forward's deal...

July 13th, 2016 In Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche 0 comments

When Ryan O'Reilly was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in June of 2015, it represented a collective sigh of relief from Colorado Avalanche fans. After two separate contract disputes in 2012 and 2014, the relationship between O'Reilly and the Avalanche had soured, forcing general manager Joe Sakic to trade the disgruntled center instead of losing him...

July 8th, 2016 In Avalanche Transactions, Colorado Avalanche 0 comments

Heading into free agency, Colorado general manager Joe Sakic let it be known he wasn't going to be pursuing any big-name free agents. Despite their point total decreasing in each of the last two seasons, the Avalanche felt the answer to their postseason drought could be found in the natural progression of younger players. However, while the...

July 6th, 2016 In Avalanche Management, Colorado Avalanche 0 comments

Another offseason and another contract dispute. The Colorado Avalanche are getting far too familiar with the process of fighting with one of their top players on a contract. Who can forget the never ending saga that was the Ryan O'Reilly soap opera? Well this time the Avalanche find themselves at odds with Tyson Barrie in an eerily similar...

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