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Colorado Avalanche Top 4 Prospects

Colorado Avalanche Top 4 Prospects

January 6th, 2018 The Colorado Avalanche are just now restocking prospects into their organization. Recent drafts have been above average for the team. The fairly new Director of Amateur Scouting Alan Hepple has done an admirable job since taking the reigns. Hepple and his team of scouts are responsible for finding...
10 Reasons Hockey is the Greatest Sport on Earth

10 Reasons Hockey is the Greatest Sport on Earth

December 5th, 2017 If you're reading this, you're probably already aware that hockey is the undisputed best sport on the planet. But if you really need some extra convincing, here's a list of ten things (in no particular order) that make hockey the greatest sport on Earth: 1. It's Played on a Giant Sheet of...

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October 19th, 2017
Colorado Avalanche

When the Colorado Avalanche signed Nail Yakupov to a one-year, $875k deal in the offseason, it looked like a great opportunity for both parties. Colorado was getting a player with raw talent for a minimal cap hit and Yakupov was getting the opportunity to start over after a dismal season with the St. Louis Blues. Could this be a breakout year for Yakupov in Denver? The Edmonton Years Yakupov was drafted first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2012 NHL Draft, a move that contradicted the wishes of some members of the team's front office. Like so many top draft picks, Yakupov entered the league to lofty expectations. Many predicted that he would be the next marquee player in the league. He had a cannon of a one-timer, great speed on the outside, and the ability to get a shot off quickly under pressure. All indications pointed to him being a key piece to a young Oilers' core that could yield a dynasty. Fast forward four years. Middling numbers, disagreements with...
October 16th, 2017
Vegas Golden Knights

Every year, a surprising team storms out of the gate, roaring their way to the top of the standings. This year, the NHL has four of those teams. Last year, one of those teams was the Vancouver Canucks. They began the season with an impressive and surprising 4-0 start. Their hot start was incredibly deceiving though. They only won one of those games in regulation, and didn't lead a game for more than two periods. Of course, the real Canucks showed up after that surprising first week. They would go on to lose nine straight and eventually wound by 29th overall. How about the hot starts from any of these teams, are they for real? Colorado Avalanche The Colorado Avalanche weren't bound to finish with less than 50 points again, but are they a playoff team? After a historically bad season last year, the Avalanche look like a completely different team. The guys who are supposed to be scoring for the Avalanche are scoring, and their goaltending has been solid. Matt...
October 13th, 2017
Rumors

In today's Rumor Rundown we focus on a few players who aren't new to the rumor wire but speculation continues to swirl around them. There may be developments on all four players as Matt Duchene, Kyle Turris, Andreas Athanasiou and Alex Galchenyuk become more likely trade pieces than players who stay where they are. Predators and Duchene It seems like the drama regarding Colorado Avalanche center is a never-ending game of guessing and waiting. The drama continues, but some news has landed that potentially the Nashville Predators have made a bigger offer for Duchene and one the Avs might finally consider. There isn't detail about what exactly the offer includes, but Chris Nichols of FanRag Sports, is reporting that Pierre McGuire was on TSN 1200 and explained: “I spoke to a management team three days ago, and they definitely want to be a player. I know they’ve already made an offer on Duchene. I just don’t know what the offer is, but they said it was substantial so I...
October 13th, 2017
Player Profiles

The year is 1994. The location is Lillehammer, Norway. It’s a sudden death shootout in the Olympic Hockey finals. With the crowd screaming, Peter Forsberg is at the opposite blue line staring at Canada’s goalie, Corey Hirsch. Forsberg skates in and makes a move towards Hirsch’s right. All of a sudden with one hand he moves the puck to Hirsch’s left and slides the puck just under his glove hand and scores! When Paul Kariya could not answer on Sweden’s goalie Tommy Salo, the gold medal was awarded to Sweden for the first time. An international hockey star was born. Although drafted several years earlier at the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, 6th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers, Peter Forsberg had yet to play a game in the NHL and had decided to stay in Sweden and play for his hometown team, MODO Hockey of the Swedish Elite League (SEL) or Elitserien as it was known in Sweden. The pick surprised many in the hockey media, especially in Philadelphia, as Forsberg was...

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Colorado Avalanche Top 4 Prospects

The Colorado Avalanche are just now restocking prospects into their organization. Recent drafts have been above average for the team. The fairly new Director of Amateur Scouting Alan Hepple has done an admirable job since taking the reigns. Hepple and his team of scouts are responsible for finding... January 6th, 2018

10 Reasons Hockey is the Greatest Sport on Earth

If you're reading this, you're probably already aware that hockey is the undisputed best sport on the planet. But if you really need some extra convincing, here's a list of ten things (in no particular order) that make hockey the greatest sport on Earth: 1. It's Played on a Giant Sheet of... December 5th, 2017

Landeskog Suspended Four Games

The Colorado Avalanche will be without their captain Gabriel Landeskog for the next four games after the 25-year-old was suspended for crosschecking Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk in the face Saturday. The altercation occurred during the first period of the game between the Flames and... November 27th, 2017

Overtime With BSC: Who Won the Duchene Trade?

In a move that shook up the landscape of the NHL, a rare three-way trade took place Sunday night that saw the Matt Duchene-saga in Colorado end. Duchene was traded mid-game to the Ottawa Senators. The Senators in turn traded away Kyle Turris to the Nashville Predators as well as their first and... November 6th, 2017