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Overtime With BSC: Who Won the Duchene Trade?

Overtime With BSC: Who Won the Duchene Trade?

November 6th, 2017 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...
Duchene Finally Traded!

Duchene Finally Traded!

November 5th, 2017 The Colorado Avalanche have traded Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators. A three-way trade between the Avalanche, Senators and Nashville Predators was reported to be in the works earlier in the week and as Elliotte Friedman mentioned Sunday, that deal appeared to be back in place.The final...

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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...
September 30th, 2017
Colorado Avalanche

After failing to live up to the expectations in Edmonton, former first overall pick Nail Yakupov had another bad season with the St. Louis Blues. This summer, the Russian signed with the Colorado Avalanche and is ready to write a new page in his story. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian website Sport-Express, Yakupov talks about the preseason, his move to the Avs, and Jaromir Jagr's possible move to his home team in the KHL, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk.* You can enjoy the original article in the Russian language by Mikhail Zislis here *New Life in Denver Mikhail Zislis: In your first game with your new team against the Dallas Stars, you had three assists. Life is good now?Nail Yakupov: It's just a preseason game. Our opponent didn't have most of their top players, and our team had many juniors too. But I like the way our team played, with an emphasis on the offensive side. Defensemen didn't want to hold the puck and gave it to the...
September 26th, 2017
Colorado Avalanche

With preseason already well under way, the Colorado Avalanche still have a couple of question marks on their roster. Will Matt Duchene be traded? Will Tyson Jost make the opening night roster? These two questions are directly related though. If Duchene is traded, there’s more than a good chance that Jost will not only make the opening night roster, but will be heavily relied upon as a centre for the team.A previous THW article had Jost making the roster regardless of a Duchene trade, albeit in a sheltered role. It’s likely that Jost will be on the team, in addition to watching these players, fans should also keep an eye on Colorado’s next big thing, Jost. What Happened Last Season It became a chore to watch the Avalanche play hockey last year, so it would be easy to forget that Jost actually was called to play with the big club. After leaving the University of North Dakota to sign with the Avalanche, Jost made his NHL against the St. Louis Blues. He then went on to play...
September 21st, 2017
Avalanche Prospects

The Colorado Avalanche are working on turning the page from what can only be described as a horrific season. The roster went through an overhaul this summer, which opens the door for many young players. Now that training camp has come to a close, the Avalanche will have several newer players to make a name for themselves and make the roster. Here are some of the names to keep an eye on during the preseason. J.T. Compher To be fair, J.T. Compher is a player that most people believe was going to be on the big roster since his strong finish last year. Another portion of the Ryan O'Reilly trade, Compher has shown a significant improvement in his skating ability, something that was noted by coach Jared Bednar after the Avs' traditional burgundy versus white game.Compher was the top player during the scrimmage, tallying two goals and generally out playing everybody else. It's good to see this type of showing out of training camp from the budding young center, as he really should...

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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

Duchene Finally Traded!

The Colorado Avalanche have traded Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators. A three-way trade between the Avalanche, Senators and Nashville Predators was reported to be in the works earlier in the week and as Elliotte Friedman mentioned Sunday, that deal appeared to be back in place.The final... November 5th, 2017

Reassessing the Colorado Avalanche

At the beginning of this season, few gave serious consideration to the Colorado Avalanche's hopes of success. The overwhelming consensus was that the Avalanche were destined for the NHL's cellar. Oddsmakers didn't give them much of a chance. But the team has a winning record of 7-5-0, exceeding... November 3rd, 2017

Colorado Avalanche Franchise Jersey History

This article was originally published in October, 2014.Since beginning play in the 1917-18 season, the NHL and it's teams have seen drastic changes as well as improvements regarding team uniforms. Not only have jersey designs changed throughout history, but so too has... October 30th, 2017