Saturday, April 22, 2017

COLORADO AVALANCHE

Rejuvenated veteran Jarome Iginla wants to play next season

"I would like to [play next season]," Iginla said on Wednesday. "But at the same time, I've got to wait and see what the options are."

Avalanche reportedly rolling the dice on Semyon Varlamov in expansion draft

In an unexpected twist, the Avalanche will reportedly be protecting goaltender Semyon Varlamov in the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft, exposing Calvin Pickard.

After meeting with Sakic, Butcher not ready to commit to the Avalanche

Pioneers defenseman Will Butcher met with Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic on Tuesday, telling him he wasn't ready for a contract offer.

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COLORADO AVALANCHE

Dog days of summer arrive quickly on depressing Denver sports scene

We’re going to have to get through this together. We all knew it was going to be here eventually, but the suddenness was a bit jarring.

Avalanche prospect A.J. Greer wins AHL’s Yanick Dupre Award

A.J Greer has been named this season's recipient of the Yanick Dupre Award, as the American Hockey League's man of the year.

In memoriam: The 2016-17 Colorado Avalanche season

It was a season full of highs and lows. The Avalanche's goals against were a league-high 276. Their goals for, a league-low 165.

Butcher continuing his career in Colorado would be best for both parties

Butcher can become an unrestricted free agent in August. It's time for the Avalanche and Butcher to put aside the past and move forward together.
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MORNING MINUTE: Pios claim top honors from busy weekend

It was a busy weekend for nearly every team in Colorado, starting with the national champion DU Pioneers hockey team.

HIGHLIGHTS: Mikko Rantanen reaches 20-goal mark in season finale

The 20-year-old Rantanen also had an assist to mark a solid night, despite suffering a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Barberio has found new life for his career in an Avalanche uniform

After riding the waiver wire for a few years, Mark Barberio is finding a new meaning in his role on the Colorado Avalanche's roster.

HIGHLIGHTS: Avs drop penultimate game of 2016-17 in shootout

Dallas scored one goal in each period of regulation and scored the only goal in the shootout to close the season 4-1 against Colorado.

Though he likely can’t watch, DU alum Patrick Wiercioch rooting for the Pioneers

On Saturday, at 6:00 p.m. MT, Denver will take on Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA CHampionship game. The Avalanche are also playing at 6.

Barrie, Duchene, MacKinnon and Pickard to play for Canada at Worlds

"It would be great to go over there and win one more time," Duchene told Mile High Sports. "Hopefully next year, it will be a playoff run instead."