Wednesday, August 23, 2017

There’s bad, there’s bad luck, and then there’s the Avalanche

Colorado entered the lottery with an 18 percent chance of landing the top pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the highest among all 30 NHL teams.

Answering the question: Is Denver a flyover sports city?

There is no question that Denver is not a flyby city when it comes to the NFL; however, is Denver a flyby city when it comes to sports in general?

Even when facing off against the NHL’s best, Matt Duchene dominated at faceoffs

Duchene won 62.6 percent of his draws last season, beating known faceoff aficionado Antoine Vermette by 0.3 percent to take the title as tops in the NHL.

Quest for bobblehead leads to Broncos and others joining forces with the Rockies

Not long ago, in a Twitterverse not far away, the Rockies started a contest looking for people to include a photo in posts with a chance to win a prize pack.

Several Avalanche heading to the Worlds, still hopeful about the Olympics

Players expressed many emotions when the NHL said no to the Olympics. Duchene expressed hope. Many Avalanche players have since echoed his sentiment.

J.T. Compher returning to World Championship with Team USA

USA Hockey named their initial roster for the games on Thursday. Out of a total of 15 players, Compher was one of eight forwards.

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.

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.