Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Youthful Avalanche look to November to take next steps forward

The team looks improved at this early stage, but as fall hits in earnest and the temperatures plummet, good hockey teams start to strut their stuff. Here's how the Avalanche can build upon their early successes in what they hope will become a turnaround season.

Avalanche recent success hides flaws

The Colorado Avalanche have put together a nice streak the last couple of weeks but the run distracts from the larger issue

Logan O’Connor signs two-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche

O'Connor had 34 points in 108 games played with the Denver Pioneers

HIGHLIGHTS: Avalanche eliminated despite win

No other team in hockey has their playoff fate yet determined, but with a league-worst 39 points Colorado's is the first to be decided this season.
Calvin Pickard

Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy has high praise for Calvin Pickard

After releasing goaltender Calvin Pickard head coach Patrick Roy said he expects the young goalie to be one of the best in the AHL

Avalanche specifically working toward offensive production

The lack of offensive production that plagued the Avalanche last season and through the preseason isn't lost on Patrick Roy, who has changed his training approach as a result

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.

Nathan MacKinnon nets hat trick as Canada throttles Slovenia

Canada entered the 2017 IIHF World Championship as the favorites to win gold. Through two games, they are showing why.

Jonathan Bernier provides extra cushion in goal for Avalanche

After losing Calvin Pickard to the Vegas Golden Knights, the Avalanche now have a veteran goalie duo capable of shaking things up.

If Avalanche has a rushing game, it involves Jost and Girard

Tyson Jost and especially Samuel Girard have been struggling, at least to this extent: For the most part, they look like 19-year-olds in the NHL, and not like the few wunderkind 19-year-olds who are stars from the second they step on the ice in the top league in the world.