Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Playoffs? Avs’ star wants to win the Stanley Cup

Nathan MacKinnon knows they have to get in the playoffs first, but the MVP candidate thinks the Avs have a legitimate shot at the Cup once there.

MacKinnon claims NHL’s First Star for last week’s six-point explosion

MacKinnon is beginning to pile up the honors as he's became a Hart Trophy contender for a rapidly maturing Avalanche squad.

PODCAST: All-Star Breakdown

This week's Avalanche Talk looks at the headlines and pivotal pieces in the Colorado Avalanche's ten-game win streak.
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Landeskog wears the ‘C’, but MacKinnon finally leads the way for the Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon is doing more than just putting together a stellar season. You can't take your eyes off the star of the Avs' resurgence.

Avalanche newcomer Andrew Hammond feels welcomed by Colorado

Newest Colorado Avalanche goalie Andrew Hammond awaits his first start, but has enjoyed his time with his new team.

With Avalanche off to another 3-1 start, leadership is a ‘core’ issue

If Matt Duchene stays, he must be part of it too. As the Avalanche got younger and faster, and veterans departed, it heightened the obligation for the long-identified six-man core to lead ... in every way.

Frei: Bednar’s second year under Sakic sets example for Joseph’s second under Elway

John Elway attended the Nuggets-Suns game Wednesday night, kibitzing with Rocky and sitting near Governor John Hickenlooper and injured Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie. If he had waited a night and gone to the Avalanche game, or penciled in attending another hockey game soon, he could compare notes with Joe Sakic.

Frei: Avalanche’s Matt Nieto still thanking grandpa for that first stick in Long Beach

When Matt Nieto was a kid in hockey-crazed Long Beach -- OK, the hockey-crazed part isn't true -- his grandfather bought him a mini-hockey...

Pepsi Center energy helps Avalanche extend streak in win over the Rangers

In Saturday matinee, the Colorado Avalanche extended their win streak to nine in a victory over the New York Rangers.

Frei: Jonathan Bernier talks about answering the call in the Avalanche net

With Semyon Varlamov again out at least through the All-Star break, the challenge is for Jonathan Bernier, 29, to not only be the No. 1 ... but continue to play like one.