Tag: Avalanche

More production from MacKinnon helps Avalanche continue to strong play at...

The Colorado Avalanche continue to impress at home after defeating the Dallas Stars Wednesday night at Pepsi Center. Nathan MacKinnon led the way with three assists.

Marathon minutes suit Erik Johnson

The trick, of course, is to avoid diminishing returns. It's another litmus test of whether Erik Johnson -- the NHL's No. 1 overall draft choice in 2006 who came to Colorado from St. Louis in a February 2011 trade -- not only can play NHL elite defenseman minutes, but break through to that status night in and night out. Johnson doesn't play the game of false modesty when asked about that. He believes he's there.

In the tough Central, improving Avs need wins against division rivals

If the Avalanche could improve their performance within their division, it's possible that they could find themselves in the playoff mix.

PODCAST: Quarter-season Poll

This week's episode of the Avalanche Talk podcast looks at all the latest news and notes surrounding the Colorado Avalanche and their upcoming schedule.

This time a year ago, the wheels fell off

A year ago at this time, Mayor Michael Hancock wasn't asking aides to start planning the Stanley Cup parade, but the Avalanche at least was competitive and seemed capable of at least being in the hunt for a playoff spot most of the season -- and perhaps even sneak in.

Avalanche top line leads team in another strong showing at home

The Colorado Avalanche continue their strong play at home on the shoulder's of their top line in a 6-2 beatdown of the Washington Capitals.

Mikko Rantanen isn’t rattled by Avs’ unorthodox schedule

Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen is ready to get back to a normal NHL schedule after international travel and a lot of rest.

Haul for Duchene only works if Sakic strikes gold in draft

After trading Matt Duchene, the Avalanche need to strike gold in the draft in order to make the deal worthwhile.

Avs’ continued turnaround hinges on playing well at Pepsi Center

Former voice of the Avs Norm Jones says maintaining home-ice advantage is crucial if Colorado is going to stay competitive.

PODCAST: Matt Who-chene?

Avalanche Talk looks at how life has been without Matt Duchene and what the future holds with newcomer Samuel Girard.