Monday, December 10, 2018

Tag: gabe landeskog

Avs fight for third-period comeback win versus Ottawa

The Avalanche fight back to beat Ottawa in Matt Duchene's return to Colorado

Landeskog continues hot streak in win over Carolina

The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1.

Frei: Great Avalanche season? Sure… if it turns out to be...

I'm not sure I've even been around such a thud of an ending -- in this case, the 5-0 Game 6 loss to the Predators at home that ended the Western Conference first round series -- that was greeted so philosophically, accepted for what it was, even cheered as the final seconds wound down.

Frei: Remember when it wasn’t so monumental for Avs just to...

Absolutely, this in many ways is a lot more fun than the glory-years seasons because it was so unexpected and the single-season maturation of Nathan MacKinnon from underachiever and disappointment to stardom was so startling.

Frei: The MacKinnon-for-Hart Trophy talk becoming more legit every day

It has become this simple: If the Avalanche makes the playoffs, pulling off the turnaround of epic proportions after the 48-point nightmare that was 2016-17, MacKinnon is the obvious choice.

Frei: Going into final month, Avalanche effectively controls its own destiny....

The Avs are going into the final 17 games in control of their own playoff spot destiny. That's about all you can ask. 

Frei: If the NHL stays home the next time, too, USA...

Realistically, if the NHL stays away, the USA should go all the way. Make Team USA all collegians. That's not a second-guess about what USA Hockey did this time. It's a reflection on what it should try next.

Frei: With MacKinnon out, Kerfoot continues to show his (Ivy League)...

Alexander Kerfoot didn't have a point in the Avalanche's first five games minus Nathan MacKinnon, but now has a goal in each of the past two.

Frei: As MacKinnon skates closer to return, Avs at least have...

The injured Nathan MacKinnon, who skated with the Avalanche at practice in a red/orange non-contact jersey Tuesday at Family Sports Center, will be out of the lineup for the seventh consecutive game Wednesday night against Montreal at the Pepsi Center.

Frei: A tale of two Avalanche All-Stars, past and present

As the Avalanche went into the All-Star break with a two-game losing streak that does nothing to diminish the magnitude of its recovery season (DON'T PANIC!), Nathan MacKinnon headed off to Tampa as Colorado's only representative on the Central Division roster at the All-Star Game. If it could only be one, that choice was obvious, wasn't it? It wasn't a year ago.